Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino owns the record, having thrown his 200th touchdown pass in his 89th game. Rodgers also made an intriguing milestone, as no quarterback has thrown less interceptions at the time of his 200th touchdown, according to Elias Sports Bureau, via ESPN.com. The most interceptions by a quarterback reaching 200 touchdowns is 186, recorded by Peyton Manning and Drew Bledsoe.
Rodgers became the fourth player in NFL history to reach 200 touchdown passes during Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears. He joined Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Brett Favre, who are all members of the New England Patriots. The Packers quarterback also moved into a three-way tie for sixth place on the all-time list with John Elway and Steve Young among others.
The numbers are impressive enough that they might cause some to question why Rodgers hasn't been given more credit for what he has done thus far. However, there are several factors that come into play when considering how many times he has been named to any kind of All-Star team.
Rodgers has only thrown 88 interceptions when he hit 400 career touchdown passes in Week 13 of this season. Not only was he the fastest to 400 touchdowns, topping Drew Brees by 12 games, but he was also the only one with less than 100 interceptions at the time. The others who have reached 400 include Peyton Manning with 462, Tom Brady with 457, and Brett Favre with 450.
It took Rodgers11 seasons to score his first 300 points, and he did it in 34 games. It took him four more seasons after that to score 400 points, and he did it in 15 games. In other words, it took Rodgers nearly two years per 50 points scored, which is very impressive for a player who many consider to be not only one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, but also one of the most efficient.
He won the MVP award last year for good reason, having one of the best seasons by a quarterback ever. He set a new record for most touchdown passes in a season (49) and didn't throw an interception in 16 games. He also had 545 yards passing per game, which is the highest average ever recorded by a quarterback playing in all 16 games.
The only thing holding Rodgers back from being considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history is time. He will likely end up there if he continues to play at a high level for another few seasons.
It was a career-long for Breida and the 49ers' longest running touchdown since Colin Kaepernick's 90-yard run against the Chargers in December 2014. Breida had 11 carries for 114 yards and one touchdown, as well as three catches for 15 yards and one score.
As the 2012 season approaches, there are a few important records that might be broken in the first month of the season alone. Drew Brees has now thrown a touchdown pass in 43 straight games (regular season). Johnny Unitas still holds the record, having done so in 47 straight games for the Baltimore Colts from 1956 to 1960.
Manning is the only player that appears twice on this list. He established an NFL record with 55 throwing touchdowns in Denver. Prior to that, he was on the verge of surpassing 50 touchdowns for the Colts. Peyton had to settle with 49 touchdown passes in 2004, which was the league record at the time. He still holds the record today.
Another notable name on this list is Roger Staubach, who played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 to 1978. He's the only player to appear on this list more than once. In 1977, Staubach had 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions. That same season Joe Montana of the San Francisco 49ers had 23 touchdown passes and one interception. It's interesting to note that both players ended up winning the MVP award that year - Staubach from the Cowboys and Montana from the 49ers.
Peyton Manning is the most successful quarterback of his generation. Since entering the NFL in 1998, he has been named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL Award. He has also won the Associated Press Award, the Football Writers Association Award, and the Walter Camp Award among others. The latest honor came in 2014 when he was voted the No. 1 quarterback in NFL history by his peers via the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
In addition to all of these awards, Manning is also the most prolific passer in NFL history. He has more than 60 percent of all touchdown passes thrown by a quarterback in NFL history.