Mahomes Breaks Another Record

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B. Hays, Sports Section Editor

This weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs played at home against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers kept the game close throughout, but in the end, the Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs were too much for the Panthers to overcome. However, history will not remember the result of this game as much as the new record set by Patrick Mahomes.

Patrick Mahomes is officially the fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 100 touchdown passes. It only took him 40 games. Dan Marino was the previous holder of the record: It only took him 44 games. In Mahomes’ first season as an NFL QB, he threw 50 touchdown passes. Last season, his total dropped to 26 touchdown passes, but Mahomes believed that he was actually playing better football as he stated, “Last year I just didn’t have as many stats to kind of [pad the total], I guess you could say. But I feel like I was playing better last year than I did the year before. This year we’re getting the touchdowns we didn’t have last year. But every year I’m more comfortable within the offense, I’m more comfortable reading the defenses and understanding where the ball is going to go even before the snap of the ball.” Clearly this was true, as the Chiefs went on to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. 

This season, the Chiefs are off to another quick start, and Mahomes is on a run of TD passes that may rival his rookie season. He currently has 25 touchdown passes and only 1 interception half way through the 2020 season. His 24th touchdown pass, to Tyreek Hill, made him the fastest player to reach 100 touchdown passes. As Travis Kelce, Chiefs Tight-end, told the media after the game, “I’m looking forward to a lot more good memories, man, a lot of records to be broken.” This certainly seems to be the case, as Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs continue their record breaking run.