3 out of 9 in deep attempts (33.3%), 123 yards, TD-to-INT ratio 3: 0, 121.5 passing rating
It’s surprising to see a child on an NFL household poster here, number 6, but it’s mostly the result of a low completion rate. However, the total number of touchdowns is indisputable.
These figures stem from an obvious change in the bosses’ violation. Mahomes did not target receivers as deeply in 2020 as in the past, leading to shorter attempts and faster release of passes. This helped reduce the pressure on the quarterback, but also kept Mahomes away from the top of the statistics charts. Currently, the throwing time of Mahomes is the lowest in his career of only 2.6 seconds of experience, well below 201
This leads to an almost flawless foul when passing to Kansas City (when you take the ball out in less than 2.5 seconds, Mahomes ‘TD-to-INT ratio of 2018 is 26: 1) and this contributes to Chiefs’ goal to win as many games as possible. But the statistics sheet is a little less crowded than we would be used to seeing, with Mahomes trying to make deep passes on just 7.4% of his throws, well below his 2018 level of 15.2. And yet when Mahomes there is deep down, it’s rewarding. Mohomez is currently ranked third in the NFL in deep touchdowns with three strokes, and his rating of deep pitchers is good for eighth best in the league.
Deep shots create the most important highlights, but as we know with Mahomes, it will probably create a memorable moment (or five) on a weekly basis, even if it doesn’t cover as many yards in the air.