As the K.C. Chiefs game against the visiting Cleveland Browns becomes more intense with the introduction of the fourth quarter, a very cool moment came for Patrick Mahomes at the close of the third with the news that the Chiefs quarterback had broken a record with a few games to play.
Kurt Warner set the mark with 14,372 passing yards in his first 50 games—an incredible feat that has stood for two decades in a pass happy modern NFL. However, Mahomes eclipsed that mark in his 47th start with a full quarter to go as he currently has 236 passing yards against the Browns so far.
Mahomes has set records for his outstanding production at every single step of his professional journey, beginning with a Most Valuable Player campaign in his first year as a starter when he passed for over 5,000 yards and threw for 50 touchdowns in 2018. From there, he followed that up with consecutive seasons in which he was the runner-up for the regular season MVP trophy behind Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens in 2019 and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers in 2020.
Beyond all of his on-field success in the regular season, the most meaningful accomplishments of all have come in the postseason as the Chiefs have hosted the AFC Championship three straight seasons and have gone on to play in two Super Bowls, including a win in Super Bowl LIV that brought Kansas City their first championship in 50 years.
Mahomes now hopes to lead the Chiefs to a fourth quarterback comeback over the Browns and start the year with a solid first step toward another title run.