Patrick Mahomes Makes History By Breaking 52-Year-Old Super Bowl Streak


Photo: Instagram/Patrick Mahomes 

Patrick Mahomes broke a 52-year-old Super Bowl streak on Sunday night, becoming the first NFL quarterback to lead the league in passing yards before winning the championship.

Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, no NFL MVP quarterback had won an NFL championship until Mahomes' victory.

However, the so-called curse was not really a curse, as eight of the 29 post-merger Super Bowls preceding Kurt Warner's 1999 victory were won by current NFL MVPs.

Photo: Instagram/Patrick Mahomes 

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana used to say, "The ball is shaped weird — and sometimes it bounces funny," suggesting that a little bit of luck could easily have broken that MVP "curse."

In 53 Super Bowls played since the merger, 15 NFL quarterbacks have led the league in touchdown passes before playing in the Super Bowl, with eight winning it.

In addition, 17 Super Bowl quarterbacks had the league's best passer rating before appearing in the championship game, and nine of them won.

Five quarterbacks played in the Super Bowl after leading the league in completion percentage, with five winning the championship game.

Until Sunday's game, no quarterback had ever led the league in passing yards before winning the Super Bowl, and only six quarterbacks had ever made the championship game after leading the league in yards.

Read Next: Islam Makhachev Discusses Weight Cut Concerns With Khabib Nurmagomedov Ahead Of UFC 284

Source: SB Nation
 


Comments

Trending Now

Justin Gaethje Reacts To Knockout Loss To Max Holloway at UFC 300

Max Holloway's Spectacular KO Rocks UFC 300

Sixers Unveil Allen Iverson Sculpture at Training Complex

OJ Simpson, NFL Star Acquitted In 'Trial of The Century', Dies at 76

Cooper Flagg Leads Team USA To Victory Over Team World at Nike Hoop Summit

OnlyFans Photos & Videos of WNBA Player Elizabeth Cambage Leak

Ohtani Interpreter Accused of Stealing $16m From Baseball Star

Team USA Finalizes Roster For 2024 Olympics: LeBron James And Stephen Curry Lead The Charge

Anthony Davis Exits Lakers' Season Finale Due To Back Spasm, Blames Larry Nance Jr. For Injury

Kawhi Leonard Joins Team USA For 2024 Olympics