Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 2/16/12
"Throwing for 5,000 yards in the NFL right now is nothing. I don't want to take anything away from it. As much as people throw the football now, you better have 5,000 (yards) if you have Calvin Johnson." - Hall of Fame running back/NFL Network analyst Marshall Faulk Before 2011, only two quarterbacks had thrown for 5,000+ yards ever. Ever. The two that had were Dan Marino, with 5,084 in 1984 and Drew Brees, with 5,069 in 2008. In 2011, Stafford was joined by Brees and Tom Brady surpassing 5,000 yards. Stafford threw for 5,038, Brady for 5,235 and Brees broke Marino's record with 5,476 passing yards.While Calvin Johnson is hands down the best wide receiver in the NFL, to knock something only three other men have done in the HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE is unprofessional. Yes, the NFL has become a passing league over the last five years. But, this was Stafford's first full season and outside of Johnson, Stafford's receivers leave much to be desired. Nate Burleson, Brandon Petti...
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