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Monday, November 2, 2009
Brees on pace for 4,528 yards

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

METAIRIE, La. -- The NFL’s public relations office just passed along an interesting chart about quarterbacks who are on pace to throw for 4,000 yards this season.

There are 10 of them, including New Orleans’ Drew Brees. The record for 4,000-yard passers in a season is seven (2007). Dan Marino holds the record for the most passing yards in a season with 5,084 (1984).

Here’s a look at the quarterbacks on pace for 4,000 this year.

Quarterbacks On Pace For 4,000 Yards
Player Team Games Yards Yards/Game Projection
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 7 2,227 318.1 5,090
Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 7 2,062 294.6 4,713
Matt Schaub Houston 8 2,342 292.8 4,684
Philip Rivers San Diego 7 2,036 290.9 4,654
Tom Brady New England 7 2,032 290.3 4,645
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 7 1,989 284.1 4,546
Drew Brees New Orleans 6 1,698 283.0 4,528
Kurt Warner Arizona 7 1,914 273.4 4,375
Tony Romo Dallas 7 1,908 272.6 4,361
Joe Flacco Baltimore 7 1,849 264.1 4,226