Data Points: Forget 2K, Manning is player 4K

The Player 2K series delves into the quarterback debate Wednesday, with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady the focal points of the conversation. Big … surprise … there.

Brady has more Super Bowl rings, but from a passing standpoint, it’s pretty tough to argue with Manning. Look no further than a benchmark for productivity in the passing game, the 4,000-yard season.

Since Joe Namath eclipsed the mark in 1967 – a running era when a 4,000-yard campaign was more myth than reality – there have been 88 instances in which quarterbacks threw for that many yards in a season. Manning has done it 11 times himself, far and away the most in NFL history.

– Elliot Harrison

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