Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named the 2022 NFL MVP on Thursday, claiming the regular-season award for the second time in his career.

Mahomes – who led the league with 5,250 yards and 41 touchdowns – earned the honor over four other finalists this year: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, Cincinnati Bengals signal-caller Joe Burrow, Buffalo Bills passer Josh Allen, and Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson.

The Chiefs passer finished with 48 first-place votes and 490 points. Allen and Hurts each received one first-place vote.

Mahomes 48
Hurts 1
Allen 1
Burrow 0
Jefferson 0

Bills athletic trainer Denny Kellington received one fifth-place vote. Kellington performed CPR on safety Damar Hamlin when he entered cardiac arrest against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mahomes and Hurts were considered front-runners for the MVP award for most of the season’s second half, but the Eagles star’s resume took a hit after he missed Weeks 16 and 17 with a shoulder injury. Hurts finished the regular season 14-1 as a starter, with Philadelphia going 0-2 without him under center.

Mahomes guided Kansas City to a 14-3 campaign, good for the No. 1 seed in the AFC. He also won the MVP award in 2018 and was named Super Bowl MVP during the 2019 season.

The 27-year-old is the 10th player in NFL history with multiple regular-season MVPs on his resume, tying Joe Montana, Steve Young, and Kurt Warner with two awards. Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning tops the list with five.

This marks the 10th straight year the MVP goes to a quarterback, with Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers winning in each of the last two seasons. Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was the last non-QB to be named Most Valuable Player (2012).

Mahomes might not be done adding to his decorated career resume this campaign, though, as the Chiefs face the Eagles on Sunday in Super Bowl LVII.

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