Aaron Rodgers leads the NFL in several passing categories, including yards per attempt (9.88). He is on pace to have the third highest single-season yards-per-pass average of any player in NFL history (minimum 250 attempts). His 9.88 average would tie Kurt Warner (2000) and only rank behind Pro Football Hall of Famers Otto Graham (10.55 in 1953) and Norm Van Brocklin (10.14 in ’54).
The players with the highest yards-per-pass average in a season in NFL history (min. 250 att.):
Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, 1953: 2,733 yards, 258 attempts, 10.55 yards per attempt.
Norm Van Brocklin, L.A. Rams,1954: 2,637 yards, 260 attempts, 10.14 yards per attempt.
Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams, 2000: 3,429 yards, 347 attempts, 9.88 yards per attempt.
Chris Chandler, Atlanta Falcons, 1998: 3,154 yards, 327 attempts, 9.65 yards per attempt.
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders, 1976: 2,737 yards, 291 attempts: 9.41 yards per attempt.
Rodgers through eight games: 2,619 yards, 265 attempts: 9.88 yards per attempt.
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