On Tuesday, all 32 NFL teams announced their NFL Man of the Year. By signaling out one player, they’ll compete for the Walter Payton named honor, including two-time Super Bowl Champion and NFL MVP Sir Patrick Mahomes.
Winning an NFL MVP and Super Bowl twice has to be a thrill of a lifetime. For Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who has never won the Walter Peyton NFL Man of Year Award, gets his second chance to earn that honor.
The award is given annually to one NFL player who displays incredible acts of charity and kindness within their local cities. For Mahomes, his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation have done remarkable work giving back to those less fortunate. His foundation centers on health and wellness within the Kansas City community.
His foundation works with 34 charitable partners supporting the causes that matter most to Mahomes. As a devout family man, a Christian, and a beloved member of the Chief’s Kingdom, his time away from football is precious. His doing so much within the community is a testament to what makes him special.
This award is well deserved, and it’s an incredible badge of honor to receive the award named after the great Walter Payton. What doesn’t show up in newspapers or on the internet is that Mahomes has given so much of his time and money to areas of need in the city that fall outside the foundation. Not to mention, he’s invested in the Kansas City Royals, Sporting KC, and the Kansas City Current.
When he was drafted six years ago, he spoke often about how Kansas City gave him a chance to be a starting NFL Quarterback. That opportunity has led to three Super Bowl appearances, winning two and losing one. He’s never played a road playoff game and has annually played the AFC Title game in Kansas City for five consecutive years.
This season, things have not been as smooth as in the past, but like he attacks life away from the game, no player on the Chiefs team shows more heart, grit, and determination than Number 15.
The NFL Man of the Year Award will be announced the night before Super Bowl LVIII. Hopefully, for Chiefs fans, Mahomes can record his acceptance speech because he’ll be on the field trying to bring another Lombardi Trophy to Kansas City the next day.