Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has set an NFL record for touchdown passes through his team’s first two games of the season.
Prior to Sunday, only two other quarterbacks—Drew Brees in 2009 and Peyton Manning in 2013—had thrown for nine touchdowns in the first two games of the season. Mahomes matched that total of nine with his fifth touchdown in the third quarter.
Since the 1970 merger, only 3 quarterbacks have thrown for 9 pass TD in their team’s first 2 games:— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 16, 2018
• Drew Brees (2009)
• Peyton Manning (2013)
• Patrick Mahomes (2018)
Your move, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Then, with Mahomes’ sixth touchdown in the game, he reached 10 touchdown passes and now stands alone in history.
With his 10th TD pass through 2 games this season, Mahomes now stands alone atop this list.— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 16, 2018
There’s still 12 minutes to play in the 4th quarter. https://t.co/4o4HDgewxS
Mahomes isn’t just living up to the ridiculous hype so far; he’s actually surpassing it.