Super Bowl Statistics 2024: Who Is Better – Patrick Mahomes or Brock Purdy? What Are Their Strengths & Weaknesses?

Published 02/06/2024, 6:36 PM EST

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So, we’re heading into Super Bowl LVIII, and it’s shaping up to be a showdown for the ages! Patrick Mahomes, the star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, is gunning for his third NFL championship—and that too in just six seasons as a starter. Talk about fast-tracking to greatness, right? He’s been hailed as the heir to Tom Brady’s throne, and a win on February 11 would solidify that claim.

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On the other side of the field, we’ve got Brock Purdy. He went from being Mr. Irrelevant to potentially leading his team to a historic sixth Super Bowl title. It’s like something out of a movie—the ultimate underdog tale. Now, let’s talk numbers. Who’s been tearing up the stat sheet more?

Where did the two shine ahead of the Super Bowl?

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Alright, let’s talk about the 49ers’ QB first. His rookie year was rather unremarkable. But then, in his second year, he proved doubters wrong. Don’t believe us—look at his regular-season stats. A solid 4,280 passing yards, 31 touchdown passes, and only 11 interceptions. Those numbers don’t lie. He recorded a 69.4% completion rate and a whopping 72.7 QBR, leading the entire NFL! And get this: in nine games, he threw for multiple touchdowns, and in six, he racked up over 250 passing yards. The 49ers were unbeatable in those games, going a perfect 9-0!

Now, let’s talk about Mahomes. Sure, his regular season wasn’t his best. But when it comes to the playoffs, he’s a different animal. In three playoff games, he’s thrown for a cool 718 yards and four touchdowns without a single interception! Talk about clutch! He’s also led the Chiefs to yet another Super Bowl, showing everyone why he’s considered one of the best in the game.

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What about their weaknesses?

Let’s be honest here. Purdy has had his moments but has also had some struggles, especially when the pressure’s on in the playoffs. He’s struggled with leading game-winning drives one minute and making mistakes the next. He definitely does not play like himself in the big games. In the two playoff games, he’s for a combined 519 yards and two touchdowns with one interception.

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One player’s weakness is the other player’s strength. Mahomes shined in the postseason but not in the regular one. His regular season wasn’t exactly his greatest hits album. He recorded fewer passing yards and touchdowns than usual. It was his second-worst season in those metrics. And what about interceptions? It’s his worst season at a career-high of 14! Plus, losing his offensive coordinator didn’t help matters.

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Will Mahomes maintain his status as one of the top quarterbacks in the league, or will Purdy’s rise to greatness reshape the storyline?

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