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NFL Network analyst on why Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes has early lead in MVP race

Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to Monday Night Football win over Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled his way to lead to the team in a 27-23 win against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football at Mile High Stadium in Denver on October 1, 2018.
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled his way to lead to the team in a 27-23 win against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football at Mile High Stadium in Denver on October 1, 2018.

The Chiefs have another eight games to play in the regular season, but quarterback Patrick Mahomes is already having a monster year.

My colleague Blair Kerkhoff has an excellent breakdown of all that Mahomes has done so far this season, and it seems that each week people who cover the NFL are more and more impressed.

That includes NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, who said no player in the league has played better in the first half of the season than Mahomes.

“If they gave out the league MVP trophy through eight weeks, I’d give it to Patrick Mahomes over (Rams running back) Todd Gurley by just about this much,” Baldinger said on the NFL Network.

In making his point, Baldinger broke down a number of Mahomes passes from the first half of the season and how certain plays developed.

“Patrick Mahomes’ ball location, especially on deep throws, is uncanny. He can just put it where he wants to put it,” Baldinger said.

Here is the Baldinger on Mahomes:

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Baldinger had a shorter video on why Mahomes is the first-half MVP that was shared on Twitter:

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