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Patrick Mahomes Just Earned a Distinctive Honor From Derek Jeter

Patrick Mahomes has experienced an incredible ride of success through his first three NFL seasons. The Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback has reached the pinnacle of success early in his career that has put him at a historic pace. With that in mind, Mahomes has added another unique honor to his resume that earned from Derek Jeter.

Patrick Mahomes’ impressive NFL career

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Since taking over as the Chiefs’ full-time starter in his second year, Patrick Mahomes has led the franchise to tremendous success.

Kansas City has reached back-to-back AFC Championship games while earning their first Super Bowl win in five decades. Mahomes has become the guiding factor while cementing himself as the franchise cornerstone. He has continued to produce at a historic pace that has added many impressive feats to his brief NFL resume.

It includes a Super Bowl MVP award, a regular-season MVP award, two Pro Bowl selections, a First-Team All-Pro nod, and NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

Mahomes has helped make the Chiefs into a powerhouse in the league while placing a bright future ahead. His performance on the field has also earned him a unique honor from Derek Jeter that goes well beyond the game of football.

Patrick Mahomes named to TIME’s Most Influential People of 2020

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Patrick Mahomes’ quick rise to stardom has earned him plenty of popularity and influence in the sports world.

Mahomes has become one of the most recognizable faces beyond just the NFL. All that has earned a spot on TIME Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2020 as former New York Yankees great Derek Jeter penned his nomination for that honor. (H/T Time.com)

When Patrick Mahomes steps onto the football field, all eyes are drawn to him. It’s not just that his combination of athleticism, creativity and vision is fun to watch. What his play really showcases is his love of the game and the commitment he’s made to his teammates and coaches, and it’s clear that is the true foundation of his success.

Jeter’s words toward Mahomes demonstrate the tremendous impact that the Chiefs star quarterback has had on much more than the game of football. He has become the standard for success that many others look to achieve in their situations.

All that further underlines the promising future he has ahead to continue to build that on that foundation.

Eyeing adding another Super Bowl

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The Chiefs have put themselves in a promising position to compete for another Super Bowl in the 2020 season.

The front office has kept its core group intact while securing several players’ long-term future, aside from Patrick Mahomes. All that, along with adding promising rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire has ramped those Super Bowl expectations.

The Chiefs will have their competitors in the AFC with the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, and Tennessee Titans. The task won’t be easy by any means, but Mahomes has the opportunity to add to his legacy with another run toward the Super Bowl.

Kansas City is the gold standard in the NFL, which places the bar quite high for them to reach this season and well beyond. Mahomes will be the key to the franchise’s success over the next decade as he may have his best years ahead, which is incredible to note given that he’s the youngest to win the regular-season MVP award and Super Bowl MVP honors.

Only time will tell what lies ahead of the 25-year-old in Kansas City.