NFL Year-by-Year Fumbles Recovered Leaders

For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.

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Leaders

Leaders Table
Year Player FR Tm
2015Bobby Rainey (27)6TAM
2014Russell Wilson (25)9SEA
2013Julian Edelman (27)5NWE
2013Russell Wilson (24)5SEA
2013Tom Brady (36)5NWE
2012Patrick Peterson (22)5ARI
2011Tony Romo (31)6DAL
2010Donovan McNabb (33)8WAS
2009Josh Freeman (21)6TAM
2008Ryan Fitzpatrick (25)8CIN
2007Jon Kitna (34)7DET
2007Vince Young (24)7TEN
2006Jared Allen (24)6KAN
2005David Carr (26)6HOU
2005Alex Smith (21)6SFO
2004Aaron Brooks (28)6NOR
2004Jake Plummer (29)6DEN
2003Chad Pennington (27)6NYJ
2003Daunte Culpepper (26)6MIN
2002David Carr (23)12HOU
2001Jon Kitna (28)7CIN
2001Kerry Collins (28)7NYG
2001Daunte Culpepper (24)7MIN
2001Stephen Davis (27)7WAS
2000Jon Kitna (27)9SEA
1999Brian Griese (24)9DEN
1998Tony Banks (25)8STL
1997Steve McNair (24)7TEN
1996Brett Favre (26)5GNB
1996Scott Mitchell (28)5DET
1996Jeff Hostetler (35)5OAK
1996Mark Brunell (25)5JAX
1996Louis Oliver (30)5MIA
1995Dave Krieg (36)7ARI
1995Stan Humphries (30)7SDG
1994Jeff George (26)6ATL
1993Craig Erickson (24)6TAM
1992Dave Krieg (33)6KAN
1992Boomer Esiason (31)6CIN
1991Jeff Hostetler (30)6NYG
1990Rickey Jackson (32)7NOR
1989Dave Krieg (30)9SEA
1988Dan Marino (26)8MIA
1987Steve Grogan (34)6NWE
1987Randall Cunningham (24)6PHI
1987Warren Moon (30)6HOU
1986Neil Lomax (27)6STL
1986Jack Trudeau (23)6IND
1985Dan Fouts (34)6SDG
1985William Gay (30)6DET
1984Warren Moon (27)7HOU
1983Greg Pruitt (32)7RAI
1982Ron Jaworski (31)4PHI
1982Greg Pruitt (31)4RAI
1982Clinton Burrell (26)4CLE
1982Doug Williams (27)4TAM
1982Reggie Williams (27)4CIN
1981Danny White (29)8DAL
1980Steve Fuller (23)7KAN
1979Brian Sipe (30)6CLE
1979Dan Fouts (28)6SDG
1979Jimmy Edwards (26)6MIN
1979Roger Staubach (37)6DAL
1979Jeff Komlo (23)6DET
1978Fran Tarkenton (38)7MIN
1977Joe Ferguson (27)7BUF
1976Jack Lambert (24)8PIT
1975Bill Bergey (30)6PHI
1974Terry Metcalf (22)7STL
1974Gary Huff (23)7CHI
1973Roman Gabriel (33)6PHI
1973Steve Preece (26)6RAM
1973Ron Smith (30)6SDG
1972Elvin Bethea (26)5HOU
1972Lyle Alzado (23)5DEN
1972Bobby Douglass (25)5CHI
1972Dick Anderson (26)5MIA
1971Bob Griese (26)6MIA
1970Alan Page (25)7MIN
1969Greg Brezina (23)5ATL
1969Jack Kemp (34)5BUF
1969Roman Gabriel (29)5RAM
1969Walter Roberts (27)5WAS
1969Chuck Walker (28)5STL
1968Lem Barney (22)5DET
1968Willis Crenshaw (27)5STL
1968Jim Lee Hunt (29)4BOS
1968Emerson Boozer (25)4NYJ
1968Willie Porter (22)4BOS
1968Essex Johnson (21)4CIN
1967Jack Kemp (32)6BUF
1967Gale Sayers (24)4CHI
1967Jethro Pugh (23)4DAL
1967Tom Watkins (29)4DET
1967Paul Wiggin (32)4CLE
1967Spider Lockhart (24)4NYG
1966Roman Gabriel (26)6RAM
1965Kermit Alexander (24)8SFO
1965Jack Kemp (30)6BUF
1964Johnny Unitas (31)5BAL
1964Kermit Alexander (23)5SFO
1964Lionel Aldridge (23)5GNB
1964Clarence Childs (26)5NYG
1963Don Hultz (22)9MIN
1963Babe Parilli (33)6BOS
1962Ed O'Bradovich (22)5CHI
1961Sam Etcheverry (31)6STL
1961Bob Dee (28)5BOS
1960Jack Larscheid (27)7OAK
1960John Roach (27)7STL
1959Norm Van Brocklin (33)5PHI
1959Bill Jobko (23)5RAM
1959Bob Toneff (29)5WAS
1959George Tarasovic (29)5PIT
1958Billy Ray Barnes (23)5PHI
1958Frank Gifford (28)5NYG
1957Earl Morrall (23)6PIT
1957Billy Wells (25)62TM
1956Ed Beatty (24)5SFO
1955Joe Schmidt (23)8DET
1954Rob Goode (27)6WAS
1953Barney Poole (29)6BAL
1952Emlen Tunnell (27)6NYG
1951Adrian Burk (23)5PHI
1950George Taliaferro (23)5NYY
1950Tom Wham (25)5CRD
1950Tony Adamle (26)5CLE
1950Bobby Layne (23)5DET
1950Thurman McGraw (23)5DET
1950Joe Perry (23)5SFO
1950Ray Poole (29)5NYG
1950Herb Rich (21)5BAL
1950Buddy Young (24)5NYY
1950Gene Roberts (27)5NYG
1949Bob Gage (21)7PIT
1948Joe Golding (27)5BOS
1948George McAfee (30)5CHI
1948Bosh Pritchard (28)5PHI
1948Bill Paschal (27)5BOS
1948Fred Enke (23)5DET
1948Charlie Conerly (26)5NYG
1947Tommy Thompson (31)8PHI
1946Bill Dudley (24)7PIT
1945Paul Christman (27)8CRD