Packers’ Aaron Rodgers surpasses 50,000 passing yards

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. He joined other historic quarterbacks on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers signal-caller is just the 11th quarterback in more than 100-years to surpass 50,000 passing yards in a career. And just think, he didn’t play right away, as he was the backup to fellow Packers great Brett Favre. Rodgers took over the reigns of the Packers offense in 2008 when Favre moved on to the New York Jets. In 13-years, Rodgers accomplished a feat that puts him in elite company. He became the first quarterback to surpass 50,000 passing yards during the 2020 season. And he’ll be the only one. The California-born athlete had 211 passing yards in the Packers win on Sunday Night Football against the Chicago Bears. He broke the 50,000 passing yardage mark on a touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan. He is the first active quarterback to pass 50,000 yards since Matt Ryan in 2019. The Atlanta Falcons signal-caller broke the 50,000 plateau with a first-quarter 14-yard pass to Russell Gage in a 40-20 win over the Carolina Panthers on December 8, 2019. Three quarterbacks reached the mark during the 2017 season. This included Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers. Tom Brady — who has the second-most passing yards in NFL history — surpassed the mark during the 2014 season. Drew Brees surpassed the mark in 2013 — and is the NFL’s all-time passing leader.

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