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Aaron Rodgers becomes fastest QB to reach 30,000 passing yards

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Rodgers broke a record held by Johnny Unitas for fastest quarterback to reach 30,000 yards.

Records and accolades are nothing new for Green Bay Packers passer Aaron Rodgers and he tacked another one on his résumé on Sunday when he became the fastest quarterback to reach 30,000 passing yards.

The mark hadn't been touched for almost 50 years since Johnny Unitas reached 30,000 yards during the 1967 season on his 3,695th pass attempt, according to the NFL's Randall Liu. Rodgers entered a Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers with 29,814 yards on 3,628 career attempts, meaning he needed just 186 more yards in his next 66 pass attempts to beat the pace set by Unitas.

Rodgers didn't need all 66 attempts to get it against the Chargers, reaching 197 yards on 24 pass attempts. He becomes the fastest quarterback to reach the mark with 3,652 attempts.

Rodgers, 31, becomes the 40th player in NFL history to reach 30,000 yards, although Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons is just 83 yards from reaching the mark himself and will likely eclipse it during a Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans.

A first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Rodgers didn't start his first game for the Packers until the 2008 season. After backing up Brett Favre for three years, Rodgers took the reins and was an instant star, earning Super Bowl MVP honors in 2010 and the NFL MVP award in 2011 and 2014.

While Rodgers is the 40th to reach 30,000 yards, he's higher on the career touchdowns list and entered Week 6 at No. 23 all-time with 239, just three behind Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle.

The Packers are undefeated in 2015 and Rodgers entered Week 6 with an NFL-leading 13 touchdowns. He has finished the last six seasons with a passer rating above 100 and had a 117.4 mark through the first five weeks.