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.

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Source: SB Nation


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