Inexperienced Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers quickest to 400 profession landing passes

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Six quarterbacks in NFL historical past had thrown 400 landing passes earlier than Aaron Rodgers reached that milestone Sunday in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles.

None of them did it as shortly as Rodgers.

Not Drew Brees, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Not Dan Marino, Brett Favre or Philip Rivers.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback reached 400 landing passes for his profession in his 193rd regular-season sport. That is 12 fewer video games than Brees, who was beforehand the quickest to 400.

Rodgers, who turned 37 on Wednesday, started the day needing three landing passes to achieve 400. With these three TDs Sunday, he additionally reached 36 for the yr, giving him his fifth season with at the very least 35 touchdowns — essentially the most such seasons in NFL historical past. He had been tied with Brady, Brees and Manning at 4 every.

After a four-touchdown sport the earlier week in opposition to the Chicago Bears, Rodgers threw two extra within the first half in opposition to the Eagles. No. 398 got here on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, a fade to Davante Adams, who tied a Packers file with landing catches in seven straight video games (Don Hutson did it twice within the Nineteen Forties).

Profession landing No. 399 got here within the remaining minute of the second quarter, when Rodgers narrowly averted a sack in time to seek out Robert Tonyan extensive open down the sector for a 25-yarder.

No. 400 got here within the third quarter and went to who else however Adams. It capped a 99-yard drive that Rodgers began with a 42-yard bomb from the again of his personal finish zone to Adams.

Adams introduced the ball to Rodgers after the play, which prompted former Packers receiver James Jones to go with Adams for his consciousness. Jones tweeted that he threw Rodgers’ 100th career touchdown pass into the stands.

Rodgers is the one quarterback who had fewer than 100 interceptions (he has 88) on the time he reached 400 touchdowns.

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