The Chiefs’ MVP isn’t Patrick Mahomes, it’s Tyrann Mathieu

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Patrick Mahomes is a regular-season MVP and the latest Super Bowl MVP. But he’s not the Chiefs’ 2019 team MVP.

That honor has gone to safety Tyrann Mathieu.

The Chiefs — who wisely hold the announcement of all team awards until the season has ended — have announced that Mathieu is the MVP. He joined the Chiefs as a free agent last March, and his impact as both a player and leader was immediate. His teammates noticed, placing greater value on his contributions than those of the greatest player on the planet.

The Chiefs also announced that receiver Mecole Hardman has been named the team’s rookie of the year.

Mahomes won the team MVP award, named for Derrick Thomas, in 2018. The awards are determined by a vote of players and coaches. According to the team, the ballots are cast at the same time the players and coaches vote on the Pro Bowl.

36 responses to “The Chiefs’ MVP isn’t Patrick Mahomes, it’s Tyrann Mathieu

  1. And the real MVP for the season is the team of Kansas City. They played as a unit and had each other’s back. They weren’t the showboat that was Lame.

  2. When the players hand over that super bowl bonus to their wives, they won’t have any doubt who put that extra cash in their purses. I guarantee you the wives will be thanking Mahomes.

  3. He’s the qb of the defense. Anyone who disagrees with him as team mvp is a fan of the game not a student of it. Bet Mahomes agrees. Stick to watching not commentating Collinsworth jr.

  4. lesepi says:
    February 4, 2020 at 6:09 pm
    And the real MVP for the season is the team of Kansas City. They played as a unit and had each other’s back. They weren’t the showboat that was Lame.
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    The entire city as well as the state of Kansas is proud of them.

    LOL

  5. In 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs allowed 421 points, one of the worst in the league. Hardly championship caliber.

    In 2019, Chiefs allowed just 308 total points, and finished better overall than the 49ers. The offense meanwhile scored almost 100 points less. The story of the 2019 Chiefs can’t be told without the remarkable turnaround from one of the worst defenses in the league to one of the best.

  6. Are you joking? Am I the only one who saw the lack of effort on the niners first td. This clown should of least attempted to make contact and cause a fumble. Yeah I get it that probably wouldn’t have happened but you never know. That guy is a clown show.

  7. Interesting. Doesn’t it stand to reason that the most valuable player on the team get paid the most? Isn’t that value? So you’re arguing that Mathieu should be paid more than Mahomes?

  8. He helped change the identity of the D. Thats all they needed to win the Super Bowl with Mahomes at qb. Well deserved, I’m sure Mahomes probably voted for him.

  9. Honey Badger has transformed our entire defense from the worst in the league to the lower middle ranked defense. I’ll take it!!!

  10. grant35 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Surprised there aren’t the usual desperate attention-seeking Pats fanboys in here saying how much better Gilmore is, than Mathieu.

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    Might have some merit if Mathieu were even a cornerback. He’s not.

  11. He is proof that smoking pot is addictive and can ruin your life, and that you can beat it by going to rehab. Smoking dope almost ended his career befre it started. The pro-dope crowd will give this a downvote but facts are facts.

  12. People overlook it, but it is true when coaches say they need to find an identity. Honey badger made that defense what it was this season. Similar to what Cwood did with GB. You need someone/something you can rely on. I hate the chiefs, but I cant hate on Mathieu, or mahomes. They just lead, and perform week in week out. Incredible to watch to be honest.

  13. Earlier in his career, the Honey Badger didn’t care. But now Honey Badger DO care; and since then everything has fallen into place.

  14. grant35 says:
    February 4, 2020 at 6:42 pm
    Surprised there aren’t the usual desperate attention-seeking Pats fanboys in here saying how much better Gilmore is, than Mathieu.

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    We don’t have to. Gilmore is….hence his DPOY award, but they also play different positions.

    I for one, wanted the Pats to go after the Honey Badger. Kid is a stud and has a good story on turning his life around for the positive.

  15. Well deserved honor.

    Mathieu was the guy that Spags wanted from day 1 to lead the D. He’s the unquestioned leader of the defense. His leadership and attitude were major factors for the defensive improvement as the season progressed.

    Not only am I pretty certain that Mahomes voted for him, I’d would be surprised if the vote wasn’t unanimous.

  16. yinzerssuck says:
    February 4, 2020 at 6:23 pm
    Should’ve given it to Lamar for losing to the Titans. Otherwise the Chiefs wouldn’t have even made it to the Super Bowl
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    You mean the Ravens that the Chiefs beat during the regular season, 27-24?

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