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 NY/A+ Tm
2017Drew Brees (38)126NOR
2016Matt Ryan (31)142ATL
2015Carson Palmer (35)138ARI
2014Aaron Rodgers (30)129GNB
2013Nick Foles (24)135PHI
2013Peyton Manning (37)135DEN
2012Peyton Manning (36)123DEN
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)139GNB
2010Philip Rivers (28)125SDG
2009Philip Rivers (27)132SDG
2009Drew Brees (30)132NOR
2008Philip Rivers (26)126SDG
2008Drew Brees (29)126NOR
2007Tom Brady (30)132NWE
2006Tony Romo (26)131DAL
2005Peyton Manning (29)129IND
2004Peyton Manning (28)147IND
2003Steve McNair (30)126TEN
2002Trent Green (32)128KAN
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)137STL
2000Kurt Warner+ (29)158STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)132STL
1998Randall Cunningham (35)140MIN
1997Steve Young+ (35)127SFO
1996Dan Marino+ (34)123MIA
1995Troy Aikman+ (28)130DAL
1994Steve Young+ (32)136SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)136SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)132SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)145SFO
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)125BUF
1990Jay Schroeder (29)125RAI
1989Joe Montana+ (33)138SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)140CIN
1987John Elway+ (27)124DEN
1986Boomer Esiason (25)137CIN
1985Dan Fouts+ (34)138SDG
1984Dan Marino+ (22)153MIA
1983Dan Fouts+ (32)142SDG
1982Dan Fouts+ (31)143SDG
1981Dan Fouts+ (30)131SDG
1980Dan Fouts+ (29)128SDG
1979Terry Bradshaw+ (31)128PIT
1978Dan Fouts+ (27)131SDG
1977Terry Bradshaw+ (29)123PIT
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)143OAK
1975Bob Griese+ (30)132MIA
1974Ken Stabler+ (28)128OAK
1973John Hadl (33)124RAM
1972Joe Namath+ (29)143NYJ
1971Bob Berry (29)132ATL
1970John Brodie (35)133SFO
1969Don Horn (24)144GNB
1969Greg Cook (22)126CIN
1969Daryle Lamonica (28)126OAK
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