Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes takes to Twitter to thank the fans
The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night, but it was still a great season at Arrowhead Stadium.
Following the defeat, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes took to Twitter to thank the fans for an amazing year:
Thank you #ChiefsKingdom
This hurts now but we will be back love y’all for y’alls support!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) January 21, 2019
Mahomes completed 16 of his 31 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns in the 37-31 loss.
On the year, the 23-year-old threw for 5,097 yards, a league-leading 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 113.8.
Due to his fantastic numbers, Mahomes is considered by many to be the MVP frontrunner, battling with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for the award.
Mahomes, who played his collegiate football at Texas Tech, was originally selected by Kansas City with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Due to the fact that the Chiefs entered last season with Alex Smith under center, Mahomes spent most of the 2017 campaign on the bench, starting one game and completing 22 of 35 passes for 284 yards and a pick.
However, after the year concluded, Kansas City decided to go all in on Mahomes for the following season, opting to trade Smith to the Washington Redskins during the offseason.
Obviously, it proved to be a wise move for the Chiefs, as Mahomes has developed into one of the game’s best signal-callers.
Kansas City won 12 games and captured the AFC West division title. It also locked down the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC, defeating the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional Round before falling to the Patriots.