Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers revelled in his record-setting performance after he became the fastest player to throw 400 career touchdown passes.
Rodgers reached the milestone in his 193rd NFL appearance as the Packers downed the struggling Philadelphia Eagles 30-16 on Sunday.
The two-time MVP became the seventh QB to achieve the feat, but quicker than Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Philip Rivers after finding team-mate Davante Adams in the third quarter.
After throwing three touchdown passes, Super Bowl champion Rodgers also became the first player in league history with 35-plus TD passes in five different seasons.
TDs on the season.
for his career.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 7, 2020
“Those are fun milestones for sure,” Rodgers, who finished 25 of 34 for 295 yards as the Packers improved to 9-3, said. “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to hold on to the second one.
“There’s some really good young quarterbacks who I’m guessing are amassing some numbers in that vicinity.”
Adams joined Hall of Famers Randy Moss (2007), Terrell Owens (2007), Marvin Harrison (1999) and Jerry Rice (1986 and 1989) as the only players in the Super Bowl era with 1,000-plus receiving yards and 12-plus receiving touchdowns in their first 10 games of a season, per NFL Research.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 6, 2020
The Packers star tallied 10 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles.
“To be breaking or tying records that have been around for 60-70 years, it’s special, man,” Green Bay wide receiver Adams said.
“I’m just trying to play ball. I’m just trying to do whatever it takes to win these games.”