2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City
It only took one season for Mahomes to go from unknown entity to the best quarterback in the game. That’s what happens when you throw 50 touchdowns, win league MVP honors, and lead a team with a horrendous defense to overtime of the AFC Championship against the greatest dynasty the NFL has ever seen. His combination of arm strength, mobility, and pure instincts for the game make Mahomes one of a kind.
Not that anyone thinks last season was a fluke, but Mahomes will somehow need to follow up his 5,000-yard, 50-touchdown performance. It won’t be easy to match or exceed those kinds of numbers, but most are expecting that Mahomes will once again do enough to make the Chiefs one of the top contenders in the AFC in 2019.