Packers QB Aaron Rodgers makes NFL history with 400th TD pass

By Vincent Frank
Jan 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts following the loss against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a first ballot Hall of Famer. By now, that much is known. Now at 37-years-old, Rodgers is at that point in his career where he’s going to start breaking NFL records.

The Philadelphia Eagles saw this first-hand during Sunday’s NFL Week 13 outing. In the first half of said game, Rodgers threw his 35th touchdown of the season. He becomes the first quarterback in NFL history with 35 touchdown passes or more in five different seasons.

Rodgers then made history on this touchdown pass to Davante Adams in the third quarter against a hapless Eagles team.

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Aaron Rodgers makes NFL history, throws 400th career touchdown

Rodgers is now the fastest quarterback to throw 400 touchdowns, doing so in 193 career games. That bested the previous mark of 205 games held by Saints legend Drew Brees.

It really is astonishing what Aaron Rodgers has been able to do throughout his brilliant career. The numbers back this up in a big way.

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Aaron Rodgers stats

Aaron Rodgers, NFL history
Dec 23, 2019; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

We’re talking about an all-time great quarterback, someone who has put up numbers we’ve rarely seen outside of the “Madden” video game franchise. Just look at his previous six seasons heading into 2020.

  • 2014: 65.6% completion, 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns, five interceptions
  • 2015: 60.7% completion, 3,821 yards, 31 touchdowns, eight interceptions
  • 2016: 65.7% completion, 4,428 yards, 40 touchdowns, seven interceptions
  • 2017: 64.7% completion, 1,675 yards, 16 touchdowns, six interceptions (seven games)
  • 2018: 62.3% completion, 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns, two interceptions
  • 2019: 62.0% completion, 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns, four interceptions

Dating back to the start of the 2018 season, Aaron Rodgers has tallied 87 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. That’s just mind-boggling stuff. Sure we’re in an era of NFL football when quarterbacks are putting up some huge stats. Heck, Rodgers is a good 170 touchdowns from breaking Tom Brady’s all-time mark. Even then, these are staggering numbers.

Depending on how much longer Aaron Rodgers plays, he could continue to break all-time NFL records. What we saw Sunday against the Eagles is the most-recent example of this.