The young quarterback received 41 votes from the panel, beating out New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who earned nine votes. The Chiefs traded up to draft Mahomes from Texas Tech two drafts ago and quickly enjoyed the benefits, going 12-4 this season and playing in their first AFC Championship Game in 25 years. The mobile quarterback became famous for his no-look passes that were on target, while also getting things done with his feet. Mahomes was able to realize and use the powerful offense he has, including Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, along with Kareem Hunt until midway through the season. This could only be the beginning for one of the most versatile quarterbacks in NFL history.