Matthew Stafford closing in on 300 career touchdown passes

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Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford may reach a significant career milestone against his former team on Sunday.

Stafford has 298 passing touchdowns in his career, so if he gets two against the Lions, he’ll have 300.

Sunday will be the 172nd game of Stafford’s career, and he would be the seventh-fastest player to reach 300 career touchdown passes.

The fastest was Aaron Rodgers, who reached 300 career touchdown passes in his 144th career game.

The others to get to 300 touchdown passes faster than Stafford were Peyton Manning (155 games), Dan Marino (157 games), Tom Brady (161 games), Drew Brees (161 games) and Brett Favre (167 games).

Stafford is exactly 300 career touchdown passes behind Brady, the all-time record holder at 598 touchdowns. The 33-year-old Stafford could easily play several more years at a high level, and if there’s any active player who could challenge Brady’s all-time touchdown record some day, it might be Stafford.

14 responses to “Matthew Stafford closing in on 300 career touchdown passes

  1. Good accomplishment by Stafford given most of his TDs came with a Lions team who did not have many receivers with exception of HoF Calvin Johnson…

    BUT…

    He will not get to Tom Brady’s TD record. Brady is still playing and is playing at a high level. Who knows what everyone would be chasing when Brady is done playing… Also, longevity and sustainability at same high level is required to get to Brady’s record and Stafford is prone to injuries as we have seen throughout his career..

  2. “The 33-year-old Stafford could easily play several more years at a high level, and if there’s any active player who could challenge Brady’s all-time touchdown record some day, it might be Stafford.”
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    Come on and be realistic there is no way he challenges the career record. At 33 years old hes 300 behind an active Brady who plays at least 1 more season and it’s looking like at least 2 which would put him 35/36 at best when Brady retires and still likely 300 away THEN he would have to play at least 4 years if he averaged minimum of 37.5 touchdowns per year 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  3. Brady is currently 44 years, 81 days old. Aaron Rodgers is 37 years, 325 days old. Brady is 6 years, 121 days older. Brady has 598 TD’s, Rodgers has 424.

    A quick check of pro football reference shows when Brady was Rodgers current age, which occurred roughly 2 months prior to the start of the 2015 NFL season, Brady had 392 TD passes, 32 behind where Rodgers is now. So Rodgers is roughly a year ahead of Brady’s pace.on TD passes.

  4. mnionc says:
    October 23, 2021 at 6:26 am
    And 0 playoff wins
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    I’m sure you also think just as positive about Barry Sanders who only had one playoff win. You probably think David Carr is awesome since he has a SB ring, but never tossed a pass the entire season while backing up Eli Manning.

  5. Haters say whatever you want. As a Rams fan I just hope he’s with the team for at least five years and keeps playing at his current level. Then let’s see how many playoff games he wins.

  6. For Rodgers to top Brady, he’d have to WANT to play to age 45 or so. He barely wanted to play this year at 37. I don’t think that happens.

  7. “Stafford has 298 passing touchdowns in his career, so if he gets two against the Lions, he’ll have 300.”

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    Seeing how bad that Lions pass defense is, Stafford will get to 300 before the 1st quarter is over.

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