Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is off to a fantastic start. After three games, Mahomes has thrown for 13 touchdowns and no interceptions, which breaks Peyton Manning’s record of 12 touchdowns after the first three games. A record Manning set back in 2013. The two-time Super Bowl champion would finish 2013 with 55 touchdown passes, which is the record most TD passes in a single-season.
According to Hall of Famer and former Chiefs great Tony Gonzalez, Mahomes has a chance to break Manning’s record for touchdown passes in a season.
“You know what, if you would have asked me a couple of weeks ago, I would have been like, ‘Hell no, not even close.’ Right now looking at it, yeah; He’s on his way,” Gonzalez told TMZ Sports.
“He’s never had a bad game yet dating back to last year. A true hallmark of a champion is consistency, and how you bounce back when you get your a** kicked. It’s coming; he’s going to get his butt kicked eventually. I like to see how he responds, but right now, I have no reason to doubt him.”
The 2nd-year player needs to average around three-plus touchdowns a game to break Manning’s record. Impossible? No. However, at some point, Mahomes may have moments when he looks like a first-year starter, but based on what we have seen to this point, I don’t know when that is going to happen.
I don’t think Mahomes breaks the record. He’ll have a great season, and maybe he gets in the 40s, but 55 touchdown passes won’t happen this season for Mahomes.