Sunday, December 18, 2011

Four Quarterbacks Challenging Dan Marino's Single-Season Yardage Record

There is a nice graphic on comparing the four quarterbacks who have a chance to break Dan Marino's 27-year-old record for single season passing yardage.

Obviously the most likely to break the record is Drew Brees.  Brees came super close last year, and I think that for a (barely) 6'0" quarterback to set records like this is amazing.  He's averaging 336 yards a game and only needs to average 239 to break the record. I think he's a lock.

I also think that Tom Brady has a shot at this.  He only needs to average 270 yards a game the rest of the season (currently averaging 320).  Brady should be able to do this.  The only caveat to that is if the Patriots emphasize the running game a bit more in the final few games.

As far as the other two guys, Aaron Rodgers and Eli Manning, they need to average more yards per game the rest of the season than they currently throw.  Both guys could do it, and I'd love to see them do it, but I think it's significantly less likely.

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