Patrick Mahomes threw for 328 yards on Sunday, giving him 5,048 yards. It is the second time in his career that he has surpassed 5,000 yards and it took him just 16 games to reach the mark this season.
With one more game remaining, the Chiefs quarterback should set a career-high in passing yards. He threw for 5,097 yards in 2018.
Drew Brees and Tom Brady are the only other quarterbacks with multiple 5,000-yard seasons. Brees did it five times in his career and Brady has accomplished it twice.
“I mean, obviously, it’s great if you look at the names on that list,” Mahomes said, via USA Today’s Charles Goldman . “You’re talking about all-time greats with Drew Brees and Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, so just to be on the list that has those names is a special accomplishment. And I’m glad to have people around me and coaches around me around to be able to do it.”
There are only 15 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history, and Manning holds the record with 5,477 yards in 2013.
Mahomes has an outside shot at this, needing just 186 rushing and passing yards to pass Brees (5,562) for most combined rushing and passing yards in a single season in NFL history.
Patrick Mahomes becomes the third quarterback with multiple 5,000-yard seasons