After winning a second Super Bowl in six seasons, he continues his ascension to being one of the all-time great quarterbacks. However, he accomplished something that not even the great NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan or the great hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky could do during their careers. With winning NFL MVP again this year along with a second Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes joined a short list of athletes who have won multiple regular season MVPs and championship round MVPs in their respective sports, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The other two athletes? Former San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan between the years of 1997-2003 and former Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr accomplished this feat between the years 1966-72.
The great Boston Bruin Bobby Orr was the first to accomplish the feat of winning multiple regular-season MVPs and championship round MVPs. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy, the NHL’s regular season MVP award for three consecutive seasons from 1970-72. In the 1969-70 season, Orr would win not only the regular season MVP award, would also win the Conn Smythe Trophy which is the Stanley Cup Finals MVP award as the Bruins would win the Stanley Cup that season over the St. Louis Blues. He would win a second regular season MVP and Conn Smythe Trophy in 1971-72 as the Bruins would win a second Stanley Cup.
When star forward Tim Duncan was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in 1997, his impact was immediately felt as he won rookie of the year averaging 21 points and 11 rebounds per game. He and the Spurs would win their first NBA championship in franchise history in 1999 over the New York Knicks. Duncan personally would win his first Finals MVP in 1999 averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds per game. He would win back-to-back regular season MVPs in 2002 and 2003.
In the 2003 season, the Spurs would once again go back to the NBA Finals and would once again be victorious, this time against the New Jersey Nets. Duncan would win NBA Finals MVP to go along with his regular season MVP award. He would finish his career with five total championships and is among the NBA’s greatest big men to ever play the game, as he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020.
With Patrick Mahomes, people knew he was a good quarterback when he came out of college. However, it is safe to say that he has surpassed expectations after his first six seasons as an NFL quarterback from being drafted in 2017 until now. Mahomes took over the starting quarterback position in 2018 and has not looked back. He won the regular season MVP in 2018 throwing for 50 touchdowns to 12 interceptions and 5,097 yards. In 2019, Mahomes led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl and a victory over the San Francisco 49ers and he would be named Super Bowl MVP.
This season, Mahomes would once again dazzle and amaze the NFL world as he won his second regular season MVP throwing for 5,250 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions as the Chiefs would once again appear in the Super Bowl and would win it for a second time, this time over the Philadelphia Eagles and once again, Mahomes would win Super Bowl MVP.
The company that the Chiefs’ star quarterback finds himself in is indeed the rarest. It speaks to not only the talent of Mahomes, Duncan, and Orr but the drive and desire to be among the all-time greats in their sport.