Kansas City Chiefs QB Mahomes Approaching Record

The NFL has never seen anything quite like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. If the celebrated passer can total 186 yards in his team's Week 18 matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders, he will set a record for the most combined passing and rushing yards by a player in NFL history. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees currently holds the record with 5404 yards. He achieved the feat over 16 games in 2011. Mahomes has the benefit of an extra game due to the NFL expanding its schedule to 17 games in 2021. Brees averaged 337.8 yards per game to Mahomes' current pace of 336.1, and his Saints scored 34.2 points per game to the Chief's 29.1.

Total offense isn't a frequently cited record, but it speaks to the completeness of Mahomes' game and his underrated mobility. Mahomes has averaged an impressive 20.4 rushing yards per game at a highly efficient 5.7 yards per carry over 16 games this season. Despite his propensity to extend plays, he remains an incredible avoider of sacks. He has been dropped on a mere 3.7% of his pass attempts this year. Conversely, famously elusive passers Russell Wilson and Justin Fields have been sacked on 10.4% and 14.7% of their dropbacks this season.

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