The 27-year-old quarterback for the Chiefs won his second NFL Most Valuable Player award during the 2023 NFL Honors Ceremony.
Although Patrick Mahomes couldn’t be at the ceremony in person, in a pre-recorded acceptance speech he thanked his wife and children as well as the Chiefs organization for supporting him and allowing him to succeed on the field.
Also among award recipients was Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson who won the Offensive Player of the year and 49ers Nick Bosa who won Defensive Player of the Year. Jefferson had 1809 receiving yards, the highest in the league, and eight touchdowns and Bosa’s 18.5 sacks, 2nd highest in the league, helped to lead their teams into this year’s playoffs.
Head Coach of the New York Giants, Brian Daboll received the Coach of the Year award. In his first season as a head coach, Daboll coached the team to a 9-7-1 record and brought the Giants to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Quarterback for the Seahawks Geno Smith won Comeback Player of the Year after a 9-8 playoff season. Smith was first drafted in 2013 by the New York Gets and served as a backup for the Seahawks under Russell Wilson for years before becoming the starter after Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos. Smith had the highest passing completion percentage for a starter with 69.7%.