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PFF shares intriguing numbers for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the NFL’s best deep-ball passer.

According to Pro Football Focus’ official Twitter account, Mahomes attempted a deep ball pass on just 15.9 percent of his throws. Nonetheless, he still led the NFL in deep passing yards last season.

Mahomes’ 5,097 passing yards were the second-most in the NFL last season. Only Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had more (5,129 yards).

However, Mahomes’ 50 touchdown passes led the league by a wide margin. His closest pursuer, the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck, threw for 39 touchdown passes in 2018.

Mahomes’ also finished with a gaudy passer rating of 113.8, good for second in the league. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ passer rating of 115.7 was the best in the NFL last season.

Based on the Pro Football Focus statistic, Mahomes is a gunslinger who knows how to pick his spots. If your team is on a critical third-and-long situation in the waning moments of a game, Mahomes is your man.

The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Los Angeles Rams at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on November 18. Mahomes told the “Pardon My Take” podcast (via The Kansas City Star’s Pete Grathoff) on May 20 he can throw a deep ball 100 yards in Mexico.

“Probably 100 (yards).

Yeah, I got to like 80, 83 in Denver and then you have to times it by two because it’s like two miles above altitude. So I can handle the extra 20.”

According to Grathoff, Azteca Stadium “is 7,280 feet above sea level, which is roughly 2,000 feet higher than Denver.” Denver is known for its high altitude. Mahomes said he can throw a football 100 yards in a city which is two miles higher than Denver.

If Mahomes does that on November 18, he will solidify his status as the NFL’s best deep-ball passer.