Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes surpassed Dan Marino for quickest to reach 75 passing TDs
Patrick Mahomes knows about records. He has his fair share. On Sunday, while beating the Chicago Bears, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback added another record to his list that may actually be longer than a CVS receipt.
According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, in 30 games, Mahomes has 75 passing touchdowns, surpassing Hall of Famer Dan Marino for fastest to reach that mark — Marino did it in 31 outings.
On Sunday, in the win over Chicago, Mahomes went 23 of 33 passing for 251 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Earlier in the season, Mahomes passed Marino in a similar record. He became the fastest quarterback to throw for 60 touchdowns, doing so in 20 games compared to Marino’s 25.
Though only in his third year in the NFL (and second as a full-time starter), Mahomes is already carving out a legendary career that could see him joining Marino in the Hall of Fame someday.
In his first season as a full-time starter in Kansas City, Mahomes set the NFL landscape ablaze. Seemingly out of nowhere, the Texas Tech product used his rocket-launcher arm to tally 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns to just 12 interceptions. He won the MVP award and took the Chiefs all the way to the AFC Championship game.
Mahomes would be the first to tell you that he’s not playing for records, of course. He wants to deliver a Super Bowl to Kansas City. So far, it looks like he has the opportunity to do just that in 2019, as he has the Chiefs at the third-seed and close to a first-round bye heading into Week 17.