Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the AFC offensive player of the week once more.
Few players in the NFL are even in the same universe as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes when it comes to the impact that they can have on a game. Well, after a stellar showing on Sunday, Mahomes and his brilliance have been recognized as the Chiefs’ star quarterback earned the title of AFC offensive player of the week.
Mahomes was remarkable and just about unstoppable when the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Cleveland Browns. Kansas City fell behind early as Cleveland raced out to a 22-10 lead over the Chiefs.
But Mahomes, who was certainly helped by a solid second half defensive effort, was able to take control of Sunday’s game against Cleveland.
As he completed 27-of-36 pass attempts, Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Along with that, Mahomes ran the ball five times which allowed him to gain 18 yards and score another touchdown.
And that sort of performance got Mahomes some solid recognition.
Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes tabbed with AFC offensive player of the week honors again
As the Kansas City Chiefs pointed out on Twitter, this is the sixth time Mahomes has earned the title of AFC offensive player of the week.
Mahomes is clearly one of the best players in the NFL at the moment. It’d be fair to make the argument that he’s the single best player in the league. His athleticism, passing accuracy, and ability to connect with any receiver at seemingly any given moment make him nearly impossible to stop.
It’s always a thrill to see Mahomes operate the passing attack that Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy have designed for him. He’s borderline unstoppable when he has time to throw and this scheme is set up so that he can flourish.
Something tells me this isn’t the only sort of recognition Mahomes will earn this year. He’s absolutely going to be in the MVP discussion if he continues to play at this level.