Camp Countdown: 26 Days — July 4 for Favre

In honor of July 4, we look at a famous No. 4's place in the NFL record book ... and Aaron Rodgers' pursuit.

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It’s July 4, and there isn’t a more famous No. 4 in professional sports than Brett Favre. Playing with a freewheeling style that exuded independence, Favre rewrote the NFL’s passing record book during his brilliant career. He won three NFL MVP awards and will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame later this month.

Here’s where he ranks in NFL history in various passing categories, and what year Aaron Rodgers is on pace to surpass those figures, based on his average production during his seven seasons as a starter. (Note: Rodgers has said he'd like to play until he's 40; he will turn 40 in 2023).

Rankings are from Pro-Football-Reference.com.

CategoryFavreAll-TimeRodgersAll-TimePace/Year
Completions6,30012,286512027
Attempts10,16913,475692028
Accuracy62.0%1865.8%3NA
Yards71,838128,578482025
Total offense70,195128,806452025
Passing TDs5082226282023
Passer rating86.020106.11NA
Game-winning drives455121042034
4th-quarter comebacks30681252034
Interceptions3361572042049
Sacks5251260572022
Fumbles1661541102030

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