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If Kirk Cousins stays the course he will throw for 5000 yards joining an elite crew


Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins of the Redskins has been playing lights out.

Only five quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown for more than 5000 yards in a season, and Kirk Cousins is on pace to hit that mark.

Kirk Cousins is playing right now on a pretty amazing level. He is averaging 295 yards per game and if he keeps it up he will end the season with 5015 yards.  Which would put him on a list with some pretty elite quarterbacks.

Right now, Cousins has thrown for 3,540 yards after 12 games. That is pretty insane. I believe the Redskins may have to Franchise Tag him again. If not they are going to have to pay him a TON of money. If I was Jay Gruden and the Skins, I would tag him.  You cannot lose, because if he turns back to his old way of throwing picks and making bad decisions, you can always walk.

Quarterback Team Passing Yards Season Date Notes
Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 5,084 1984 December 17, 1984 1st player in NFL history, 1984 MVP & Offensive Player of the Year
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 5,069 2008 December 28, 2008 2008 Offensive Player of the Year
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 5,476 2011 December 26, 2011 2nd 5,000 yard season, 2011 Offensive Player of the Year
Tom Brady New England Patriots 5,235 2011 January 1, 2012  
Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions 5,038 2011 January 1, 2012 2011 Comeback Player of the Year
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 5,177 2012 December 30, 2012 3rd 5,000 yard season, 2nd consecutive
Peyton Manning Denver Broncos 5,477 (Most ever) 2013 December 29, 2013 NFL record, 2013 MVP & Offensive Player of the Year
Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 5,162 2013 December 29, 2013 NFL record 4th 5,000 yard season & 3rd consecutive


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