We’re just a couple months away from former Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez’s induction into the team’s Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor—that will take place on December 13 when the Chiefs host the Los Angeles Chargers. Gonzalez has more receiving yards and touchdowns than any other player in franchise history.
In the meantime, TMZ Sports caught up with Gonzalez on the street to ask him about Patrick Mahomes.
TMZ: Do you think Patrick Mahomes is going to beat Peyton Manning’s 55-touchdown record (2013)?
Gonzalez: “You know what? If you were to ask me a couple weeks ago, I would have been like, ‘Hell no. Not even close.’ But right now, looking at It? Yeah. He’s on his way.”
Mahomes has started his regular-season career a perfect 4-0, and through three games this season, he has 13 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Gonzalez added that he’s eager to see how Mahomes would respond to a bad game.
“That’s the thing about him so far—he’s never had a bad game yet, even thinking back to last year. The true Hallmark of a champion is consistency and how you bounce back when you get your ass kicked.
“It’s coming. He’s going to get his butt kicked eventually, and I’d like to see how he responds, but right now, I have no reason to doubt him.”
Neither do the Chiefs, who travel to Denver to face the Broncos on Monday night.