Skip to main content

Matthew Stafford Could Tie All-Time Passing Record in Season Opener

Former Detroit Lions quarterback is on the verge of passing for 50,000 yards in the NFL.

Matthew Stafford is now among the class of signal-callers which can claim it has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. 

In his first NFL season away from the Detroit Lions, the veteran quarterback was able to put together a postseason run that culminated in the Los Angeles Rams defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl. 

Stafford, 34, is now on the verge of a prestigious passing milestone. 

Entering his 14th NFL season, Stafford currently sits at 49,995 career passing yards. 

If he is able to suit up and play against the Buffalo Bills in the season opener for the Rams, he will tie Drew Brees for the fewest games needed in order to reach 50,000 career passing yards. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Lions Articles


Why Austin Seibert Leads Riley Patterson in Lions Kicking Battle

The Detroit Lions have two kickers battling to become the team's placekicker.

USATSI_17960462_168388382_lowres (2)

Roundtable: When Will Malcolm Rodriguez Start in NFL?

The latest AllLions Roundtable focuses on when Detroit Lions linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez will make his first NFL start.


'Hard Knocks' Debut Will Feature Aidan Hutchinson Singing 'Billie Jean'

Aidan Hutchinson could be featured in a viral video during the debut episode of "Hard Knocks"

According to, "Matthew Stafford (49,995 career pass yards) needs five passing yards in his next game to tie Drew Brees for the fewest games (183) to reach 50,000 career pass yards all-time. Stafford and the Rams open the season against the Bills in the NFL Kickoff Game on Sept. 8." 


At Rams minicamp, Stafford did not throw, since he had a anti-inflammatory shot in his elbow in March. 

It is expected the former Lions franchise quarterback will be fully cleared before training camp. 

“I still have a lot of work to do, physically, just to get ready to go and to feel like I’m entering camp in peak position to go out there and play at a high level. As I’m progressing personally, through my program, kinda getting ready to go, I’ll be around the guys," Stafford said, via The Athletic. "We’ll be finding time. It’s the great thing about being in Southern California; everyone wants to be here anyways.”