The Chiefs' MVP isn't Patrick Mahomes, it's Tyrann Mathieu

  • The Chiefs' MVP isn't Patrick Mahomes, it's Tyrann Mathieu

The Chiefs' MVP isn't Patrick Mahomes, it's Tyrann Mathieu

Patrick Mahomes may have won Super Bowl LIV MVP, but that doesn't necessarily mean his teammates view him as the most important player on their roster.

The Chiefs signed stud safety Tyrann Mathieu last offseason, and he - along with Frank Clark and Steve Spagnuolo - has completely transformed their defense.

The Mack Lee Hill Award victor for Rookie of the Year went to Mecole Hardman.

Hardman, a second-round pick out of Georgia, finished the season with the fourth-most receiving yards on the team, 538, behind Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. He also led the defense with four interceptions and added two sacks.

The Chiefs - who wisely hold the announcement of all team awards until the season has ended - have announced that Mathieu is the MVP.

But Mathieu wasn't the only player recognized by his teammates. He made 26 receptions, including six touchdowns, for an average of 20.7 yards per catch during the regular season.

The speedy second-round pick from the University of Georgia led Kansas City with a 20.7-yard average per reception, which was the best mark among all National Football League players with at least 10 catches in 2019.