3 Reasons NFL Passing Records Are Being Broken at a Record Pace

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3 Reasons NFL Passing Records Are Being Broken at a Record Pace
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Drew Brees celebrates as he breaks Dan Marino's single-season passing mark.

In the last decade, we have seen some of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game step foot on an NFL field. Are today's quarterbacks better than the quarterbacks of yesteryear, or are they simply aided by underlying circumstances?

People have began to question whether or not the offensive passing craze in the NFL has gotten out of control or if it's just a fad. Some think that the defense will catch up in due time, but others think the passing craze is here to stay.

By solely looking at the trends of the game, there is no doubt an unusual number of records that have been broken in just the last five years. Rookie passing records along with non-rookie records are falling faster than ever imagined. It wouldn't surprise me to see a few of Cam Newton's rookie records broken by both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

There are many circumstances when it comes to quarterback play, so I wanted to really hone in on the three biggest reasons why passing records are being broken so quickly. These things all reflect the play of the NFL and will continue to be trends in the future when more records are broken.

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