KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No quarterback in NFL history has ever been responsible for more yards from scrimmage in an NFL season than the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes.
With 202 yards passing and 29 yards rushing Saturday at Las Vegas, Mahomes passed Drew Brees, who totaled 5,562 yards passing and rushing in 2011 with New Orleans.
Mahomes finished the season with 5,614 yards — 5,250 yards passing, 358 yards rushing and 6 yards receiving — to set the all-time record.
He needed 180 yards entering Week 18, reaching the mark by halftime with 191 yards en route to a 24-3 lead after two quarters.
Mahomes fell short of Peyton Manning’s single-season record for passing yards (5,477 in 2013).
His 5,250 passing yards ranks fourth in NFL history behind Manning’s record, Brees’ 5,476 yards in 2011 and Tom Brady’s 5,316 yards in 2021 with Tampa Bay.
Still, it’s been quite a season for Mahomes, who is the front-runner for NFL MVP.
Mahomes, who became only the second quarterback in NFL history with multiple 5,000-yard and 40-touchdown seasons, finished the season with a career-high 5,250 yards and 41 touchdowns. Both marks lead the NFL.
He leads Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow by seven touchdowns and Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady by 640 yards after Saturday’s performance at Las Vegas, which all but assures he will finish as the league leader in both categories for 2022.
Mahomes led the NFL in passing touchdowns with 50 during his first season as a starter in 2018, but he has never led the league in passing yards.
As he did four years ago en route to MVP honors, Mahomes also leads the NFL in QBR this season.