Patrick Mahomes holds a number of impressive records so far in his six-year career as a starter in the National Football League. But as he gears up for his fourth Super Bowl appearance—crazy, right?—if he wants to own another record for the most passing yards in a single championship game, he's going to have to best the very best of all time.
If Patrick Mahomes wants to chase another record, he'll have to be the GOAT to catch the GOAT.
What's interesting about the all-time record is that Mahomes likely should have played in that game as well. If not for a Dee Ford offsides penalty in the AFC Championship game, the Chiefs would have beaten the Patriots in the 2017 postseason.
Still, the great Tom Brady deserves credit for his performance on that night. Let's rewind to Super Bowl LII in 2018, where Brady, the greatest to play the position, put on quite a show. Leading the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles, Brady entered the record books with the most passing yards in a single Super Bowl game.
Facing off against the Eagles' defense, Brady did everything he could to carry his team to victory by racking up an impressive 505 passing yards on a mere 28 completions (among 48 attempts). He also had 3 passing yards and 0 interceptions. Unfortunately for the Pats, Doug Pederson and the Eagles won the game 41-33, but Brady's individual performance was nothing short of remarkable.
Brady was already the record holder with 466 yards in Super Bowl LI the previous year. Before that, Brady surpassed Kurt Warner's record of 414 passing yards in 2000. To date, Mahomes's career high in a Super Bowl for passing yards is 286, set against the San Francisco 49ers in SBLIV.