Mahomes wins MVP and Offensive Player of the Year

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been named The Pro Football Writers of America NFL Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

Mahomes led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game, the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the AFC West Championship, throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns this season. He has a quarterback rating of 81.6. He had 12 interceptions in his second season in the NFL. 

After leading the NFL in sacks, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named the 2018 Defensive Player of the Year.

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