The new season of the NFL begins this September 10 with the meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. It will be a season full of emotions and uncertainty due to the conditions that the pandemic brings, but the big stars promise to give their best on the grid. For this regular season, there are several figures who are close to setting some really impressive records. Among these, there are 4 quarterbacks that could make history.
The man of the records. Tom Brady is a player who needs no introduction, and now opens an unprecedented season of his career. At 43, he will play for a team other than the New England Patriots, having signed for the Tampa Buccaneers. The ‘GOAT’ is chasing various brands this season. The quarterback needs 16 games as a starter to break the all-time record for appearances (since the start) in the NFL, surpassing Brett Favre’s 298 games. In addition, he is only 3 wins away from being the most victorious quarterback in history, beating Adam Vinatieri (221). He could also become the player with the most Pro-Bowl calls (15).
The New Orleans Saints quarterback is one of the players to watch this season, as he will lead one of the teams that could be added to the favorites lists. Drew Brees is 25 passes to touchdown to match legend Payton Manning as the only QB in the history of the NFL to complete at least 15 seasons with 25 touchdown passes. Definitely an outstanding record for the 41-year-old experienced player.
Leaving aside the veterans, the quarterbacks with the greatest projection appear, and Patrick Mahomes could not be absent. At just 24 years old, the Kansas City Chiefs offensive leader is aiming to take over the league, and is closing in on some interesting milestones. The quarterback could become the first in history to record 10,000 passing yards in 35 games or less (he has 9,412 yards in 31 games). He can also break the mark for at least 4,000 passing yards in 3 of his first 4 seasons.
Baltimore Ravens is another candidate for the next Super Bowl, and all thanks to its young star, Lamar Jackson. The quarterback is one of the most promising talents in the NFL, and their numbers speak for themselves. The player only needs 132 yards to become the quarterback with the most rushing yards in his first 3 seasons. This record belongs to the Patriots’ new QB, Cam Newton (2,032 yards). He also needs at least 3 games with a carry over 100 yards to tie Michael Vick’s all-time record in this area.