NFL Honors: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes claims second MVP award

Just two days prior to his third Super Bowl appearance in four years, Kansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes has been named the NFL’s 2022 Most Valuable Player.

The Kansas star made history by becoming just the second player in history to take home the award twice before turning 28. 

If Mahomes and his Kansas City team overcome the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, the former Texas Tech signal-caller will become the only player in NFL history with two Super Bowl victories and two MVP awards before the age of 30.

Just the tenth player to take home the honour multiple times, Mahomes set a career high in passing yards (5,250) this season while leading the league in passing touchdowns (41).

There were preseason doubts over the Chiefs' ability to carry over their offensive dominance from the last few years after trading away star wide receiver Tyreek Hill but Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid have adjusted well; Kansas led the league in points per game (29.2) and total yards per game (413.6) over the regular season.

"He deserves it for sure," Andy Reid said Thursday. "He works extremely hard at his profession. He works hard at being the best. He tries to help our team be the best. Every day in practice he says, 'Let's be great today.' He lives that."

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