Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the top two quarterbacks in the NFL right now. We can debate all day long about who is first and who is second, but there is no debating that they have a firm grip on the top two spots.
Thanks to these two incredible players, we shall see history this year as four NFL passing records will fall. Here are four records that are easily within grasp of Brady and Rodgers breaking by years end.
Current Record: 121.1 by Peyton Manning in 2004
Rodgers' Current Rating: 124.6
Through the first four games of the season, Aaron Rodgers has been absolutely on fire. He is currently playing the game better than anyone else in the league.
His 124.6 quarterback rating is a testament to how dominant he has been. Rodgers is completing a high percentage of passes, scoring touchdowns and rarely making mistakes.
When you combine all these factors, plus the fact that Rodgers will only get better as the year goes on, it is easy to see why this record will fall.
Current Record: 50 by Tom Brady in 2007
Brady's Current Touchdown Passes: 13
Could Tom Brady really break his own NFL record this season?
Well, he is currently on pace to throw 52 touchdown passes, so yes, he could really break his own NFL record. It's surprising that Brady is having this much success without a deep threat wide receiver like Randy Moss, but I guess we should learn to not be too surprised by what Brady can do these days.
With weapons like Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, Brady should continue his touchdown dominance for the rest of the season.
Current Record: 70.623 percent by Drew Brees in 2009
Rodgers' Current Completion Percentage: 73 percent
Completing 73 percent of your passes in the NFL is just unheard of. To be honest, it isn't right for Rodgers to be this accurate.
You can say that it is easy to complete such a high percentage of passes when you throw so many slants and short routes, but anyone who watched yesterday's game against the Denver Broncos saw how accurate Rodgers is down the field.
I actually think Rodgers' completion percentage may rise a little bit as the season continues. Even if it doesn't, this record is as good as in the bag.
Current Record: 5,084 by Dan Marino in 1984
Brady's Current Passing Yards: 1,553
Tom Brady is currently on pace to throw for a ridiculous 6,212 yards. Take a second and soak that number up. That is more than 1,000 yards more than Dan Marino's record that has stood for nearly 20 years.
Some people will say that there is no way that Brady will be able to keep up this pace, but why not? Why can't Brady keep throwing for 400 yards a game? Honestly, who is going to stop him?
We might not see 6,000 passing yards, but thinking that he won't throw for more than 5,084 is just foolishness.