Russell Wilson Breaks Patrick Mahomes' NFL Record for TD Passes in 1st 3 Games

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistSeptember 27, 2020

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes to wide receiver Tyler Lockett for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Russell Wilson has been great to start the 2020 season. Historically great.

According to Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network, "Wilson is the first QB in the 101-year history of the @NFL with 4+ TD passes in each of his team's first 3 games."


#Seahawks cash in on the turnover. @DangeRussWilson throws his 4th touchdown of the day! 📺: #DALvsSEA on FOX 📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports app: https://t.co/9RobDGGsOD https://t.co/8W9ipm59DL

With a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, Russell broke Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' record for most touchdown passes through the first three games of a season:


Russell Wilson has officially broken Patrick Mahomes' NFL record for most TD passes in his first 3 games with 14 🔥🔥 https://t.co/uYzGo7XOA4

Wilson also became just the fifth passer in league history with five touchdown passes in back-to-back games:

Tim Booth @ByTimBooth

Russell Wilson is the 5th quarterback in league history to throw 5 TDs in back-to-back games. #Seahawks https://t.co/uXCU2O7dnq

Coming into Sunday, Wilson had thrown for 610 yards, nine touchdowns and just one interception, completing 82.5 percent of his passes. Those are video game numbers.

With five more touchdown passes Sunday, Wilson is now on pace to throw for 75 touchdowns this season, which would easily surpass Peyton Manning's record of 55 touchdown passes in the 2013 season. History would suggest that Wilson—whose career high in touchdown passes is 35—will eventually cool off.

It doesn't make what he's doing at the moment any less impressive, however.

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Russell Wilson is absolutely amazing

JJ Zachariason @LateRoundQB

Russell Wilson up to a 15% touchdown rate on the season after that fourth touchdown pass today.

Spotrac @spotrac

#NFL MVP Odds (@OddsShark) Russell Wilson +240 Lamar Jackson +500 Patrick Mahomes +500 Aaron Rodgers +700 Kyler Murray +1200 First non-QB, Derrick Henry +4000

If the MVP voting took place right now, Wilson would win the award, and it wouldn't be close. Russ is cooking. And the Seahawks—who have reached the postseason in seven of Wilson's eight full seasons—are one of the NFL's most dangerous teams because of it.