With a win this Sunday against the Eagles in the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes can cement himself as a Hall of Famer. You may scratch your head and think that may be too out of pocket to say at this point of his career but his career resume would surpass that of many Hall of Famers.
Patrick Mahomes Stats vs. Hall of Fame Quarterback
Mahomes to this point in his career has a Super Bowl ring, Super Bowl MVP, league MVP, and three All-Pros. He has 24,241 passing yards with 192 touchdowns and a career passer rating of 105.7. He is second all-time in winning percentage by a quarterback with a minimum of fifty games started, ahead of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, and Joe Montana. This list goes on and on.
You can make the argument that football today is much different in 2022 and passing is the name of the game now, which is true. The argument could also be made that rules allow for more scoring and are passer friendly, which is also true; But if you are looking at Hall of Famer’s career numbers then he has surpassed some of the best to ever play already.
He has more touchdowns than Troy Aikman, who was throwing the ball the Michael Irvin who was arguably the greatest receiver of all time. He also has more touchdowns than Joe Namath and Roger Staubach and if he continues at this rate, he is going at Mahomes is going to surpass most of the Hall of Famers very soon. Mahomes, who throws about 2.3 touchdowns per game, at that rate would Pass Dan Marino in five years and would pass Brett Favre in seven years on the all-time list.
Mahomes, who is expected to collect his second league MVP trophy tonight at the NFL Honors would then tie Joe Montana, Steve Young, Joe Namath, and Kurt Warner with two league MVPs. At this point, he would have more than Elway, Marino, Theismann, and Bradshaw.
Super Bowl Stats vs. NFL Hall of Famers
If he is to win the Super Bowl on Sunday then he will have more trophies than Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. Kurt Warner, and Brett Favre. If he wins the MVP, he will be one of only six quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs.
Understanding that if he retired Monday with a win he would for sure be an MVP is a wild thing to imagine. He would not be a first-ballot Hall of Famer but he would surely be in there the second and if so the third time around. What we are watching today in football is something special. Tom Brady did it for so long at such an elevated level but it took him two to three years to become a great starting quarterback in the league.
Mahomes Trajectory Moving Forward
He came in right away and took the league by storm, tossing fifty touchdown passes which is the second most ever in a season. His greatness was apparent right away. It does help he has some incredibly special players to get the ball to and having Andy Reid as your coach is tremendously important as well in this discussion, but Brady even had Belichick to help him out.
He is the only quarterback right now who has a chance at chasing Brady as the greatest of all time, and if he wins Sunday, he will for sure be on that track. Regardless of the outcome Sunday, Mahomes will surely go down as one of the top five quarterbacks if he continues at the rate he is, but winning on Sunday will have him cemented as one of the best winners football has ever seen.
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