NFL Adjusted Yards per Pass Attempt Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player AY/A Tm
2016Matt Ryan (31)10.09ATL
2015Carson Palmer (35)9.08ARI
2014Aaron Rodgers (30)9.45GNB
2013Nick Foles (24)10.54PHI
2012Colin Kaepernick (24)8.62SFO
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)10.50GNB
2010Tom Brady (33)9.02NWE
2009Philip Rivers (27)9.07SDG
2008Philip Rivers (26)8.77SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)9.42NWE
2006Donovan McNabb (29)8.66PHI
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)8.66PIT
2004Peyton Manning (28)10.24IND
2003Steve McNair (30)8.45TEN
2002Marc Bulger (25)8.58STL
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)8.35STL
2000Trent Green (30)8.99STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)9.19STL
1998Chris Chandler (32)9.52ATL
1997Steve Young+ (35)8.82SFO
1996Steve Young+ (34)7.66SFO
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)8.57IND
1994Steve Young+ (32)9.15SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)8.40SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)9.08SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)8.95SFO
1990Jay Schroeder (29)8.46RAI
1989Joe Montana+ (33)9.54SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)9.03CIN
1987Bernie Kosar (23)7.89CLE
1986Tommy Kramer (31)8.15MIN
1985Ken O'Brien (24)8.25NYJ
1984Dan Marino+ (22)9.36MIA
1983Joe Theismann (34)8.28WAS
1982Dan Fouts+ (31)8.27SDG
1981Ken Anderson (32)8.11CIN
1980Ron Jaworski (29)7.82PHI
1979Roger Staubach+ (37)7.88DAL
1978Roger Staubach+ (36)7.19DAL
1977Craig Morton (34)7.28DEN
1976Bert Jones (25)9.27BAL
1975Ken Anderson (26)8.21CIN
1974Ken Stabler+ (28)7.90OAK
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)7.74DAL
1972Joe Namath+ (29)6.95NYJ
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)9.49DAL
1970Craig Morton (27)8.71DAL
1969Greg Cook (22)8.42CIN
1969Craig Morton (26)7.83DAL
1968Len Dawson+ (33)9.13KAN
1968Earl Morrall (34)8.40BAL
1967Fran Tarkenton+ (27)7.46NYG
1967Daryle Lamonica (26)6.89OAK
1966Bart Starr+ (32)9.57GNB
1966Len Dawson+ (31)9.14KAN
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)8.69BAL
1965Len Dawson+ (30)6.73KAN
1964Johnny Unitas+ (31)9.62BAL
1964Len Dawson+ (29)7.54KAN
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)8.81NYG
1963Tom Flores (26)7.76OAK
1962Len Dawson+ (27)8.30DTX
1962Bart Starr+ (28)7.98GNB
1961George Blanda+ (33)8.45HOU
1961Billy Wade (30)8.45CHI
1960Milt Plum (25)9.97CLE
1960Butch Songin (36)5.72BOS
1959Charlie Conerly (37)9.31NYG
1958Bobby Layne+ (31)8.02PIT
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)7.52BAL
1956Ed Brown (27)8.02CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)8.98CLE
1954Norm Van Brocklin+ (28)7.51RAM
1953Otto Graham+ (31)9.83CLE
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)6.10RAM
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)7.82RAM
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)7.69RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)9.53CLE
1949Tommy Thompson (33)7.25PHI
1948Y.A. Tittle+ (21)8.43BCL
1948Tommy Thompson (32)8.01PHI
1947Otto Graham+ (25)10.25CLE
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)7.81WAS
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)6.31CHI
1946Glenn Dobbs (26)5.47BDA
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)9.39WAS
1944Frank Filchock (27)6.76WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)10.96CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)6.98GNB
1941Cecil Isbell (26)6.23GNB
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)6.54WAS
1939Parker Hall (22)3.95RAM
1937Sammy Baugh+ (23)3.84WAS
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)5.05GNB
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