NFL Year-by-Year Leaders

Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.


  • + indicates Hall of Famer
Leaders Table
Year Player Cmp%+ Tm
2017Drew Brees (38)136NOR
2016Sam Bradford (28)135MIN
2015Kirk Cousins (27)128WAS
2014Tony Romo (34)130DAL
2013Philip Rivers (31)130SDG
2012Matt Ryan (27)128ATL
2011Drew Brees (32)137NOR
2010Drew Brees (31)124NOR
2009Drew Brees (30)133NOR
2008Chad Pennington (32)121MIA
2007Tom Brady (30)129NWE
2007Chad Pennington (31)129NYJ
2006David Carr (27)128HOU
2005Carson Palmer (25)127CIN
2004Daunte Culpepper (27)133MIN
2004Brian Griese (29)133TAM
2003Peyton Manning (27)124IND
2002Chad Pennington (26)135NYJ
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)133STL
2000Kurt Warner+ (29)138STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)130STL
1998Steve Beuerlein (33)126CAR
1998Brett Favre+ (28)126GNB
1997Steve Young+ (35)142SFO
1996Steve Young+ (34)139SFO
1995Steve Young+ (33)130SFO
1994Steve Young+ (32)138SFO
1993Troy Aikman+ (26)133DAL
1992Steve Young+ (30)129SFO
1991Dave Krieg (32)131SEA
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)126BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)152SFO
1988Wade Wilson (29)121MIN
1987Joe Montana+ (31)139SFO
1986Eric Hipple (28)130DET
1985Joe Montana+ (29)121SFO
1984Steve Bartkowski (31)137ATL
1983Ken Anderson (34)132CIN
1982Ken Anderson (33)146CIN
1981Joe Montana+ (25)127SFO
1980Joe Montana+ (24)132SFO
1979Dan Fouts+ (28)127SDG
1978Bob Griese+ (33)133MIA
1977Fran Tarkenton+ (37)123MIN
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)142OAK
1975Len Dawson+ (40)139KAN
1974Ken Anderson (25)141CIN
1973Ken Stabler+ (27)133OAK
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)133DAL
1972Norm Snead (33)126NYG
1971Virgil Carter (25)132CIN
1970Sonny Jurgensen+ (36)126WAS
1969Len Dawson+ (34)136KAN
1969Bart Starr+ (35)136GNB
1968Bart Starr+ (34)149GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)133KAN
1967Len Dawson+ (32)128KAN
1967Johnny Unitas+ (34)126BAL
1966Bart Starr+ (32)137GNB
1966Len Dawson+ (31)127KAN
1965John Brodie (30)135SFO
1965Len Dawson+ (30)120KAN
1964Rudy Bukich (33)136CHI
1964Len Dawson+ (29)127KAN
1963Tobin Rote (35)134SDG
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)130NYG
1962Len Dawson+ (27)140DTX
1962Bart Starr+ (28)137GNB
1961Milt Plum (26)123CLE
1961Babe Parilli (31)114BOS
1960Milt Plum (25)130CLE
1960Tom Flores (23)124OAK
1959Milt Plum (24)127CLE
1959Billy Wade (28)127RAM
1958John Brodie (23)127SFO
1957Y.A. Tittle+ (30)138SFO
1956Ed Brown (27)121CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)110CLE
1955Bobby Layne+ (28)110DET
1955Norm Van Brocklin+ (29)110RAM
1954Otto Graham+ (32)126CLE
1953Otto Graham+ (31)143CLE
1952Frankie Albert (32)122SFO
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)122RAM
1951Bobby Thomason (23)132GNB
1950Bob Waterfield+ (30)128RAM
1949George Ratterman (22)138BUF
1949Sammy Baugh+ (35)125WAS
1948Frankie Albert (28)131SFO
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)127WAS
1947Otto Graham+ (25)139CLE
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)133WAS
1946Charlie O'Rourke (29)126LAD
1946Sammy Baugh+ (32)117WAS
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)152WAS
1944Frank Filchock (27)123WAS
1943Sammy Baugh+ (29)128WAS
1942Sammy Baugh+ (28)140WAS
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)128CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)146WAS
1939Parker Hall (22)119RAM
1938Ed Danowski (26)199NYG
1937Ed Danowski (25)200NYG
1936Ed Matesic (28)196PIT
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