Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Breaks NFL Record With Big Week 4

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is one of the best players in the NFL. His resume speaks for itself as he quickly cemented himself at the top of the players at his position with his level of production.

In his first full season as a starter, Mahomes led the league with 50 touchdown passes, completing 66 percent of his throws for 5,097 yards. He won the MVP and Offensive Player of the Year award while earning a spot on the All-Pro Team as well.

While he hasn’t come close to the 50-touchdown mark again since, with 38 being his high in the subsequent three seasons, Mahomes has made the Pro Bowl every season since and continues putting up gaudy statistics.

Several records are likely in jeopardy if Mahomes can remain healthy and sustain his high level of play. On Sunday Night Football in Week 4 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he made some.

Mahomes became the fastest player to reach the 20,000-yard plateau in NFL history. He obtained the record in the first half, reaching the 20,000-yard mark in just his 67th game. Matthew Stafford was the previous record holder, reaching that amount of yardage in 71 games.

A lot of fastest-to records are likely to come down in Mahomes’ career as he racks up numbers at a rapid pace. Head coach Andy Ried and offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy have constructed a great offensive system for Mahomes to thrive in. 

The organization has also committed to making sure he has the best possible group of players around him. After their last trip to the Super Bowl, the front office rebuild the offensive line. They traded away Tyreek Hill this offseason but signed JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Justin Watson in free agency, and selected Skyy Moore in the second round to provide the team with a deep group of skill position players to offset the loss of Hill.

At 27 years old, Patrick Mahomes is not even in his prime yet. You can be sure more greatness on the field is on the way as he admitted he only recently started reading defenses. With the mental part of the game catching up to the physical, the rest of the league is in for it as the Chiefs will be extremely tough to stop with Mahomes under center.