Patrick Mahomes 40 time: How did he compare to other QBs?

Patrick Mahomes II #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes II #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Here’s what star quarterback Patrick Mahomes recorded for his 40-yard dash during the 2017 NFL Combine.

The biggest and craziest freaks were out on display on Saturday at the 2023 NFL Combine, one of which was Florida’s Anthony Richardson. Richardson’s numbers blows those of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of the water, though the two could hardly be compared in terms of playing style.

Richardson set a new NFL combine record for his broad jump and vertical jump, and he recorded a 4.43 40-yard dash time. His 40-yard dash time is tied for fourth-fastest among quarterbacks since 2006, confirming what most already knew about the Florida dual-threat: Richardson is an absolute freak.

Chiefs’ Mahomes didn’t impress as much at his own combine six years ago. The two-time Super Bowl MVP showed off his nifty scrambles throughout the 2022 season and in the playoffs, memorably running to the sidelines and getting an unnecessary roughness penalty to set up the AFC Championship-winning field goal.

Mahomes’ runs aren’t as efficient as Lamar Jackson’s or as zealous as Josh Allen’s, but they are magical nonetheless. Let’s take a look at what Mahomes’ 40 time was in his pre-draft combine.

Patrick Mahomes’ 40 time compared to the fastest times of 2023 NFL Combine

Mahomes ran a time of 4.80 seconds in the 40-yard dash, tied for seventh overall in the 2017 quarterback class.

It should be noted that some quarterback prospects (Brad Kaaya, C.J. Beathard) sat out of the 40-yard dash.

Mahomes’ 4.80 40 time tied Jerod Evans for seventh; Trevor Knight ran the fastest time at 4.54 seconds, followed by Josh Dobbs, Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky, and Davis Webb.

If Mahomes ran a 4.80 in the 2023 combine, he would currently be ranked last among all quarterbacks who have run the 40-yard dash so far.

Anthony Richardson leads the quarterback class with a 4.43 40 time, followed by TCU’s Max Duggan (4.52), Louisville’s Malik Cunningham (4.54), UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson (4.56), Houston’s Clayton Tune (4.64), Georgia’s Stetson Bennett (4.67), and Shepherd’s Tyson Bagent (4.79).

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