INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers joined elite company during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, becoming just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw at least 400 career touchdown passes.
Rivers reached the mark on the second play of the second quarter, when he completed a 1-yard score to tight end Mo Alie-Cox.
Favre and Marino are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Manning will be a first-ballot inductee in 2021, while Brees and Brady are also expected to be first-ballot picks once they retire.
Rivers threw the first 397 touchdown passes of his career during his 16 seasons with the Chargers. He has thrown at least 30 touchdown passes in six of those seasons.
Rivers signed a one-year, $25 million contract with the Colts in March to replace Jacoby Brissett as the starter. Rivers has started 231 straight games, which is second to only Favre’s 297.