Aaron Rodgers Becomes Fastest QB Ever to Reach 300 Career Touchdowns

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2017

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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With his second touchdown pass in Sunday's 34-23 defeat to the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tied John Elway for the 10th-most passing touchdowns (300) in NFL history.

The Packers celebrated the achievement on Twitter:

Rodgers reached the milestone in his 144th appearance. He hit Ty Montgomery for a one-yard touchdown pass with his 43rd passing attempt Sunday night, which was his 4,742nd career attempt, making him the fastest quarterback to throw 300 touchdowns.

According to Randall Liu, the NFL's senior director of football communications, Peyton Manning reached 300 touchdowns on his 5,306th pass attempt, which came in his 157th appearance.

Moving further up the all-time leaderboard won't be easy for Rodgers since active players (Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Rivers) hold the next three spots. Fran Tarkenton is the next retired player on the list and sits sixth with 342 touchdowns.

Manning owns the gold standard with regard to passing touchdowns. He closed the curtain on his NFL career after compiling 539 touchdowns through the air.

Since replacing Brett Favre as the Packers' starting quarterback in 2008, Rodgers has averaged a little under 2.2 touchdowns per game. If he maintains that pace, he'll need to make roughly 110 more appearances in order to catch Manning and take over the top spot.

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