Rodgers, Roethlisberger both may surpass Dan Marino Sunday on NFL career passing lists

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When Dan Marino retired from the Dolphins, he owned the NFL career records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. As NFL rules and strategies have caused passing numbers to dwarf those of the past, and Marino is no longer a record holder. And on Sunday, two different quarterbacks may pass Marino in the same game.

With the Packers playing the Steelers on Sunday, Aaron is likely to surpass Marino for passing touchdowns, while Roethlisberger is likely to surpass Marino for passing yards.

Marino is currently sixth all time in both passing yards, with 61,361, and passing touchdowns, with 420.

Roethlisberger has 61,149 career passing yards, so if he throws for 213 yards on Sunday, he’ll move ahead of Marino and into sixth place all time for yards.

Rodgers has 418 career passing touchdowns, so if he throws three touchdown passes on Sunday, he’ll move ahead of Marino and into sixth place all time for touchdowns.

Rodgers is No. 10 on the career yardage list, while Roethlisberger is No. 8 on the career touchdowns list.

26 responses to “Rodgers, Roethlisberger both may surpass Dan Marino Sunday on NFL career passing lists

  1. This is the only reason Big Ben os here this here, to pass Marino and Rivers then its the bench for him.

  2. All records were made to be broken (except Brady ‘s 7 and counting super bowl victories)

  3. What Marino accomplished is far more impressive, when compared to his peers, than any of the numbers these QBs in the last 20 yrs have put up.

  4. Such an unfair comparison. Dan Marino was throwing 4-5k yards a season when a pro bowl caliber QB would only have 2500 yards in the same year. Marino retired with TWENTY SEVEN NFL passing records. I don’t think any athlete, in any sport, in history, has ever done that… and I don’t think any ever will again. Don’t take my word for it though.. I’ll paraphrase Brett Favre when he broke the TD mark “Don’t look at my accomplishments, look at Dan Marino’s.. he did it the right way”… today’s NFL is rigged in favor of offensive skill players… Marino’s NFL was the polar opposite.

  5. Peyton Manning had the best sentiment on this particular subject of breaking records….”If you stick around long enough in the NFL,these records will eventually fall.”

  6. Rodgers and Roethlisberger. Rare pairing. Enjoy it. Me, I still cant get over Rashard Fumbleball coughing it up in when the Steelers were driving late in the 4th against the Pack in SB45.

  7. Marino played in the 80’S AND 90’s when Football was Football. Now it’s more like 2 hand touch

  8. didnthearwhat says:
    October 2, 2021 at 7:35 am
    All records were made to be broken (except Brady ‘s 7 and counting super bowl victories)

    Too many cheating scandals to say Brady has those victories. Not the goat. Won’t ever be. He has one legit SB win…

  9. I wouldn’t bank on Roethlisberger even getting to 213 yds in this gm. Physically, he moves around like he is 50.

  10. Many streaks have become easier to break as football rules have evolved. Despite the game getting less violent over all, Brett Favre’s 297 consecutive games is getting tougher and tougher to beat.

  11. Marino had a great arm. Could have pitched in Major League Baseball. He was a great thrower. One of the very best. The QB position is 90% mental. Marino was overrated as a QB. No super bowl wins. Just a lot of stats. Big Ben won two super bowls. He’s by far the better QB. Nothing against Marino. Big Ben might be among the most underrated QB’s of all time. Marino might have had the best arm of all time. Michael Vick might have had the best feet of all time. QB is mental. Tom Brady didn’t have the best of any physical feature. Neither did Montana. Those guys won with their brains.

  12. george1859 says:
    October 2, 2021 at 7:11 am
    There was only one Dan Marino.
    My choice as best passing QB ever.
    Bills fan.

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    Well Dan has zero SB wins so it makes sense a Bills’ fan would admire him

  13. Marino had 252 interceptions- 420 TDs.

    Rodgers has 91 interceptions- 418 TDs and counting.

    Defenses are much more complex today than they were in Marino’s playing days. Players are bigger, faster, stronger as well. This is what makes Aaron’s TD to interception ratio that much more impressive.

  14. Marino had 252 interceptions- 420 TDs.

    Rodgers has 91 interceptions- 418 TDs and counting.

    Defenses are much more complex today than they were in Marino’s playing days. Players are bigger, faster, stronger as well. This is what makes Aaron’s TD to interception ratio that much more impressive.
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    Sorry, you are wrong. Marino played in an era when the defenders were trying to KILL the QB. Example, the 1985 Bears at Dolphins game: Singletary comes free on a blitz and launches himself at Marino with the crown of his helmet and hits Marino under the chin. Marino drops his release down to 3/4 and hits Clayton on the side line for 35 yards. Marino gets up and keeps playing. That hit KILLS Rodgers. If Marino was playing in the NFL today, with these sissie rules, he would throw for 6,000 yards and 70 TD’s EVERY year.

  15. marino28546 says:
    October 2, 2021 at 12:35 pm
    Marino had 252 interceptions- 420 TDs.

    Rodgers has 91 interceptions- 418 TDs and counting.

    Defenses are much more complex today than they were in Marino’s playing days. Players are bigger, faster, stronger as well. This is what makes Aaron’s TD to interception ratio that much more impressive.
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    Sorry, you are wrong. Marino played in an era when the defenders were trying to KILL the QB. Example, the 1985 Bears at Dolphins game: Singletary comes free on a blitz and launches himself at Marino with the crown of his helmet and hits Marino under the chin. Marino drops his release down to 3/4 and hits Clayton on the side line for 35 yards. Marino gets up and keeps playing. That hit KILLS Rodgers. If Marino was playing in the NFL today, with these sissie rules, he would throw for 6,000 yards and 70 TD’s EVERY year.

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    Dan Marino – 0 SB wins. Says it all

  16. nhpats2011 says:
    October 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm
    Dan Marino – 0 SB wins. Says it all
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    All it says is some of the most talented quarterbacks to play the game weren’t as lucky as the LOAT. There can only be one luckiest all-time and we all know who that is.

  17. Ben will always be the most talented over rated qb in history who got more from an elite cast. He’s like a gorgeous Dodge Ram that is sexy for 4 years. Spent last decade being. Ben

  18. Saying Marino is not the best b/c he has no SB wins is totally unfair. It takes 22 players to win a SB & Miami had no running gm or good defenses when Marino was there. Having watched the NFL for 50 yrs, I rate him Brady & Montana as the 3 best all time.

  19. Well Dan has zero SB wins so it makes sense a Bills’ fan would admire him
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    The same amount the Patriots had before Brady.

    The same number you’re going to have without Brady.

  20. Why when anyone points out Marino’s skill and greatness is the only comeback “no super bowl wins”….. There are 52 men on a NFL team. How can one QB be responsible for anything like that? Give the 80’s Dolphins the 90’s defense or the 90’s Dolphins the 80’s offense.. and Marino has 5-6 rings, is he the GOAT then? Blaming him for these things is just insane….. Dan Fouts and Dan Marino changed how the NFL game is played. Marino even changed the winningest coach in NFL history (Shula) from a defensive run only coach to a high flying, air it out coach….. Manning, Brees, Brady, Favre, etc etc… all of these guys owe their ability to throw 5k yards a season now to what Marino did 20-30 years before them.

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