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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Year Tm
1Peyton Manning (37)5,4772013DEN
2Drew Brees (32)5,4762011NOR
3Tom Brady (34)5,2352011NWE
4Drew Brees (37)5,2082016NOR
5Drew Brees (33)5,1772012NOR
6Drew Brees (34)5,1622013NOR
7Dan Marino+ (22)5,0841984MIA
8Drew Brees (29)5,0692008NOR
9Matthew Stafford (23)5,0382011DET
10Matthew Stafford (24)4,9672012DET
11Drew Brees (35)4,9522014NOR
Ben Roethlisberger (32)4,9522014PIT
13Matt Ryan (31)4,9442016ATL
14Eli Manning (30)4,9332011NYG
15Kirk Cousins (28)4,9172016WAS
16Tony Romo (32)4,9032012DAL
17Drew Brees (36)4,8702015NOR
18Kurt Warner+ (30)4,8302001STL
19Tom Brady (35)4,8272012NWE
20Tom Brady (30)4,8062007NWE
21Dan Fouts+ (30)4,8021981SDG
22Philip Rivers (33)4,7922015SDG
23Tom Brady (38)4,7702015NWE
Matt Schaub (28)4,7702009HOU
25Andrew Luck (24)4,7612014IND
26Dan Marino+ (24)4,7461986MIA
27Peyton Manning (38)4,7272014DEN
28Matt Ryan (27)4,7192012ATL
29Daunte Culpepper (27)4,7172004MIN
30Dan Fouts+ (29)4,7151980SDG
31Philip Rivers (28)4,7102010SDG
32Peyton Manning (34)4,7002010IND
33Matt Ryan (29)4,6942014ATL
34Warren Moon+ (34)4,6901991HOU
35Rich Gannon (36)4,6892002OAK
Warren Moon+ (33)4,6891990HOU
37Carson Palmer (35)4,6712015ARI
38Peyton Manning (36)4,6592012DEN
39Matthew Stafford (25)4,6502013DET
40Aaron Rodgers (27)4,6432011GNB
41Philip Rivers (29)4,6242011SDG
42Drew Brees (31)4,6202010NOR
43Neil Lomax (25)4,6141984STL
44Matt Ryan (30)4,5912015ATL
Trent Green (34)4,5912004KAN
46Kurt Warner+ (37)4,5832008ARI
47Peyton Manning (28)4,5572004IND
48Drew Bledsoe (22)4,5551994NWE
49Jay Cutler (25)4,5262008DEN
50Matt Ryan (28)4,5152013ATL
51Peyton Manning (33)4,5002009IND
52Tony Romo (29)4,4832009DAL
53Philip Rivers (31)4,4782013SDG
54Lynn Dickey (33)4,4581983GNB
55Dan Marino+ (32)4,4531994MIA
56Steve Beuerlein (34)4,4361999CAR
57Aaron Rodgers (25)4,4342009GNB
Dan Marino+ (26)4,4341988MIA
59Eli Manning (34)4,4322015NYG
60Blake Bortles (23)4,4282015JAX
Aaron Rodgers (32)4,4282016GNB
62Drew Brees (28)4,4232007NOR
63Drew Brees (27)4,4182006NOR
64Brett Favre+ (25)4,4131995GNB
Peyton Manning (24)4,4132000IND
66Eli Manning (33)4,4102014NYG
67Tom Brady (32)4,3982009NWE
68Peyton Manning (30)4,3972006IND
69Drew Brees (30)4,3882009NOR
70Philip Rivers (34)4,3862016SDG
71Aaron Rodgers (30)4,3812014GNB
72Andrew Luck (22)4,3742012IND
73Matt Schaub (29)4,3702010HOU
74Mark Brunell (25)4,3671996JAX
75Drew Bledsoe (30)4,3592002BUF
76Kurt Warner+ (28)4,3531999STL
77Bill Kenney (28)4,3481983KAN
78Tom Brady (36)4,3432013NWE
79Scott Mitchell (27)4,3381995DET
80Ben Roethlisberger (27)4,3282009PIT
81Matthew Stafford (28)4,3272016DET
82Don Majkowski (25)4,3181989GNB
83Joe Flacco (31)4,3172016BAL
84Jim Everett (26)4,3101989RAM
