Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making his case for best quarterback of all time.
The Packers have had a tough Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, but Rodgers made history. He threw his 300th career touchdown pass, and he did it faster than any quarterback in NFL history. It was a shovel pass to running back Ty Montgomery.
NBC put up a graphic during the game showing how much faster he did it than Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and Peyton Manning — who will be in that museum as soon as he is eligible. They both did it in 157 games, while Rodgers reached that number in 144 games.
It is extremely rare for the quarterback following a legend to have a great deal of success. That list is full of Brian Grieses, Jay Fiedlers and Quincy Carters.
Rodgers was asked to take over for Brett Favre, who would end his career holding many NFL passing records. That was in 2008, and in 2017, it is reasonable to argue if he is a better quarterback than Favre.
They have different styles, and the both have led their teams to Super Bowl championships.
That being a fact means that Rodgers has done something that is highly unusual in the NFL. Now that he is doing things no other quarterback has done in NFL history, if the Packers stink for 20 years after he retires, they have no right to complain.