Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes could break an impressive NFL record this season – with some help from Game 17.
After defeating the Chargers on Sunday night, Mahomes had a league-leading 3,265 passing yards in 10 games this season. That allows him to pass for 5,551 yards in 17 games.
And it will be a new NFL record, surpassing Peyton Manning’s record of 5,477 yards set in 2013. Manning, of course, did it in just 16 games, and Mahomes needs a 17th game to break Manning’s record.
Mahomes is averaging 326.5 yards per game this season, short of the 342.3 yards per game that Manning averaged in his season-high. So while Mahomes could set the record, Manning would be justified if he felt the more impressive season was his own.