The Kansas City Chiefs changed NFL history when they traded up to get Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes has been the most dominant and spectacular quarterback in the league since he became a starter, and, truth be told, it hasn’t even been that close.
He’s already put up a Hall of Famer kind of résumé, winning two Super Bowls with multiple Super Bowl MVPs, becoming the fastest player to throw for 200+ touchdowns and many more accolades.
However, Zach Wilson was actually the better quarterback when the New York Jets hosted Mahomes and the Chiefs for Sunday Night Football.
According to Opta Stats (via Ben Fawkes), that game marked the first time that an opposing quarterback had more completions, passing yards, TD passes, and fewer interceptions than Mahomes in any of his 127 games dating back to his days in college.
Per @OptaSTATS, Zach Wilson is the only opposing QB to have more completions, passing yards, TD passes and fewer interceptions than Patrick Mahomes in ANY of the 127 games Mahomes has started in college or the NFL😱🤯
— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) October 2, 2023
Against all odds, Zach Wilson has now officially become the first quarterback to outplay Patrick Mahomes, even though he ended up losing the game, which is all that matters in the end.
Wilson will look to build on that performance when his team hits the road to take on the Denver Broncos, looking to get their second win of the season.
As for Mahomes and the Chiefs, Sunday Night’s game was a bit of a wake-up call.
They still managed to escape MetLife Stadium with a win, which is — once again — another testament to Mahomes’ greatness.
But they cannot overlook their rivals, and Mahomes needs to get back in the lab for next week’s game.NEXT: Analyst Has Encouraging Message For Jets Fans