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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes breaks NFL record for most TD passes in first 8 career games

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ amazing season continues. The first-year starting QB threw four more touchdown passes to lead the Chiefs to a dominant 45-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals as they improved to 6-1 on the season.

In doing so, Mahomes has now thrown 22 touchdown passes, which sets a new NFL mark for most TD passes in the first eight games of his career. He breaks the previous mark set by Hall of Famer Kurt Warner with the Rams in 1999.

“You think you’re going to have success, but I didn’t expect this much,” Mahomes said per Adam Teicher of ESPN. “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.”

It’s only been eight games, but Mahomes has proven that he is without a doubt the real deal. His mastery of the Chiefs offense in such a short span of time has been quite a sight to behold. In hindsight, their decision to move on from Alex Smith in order to make him their new starter is a terrific move.

Mahomes’ next assignment will be a little tougher as he faces the Broncos. He’s thrown just one of those first 22 TDs in two career games against them. But he’ll be at home this time as opposed to Mile High, so he could have a point to prove in that game.