Passing Yards Per Game
"Patrick Mahomes: 308.2 YPG Jameis Winston: 300 YPG Matt Ryan: 297.3 YPG Justin Herbert: 289.1 YPG Dak Prescott: 287.6 YPG Andrew Luck: 287.1 YPG Jared Goff: 282.5 YPG Ben Roethlisberger: 281.3 YPG Deshaun Watson: 273.2 YPG Philip Rivers: 272.8 YPG 25. Baker Mayfield: 241.6 YPG"
Mahomes continues his dominance into the last category of this ranking, with an astonishing 308.2 passing yards per game over the past three seasons. What NFL fans are witnessing in Mahomes is likely similar to what NBA fans witnessed in the early years of LeBron’s career, the beginning chapters of the life of the greatest to ever do it.
Patrick Mahomes is currently 25 and will turn 26 this year. The fact that he is already being talked about as a possible name in the greatest quarterback of all-time category, and he could have around 15 to 16 more seasons still left in him, is absolutely mind-blowing. It’s going to be extremely hard and unlikely that he is able to match Tom Brady in career accolades, but Mahomes is statistically playing at a level that is almost unmatched to anyone before, especially this early in their career.
In regards to Baker Mayfield, this is a statistic that he has steadily been declining in so far in his career. Last season he posted 222.7 passing yards per game, which is his career-low, and would put him at 32nd on this list. In coach Stefanski’s offense, Mayfield isn’t asked to do a whole lot, which is part of the reason that his yards per game is so low. In terms of the team, it doesn’t really matter how many yards he is throwing for as long as the team is winning, but you’d like to see him take a bigger role in the offensive success, especially if they are going to extend him onto a huge contract.