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Pro Football Writers Name NFL's 2018 MVP

The NFL logo in the middle of Metlife Stadium.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 08: A detail of the official National Football League NFL logo is seen painted on the turf as the New York Giants host the Atlanta Falcons during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at MetLife Stadium on January 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The Pro Football Writers of America have announced their choice for the 2018 MVP award.

On Wednesday, the PFWA announced that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had been named Most Valuable Player of 2018, as well as the Offensive Player of the Year.

Los Angeles Rams' defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Mahomes set just about every single-season record in Chiefs franchise history - and he did so well before the end of the regular season.

He led the Chiefs to a 12-4 record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while throwing 50 touchdown passes with a 66.0-percent completion rate. His 50 touchdowns led the league and were tied for the second-most in NFL history.

While Mahomes' 5,097 passing yards were second behind Ben Roethlisberger, it was still the eighth most in NFL history.

Mahomes capped off a stellar regular season with an efficient performance for the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round, leading them to a 31-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts. It was the first Chiefs home win since 1993.

The Chiefs and the Patriots are set to kick off at 6:40 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.

The game will be on CBS.