I don’t know how, but there are quite a few Patrick Mahomes haters out there.
Maybe it’s because the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is better than almost every other player in the league and opposing fans are bitter that he’s not on their team.
Or maybe there are just a lot of miserable people in the world.
Both are probably true. Either way, the haters will be silenced after a wild stat surfaced this past weekend.
In the Chiefs’ win against the Arizona Cardinals, Mahomes passed for 360 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
It was the 14th time that Mahomes has passed for at least four touchdowns in a game, which ties him with Matthew Stafford and Eli Manning (via CBS Sports).
Patrick Mahomes already has the same amount of 4 Pass TD games (14) as Eli Manning and Matthew Stafford. pic.twitter.com/bjfCEDRFMZ— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) September 11, 2022
Stafford has been in the league since 2009 and Manning played from 2004 to 2019.
Mahomes, meanwhile, has only been in the NFL since 2017 (and he only started one game as a rookie in 2017).
Stafford and Manning are two of the all-time greats (enough with the Eli slander, he has two Super Bowl rings and his career last much longer than most quarterbacks).
Mahomes, however, is clearly going to have a better career.
No Tyreek Hill, tons of doubt from the national media, and plenty of pressure to repeat as AFC West division champions = no problem for Mahomes.
How anyone doubts this man I’ll never know.
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