Patrick Mahomes Breaks NFL Record for Most TD Passes in First 8 Career Games

Patrick Mahomes with Chiefs in 2017
Patrick Mahomes with Chiefs in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Kansas City Chiefs have bounced back from last week’s loss to the New England Patriots, and have continued with their usual routine of scoring at will in Sunday night’s 45-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes looked like an MVP candidate once again, throwing for 358 yards and four touchdown passes, while breaking some NFL records in the process.

After this game, Mahomes got to 22 TD passes in the first eight games of his NFL career, which means he broke the record previously owned by legendary Rams’ QB Kurt Warner who had 21 TD passes during the same stretch.

“You think you’re going to have success, but I didn’t expect this much,” – Mahomes told reporters after the game. “But at the same time, I knew the weapons we had, and I knew if I just ran [the offense] and did what Coach [Andy] Reid wanted me to do that there was a chance we could be really, really good.”

If he continues to play like this, Patrick Mahomes could soon have some more records under his belts. The 23-year-old needs nine more TD passes to break the franchise record for most in a single season and has nine games to do it. The current record holder is Len Dawson who threw 30 touchdowns in 1964 regular season.

Since taking the starting QB position from Alex Smith in Week 17 of 2017 season, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 7-1 record. In the first seven games of the 2018 season, Mahomes completed 64.9 percent of his passes and threw for 2,223 yards, 22 touchdowns, and five interceptions.