NFL 2017: Player Milestones & Records
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Every season the NFL's best players set their sites on individual milestones and records. This season is no different. Here's a look at this season's player milsestones.

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees needs 290 completions to surpass Peyton Manning (6,125) for the second-most all-time. Brees needs 465 completions to surpass Brett Favre (6,300) for the all-time record. In 16 seasons, Brees has 5,836 completions.

Brees has led the league in completions five times and can tie Dan Marino (six) for the all-time record.

Brees can extend his NFL record streak of consecutive seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes. Brees has passed for at least 30 touchdowns in each of the past nine seasons and can surpass Favre (nine) and P. Manning (nine) to become the only quarterback to throw at least 30 touchdown passes in 10 different seasons.

Brees needs 35 touchdown passes to join P. Manning (539) and Favre (508) as the only players with 500 career touchdown passes. In 16 seasons, Brees has 465 touchdown passes.

Brees needs 3,889 passing yards to join P. Manning (71,940) and Favre (71,838) as the third quarterback with 70,000 career passing yards. In 16 seasons, Brees has 66,111 passing yards.

Brees needs five games with at least four touchdown passes to surpass P. Manning (35) and move into first place on the NFL's all-time list for games with at least four touchdown passes.

Brees can become the first player to lead the league in passing yards eight times in his career. Sonny Jurgensen (five) and Dan Marino (five) are tied for the second-most such seasons in NFL history. Brees led the NFL with 5,208 passing yards in 2016.

Brees can extend his NFL-record streak of seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards. Brees has passed for at least 4,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons.

Brees has four seasons with at least 35 touchdown passes and can become the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 35 touchdown passes in five seasons (see Brady and Rodgers notes).

Brees has led the league in touchdown passes four times and can become the first quarterback in NFL history to lead the league in touchdown passes five times (see Brady note).

Brees can become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 40 touchdowns in three seasons. Brees has two seasons with at least 40 touchdown passes (see Rodgers note).

Tom Brady, New England

Tom Brady has six seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes and can join Favre (nine), P. Manning (nine) and Brees (nine) as the only players to pass for at least 30 touchdowns in seven seasons.

Brady has four seasons with at least 35 touchdown passes and can become the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 35 touchdowns in five seasons (see Brees and Rodgers notes).

Brady has led the league in touchdown passes four times and can become the first quarterback in NFL history to lead the league in touchdown passes five times (see Brees note).

Brady has 183 regular-season wins and needs four wins to pass P. Manning (186) and Favre (186) for the most regular-season wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.

Brady has 51 career games with three touchdown passes and no interceptions and needs one to pass P. Manning (51) for the most such games in NFL history.

Brady has passed for at least 4,000 yards eight times in his career and can join P. Manning (14) and Brees (11) as the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in nine seasons.

Eli Manning, New York Giants

NFL 2017: Player Milestones & Records
Eli Manning, New York Giants

Eli Manning needs 1,786 passing yards to become the seventh player in NFL history with 50,000 career passing yards (see Rivers and Roethlisberger note). In 13 seasons, Manning has 48,214 passing yards.

Manning needs 30 touchdown passes to become the sixth player in NFL history with 350 career touchdown passes. In 13 seasons, Manning has 320 touchdown passes.

Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

Philip Rivers needs 4,167 passing yards to become the seventh player in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards (see E. Manning and Roethlisberger notes). In 13 seasons, Rivers has 45,833 passing yards.

Rivers has 3,811 career completions and needs 189 to become the eighth player in NFL history with at least 4,000 completions (see Roethlisberger note).

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger needs 3,186 passing yards to become the seventh player in NFL history with 50,000 career passing yards (see E. Manning and Rivers notes). In 13 seasons, Roethlisberger has 46,814 passing yards.

Roethlisberger can become the eighth player in NFL history with 4,000 career completions (see Rivers note). In 13 seasons, Roethlisberger has 3,804 career completions.

NFL 2017: Player Milestones & Records
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

needs three touchdown passes to become the 11th player in NFL history to reach the 300 mark (see Palmer note). In 12 seasons, Rodgers has 297 touchdown passes.

Rodgers can become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 40 touchdowns in three seasons (see Brees note). Rodgers has passed for at least 40 touchdowns in two seasons.

Rodgers has four seasons with at least 35 touchdown passes and can become the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 35 touchdown passes in five seasons (see Brees and Brady notes).

Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer needs 15 touchdown passes to become the 11th player in NFL history to reach 300 career touchdown passes (see Rodgers note). In 13 seasons, Palmer has 285 touchdown passes.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan has passed for at least 4,000 yards in six consecutive seasons and can become the second player in NFL history with 4,000 passing yards in seven consecutive seasons, joining Brees (11) (see Stafford note).

Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford has passed for at least 4,000 yards in six consecutive seasons and can become the second player in NFL history with 4,000 passing yards in seven consecutive seasons, joining Brees (11) (see Ryan note).

NFL 2017: Player Milestones & Records
Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr needs 3,000 passing yards to become the sixth player in NFL history to start their career with four consecutive 3,000 yard seasons.

Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay

Jameis Winston needs 35 touchdown passes to become the fourth player in NFL history to pass for at least 85 touchdowns in his first three seasons. In two seasons, Winston has 50 touchdown passes.

Adrian Peterson, New Orleans Saints

Adrian Peterson needs 10 rushing touchdowns to join LaDainian Tomlinson (nine) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 10 touchdowns in at least nine different seasons. Peterson is currently tied with Emmitt Smith (eight).

Peterson has six 200-yard rushing games in his career. He needs one 200-yard game to surpass O.J. Simpson (six) for the most all-time.

Peterson needs three rushing touchdowns to become the ninth player in NFL history with 100 rushing touchdowns. In 10 seasons, Peterson has 97 rushing touchdowns.

Peterson needs 566 rushing yards to pass Thurman Thomas (12,074), Franco Harris (12,120), Marcus Allen (12,243), Edgerrin James (12,246), Marshall Faulk (12,279) and Jim Brown (12,312) to move into 10th all-time in rushing yards. In 10 seasons, Peterson has 11,747 rushing yards.

Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts

Frank Gore needs 1,000 rushing yards to join Curtis Martin (10), Barry Sanders (10), Walter Payton (10) and E. Smith (11) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in at least 10 different seasons. In 12 seasons, Gore has rushed for 1,000 yards nine times.

Gore needs 935 rushing yards to become the fifth player in NFL history to reach 14,000 career rushing yards. In 12 seasons, Gore has 13,065 rushing yards.

Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles

Darren Sproles needs 672 all-purpose yards to move into fifth place in NFL history. In 12 seasons, Sproles has 19,011 all-purpose yards.

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald needs 75 receptions to join Jerry Rice (1,549) and Tony Gonzalez (1,325) as the only players in NFL history to record 1,200 receptions. In 13 seasons, Fitzgerald has 1,125 catches.

Fitzgerald needs eight touchdown catches to pass Gonzalez (111) and Antonio Gates (111) and move into sixth place all-time. In 13 seasons, Fitzgerald has 104 touchdown receptions.

Brandon Marshall, New York Giants

Brandon Marshall needs 59 receptions to become the 15th player in NFL history with 1,000 career catches. In 11 seasons, Marshall has 941 receptions.

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay

Mike Evans has at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons and can become the third player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons, joining A.J. Green and Randy Moss.

Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Jason Witten needs 112 receiving yards to join Gonzalez (15,127) as the only tight ends in NFL history to reach 12,000 career receiving yards. In 14 seasons, Witten has 11,888 receiving yards.

Witten needs 11 receptions to become the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 1,100 career receptions. In 14 seasons, Witten has 1,089 catches.

Antonio Gates, Los Angeles Chargers

Antonio Gates needs one touchdown catch to pass Gonzalez (111) for the most all-time by a tight end.

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Rob Gronkowski has three seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and can join Gonzalez (four) and Witten (four) as the only tight ends with at least four seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.

Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers

Julius Peppers needs 6.5 sacks to become the fourth player with 150 sacks since the sack became an official statistic in 1982. In 15 seasons, Peppers has 143.5 sacks.

NFL 2017: Player Milestones & Records
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans

J.J. Watt can increase his NFL record total of 20-sack seasons. In six seasons, Watt has two seasons with 20 sacks, the most since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.

Watt has three seasons with at least 15 sacks and can tie Reggie White (four) for the most seasons with at least 15 sacks since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.

Watt has led the league in sacks twice in his career and can become the first player to lead the league three times since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.

Elvis Dumervil, San Francisco 49Ers

Elvis Dumervil needs one sack to reach 100 career sacks. In 10 seasons, Dumervil has recorded 99 sacks.

Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts

Adam Vinatieri needs to convert 36 field goals to pass Morten Andersen (565) for the most made field goals in NFL history. In 21 seasons, Vinatieri has converted 530 field goals.

Vinatieri needs 22 points to become the third player in NFL history to record 2,400 career points.

In 21 seasons, Vinatieri has 2,378 points.

Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

Stephen Gostkowski has led the league in scoring five times in his career and can surpass Don Hutson (five) and Gino Cappelletti (five) as the only player to lead the league in points scored six times.

Gostkowski has led the league in field goals three times in his career and can join Lou Groza (five), Ward Cuff (four) and Jack Manders (four) as the only player to lead the league in field goals at least four times.

With 30 field goals, Gostkowski will join David Akers (five) and John Carney (five) as the only players in NFL history with five seasons of 30 or more field goals.

Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders

Sebastian Janikowski needs 100 points to become the 12th NFL player with 11 career seasons scoring at least 100 points.

Janikowski needs 23 made field goals to move into eighth on the NFL's all-time made field goals list.

Matt Prater, Detroit Lions

Matt Prater needs four field goals of at least 50 yards to climb into the top five of converted 50-yard field goals in NFL history. In 10 seasons, Prater has 36 field goals of at least 50 yards.

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