Football Friday: Aaron Rodgers’ Assault on the NFL Record Books

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers
Brett who?

Through eleven games this NFL season, the Green Bay Packers are the league’s lone undefeated team. Equally as impressive has been Aaron Rodgers’ season at quarterback. Rodgers is making a serious run at a handful of league records — completion rate, passer rating, and touchdown passes. Here are the current record-holders for each of those categories:

Completion Percentage

1. 71.8% — Aaron Rodgers, Packers (2011*)
2. 70.6% — Drew Brees, Saints (2009); Ken Anderson, Bengals (1982)
4. 70.3% — Steve Young, 49ers (1994)
5. 70.2% — Drew Brees, Saints (2011*); Joe Montana, 49ers (1989)
7. 69.3% — Brian Griese, Buccaneers (2004) — Didn’t see that coming did you?
8. 69.2% — Daunte Culpepper, Vikings (2004)
9. 69.1% — Troy Aikman, Cowboys (1993)
10. 68.9% — Tom Brady, Patriots (2011*); Chad Pennington, Jets (2002)

Passer Rating

1. 127.7 — Aaron Rodgers, Packers (2011*)
2. 121.1 — Peyton Manning, Colts (2004)
3. 117.2 — Tom Brady, Patriots (2007)
4. 112.8 — Steve Young, 49ers (1994)
5. 112.4 — Joe Montana, 49ers (1989)
6. 110.0 — Tom Brady, Patriots (2010)
7. 110.9 — Daunte Culpepper, Vikings (2004)
8. 110.4 — Milt Plum, Browns (1960)
9. 109.6 — Drew Brees, Saints (2009)
10. 109.2 — Kurt Warner, Rams (1999); Otto Graham, Browns (1947, AAFC)

Touchdown Passes

1. 50 — Tom Brady, Patriots (2007)
2. 49 — Peyton Manning, Colts (2004)
3. 48 — Dan Marino, Dolphins (1984)
4. 44 — Dan Marino, Dolphins (1986)
5. 41 — Kurt Warner, Rams (1999)
6. 39 — Daunte Culpepper, Vikings (2004); Brett Favre, Packers (1996)
8. 38 — Brett Favre, Packers (1995)
9. 36 — Tony Romo, Cowboys (2007); Kurt Warner, Rams (2001); Steve Beuerlein, Panthers (1999); Steve Young, 49ers (1998); George Blanda, Oilers (1961, AFL); Y.A. Tittle, Giants (1963); Tom Brady, Patriots (2010)
23. 33 — Aaron Rodgers, Packers (2011*) is tied with 13 others.

(all statistics courtesy Pro Football Reference)