Following Monday night’s 354 yard passing performance against the New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is on pace to throw for 5,484 yards, which would be the most in NFL history.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning currently holds the record for the most passing yards in a season after setting the mark just last season with 5,477 passing yards.
Luck is also on pace to throw for over 50 touchdowns this season. He already has 26 this year after only throwing 23 touchdown in each of the past two seasons. By the way, Manning also owns this record after tossing 55 last season.
This shouldn’t be that much of a surprise–since as I pointed on Tuesday–Luck leads the NFL in pass attempts by a long-shot. You also have to factor in that the NFL continues to make it easier each season for quarterbacks to put up huge numbers with the rule changes that are constantly being made.
While it’s certainly impressive how much success the Colts have had with throwing the football–when the playoffs come around–teams with strong running games typically have an easier time moving on. So Indianapiols better hope Ahmad Bradshaw’s neck and feet hold up because he hasn’t played a complete season since 2010.