85Marc Bulger (29)4,3012006STL
86Aaron Rodgers (28)4,2952012GNB
87Andy Dalton (25)4,2932013CIN
88Philip Rivers (32)4,2862014SDG
89Jeff Garcia (30)4,2782000SFO
90Carson Palmer (33)4,2742013ARI
91Peyton Manning (27)4,2672003IND
92Warren Moon+ (37)4,2641994MIN
93Matthew Stafford (27)4,2622015DET
94Ben Roethlisberger (31)4,2612013PIT
95Matthew Stafford (26)4,2572014DET
96Philip Rivers (27)4,2542009SDG
97Andrew Luck (26)4,2402016IND
98Carson Palmer (36)4,2332016ARI
99Warren Moon+ (38)4,2281995MIN
100Russell Wilson (27)4,2192016SEA
101Brett Favre+ (28)4,2121998GNB
102Tony Romo (27)4,2112007DAL
103Ryan Tannehill (27)4,2082015MIA
Jon Kitna (33)4,2082006DET
105Andy Dalton (28)4,2062016CIN
106Brett Favre+ (39)4,2022009MIN
107Peyton Manning (26)4,2002002IND
108Tony Romo (31)4,1842011DAL
109Vinny Testaverde (32)4,1771996BAL
Matt Ryan (26)4,1772011ATL
111Steve Young+ (36)4,1701998SFO
112Elvis Grbac (30)4,1692000KAN
113Kirk Cousins (27)4,1662015WAS
114Brett Favre+ (37)4,1552007GNB
115Jeff George (27)4,1431995ATL
116Dan Marino+ (23)4,1371985MIA
117Peyton Manning (23)4,1351999IND
118Brian Sipe (31)4,1321980CLE
119Carson Palmer (27)4,1312007CIN
Peyton Manning (25)4,1312001IND
121Dan Marino+ (30)4,1161992MIA
122Tom Brady (28)4,1102005NWE
123Jay Schroeder (25)4,1091986WAS
Tom Brady (37)4,1092014NWE
125Brett Favre+ (29)4,0911999GNB
126Jameis Winston (22)4,0902016TAM
127Jake Plummer (29)4,0892004DEN
128Brett Favre+ (34)4,0882004GNB
129Drew Bledsoe (24)4,0861996NWE
130Dan Fouts+ (28)4,0821979SDG
131Ben Roethlisberger (29)4,0772011PIT
132Kerry Collins (29)4,0732002NYG
133Jon Kitna (34)4,0682007DET
134Josh Freeman (24)4,0652012TAM
135Cam Newton (22)4,0512011CAR
136Ryan Tannehill (26)4,0452014MIA
137Phil Simms (28)4,0441984NYG
138Jameis Winston (21)4,0422015TAM
139Peyton Manning (31)4,0402007IND
140Trent Green (33)4,0392003KAN
141Aaron Rodgers (24)4,0382008GNB
142Carson Palmer (26)4,0352006CIN
143John Elway+ (33)4,0301993DEN
144Eli Manning (35)4,0272016NYG
145Russell Wilson (26)4,0242015SEA
146Steve Young+ (31)4,0231993SFO
147Eli Manning (28)4,0212009NYG
148Carson Palmer (32)4,0182012OAK
149Trent Green (35)4,0142005KAN
150Philip Rivers (26)4,0092008SDG
151Matt Schaub (31)4,0082012HOU
152Joe Namath+ (24)4,0071967NYJ
153Brad Johnson (30)4,0051999WAS
154Peyton Manning (32)4,0022008IND
Eli Manning (29)4,0022010NYG
156Dan Marino+ (27)3,9971989MIA
157Jim Everett (27)3,9891990RAM
158Derek Carr (24)3,9872015OAK
159Joe Flacco (29)3,9862014BAL
160Drew Bledsoe (27)3,9851999NWE
161Danny White (31)3,9801983DAL
162Dan Marino+ (29)3,9701991MIA
John Elway+ (35)3,9701995DEN
Jim Everett (32)3,9701995NOR
Carson Palmer (30)3,9702010CIN
166Steve Young+ (32)3,9691994SFO
167Matt Hasselbeck (31)3,9662007SEA
168Marc Bulger (27)3,9642004STL
