In 1984, Dan Marino broke six NFL single season passing records—including most passing yards, with 5,084.
Amazingly, the record has stood for 26 years despite the league's ever-increasing tendency to throw the ball on nearly 60 percent of all downs.
Unfortunately for Mr. Marino, one of the all-time great passing records will be broken this season by at least one, if not multiple, quarterbacks.
It's a special time for today's signal-caller, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say we're witnessing an era that will produce a significant number of Hall of Fame quarterbacks.
Today's game is all about spreading the defense out with multiple-receiver sets, shotgun formations and empty backfields.
So here we are with a quarter of the season in the books and six quarterbacks each on pace to etch their name in the NFL record books.
Let's take a look at their respective chances...