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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has broken numerous records
And who would have guessed that
Most passing yards thru 6 career games since 1970— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) December 20, 2018
1. Cam Newton - 1,847
2. Marc Bulger - 1,815
3. Patrick Mahomes - 1,797
4. NICK MULLENS - 1,754
5. Andrew Luck - 1,674
No one expected much out of Mullens this season, but a favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders on a Thursday night in Week 9, where he threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns, made his transition to the NFL a bit easier. Including that game, in his first six games as the starter Mullens has thrown for 250 yards in five of them. Over the last three games, he's averaged more than 340 yards a contest.
Not only has Mullens done well individually, but he has led the 49ers to a 3-3 record as the team's starting quarterback. Over the past two weeks, San Fran has knocked off two teams vying for the playoffs in the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. This week, they draw the Chicago Bears in another difficult matchup.
Amazingly, it's probably right back to the bench for Mullens once Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy again next season. Even so, the rookie QB out of Southern Miss has proven he can play with the big boys and has a shot to be a starter again at some point down the line.
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