Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers fastest to 400 career touchdown passes

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Six quarterbacks in NFL history had thrown 400 touchdown passes before Aaron Rodgers reached that milestone Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

None of them did it as quickly as Rodgers.

Not Drew Brees, Peyton Manning nor Tom Brady. Not Dan Marino, Brett Favre nor Philip Rivers.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback reached 400 touchdown passes for his career in his 193rd regular-season game. That’s 12 fewer games than Brees, who was previously the fastest to 400.

On his milestone day, Rodgers finished 25-of-34 passing for 295 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Green Bay’s 30-16 victory that pushed the Packers to 9-3, one game behind the New Orleans Saints in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Rodgers, who turned 37 on Wednesday, began the day needing three touchdown passes to reach 400. With those three scores Sunday, he also reached 36 for the year, giving him his fifth season with at least 35 touchdowns — the most such seasons in NFL history. He had been tied with Brady, Brees and Manning at four each.

“Those are fun milestones for sure,” Rodgers said. “I’m not sure how long I’ll be able to hold on to the second one. There’s some really good young quarterbacks I’m guessing are amassing some numbers in that vicinity. But it does speak to the consistency over a long period of time that I’m very proud of.”

After a four-touchdown game the previous week against the Chicago Bears, Rodgers threw two more in the first half against the Eagles. No. 398 came on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line, a fade to Davante Adams, who tied a Packers record with touchdown catches in seven consecutive games (Don Hutson did it twice in the 1940s).

Career touchdown No. 399 came in the final minute of the second quarter, when Rodgers narrowly avoided a sack in time to find Robert Tonyan wide open down the field for a 25-yarder.

No. 400 came in the third quarter and went to who else but Adams. It capped a 99-yard drive Rodgers started with a 42-yard bomb to Adams from the back of his own end zone.

“[My teammates] didn’t state a ton during the week, however it’s continually intriguing to see who gets the achievement toss,” Rodgers said. “Pretty cool that Davante got it. I didn’t do a ton on that play. It was a great conspired play. He did the entire thing, hardened furnished his way into the end zone. However, definitely, it was amusing to have those achievements consecutive weeks. Like I said a week ago, a great deal of it is life span, yet there additionally is some steady play attached to it.”

Adams introduced the ball to Rodgers after the play, which incited previous Packers wide beneficiary James Jones to commend Adams for his mindfulness. Jones tweeted that he tossed Rodgers’ 100th vocation score pass into the stands.

“Like four hours before the game, I saw someone tweeted me – I was on Twitter and someone tweeted out that he required three more, he was at 397, he required three additional,” Adams said. “So I made everyone in the group mindful who’s a pass-catcher. I stated, ‘Whoever gets the third score today, don’t toss the ball, keep the ball,’ since I don’t think Aaron has any of his century-mark score passes.

“It’s something unique to be a piece of that, since I got I accept his 200th – that was my first score – so I had the chance to keep that ball, he let me keep that one. And afterward 300 I think Ty [Montgomery] kept or provided for the ref. To have the option to get 400, man, it’s magnificent. It’s a great deal of scores to toss. It’s cool for me, yet I think he wins in the coolness office on that.”

Rodgers is the main quarterback who had less than 100 block attempts (he has 88) at the time he arrived at 400 scores.

“Presently, I will check whether I can get to 500 preceding I toss 100 picks,” Rodgers said.

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