Russell Wilson is on Pace to Break This Crazy Peyton Manning Record

Zach Brunner
Russell Wilson is on pace to break Peyton Manning's record.
Russell Wilson is on pace to break Peyton Manning's record. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Leading his team to a perfect 3-0 record to start the season, quarterback Russell Wilson has been nothing short of spectacular. In fact, his play has finally garnered the respect he deserves. Heading into Week 4, Wilson is leading the race for NFL MVP.

On top of that, Wilson is also on track to break this crazy Peyton Manning stat.

After another five touchdowns thrown in his Week 3 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Wilson has thrown a ridiculous 14 touchdowns over the first three weeks. This output is the most through three games in NFL history.

This three-game stretch also has him on track to set to a new record for passing touchdowns in a single season, which is 55, set by Manning back in 2013. Not only is Wilson on track to break the record, he would shatter it. At his current pace, his touchdown total over a 16-game season would equal 74.6, which is nearly 20 touchdowns over Manning's record.

While it seems unlikely that Wilson will keep up this pace, it shows that he does not need to throw five touchdowns per game to break the record, given the work he has already put in. Wilson needs 3.23 touchdowns thrown per game the rest of the way to break the record.

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