The Kansas City Chiefs have already wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. As a result, the Chiefs will sit superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers. Chad Henne will get the start in Mahomes’ place.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said Matt Moore — who started when Mahomes suffered an ankle injury last year — could be activated as the backup:

This is the prudent decision from Kansas City. There is absolutely no reason to have Mahomes under center and risk injury when the Chiefs have nothing to play for in Week 17.

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So ends the 2018 MVP’s fourth season in the NFL, and third as the team’s starter. Mahomes put on a show yet again this year, throwing for a league-high 4,740 yards with 38 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He has also rushed for a career-high 308 yards to go along with two more scores.

Mahomes very well could win NFL MVP for a second time, though Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers might have the stronger case. Regardless, Mahomes’s credentials as a winner cannot be challenged.

The Chiefs are 38-8 with Mahomes as the starter, including 25-4 in the last two seasons. No single defense has really been able to solve for Kansas City’s creativity of Mahomes’ sheer talent on the offensive side of the football. That’s why the Chiefs signed him to a massive extension.

Kansas City is a favorite to repeat as Super Bowl champions, so it makes sense to give Mahomes a rest in preparation for the playoffs. There are a number of other veterans who might join Mahomes on the sidelines, including Tyreek Hill and Le’Veon Bell. The Chiefs are also hoping Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be ready for the playoffs.