The career marks are surprisingly already starting to pile up for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Then again, it shouldn’t surprise us when the single-season statistical totals are so overwhelming.
On Sunday afternoon, during the Chiefs’ dominant win over the visiting Las Vegas Raiders, Mahomes officially moved into the third place on the team’s all-time passing yards list in a career—moving from No. 4 behind Alex Smith to owning the No. 3 spot outright.
In his career, Mahomes now has 17,794 passing yards in 59 total starts for the franchise. On Sunday, Mahomes’ 258 yards passing pushed him into No. 3 overall which once belonged to Alex Smith, the very guy who passed the torch to Mahomes in the first place. Smith left the Chiefs with 17.608 passing yards in his five-year stint in Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes has officially passed Alex Smith on the Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time passing yards list to move into the No. 3 spot.
Smith was the quarterback selected by general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid to help reestablish the Chiefs franchise as a model organization. Despite costing two second-round picks in a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, Smith was worth every penny of that and more with an incredible 50-26 record as a starter with the Chiefs. What’s amazing is that Mahomes has already eclipsed Smith’s mark in 17 fewer games.
Next up on the list for Mahomes will be Trent Green at No. 2 with 21,459. He’ll inch closer to that total as the year goes on, but Mahomes has a real shot to beat that number sometime later in the year in 2022. After that, it’s franchise legend Len Dawson with 28,507.
Given the heavy passing attack of the Chiefs and corresponding stats involved, it’s hard to imagine that Mahomes won’t own every passing record for the Chiefs when all is said and done. It’ll take a few more years to pass Dawson’s mark, but Mahomes is still very young and locked up contractually through 2031. That likely means Dawson’s record will not only fall sooner than later but Mahomes will likely set an eventual new high that will obliterate that total.