Adrian Peterson, Eli Manning, Others Poised to Climb the All-Time Leaderboards

September 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Now that he has retired, we don't have to worry about Peyton Manning shattering a new record every week.
We now must worry about Eli Manning shattering a new record every week. Or at least approaching some new milestone. 
Eli is just 424 yards from entering the all-time Top 10 in passing yards. He's already eighth in touchdowns, and 10th in completions. If Eli throws for 4,400 yards and at least 30 touchdowns this year—typical totals for him—he will pass Drew Bledsoe, Vinny Testaverde and Fran Tarkenton to move into eighth on the all-time passing list while moving past John Elway—JOHN ELWAY—and into seventh place in touchdowns.
Not bad for a guy who isn't even considered "elite" by many of his own fans. But that's the nature of the NFL's all-time records. Season lengths, career lengths and offensive and passing totals and rates have increased more-or-less steadily from the 1950s through last year. Even the last decade has seen noticeable jump...

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