Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week


Courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs

The 2019 season is only a few weeks old, but the accolades are already rolling in for Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Mahomes was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday following his four-touchdown performance in last Sunday’s victory over the Oakland Raiders, earning the award for the third time in his young career after winning it in both Weeks 1 and 2 of last season.

The third-year signal caller – who just turned 24 on Tuesday – completed 30-of-44 passes for 443 yards against Oakland, marking his second-highest yardage total in a single game. Mahomes also posted a 131.2 passer rating in the contest – the third-highest mark of his career – and is the only quarterback in the league to tally a rating of 131.0 or higher in both games so far this season.

His performance also marked his sixth outing with 300+ passing yards and 4+ touchdowns in just his 19th career game, passing Pro Football Hall of Famers Kurt Warner (5) and Dan Marino (5) for the most such outings through a player’s first 40 games.

Mahomes currently leads the NFL in passing yards (821), touchdown passes (7) and yards-per-completion (14.9) through the first two weeks of the season, and if his performance so far is any indication, this likely isn’t the only hardware the reigning MVP will be collecting this season.

Kansas City returns to action this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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