With Brett Favre returning for his 16th season as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback (17th NFL season overall), several NFL records are within his reach during the upcoming 2007 season, most of them held by longtime Miami quarterback Dan Marino.
Favre also already has compiled an impressive list of league records that he will extend by continuing to play.
Here's a breakdown of both lists of records:
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Records within Favre's reach in 2007:
Most TD passes: 420
Dan Marino's mark will be eclipsed with seven more TD passes by Favre, who has 414.
Most passing yards: 61,361
Favre, at 57,500 yards, needs 3,862 more to surpass Marino here, a single-season total he topped each of the last three seasons.
Most passing attempts: 8,358
Favre, with 8,223 throws, needs just 136 attempts to best Marino in this category, less than one-fourth of his 600-plus season totals in the last two years.
Most wins by a starting QB: 148
Favre sits tied for second all-time at 147 with Marino, just one victory behind John Elway.
Records owned, with potential to extend:
Most consecutive starts, quarterback: 237 (257 including playoffs)
The next-longest streak for a QB belongs to Indianapolis' Peyton Manning, at 144 games (156 including playoffs) and counting. Should Favre start the first four games of 2007, he'll move into second place ahead of Minnesota center Mick Tingelhoff (240) for consecutive starts by any player, trailing only Minnesota defensive lineman Jim Marshall (270).
Most 3,000-yard passing seasons: 15
Marino ranks second on this list with 13.
Most consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons: 15
Marino and Manning are tied for second with nine.
Most pass completions: 5,021
Favre surpassed Marino's 4,967 completions with a 21-yard pass to Carlyle Holiday in the second quarter against Detroit on Dec. 17, 2006, at Lambeau Field.
Most seasons with 30-plus TD passes: 8
Marino is a distant second here with four.
Most consecutive games with a TD pass, postseason: 16
Again, Marino is in second place with 13.
Most NFL MVP awards: 3
Six other players, the only active ones being quarterbacks Manning and Kurt Warner, have won the award twice.