Mahomes completely blew away Brees in All-Pro votes, which makes it very likely he'll win MVP and probably by a solid margin.
45 of 50 voters on the Associated Press panel picked Patrick Mahomes over Drew Brees for first-team all-pro QB -- a strong sign the MVP vote was a landslide, too.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 4, 2019
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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