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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Patrick Mahomes sets record with 10 passing touchdowns to start season

Patrick Mahomes

Brett Favre. Johnny Unitas. Peyton Manning. Tom Brady. Joe Montana. Dan Marino. All of these quarterbacks enjoyed stellar careers in the NFL, yet none of them threw for as many touchdowns in their first two games of a season as Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes lit it up in his season debut last weekend with four touchdown passes against the Chargers. As if that weren’t enough, Mahomes increased his total by 50 percent in Week 2. He threw for six touchdowns, giving him an NFL record 10 over his team’s first two games of the season.

According to NFL Research, the other quarterbacks who had thrown for nine touchdowns in the first two games of a season were Drew Brees (2009) and Peyton Manning (2013). Mahomes now owns the mark alone.

Mahomes is making Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs’ front office look like geniuses for a) trading up to get him in 2017 and b) trading away Alex Smith to make room for him.

What a start to the season.

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