NFL Year-by-Year Pass Attempts Leaders

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

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Leaders Table
Year Player Att Tm
2016Drew Brees (37)456NOR
2015Philip Rivers (33)661SDG
2014Drew Brees (35)659NOR
2013Peyton Manning (37)659DEN
2012Matthew Stafford (24)727DET
2011Matthew Stafford (23)663DET
2010Peyton Manning (34)679IND
2009Matt Schaub (28)583HOU
2008Drew Brees (29)635NOR
2007Drew Brees (28)652NOR
2006Brett Favre+ (36)613GNB
2005Brett Favre+ (35)607GNB
2004Trent Green (34)556KAN
2003Brad Johnson (34)570TAM
2002Rich Gannon (36)618OAK
2001Jon Kitna (28)581CIN
2000Vinny Testaverde (36)590NYJ
1999Brett Favre+ (29)595GNB
1998Peyton Manning (22)575IND
1997Dan Marino+ (35)548MIA
1996Drew Bledsoe (24)623NWE
1995Drew Bledsoe (23)636NWE
1994Drew Bledsoe (22)691NWE
1993John Elway+ (33)551DEN
1992Dan Marino+ (30)554MIA
1991Warren Moon+ (34)655HOU
1990Warren Moon+ (33)584HOU
1989Don Majkowski (25)599GNB
1988Dan Marino+ (26)606MIA
1987Neil Lomax (28)463STL
1986Dan Marino+ (24)623MIA
1985John Elway+ (25)605DEN
1984Dan Marino+ (22)564MIA
1983Bill Kenney (28)603KAN
1982Joe Montana+ (26)346SFO
1981Dan Fouts+ (30)609SDG
1980Dan Fouts+ (29)589SDG
1979Steve DeBerg (25)578SFO
1978Fran Tarkenton+ (38)572MIN
1977Joe Ferguson (27)457BUF
1976Jim Zorn (23)439SEA
1975Fran Tarkenton+ (35)425MIN
1974Jim Hart (30)388STL
1973Roman Gabriel (33)460PHI
1972Archie Manning (23)448NOR
1971John Hadl (31)431SDG
1970Roman Gabriel (30)407RAM
1969Sonny Jurgensen+ (35)442WAS
1969Daryle Lamonica (28)426OAK
1968John Hadl (28)440SDG
1968John Brodie (33)404SFO
1967Sonny Jurgensen+ (33)508WAS
1967Joe Namath+ (24)491NYJ
1966Joe Namath+ (23)471NYJ
1966Sonny Jurgensen+ (32)436WAS
1965George Blanda+ (37)442HOU
1965John Brodie (30)391SFO
1964George Blanda+ (36)505HOU
1964Charley Johnson (25)420STL
1963Charley Johnson (24)423STL
1963George Blanda+ (35)423HOU
1962Frank Tripucka (34)440DEN
1962Billy Wade (31)412CHI
1961Al Dorow (31)438NYT
1961Johnny Unitas+ (28)420BAL
1960Frank Tripucka (32)478DEN
1960Johnny Unitas+ (27)378BAL
1959Johnny Unitas+ (26)367BAL
1958Norm Van Brocklin+ (32)374PHI
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)301BAL
1956Tobin Rote (28)308GNB
1955Jim Finks+ (28)344PIT
1954Tobin Rote (26)382GNB
1953George Blanda+ (25)362CHI
1952Otto Graham+ (30)364CLE
1951Bobby Layne+ (24)332DET
1950Bobby Layne+ (23)336DET
1949Johnny Lujack (24)312CHI
1949Y.A. Tittle+ (22)289BCL
1948Glenn Dobbs (28)369LAD
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)315WAS
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)354WAS
1947Bud Schwenk (30)327BCL
1946Glenn Dobbs (26)269BDA
1946Bob Waterfield+ (26)251RAM
1945Paul Christman (27)219CRD
1944Irv Comp (25)177GNB
1943Sammy Baugh+ (29)239WAS
1942Bud Schwenk (25)295CRD
1941Cecil Isbell (26)206GNB
1940Davey O'Brien (23)277PHI
1939Parker Hall (22)208RAM
1938Ace Parker+ (26)148BKN
1937Sammy Baugh+ (23)171WAS
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)173GNB
1935Ed Danowski (23)113NYG
1934Arnie Herber+ (24)115GNB
1933Harry Newman (24)136NYG
1932Arnie Herber+ (22)101GNB
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