Patrick Mahomes has an unprecedented 25 touchdowns, 1 interception

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is off to a start the likes of which we’ve never seen before.

Mahomes has 25 touchdowns and one interception so far this season. This is the first time in NFL history that a player has had 25 touchdowns and only one interception through the first nine games of the season.

The previous best mark was set by Russell Wilson last year, when he had 22 touchdowns and one interception through nine games.

Mahomes’ play this year compares very favorably to the way he played in his first two seasons as the Chiefs’ starter. He’s throwing interceptions at a career-low rate, he’s completing passes at a career-high rate, and his passer rating and QBR are career highs. Mahomes is likely to come up short of the 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns he threw in 2018, but he’s on pace to throw 10 fewer interceptions this year than he did that year.

We’ve become so accustomed to Mahomes’ greatness that some of his more impressive numbers just get overlooked. But he’s playing at as high a level as ever.

21 responses to “Patrick Mahomes has an unprecedented 25 touchdowns, 1 interception

  1. Mahomes with his skill position talent, O-line and Reid designing plays is a scary combination. The thing that stands out this year (really every year) is how fast they are on offense. He has a few TDs on those shovel passes where a receiver just runs around the entire defense for an easy score. And Mahomes is obviously the most comfortable running this offense that he’s ever been. They really are making it look easy this year.

  2. If he’s played better than anyone else at the end of the season, he should get the MVP. Shouldn’t buy into the season-long campaign by the media to give Russ a lifetime achievement MVP.

  3. What’s he gonna look like with half a dozen years of experience under his belt entering the prime of his career?

    As a chiefs fan this seems too good to be true and I’m expecting the hammer to drop at any time. But his trajectory is nuts and I can only see him getting smarter under Reid while having a competent team around him under Veach over the next 5 years+. DONT WAKE ME UP THIS DREAM IS TOO GOOD

  4. Andy Reid traded up to get Mahomes in the first round. If Andy wouldn’t have traded for him, how far would he have fallen? I’m still trying to figure out why he wasn’t the first pick in the draft. He played the exact same way in college. The only other QB I can think of that was as much of a sure thing was John Elway. The funny thing is both Elway and Mahomes were below .500 in college.

  5. It’s not unprecedented. Brady did 36-4 in 2010 and I believe his only int after the Moss trade was a hail mary before half vs Balt.

    So, this is the nfl still trying to pimp this new generation of qbs and it also being in a very easy offensive era.

    What is holding down by 66% this year by cheater Goodell
    for ratings?

    Uh-huh.

    Mahomes is great, but it’s a unique season and the commissioner is a cheater.

  6. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    November 10, 2020 at 2:43 pm
    Jealous NE fan on the premises.
    ________

    LOL its sad isn’t it…

  7. itsamadmadmadmadworld says:
    November 10, 2020 at 3:51 pm
    So why isn’t he the favorite for NFL MVP?
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    Because Russ hasn’t got a trophy yet

  8. Context is never brought into account when discussing quarterbacks, and it amazes me. There has been AMAZINGLY talented quarterbacks that were drafted to terrible teams / terrible situations, that have not made it 3 seasons in the league. Mahomes, with his immense talent, was fortunate enough to be drafted by a super bowl ready team. Reid had been winning divisions and knocking on the super bowl door for years prior to Mahomes. We would not be talking about MVP Mahomes had he ended up with the Jets, or at Cincy. Aaron Rodgers would likely have 3-4 super bowls and super bowl MVP trophies if he had been in KC the past 4 years. So while Mahomes is a great talent, lets not forget the team around him has the pieces that he needs to succeed.

  9. I think Mahomes is the current favorite. He passed Russ in the last few weeks. Let’s let it play out. The old man in Green Bay might have something to say as well.

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