Packers QB Aaron Rodgers broke one of Johnny Unitas' long-standing records. Jeff Hanisch USA TODAY Sports
With a short screen pass to running back Eddie Lacy in the fourth quarter of the Green Bay Packers' Week 6 matchup against the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers eclipsed 30,000 passing yards for his career. Rodgers is the fastest player to reach that milestone, in terms of pass attempts, in NFL history, according to NFC communications director Randall Liu.
The record was previously held by Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas, who played from 1956-1973 and finished his career with 40,239 career passing yards. On Sunday, Rodgers became the 40th passer in NFL history to reach the 30,000-yard milestone.
In an era when prolific passers are taking over the league, Rodgers might be the finest of the bunch. He has been named the NFL's Most Valuable Player twice (2011, 2014) and has a career touchdown-to-interception ratio of four-to-one.
At this rate, Rodgers will rewrite the entire record book before he calls it a career. His performance so far this season has his Packers among the favorites for Super Bowl 50.
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