Aaron Rodgers is already the first QB to ever throw for 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons as a starter. Due to the injury to his head during the Detroit Lions game in week 14, he missed a game and a half and may not be able to reach the 4,000 yard plateau for the third consecutive year.
With the way the game is changing – especially when you include the potential for and expectancy of an 18 game schedule – someone will throw for 4,000 yards in their first three seasons as a starting quarterback, but being the first to do so in the 16 game schedule era would certainly be impressive. It would look very good on a future Hall-of-Fame resume should Rodgers continue to play as well as he has.
Rodgers needs 306 yards thanks to his 404 yard performance against the Giants last Sunday, which is certainly a reachable number. With the way the Bears play cover-two -- locking down most deep passes – the task becomes a bit more difficult. Rodgers has thrown for 300 yards just once against Chicago in his career, which was in the second game of this season.
Of course personal accolades are of little interest in this game with so much riding on the actual outcome, but reaching that number for the third consecutive time would be a pretty cool accomplishment.