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Sam Bradford's 3000 Yards Company: Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan

It probably would've been bigger news if Sam Bradford hadn't reached the milestone during the St. Louis Rams' most disappointing loss since their losses were able to disappoint people again, but such is life—while throwing up his worst performance of the season, Bradford reached 3000 passing yards, becoming the third rookie quarterback in NFL history to do that. Unlike so many other milestones, this doesn't feature its own restraint mechanism, like including Ryan Leaf or Rick Mirer or somebody—the only other rookies to do it are Good News, Matt Ryan, and Fantastic News, Peyton Manning

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After last week's painful loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Bradford's numbers through 14 games are still pretty impressive—he's got 3065 passing yards, with 17 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, and 5.9 yards per attempt. Through 14 games in 1998 Peyton Manning had 3179 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions, for 6.3 yards per attempt; Matt Ryan had 3146, with 14 touchdowns, nine interceptions, and a Y/A of 8.1, an average he's yet to be able to match. 

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It would be fair to say Bradford hasn't been quite as good as either of those guys, but that still puts him justifiably within this rarefied group. Of course, if you need a restraint mechanism, it's worth noting that Rick Mirer was just 167 yards short of 3000 in his own rookie year. 

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