How close is Rams QB Matthew Stafford to moving up all-time QB leaderboards?

Matthew Stafford is inching himself up.
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Matthew Stafford is set to enter his 16th season in the NFL. How much could he move up some all-time QB leaderboards? He's close in certain categories, that's for sure. After playing 15 seasons in the NFL, he was bound to find himself ranking high on a plethora of QB leaderboards. But unfortunately, Stafford still has an uphill battle to find himself in the Hall of Fame one day.

At least, that's how I think it'll go. I personally believe he should be in the Hall of Fame, but I'm not a voter. Anyway, how close is he to moving up some all-time QB leaderboards?

How close is Rams QB Matthew Stafford to moving up all-time QB leaderboards?

Passing Yards: 977 yards for 10th all time

Matthew Stafford is less than 1,000 yards away from passing former Giants QB Eli Manning for the 10th-most passing yards in NFL history. He's also quite close to Aaron Rodgers, who has 59,055, but Rodgers is still an active player, so it's unlikely Stafford will move up any more than to 10th place. However, that would give him a top-10 standing all-time.

That is insanely impressive.

Passing Touchdowns: 25 from 9th all time

Standing at 9th place all-time is Matt Ryan with 381 passing touchdowns. Matthew Stafford has 357. Another 25 touchdowns from Stafford moves him into 9th place by himself. This should happen this year, although Matthew Stafford has not hit 25 touchdown passes in a season since 2021, his first year with the Los Angeles Rams.

Even if Matthew Stafford cannot hit 382 touchdowns in 2024, there is a great shot he'd be able to do it in 2025. In fact, another prolific season could see Stafford push 400 career touchdowns in 2024. It'd be a hard task, but he's got the ability to throw that many.

Passing Completions: 134 from 9th all time

Matthew Stafford could pass Dan Marino for the 9th-most passing completions in NFL history. He ne needs just 134 more, and if he is on the same pace in 2024 as he was in 2023, it would take Stafford into his seventh game of the 2024 NFL Season to pass Marino, who was way ahead of his time/

Game-Winning Drives: 4 from 5th all time

Matthew Stafford has 44 game-winning drives in his career, which ranks as the 7th-most in NFL history. He'd pass Dan Marino and have the 5th-most in league history if he was able to lead four more during the season. He had just two in the 2023 NFL Season, but in six separate season he's had at least four.

So, as you can see, perhaps-future Hall of Fame QB Matthew Stafford is quite close in a plethora of all-time QB categories. How many from this list could he hit in 2024?