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Patrick Mahomes on Verge of Making NFL History in Week 1

Adam Taylor McKillop
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on the verge of making NFL history in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on the verge of making NFL history in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. / Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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In just three years as an NFL starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes' list of accolades is impressive enough. However, Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Cleveland Browns leaves the 25-year-old superstar an opportunity to make NFL history. These latest accolades will put him in elite company alongside Hall of Famers Kurt Warner and Dan Marino.

Mahomes needs just 221 passing yards and 3 touchdowns to break a pair of records for the most in a player's first 50 starts. Warner holds the yards mark at 14,372 while Marino owns the touchdown record of 116.

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While the Browns enter the year with Super Bowl expectations and +1600 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, this is still a favorable matchup for Mahomes. Cleveland surrendered at least 221 passing yards in eight games last season and 3 passing touchdowns in six.

Additionally, Mahomes eclipsed 221 passing yards in all but two of his 15 starts in 2020 while throwing at least 3 touchdowns in six of those. Cleveland's defense may be improved, but at the very least Mahomes has three more starts to accomplish these feats.

In just three years, the young superstar has already won a Super Bowl title and Super Bowl MVP in addition to three Pro Bowl selections, one regular season MVP award and one Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Mahomes is already a legend and Sunday leaves him an opportunity to further cement this legacy.


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