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QBs pace for 5K

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10/11/2010


Last season New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (5,069) joined Hall of Famer Dan Marino (5,084) as just the second QB in National Football League history to pass for 5,000 yards in a single season. The 2010 season has seen even more offenses relying heavily on the arms of their quarterbacks. For the first time in NFL history the league has three quarterbacks with at least 1,600 yards passing through their team’s first five games of a season.

Quarterbacks Philip Rivers (1,759) of the San Diego Chargers, Kyle Orton (1,733) of the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning (1,609) of the Indianapolis Colts have each passed for over 1,600 yards in their team’s first five games in 2010.

Surprisingly enough a fourth quarterback, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, has passed for 1,346 yards through his team’s first four games as the Cowboys had a bye in Week 4.    

With these numbers each is on pace to not only reach the 5,000 yard mark, but to break Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards passing.

More from ProFootballHOF.com:
HOF Bio: Dan Marino
Brees is second to pass for 5,000 yards
Complete list of 4,000 yard passers
Team Histories: Broncos | Chargers | Colts | Dolphins | Saints

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