PATRICK MAHOMES, QB
2018 Stats: 5,097 Yards/50 TD/12 INT/113.8 Rating
Patrick Mahomes came into the season with the expectation to be a quarterback that could lead the Chiefs to a wildcard spot if he could limit his turnovers. After week 1, those expectations changed drastically. He took the league by storm throwing ten touchdown passes in the first two games of the season and didn’t look back. Putting up video game numbers week in and week out, Mahomes broke basically every record for a quarterback in their first season as a starter. Leading the Chiefs to the number one seed in the AFC, Mahomes has a very promising career ahead of him that is likely to be filled with multiple Lombardi trophies.
Man this is crazy! God is amazing! Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me get here! #ChiefsKindgom thank you for your passion but this is just the beginning!
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) February 3, 2019
DREW BREES, QB
2018 Stats: 3,992 Yards/32 TD/5 INT/115.7 Rating
While Drew Brees and the Saints fell just short of playing in the Super Bowl, Brees still had an MVP caliber season. Throwing for 32 touchdowns to just five interceptions while leading one of the most dominant offenses in the league this season. On top of all of that, Brees broke Peyton Mannings record for most regular-season passing yards with 74,437 yards. At 40 years old, Brees is still one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the game. As long as Brees is behind the center in New Orleans, the Saints will be contenders and Brees will continue to put up impressive numbers.
TOM BRADY, QB
2018 Stats: 4,355 Yards/29 TD/11 INT/ 97.7 Rating
Throughout the season the narrative remained “Tom Brady is too old…” Brady and the Patriots were just 3-5 on the road, leading people to think their time of dominance had come to an end. If Tom Brady has done nothing else in his career, he has proven that you can never count him and the Pats’ out. At 41 years old, Tom Brady has dominated the league since the postseason has started. After a wildcard round bye, Brady has not been sacked once en route to the Super Bowl, knocking off the Chargers and Chiefs. His playoff heroics have boosted him into the MVP conversation, alongside Brees and Mahomes.