Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has surpassed Dan Marino Hall in the NFL’s historical passing list.
Rivers’ first pass was an 11-yard pass to the rookie. He faced Jonathan Taylor against the Tennessee Giants on Thursday night, placing him fifth in passing yards in Marino’s game.
The 38-year-old Rivers competed in Nashville, Tennessee. During his 17-year career, he has passed 61,358 passing yards and can surpass Marino in just 4 yards. When the Colts won 34-17, he ended 29 games with 39 goals, passed for 308 yards, and won a TD.
Other quarterbacks with only passing yards more than Rivers are in the Hall of Fame or the first Hall of Fame players at some point: Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and the record holder Drew Blaise.
Rivers has a lot of work to do to surpass Favre, who threw 71
Thursday night was another milestone in this season’s career. Rivers signed a one-year, $25 million contract with the Colts in the offseason. In Week 3 against the New York Jets, he became the sixth quarterback in league history, throwing 400 professional touchdown passes and getting at least 60,000 yards.