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The NFL MVP race has been tight all year between Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and with the regular season over, the race is technically finished. 

Even if the two star quarterbacks won't have another chance to impress the MVP voters, they are leading the No. 1 teams in their conferences in the playoffs so there's plenty to play for. While we have no idea who will win the Super Bowl, or Super Bowl MVP, the All-Pro teams were released Friday and they give a pretty good hint as to who will be the MVP. 

​​Mahomes completely blew away Brees in All-Pro votes, which makes it very likely he'll win MVP and probably by a solid margin.

It would be hard to justify voting Mahomes the first-time all-pro quarterback, thus saying he was the NFL's best quarterback in 2018, but then giving the MVP to another quarterback.

Mahomes certainly deserves the honor as he amassed 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns on the year with a 113.8 passer rating. Brees had 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns, but a 115.7 passer rating and just 5 interceptions to Mahomes' 12. It feels like a close race. but it did always seem like Mahomes was out in front. 

It's not set in stone, but don't be surprised when Patrick Mahomes is announced as NFL MVP in a few weeks.

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