Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been honored with the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for December in an announcement made on Thursday morning by the National Football League.
Mahomes enjoyed a stellar December as he’s guided the Chiefs to an unbeaten record during the month (and then some given their current eight game win streak) to go with an 108.8 passer rating and 8 passing touchdowns in the month. He also threw for just over 1,100 passing yards with a 68.5 percent completion rate.
This is the fourth time that Mahomes has been honored with a monthly offensive player award in his four years as the starting quarterback for the Chiefs. His last such award was in November in 2020.
Patrick Mahomes has been honored for the fourth time in his career with a monthly player award.
Mahomes has been on the outside looking in for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player race for most of this season given his early struggles and sheer bad luck. Mahomes’ early interceptions, and the Chiefs’ overall poor play during the first third of the season, stole any momentum that Mahomes would likely have toward such an award. However, it’s interesting to see him performing so well now at season’s end and he will be in the conversation as a fringe competitor (likely after Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady).
Mahomes was already honored with his fourth Pro Bowl nod earlier this month.
Other winners in the AFC include Miami Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker as the conference’s Defensive Player of the Month and Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson for Special Teams Player of the Month.