Mahomes named AFC Offensive Player of Week after Chiefs' win

Mahomes named AFC Offensive Player of Week after Chiefs' win
Patrick Mahomes (Source: KLTV Staff)
Patrick Mahomes (Source: KLTV Staff)

KANSAS CITY, MO (KLTV) - Former Whitehouse football standout Patrick Mahomes is starting his second season with the Kansas City Chiefs with a bang.

According to a story on the Kansas City Chiefs website, the National Football League named Mahomes as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week Wednesday.

The honor came on the heels of the Chief's season-opening 38-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

In the game, Mahomes, 22, completed 15 of 27 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns, according to the article on the Kansas City Chiefs website. He posted an AFC-best passer rating of 127.5 in the game.

"He's the fifth-youngest quarterback since 1970 to toss four or more touchdowns in a season-opener and just the sixth passer in franchise history to throw for at least four scores without an interception," the article on the Kansas City Chiefs website stated.

Click here to read the article on the Kansas City Chiefs website.

In a previous East Texas News story, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach praised Mahomes as a competitor who makes those around him better.

As the starting quarterback of the Chiefs, Mahomes will be leading an offense that is loaded with speed. That offense includes speedy wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who came to Kansas City from the Los Angeles Rams.

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