Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a chance to overtake the great Peyton Manning today against the Las Vegas Raiders for the most passing yards in a season. In the end, however, he finished with a distance of 5,250 yards, falling short of the 5,477 yards record that Peyton Manning completed in the 2013 season.
That season remains the norm for all quarterbacks because in addition to the most yards, Peyton Manning threw a record 55 touchdowns. By comparison, Patrick Mahomes has finished with 41 touchdowns this season. Mahomes also achieved his record in 17 games, while Manning achieved it by less than one game, as the regular season at the time featured 16 games.
At the end of today’s match, with the Captain having claimed the AFC’s number one seed, Mahomes was out of hand and Chad Henne made the final hits before ending the match in a winning position. They will hope, as the regular season has been for them, that they will continue to raise the Lombardi Cup this season. That’s something Peyton Manning failed to do in 2013 when the Seattle Seahawks’ defense overpowered him in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Top 5 NFL QBs with the most passing yards in a season with Peyton Manning and Patrick Mahomes
However, based on the final standings, Patrick Mahomes now makes the list of the top five seasons with the longest passes of all time. Here is a ranking of the five best seasons of all time. Tom Brady is the only quarterback to feature twice in the top five, with Drew Brees making the most passes during the season the most times in the top 10.
#5 – Tom Brady, 2011, New England Patriots, 5,235 yards
Tom Brady has made 39 touchdowns this season. He’s not the leader in passes this season, though, nor has he won an MVP.
#4 – Patrick Mahomes, 2022, Kansas City Chief, 5,250 yards
This season, Patrick Mahomes has made 41 touchdowns and looks to be the favorite player to win his second league MVP.
#3 – Tom Brady, 2021, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 5,316 yards
Tom Brady finished last season with the most yards of his career and with 43 touchdowns. But Aaron Rodgers took the MVP award.
#2 – Drew Brees, 2011, New Orleans Saints, 5,476 yards
#31 – Peyton Manning, 2013, Denver Broncos, 5,477 yards
With 55 touches of the ball, it remains the greatest midfield season of all time. Peyton Manning wins fifth and also final MVP Award this season.