If you ask almost any NFL football player, winning games is more important than achieving personal milestones. Anyone who says otherwise is likely someone you don’t want on your football team. Aaron Rodgers is one of the best teammates in the NFL and he would rather win every game rather than build on his already impressive personal stats. That makes the most recent achievement for Rodgers bittersweet. In the Green Bay Packers loss on Sunday night to the Atlanta Falcons, Rodgers hit the milestone of 300 touchdown passes and got there quicker than anyone in NFL history.

300 touchdowns

Aaron Rodgers second touchdown pass in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Atlanta Falcons came with only five minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Packers were still down 34-23 at that point. However, if anyone told Aaron Rodgers at that point that he reached 300 touchdown passes faster than anyone in NFL history, he likely would have shut that down immediately because he wanted to score 11 more points and beat Atlanta.

That made the record bittersweet and the loss to Atlanta completely overshadowed this impressive statistic. Only 10 players in NFL history have ever thrown for 300 touchdowns in a career. Rodgers is currently tied with John Elway for the mark. Ben Roethlisberger (305), Philip Rivers (318), Eli Manning (321), Tom Brady (459) and Drew Brees (468) are still playing football.

The other names on the list are Hall of Famers Fran Tarkenton (342), Dan Marino (420), Brett Favre (508) and Peyton Manning (539). That is some impressive company.

Aaron Rodgers future

It only took Aaron Rodgers 144 games to hit the 300-touchdown mark. What is even more impressive is that he has thrown fewer interceptions than anyone who hit the list before him.

Green Bay Packers fans know well how amazing Brett Favre was over his career, but at one time he led the NFL in both career touchdowns and career interceptions. Rodgers is just that much better.

Rodgers is also only 33-years-old. He could pass Fran Tarkenton this season. He will possibly pass Roethlisberger, Rivers, and Manning because of their age differences.

Rodgers recently said that he wants to play into his 40s, so that could give him a very realistic chance to move up and pass everyone on the list in front of him and sit alone at the top of the all-time touchdown list. Of course, none of that will matter to him if the Green Bay Packers don’t win a few more Super Bowls along the way.