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Chargers’ Herbert becomes fastest in NFL history to 1,500 career completions

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert became the fastest player in NFL history to 1,500 career completions, reaching the milestone against the New York Jets on Monday night.

Herbert got it on his 11th completion — a 4-yard screen pass to Keenan Allen in the third quarter — in the 57th game of his career. Patrick Mahomes and Matthew Stafford shared the previous record by doing it in their 62nd games.

Herbert also entered the game needing 199 yards passing to pass Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (16,177) for the second-most in an NFL’s players first four seasons. Peyton Manning holds the record with 16,418 — a mark Herbert could surpass in the Chargers’ next game against Detroit next Sunday.

Herbert wasn’t the only Chargers player reaching a milestone Monday night.

Allen entered needing 70 yards receiving to reach 10,000 for his career, and he got it in the fourth quarter on a 23-yard circus catch. Allen fully extended to reach for a high throw from Herbert and snagged it with his left hand before corralling it with both hands as he rolled to the turf for the big gain.

Allen is the fastest player in franchise history to reach that mark, doing so in his 134th game.

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