Vic Ketchman of Packers.com believes that quarterback Aaron Rodgers has the chance to throw for over 6,000 yards during the regular season.
“I not only think it’s attainable, I think it’s predictable, Ketchman said responding to a fan’s question. ”We saw a preview of it in the final game of the 2011 regular season, when the Packers and Lions combined for a thousand yards passing. Not every team and every division will play that style of football, but the Packers and Lions are clearly taking the NFC North in that direction, and I think there’s an attitude in the league right now that you win with offense and offense begins with the quarterback and the passing game. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,643 yards last season. Had he played in the finale against the Lions, he would’ve blown past the 5,000-yard mark. If the Packers play in more shootout type games, as the Lions game was, I think Rodgers would be a strong candidate to crack the 6,000-yard mark. He clearly can play that kind of game.”
I completely disagree with Ketchman and think he’s nuts to think any quarterback could throw for over 6,000 yards in a season. I don’t even think 5,000 is attainable.