NFL Year-by-Year Longest Pass Leaders

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

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Leaders Table
Year Player Lng Tm
2016Drew Brees (37)98NOR
2015Blake Bortles (23)90JAX
2014Ben Roethlisberger (32)94PIT
2013Brandon Weeden (29)95CLE
2012Josh Freeman (24)95TAM
2011Eli Manning (30)99NYG
2011Tom Brady (34)99NWE
2010Eli Manning (29)92NYG
2009Ryan Fitzpatrick (26)98BUF
2008Gus Frerotte (37)99MIN
2007Jon Kitna (34)91DET
2006A.J. Feeley (29)89PHI
2005Donovan McNabb (28)91PHI
2004Jeff Garcia (34)99CLE
2003Doug Johnson (25)86ATL
2002Trent Green (32)99KAN
2001Chris Chandler (35)94ATL
2000Kurt Warner (29)85STL
1999Billy Joe Hobert (28)90NOR
1999Troy Aikman+ (32)90DAL
1998Charlie Batch (23)98DET
1997Eric Zeier (25)92BAL
1996Todd Collins (24)95BUF
1995Brett Favre+ (25)99GNB
1994Stan Humphries (29)99SDG
1993Bobby Hebert (33)98ATL
1992Chris Miller (27)89ATL
1991Steve Young+ (29)97SFO
1990Randall Cunningham (27)95PHI
1989Bernie Kosar (25)97CLE
1988Joe Montana+ (32)96SFO
1987Ed Rubbert (23)88WAS
1986Dan Marino+ (24)85MIA
1986Mike Tomczak (23)85CHI
1985Ron Jaworski (34)99PHI
1984Marc Wilson (27)92RAI
1983Jim Plunkett (35)99RAI
1982Steve Bartkowski (29)86ATL
1981Craig Morton (38)95DEN
1980Steve DeBerg (26)93SFO
1979Archie Manning (30)85NOR
1978Joe Ferguson (28)92BUF
1977Lynn Dickey (27)95GNB
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)88OAK
1975Billy Kilmer (36)96WAS
1974Joe Namath+ (31)89NYJ
1973Greg Landry (26)84DET
1972Jim Hart (28)98STL
1971Virgil Carter (25)90CIN
1970Don Horn (25)89GNB
1970Craig Morton (27)89DAL
1969Roman Gabriel (29)93RAM
1969Mike Livingston (23)93KAN
1968Sonny Jurgensen+ (34)99WAS
1968George Blanda+ (40)94OAK
1967Billy Kilmer (28)96NOR
1967Babe Parilli (37)79BOS
1966Karl Sweetan (23)99DET
1966Len Dawson+ (31)89KAN
1965George Blanda+ (37)95HOU
1965Earl Morrall (31)89NYG
1964Bill Munson (23)95RAM
1964Jack Kemp (29)94BUF
1963George Izo (25)99WAS
1963Daryle Lamonica (22)93BUF
1963Tom Flores (26)93OAK
1962Jacky Lee (23)98HOU
1962Fran Tarkenton+ (22)89MIN
1961Billy Wade (30)98CHI
1961Jack Kemp (26)91SDG
1960Jacky Lee (21)92HOU
1960Bart Starr+ (26)91GNB
1960Ed Brown (31)91CHI
1959Ed Brown (30)88CHI
1958Billy Wade (27)93RAM
1957Lamar McHan (24)83CRD
1956Bill McColl (26)79CHI
1955Ogden Compton (23)98CRD
1954Adrian Burk (26)84PHI
1953Bobby Layne+ (26)97DET
1952Babe Parilli (22)90GNB
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)91RAM
1950Tobin Rote (22)96GNB
1949Charlie Conerly (27)85NYG
1949Y.A. Tittle+ (22)80BCL
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)86WAS
1948Y.A. Tittle+ (21)80BCL
1947Otto Graham+ (25)99CLE
1947Frank Reagan (28)88NYG
1946Dave Ryan (23)88DET
1946Otto Graham+ (24)79CLE
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)84RAM
1944Sid Luckman+ (27)86CHI
1943Lou Brock (25)86GNB
1942Cecil Isbell (27)73GNB
1941Ray Mallouf (23)80CRD
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)81WAS
1939Frank Filchock (22)99WAS
1938Doug Russell (27)98CRD
1937Pat Coffee (22)97CRD
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)58GNB
1935Arnie Herber+ (25)83GNB
1934Arnie Herber+ (24)69GNB
1933Roger Grove (25)44GNB
1932George Corbett (24)36CHI
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