Matthew Stafford is the 12th quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 passing yards in his career, accomplishing the feat in his 183rd career game. Stafford matched Drew Brees for the fastest in NFL history to hit the 50,000-yard mark with his 23-yard completion to Cooper Kupp in the first quarter on Thursday, entering the game with 49,995 career passing yards -- 12th in NFL history.
The next player for Stafford to reach on the all-time passing yardage list is John Elway, who ended his career with 51,475 yards. Stafford entered the season just 1,480 yards behind Elway and averages 274.7 yards a game. With that passing yardage pace, he should pass Elway by the Rams' sixth game of the season.