Patrick Mahomes could move into third in team history in passing yards this season

AFC Championship - Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chiefs
Getty Images

Patrick Mahomes has started for the Chiefs full time only three seasons, having played but one game as a rookie in 2017. Yet, the star quarterback quickly is ascending in the team record book.

Mahomes, 25, already has thrown for 14,152 yards, and as Charles Goldman of USA Today points out, Mahomes should climb into the top three this season barring the unforeseen.

Mahomes currently ranks fifth in franchise history in passing yards.

He has averaged 4,623 yards per season the past three seasons. If he passed for that in 2021, his 18,775 career yards could move him to third in team history.

Bill Kenney, who started games for the Chiefs from 1980-88, threw for 17,277 yards with the team to rank fourth. Alex Smith passed for 17,608 yards in his five seasons as a Chiefs’ starter, ranking him third.

Mahomes should have a chance to pass Trent Green, who threw for 21,459 yards with the Chiefs, for second on the team’s all-time list after 2022.

Len Dawson’s team record of 28,507 passing yards remains a few seasons away for Mahomes, but Mahomes surely will obliterate that before he is done.

Mahomes already has the best career completion percentage (66 percent) among franchise quarterbacks who have thrown at least 100 passes. He ranks third in franchise history in passing touchdowns with 114.

12 responses to “Patrick Mahomes could move into third in team history in passing yards this season

  1. Josh Allen as your #2 QB Sims? Might as well burn that list. Bills are loaded with talent, lets see that kid carry a team without making mistakes.

  2. Wow, passing Alex Smith would make all of Mahomes other accomplishments seem meaningless

  3. No doubt Mahomes is awesome, but if Len Dawson played in this era, he’d be putting up some freak numbers. Dawson is one of the most underrated elite QB’s of all time.

  4. Seems like more a product of historical Chief QB mediocrity than anything else

  5. And will still finish 3rd in the division and miss the playoffs. #1yeardynasty

  6. MantisToboggan says:
    June 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm
    Seems like more a product of historical Chief QB mediocrity than anything else

    34 5 Rate This
    ≈======/////=================

    I mean it’s funny but he would be 3rd on 8 other teams list on top of that he’d be 2nd on 6 teams list. Those weren’t included in the 8 by the way. I looked it up on football reference.

    In fact, he’d be no lower than 5th of any team at those stats, and there’s only 4 out of the 32 he’d be that low.

    So, I dunno you can crack jokes all you want but the numbers don’t lie. He’s beyond good.

  7. Right now he is borderline HOF based on his accomplishments at such a young age. Two more seasons making it deep into the playoffs he is guaranteed a HOF inductee. Why such hate I cannot understand. Not my team, but I can still appreciate greatness.

  8. joedelaney37forever says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:01 am
    Todd Blackledge didn’t make the list?
    _____________

    Todd may not have been the greatest quarterback but, man, he had some awesome hair!

  9. “Len Dawson’s team record of 28,507 passing yards remains a few seasons away for Mahomes, but Mahomes surely will obliterate that before he is done”.
    ________________________________

    Better watch making those kind of predictions, anything can happen an injury, traded($45 mil starts in 2yrs and goes up to $59.95mil in 2027) or he could just quit like Luck! And you aren’t figuring in for any off seasons, I don’t care how great any QB is or was but they’ve all had off seasons and Mahomes will too, just wait until those heavy cap hits for his contract start coming and they have to unload a lot of talent just to keep Mahomes paid.

    Not a hater, I love watching mahomes and the league needs a lot more great QBs, just stating some facts that most people overlook.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.