Patrick Mahomes should be named league MVP after what the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has done this season, believes Shannon Sharpe.
With the 2022 NFL season in its final stretch, in fact, with only three games left in the entire NFL regular season, attention will begin to turn to what the end of the season will look like; who will be in the playoffs, who will make it to the Super Bowl and who will take home the awards.
We’re already some way from settling that last question, as last night the league announced the selections for the Pro Bowl games in Las Vegas, but as far as awards go, this will be third in the minds of most people when it comes to quality. your season is over.
We still have to wait on who the Associated Press has named to their All-Pro teams, and we’re also waiting on the man who will be announced as the league’s MVP. For the past two years, the award has gone to Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, but with him and the team struggling for years, the award will almost certainly go elsewhere.
Given that the award is almost exclusively a quarterback award, with the last non-QB to win it being Adrian Peterson in 2012, it only makes sense that we look at who the best quarterbacks are for this season, and while there have been many great performances from players this year, there can only be one.
And speaking to Undisputed, Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe thinks the award should go to Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes, noting that Mahomes leads the league in several key categories, and after the injury to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, that it would take something drastic for Mahomes not to end up winning it:
Video: Shannon Sharpe explains why Patrick Mahomes should be league MVP:
“Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL in Pass Yds, Pass TDs, Total TDs, YPG & QBR…it’s his MVP to lose now.” pic.twitter.com/COz4OBnkge
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) December 21, 2022
It makes sense that the award goes to Mahomes on that basis, but as we saw last year, that doesn’t necessarily mean anything, as Tom Brady led the league in both passing yards and touchdowns (arguably both most important statistics), and did not win the award.
So it’s really going to depend on how the voters see it, and if there’s some drastic game change in the next few weeks, then it could change things the way Sharpe mentioned with Mahomes and Rodgers earlier, then it could impact. the result. But assuming there aren’t many major changes, it’s hard to see the award going anywhere else at this point.