Patrick Mahomes outpacing every other quarterback, ever

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No quarterback in NFL history has started his career like Patrick Mahomes.

On Sunday, Mahomes set the NFL record for the most passing yards by a player in the first 20 games of his career — and it was only Mahomes’ 18th game.

Mahomes now has 5,759 passing yards in 18 career games. The previous record of most passing yards through 20 career games was 5,613, set by Kurt Warner two decades ago.

This week Mahomes is likely to top 6,000 career yards in his 19th career game, and at his current pace he’ll likely be around 6,400 yards by the end of his 20th game.

Mahomes’ 53 career touchdown passes are also the most of any player in his first 20 games, and he should be up around 60 career touchdowns by his 20th game. It’s a long, long time away from talking about Mahomes breaking the NFL’s career passing records, but he’s starting his career at a pace unrivaled in NFL history.

39 responses to “Patrick Mahomes outpacing every other quarterback, ever

  1. Most QBs don’t walk into offenses like this when they first start. Combine that with the new rules and his talent it doesn’t surprise me.

  2. The rules have changed. You can’t hit QBs like you could before. Receivers can’t be hit like they could before. Passing yards have gone up league-wide as a result.

  3. We he’s obviously got it, but now he needs to work on getting a ring if he wants to be known as one of the best. I don’t want Mahomes to end up like Dan Marino having an awesome career but never winning the big one. Super Bowl or Bust this year.

  4. The NFL rules today favor big passing stats, from protecting the Quarterback, to pass interference in illegal contact with WR’s.

    Troy Aikman — HOF QB with 3 Super Bowl rings regularly threw 10-15 TD’s a SEASON. And only eclipsed the 20 mark one time in his 12 year career. This is 4 games or fewer in the modern era.

    My point is — the comparison is not linear. You’d need an analytics firm to try to create adjustment factors for historic stats, and even then- it’s impossible to know the true outcome for players simulating if they had the same rules of today back when they played.


    1. patrick mahomes has a loaded offense (All-Pro #1 wr, All-Pro tight end, All-Pro tackle)

    2. The nfl front office/corrupt nfl officiating love patrick mahomes.

    The nfl never would have called Andy Dalton’s
    game ending “fumble” a fumble if it was mahomes.

    OH… BY THE WAY… Andy Dalton passed for more yards (most yards in nfl – Week 1)
    WITHOUT A.J. Green and Joe Mixon.

  6. When he starts to rack up Superbowl’s let me know. That is the name of the game. Dan Marino was a great quarterback but never won the big one. So it’s always a little less.

  7. As a life long Chiefs fan,…it is scary how good he is. It also brings me more anxiety than I care for worrying about him getting hurt all the time. He can be a little reckless from time to time , but he’s just a kid. Hope he stays healthy and keeps entertaining this league as well as he does.

  8. packers291 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:46 am
    The rules have changed. You can’t hit QBs like you could before. Receivers can’t be hit like they could before. Passing yards have gone up league-wide as a result.


    Very true. Not to take away from Mahomes, because he’s a great young player. BUT – what Warner did 20 years ago was much more impressive, given how different the game was.

  9. This is what happens when you sit your rookie on the bench to learn, coach them, and most of all – PROVIDE BLOCKING for them. The Jets, Bills, and Browns have a history of throwing rookies to the wolves in their first year, and the never provide blocking, they just provide receivers who cant catch the ball because the QB is always being chased or sacked. Then the QB becomes a journeyman. There are so many Mahomes that ended up on crummy teams who abused their talent

  10. He is currently the best quarterback and the scary thing is that he’s going to get even better. The only thing that can possibly holding him back is health and their defense. And his soon to be gigantic contract will take a chunk out of the talent pool in his team. KC is in win now mode and they better win quick!

  11. @pointtwopsiistheissue

    Andy Reid is a great, tremendous offensive mind. His weakness as a coach is that he’s terrible at time-management on gameday and some situational calls. Not sure Bill Belichik could have developed Mahomes into the offensive monster he is now. Now if you said Bill might give him a more balanced team to win games, then sure, Bill is guaranteed to deliver a product with fewer glaring weaknesses than Reid.

  12. joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm
    The Quarterback must go down and he must go down hard.

    Patty doesn’t like the heat.

    As opposed to quarterbacks who love the heat?

  13. This still makes me wonder what he could of done with McNabb if they gave him weapons from the start. At least Reid (and Laurie) learned from that.

  14. He, Wentz, Mayfield, Watson are the next generation of QBs…especially once Brady, Brees, Rodgers move on to retirement.

  15. So did my guy Dan Marino……he never won a single SB either…. Perhaps if Bill Belichick retires Patrick might actually have a chance. Until then he can be happy with his “stats”

  16. This shows you why average McNabb was one thought of as kinda great. Anywhere else and he was a one year player. Don’t even get me started on that top 5 defense all those years.

  17. doctorrustbelt says:

    September 10, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    OH… BY THE WAY… Andy Dalton passed for more yards (most yards in nfl – Week 1)
    WITHOUT A.J. Green and Joe Mixon.

    And still lost the game!

  18. DON’T praise Mahomes. A certain fan base loses their minds if another quarterback gets any accolades.

  19. Haters going to hate, but you know what they can’t take away from Chief’s fans? Not just the winning, this kid is AWESOME to watch play. His love of the game, the way he plays, the excitement when they have the ball on offense–it is going to be a FUN season to watch, as long as Mahome’s is upright.

  20. Geez, he is fun to watch.

    A little bit of Randall Cunningham, a bit of Doug Flutie, a bit of Tarkenton, and makes it look easy.

    Kind of like watching Fred Griffey Jr. swing a bat.

  21. Steve van Raay says:

    September 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Win a Super Bowl, then lets sing his praises.
    This is such a WEAK argument to downplay what he has accomplished already. He has played one year, and was named MVP…His defense was the sole reason they didn’t go to the Superbowl. This argument is an immature response to accept reality. It is not like he is Philip Rivers who has this big elusive monkey on his shoulder after years of failure to get that ring. He was an off-sides and coin flip from doing so in year 1.

    The point of the article is to point out that in 18 games. He has already exceeded every other QB’s YARDAGE production in 20 games. That is fact accept it.

  22. I still like reading that “defenses now have tape on him”.

    Remember 4 days ago when Jacksonville had the best CB tandem in the league, and considered to be a top defense? Pat was on a bum ankle for 2 quarters and still hung 40 on them.

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