Patrick Mahomes already has numerous statistical achievements under his belt.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has already inked his name into the record books seemingly dozens of times in his young career. He’s the first ever to throw for 5,000 yards in college and the pros. He’s the fastest ever to loads of passing records, and (for now) is the highest-paid player in the history of team sports.
Mahomes has a shot to add to his list of accomplishments on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins.
With a win at Miami, Mahomes will have beaten every AFC team in his career, a remarkable feat for a player who had never taken an NFL snap until 36 months ago. Including the playoffs, Mahomes has 48 starts under his belt. He’s beaten all three AFC West foes (obviously), with a dazzling 16-2 record. He’s a perfect 6-0 against the AFC North. He’s 6-3 against the AFC South (but 3-0 against them in the playoffs), and 4-2 against the AFC East.
You could say that the only reason Mahomes hasn’t beaten Miami is that he hasn’t had the opportunity to play them yet. Ironically, the last time these two teams last met was the final win of Alex Smith‘s career in Kansas City—on Christmas Eve in Week 16 of 2017.
(And yes, in case you’re wondering, it was that victory that sealed the division championship for the Chiefs, and led them to start their prized rookie backup quarterback the following week in a meaningless tilt at Denver.)
The good news is, Mahomes is 1-0 at Hard Rock Stadium, but you’ll have to ask San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan about that one.