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The 2018 season was Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes' first as a full-time starter and it resulted in a historic Most Valuable Player award. Mahomes finished the season with 5,097 passing yards and a league-high 50 touchdown passes while leading Kansas City to its first AFC Championship Game since 1993.
A Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro selection and the 10th overall pick by the Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft, Mahomes became the youngest MVP since Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino in 1984.
Mahomes' 50 touchdown passes in 2018 led the NFL and he joined Denver's Peyton Manning (55 touchdown passes in 2013) and New England's Tom Brady (50 in 2007) as the only quarterbacks with at least 50 touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history.
From Weeks 6-8, Mahomes threw for four touchdowns in each game and became the fourth player in NFL history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive games. His seven total games with at least four touchdown passes last season were the second most in a single season in league history.
"When you look at [Patrick Mahomes'] season and compare it to some of the great ones we've ever seen over the years, he's right there." - Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid on Mahomes
Despite only appearing in one game during his rookie season in 2017, with 31 passing touchdowns in 2019, Mahomes could move into the top five for most passing touchdowns in a player's first three seasons in NFL history.
With 5,097 passing yards, Mahomes became the seventh different player in NFL history with at least 5,000 passing yards in a single season. He joined PEYTON MANNING (2013) as the only players in league history to have at least 50 touchdown passes and 5,000 passing yards in the same season.
Mahomes passed for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games last season (Weeks 2-9), tied with Indianapolis' ANDREW LUCK (2014) for the most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards in a single season in NFL history.
The first MVP in Chiefs history broke franchise records in several major passing categories last season, including passing yards, passing touchdowns and passer rating.