Around the NFL writers voted Patrick Mahomes as their midseason prediction for both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. The Chiefs received one vote for Super Bowl champions.
The club also received six votes for winning the AFC. The Patriots received eight votes, perhaps surprisingly followed by the Los Angeles Chargers with six votes.
My votes for midseason awards and playoff teams: Most Valuable Player: Patrick Mahomes Offensive Player of the Year: Patrick Mahomes Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Donald Offensive Rookie of the Year: Saquon Barkley Defensive Rookie of the Year: Derwin James Comeback Player of the Year: Andrew Luck Coach of the Year: Andy Reid AFC Division Champions: New England, Pittsburgh, Houston, Kansas City AFC Wild Cards: Los Angeles and Baltimore NFC Division Champions: Washington, Green Bay, New Orleans, Los Angeles NFC Wild Cards: Carolina and Minnesota Super Bowl: Rams over Chiefs