Chiefs Kingdom is already used to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes setting all kinds of league-wide and franchise records ever since he was first installed as the team’s starting signal caller in 2018. On Sunday, they watched him cross an impressive threshold in only his 63rd regular-season game with a touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce—touchdown number 150 in his career.
Mahomes crossed the 150 touchdown pass mark early in the team’s games on the road against the Denver Broncos with a short three-yard strike in the end zone to Kelce to put the team up 7-0.
In case you missed the touchdown, it was the perfect way to cap a drive that looked just that methodical the whole way down. The Chiefs converted numerous third downs on the drive with short runs by Darrel Williams and long scrambles from Mahomes himself with just enough passes to go nearly end zone to end zone.
Here’s the throw to Kelce on what was the 17th overall play on the scoring drive.
For the season, Mahomes now has 36 touchdowns, the third-highest total of his four-year career so far. His high for touchdowns in a season remains his incredible rookie campaign in which he threw 50 scores and eclipsed 5,000 throwing yards as well to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award.
The Chiefs are hoping to put away Denver at Mile High Stadium on Saturday in order to keep pressure on the Tennessee Titans for the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC. Whoever holds that title earns a free pass in the Wild Card round, making it that much easier to make it to a Super Bowl to represent the conference.