There are a million records out there, and yet it feels like the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has 50% of them. Obviously, he doesn’t, but it does feel like this guy is setting or breaking a new record every week.
Over these next two weeks, he could break, or even set another one. If he pulls this off, something no one is really talking about, he will have done something no other player has in the history of the league.
Mahomes is already the MVP, and if you are reading this, you likely agree with me. There is a big reason why the Chiefs are right back where they are supposed to be, and it’s because of the play by Mahomes.
Over the next two weeks, we will need him to keep up the same play if we want him to break this record.
In 2011, Drew Brees broke the record for the most total yards in a season with 5,562. With 522 combined rushing and passing yards, Mahomes will pass Bree’s number, setting a new record, and doing something no one else has, per NFL Communications.
522 total yards over the next two games seems pretty easy, especially factoring in the teams they are playing. The Chiefs have the Denver Broncos this week and the Las Vegas Raiders the next week. Two divisional games against opponents that won’t roll over.
The last time Mahomes played the Broncos, which was just a few weeks ago, Mahomes finished with 349 total yards, which is more than half of that magical number.
The last time he played the Raiders, he finished with 320 total yards. You add those two numbers together and you have 669.
I think Mahomes can do it after these next two games, and then we will be talking about a new record.