Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led his team to a win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 and also became the fastest player ever to reach 400 touchdown passes. Rodgers, who entered Week 13 with 397-career touchdown passes, tossed three touchdowns in a 30-16 win over the Eagles.
Six other players have also reached the milestone but none of them faster than than Rodgers, who turned 37 on Wednesday. "Those are fun milestones for sure," Rodgers said, per ESPN. "I'm not sure how long I'll be able to hold on to the second one.
There's some really good young quarterbacks I'm guessing are amassing some numbers in that vicinity. But it does speak to the consistency over a long period of time that I'm very proud of." Rodgers' 400th touchdown pass came in style as he threw a 42-yard bomb to star wide receiver Davante Adams.
"[My teammates] didn't say a whole lot during the week, but it's always interesting to see who gets the milestone throw," Rodgers said. "Pretty cool that Davante got it. I didn't do a whole lot on that play.
It was a really good schemed play. He did the whole thing, stiff-armed his way into the end zone. But yeah, it was fun to have those milestones back-to-back weeks. Like I said last week, a lot of it is longevity, but there also is some consistent play tied to it."
Adams gave the ball to Rodgers
Hours before the game, a Twitter used acknowledged to Adams that Rodgers needed three touchdowns for a notable milestone. "Like four hours before the game, I saw somebody tweeted me -- I was on Twitter and somebody tweeted out that he needed three more, he was at 397, he needed three more," Adams said.
"So I made everybody on the team aware who's a pass-catcher. I said, 'Whoever catches the third touchdown today, don't throw the ball, keep the ball,' because I don't think Aaron has any of his century-mark touchdown passes.
"It's something special to be a part of that, because I caught I believe his 200th -- that was my first touchdown -- so I got to keep that ball, he let me keep that one. And then 300 I think Ty [Montgomery] kept or gave to the ref.
To be able to get 400, man, it's awesome. It's a lot of touchdowns to throw. It's cool for me, but I think he wins in the coolness department on that."