Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes dominated the voting for the AP NFL Most Valuable Player award. Now, he’ll attempt to break the MVP curse.
Mahomes, who additionally gained in 2018, simply outdistanced Jalen Hurts, receiving 48 of fifty first-place votes from a nationwide panel of media members who frequently cowl the league. He earned 490 factors to 193 for Hurts, who bought one first-place vote, 26 seconds, 11 thirds and 10 fourths.
Mahomes and Kansas City (16-3) face Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles (16-3) within the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The final 9 MVPs to play within the Super Bowl that season are 0-9. Kurt Warner was the final to win each the MVP award and Super Bowl following the 1999 season.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen obtained the opposite first-place vote, ending third with 151 factors. Bengals QB Joe Burrow positioned fourth and Vikings vast receiver Justin Jefferson got here in fifth.
The 27-year-old Mahomes is the third participant to win his second MVP earlier than turning 28, becoming a member of Brett Favre (27) and Jim Brown (22).
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Mahomes was the 2018 NFL MVP in his first full season as a starter.
Kansas City misplaced the AFC championship recreation that season however Mahomes led them to a Super Bowl victory over San Francisco the next season.
Daboll wins Coach of the Year
In the second-closest race Thursday, Brian Daboll gained AP Coach of the Year after main the New York Giants to their first playoff look in six years.
Daboll obtained 16 first-place votes and 123 whole factors to outpace 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who bought 12 votes for first and 100 factors.
Daboll was born in Welland, Ont.
Jaguars coach Doug Pederson completed third with 75 factors, together with 5 first-place votes.
Other awards introduced Thursday:
DeMeco Ryans, who spent the previous two seasons because the defensive coordinator of the 49ers, was named AP Assistant Coach of the Year. He is now the top coach of the Texans.
49ers’ Bosa claims Defensive Player of the Year
Nick Bosa made it a landslide for the AP Defensive Player of the Year award. San Francisco’s All-Pro defensive finish obtained 46 first-place votes after main the NFL with 18 1/2 sacks within the common season.
Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner gained the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Gardner, the No. 4 total choose within the draft, began each recreation for the Jets. He had two interceptions and allowed simply 33 catches on 73 targets.
Jets receiver Garrett Wilson edged out Seattle Seahawks operating again Kenneth Walker for the AP Offensive Rookie of the 12 months award.
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Vikings’ Jefferson named Offensive Player of the Year
Justin Jefferson ran away with the AP Offensive Player of the Year award. Minnesota’s All-Pro vast receiver bought 35 first-place votes and earned 192 factors, outdistancing runner up Mahomes by a big margin.
Geno Smith, who earned his first Pro Bowl berth after changing into a full-time starter for the primary time since 2014, is the AP Comeback Player of the Year. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback threw for 4,282 yards, 30 TDs and led Seattle to an NFC wild-card berth.
Cowboys’ Prescott wins Walter Payton Man of the Year
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gained the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award on Thursday night time.
The two-time Pro Bowl choice is the fourth Cowboys participant to win the award, becoming a member of Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and former teammate Jason Witten.
The award — the recipient of which is picked from 32 nominees, one on every group — is given to an NFL participant for his off-the-field group service actions, in addition to on-the-field success.
The Haughton, Louisiana, native misplaced his mom, Peggy, in 2013 to most cancers when he was a quarterback at Mississippi State. His brother, Jace, died of suicide in 2020.
Prescott’s Faith Fight Finish basis has raised funds for a number of causes, together with colon most cancers analysis. The quarterback has additionally been very open about suicide prevention and psychological well being. For successful the award, Prescott’s basis receives $255,000. The different 31 finalists obtain $55,000 for the charity of their selection.
The award is known as after late operating again and Pro Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton. Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth was final 12 months’s winner.