Jim Everett (25)3,9641988RAM
170Boomer Esiason (25)3,9591986CIN
171Eli Manning (31)3,9482012NYG
172Joe Montana+ (34)3,9441990SFO
173Ben Roethlisberger (33)3,9382015PIT
174Daunte Culpepper (23)3,9372000MIN
Derek Carr (25)3,9372016OAK
176Aaron Rodgers (26)3,9222010GNB
177Brett Favre+ (31)3,9212001GNB
178Jeff George (29)3,9171997OAK
179Donovan McNabb (31)3,9162008PHI
180Ryan Tannehill (25)3,9132013MIA
181Joe Flacco (28)3,9122013BAL
Tommy Kramer (26)3,9121981MIN
183Joe Montana+ (27)3,9101983SFO
184Ryan Fitzpatrick (32)3,9052015NYJ
Blake Bortles (24)3,9052016JAX
186Tom Brady (33)3,9002010NWE
187Brett Favre+ (26)3,8991996GNB
188John Elway+ (25)3,8911985DEN
189Ken O'Brien (24)3,8881985NYJ
190Jake Delhomme (29)3,8862004CAR
191Brett Favre+ (36)3,8852006GNB
192Brett Favre+ (24)3,8821994GNB
193Brett Favre+ (35)3,8812005GNB
194Sam Bradford (28)3,8772016MIN
195Brian Sipe (32)3,8761981CLE
196Donovan McNabb (27)3,8752004PHI
197Cam Newton (23)3,8692012CAR
198Brett Favre+ (27)3,8671997GNB
199Jim Everett (31)3,8551994NOR
200Bernie Kosar (22)3,8541986CLE
201Daunte Culpepper (25)3,8532002MIN
202Marc Bulger (26)3,8452003STL
203Jim Kelly+ (31)3,8441991BUF
204Matt Hasselbeck (27)3,8412003SEA
205Rich Gannon (33)3,8401999OAK
206Erik Kramer (30)3,8381995CHI
207Cam Newton (26)3,8372015CAR
208Carson Palmer (25)3,8362005CIN
209Ryan Fitzpatrick (28)3,8322011BUF
Aaron Brooks (25)3,8322001NOR
211Steve Bartkowski (28)3,8291981ATL
Phil Simms (29)3,8291985NYG
213Tony Romo (33)3,8282013DAL
Rich Gannon (35)3,8282001OAK
215Andrew Luck (23)3,8222013IND
Jeff Blake (24)3,8221995CIN
217Aaron Rodgers (31)3,8212015GNB
218Ben Roethlisberger (34)3,8192016PIT
219Eli Manning (32)3,8182013NYG
220Joe Flacco (27)3,8172012BAL
221Jay Cutler (31)3,8122014CHI
Brett Favre+ (30)3,8122000GNB
223Brad Johnson (34)3,8112003TAM
224Aaron Brooks (28)3,8102004NOR
225Randall Cunningham (25)3,8081988PHI
226Kyle Orton (26)3,8022009DEN
227Brian Sipe (30)3,7931979CLE
228Derek Anderson (24)3,7872007CLE
229Trent Green (31)3,7832001KAN
230Carson Wentz (23)3,7822016PHI
231Dan Marino+ (35)3,7801997MIA
232Mark Rypien (26)3,7681989WAS
233Tom Brady (25)3,7642002NWE
Kerry Collins (28)3,7642001NYG
235Eli Manning (24)3,7622005NYG
236Kerry Collins (32)3,7592005OAK
237Ken Anderson (32)3,7541981CIN
238Kurt Warner+ (38)3,7532009ARI
239Sonny Jurgensen+ (33)3,7471967WAS
Peyton Manning (29)3,7472005IND
241Dan Fouts+ (33)3,7401984SDG
242Peyton Manning (22)3,7391998IND
243Jake Plummer (23)3,7371998ARI
244Jeff George (26)3,7341994ATL
245Vinny Testaverde (36)3,7322000NYJ
246Steve Beuerlein (35)3,7302000CAR
247Sam Bradford (27)3,7252015PHI
248Terry Bradshaw+ (31)3,7241979PIT
249Sonny Jurgensen+ (27)3,7231961PHI
250Archie Manning (31)3,7161980NOR
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