NFL Passer Rating Index 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, season age in parentheses


Leaders Table
Year Player Rate+ Tm
2023Brock Purdy (23)142SFO
2022Tua Tagovailoa (24)125MIA
2021Aaron Rodgers (37)128GNB
2020Aaron Rodgers (36)140GNB
2019Ryan Tannehill (31)133TEN
2018Drew Brees (39)134NOR
2017Alex Smith (33)120KAN
2016Matt Ryan (31)140ATL
2015Russell Wilson (26)131SEA
2014Tony Romo (34)134DAL
2013Nick Foles (24)142PHI
2012Aaron Rodgers (28)128GNB
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)149GNB
2010Tom Brady (33)130NWE
2009Drew Brees (30)132NOR
2008Philip Rivers (26)127SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)148NWE
2006Peyton Manning+ (30)126IND
2005Peyton Manning+ (29)129IND
2004Peyton Manning+ (28)151IND
2003Steve McNair (30)126TEN
2002Chad Pennington (26)138NYJ
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)132STL
2000Brian Griese (25)135DEN
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)136STL
1998Randall Cunningham (35)134MIN
1997Steve Young+ (35)134SFO
1996Steve Young+ (34)128SFO
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)132IND
1994Steve Young+ (32)147SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)133SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)142SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)135SFO
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)135BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)149SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)129CIN
1987Joe Montana+ (31)136SFO
1986Tommy Kramer (31)124MIN
1986Dan Marino+ (24)124MIA
1985Ken O'Brien (24)129NYJ
1984Dan Marino+ (22)141MIA
1983Steve Bartkowski (30)127ATL
1982Ken Anderson (33)127CIN
1981Ken Anderson (32)137CIN
1980Brian Sipe (31)129CLE
1979Roger Staubach+ (37)132DAL
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)126PIT
1978Roger Staubach+ (36)126DAL
1977Bob Griese+ (32)125MIA
1977Roger Staubach+ (35)125DAL
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)140OAK
1975Ken Anderson (26)127CIN
1974Ken Anderson (25)132CIN
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)133DAL
1972Earl Morrall (38)129MIA
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)144DAL
1970John Brodie (35)129SFO
1969Greg Cook (22)124CIN
1969Bart Starr+ (35)124GNB
1968Bart Starr+ (34)141GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)137KAN
1967Sonny Jurgensen+ (33)120WAS
1967Len Dawson+ (32)118KAN
1966Len Dawson+ (31)138KAN
1966Bart Starr+ (32)135GNB
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)126BAL
1965Len Dawson+ (30)119KAN
1964Len Dawson+ (29)133KAN
1964Bart Starr+ (30)126GNB
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)138NYG
1963Tobin Rote (35)125SDG
1962Len Dawson+ (27)134DTX
1962Eddie LeBaron (32)129DAL
1961George Blanda+ (33)130HOU
1961Billy Wade (30)125CHI
1960Milt Plum (25)139CLE
1960Tom Flores+ (23)112OAK
1959Charlie Conerly (37)135NYG
1958Johnny Unitas+ (25)127BAL
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)135BAL
1956Ed Brown (27)126CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)138CLE
1954Adrian Burk (26)121PHI
1953Otto Graham+ (31)142CLE
1952Tobin Rote (24)130GNB
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)130RAM
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)129RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)134CLE
1949Tommy Thompson (33)123PHI
1948Frankie Albert (28)136SFO
1948Tommy Thompson (32)133PHI
1947Otto Graham+ (25)142CLE
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)131WAS
1946Otto Graham+ (24)149CLE
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)116CHI
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)157WAS
1944Frank Filchock (27)128WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)143CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)126GNB
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)137CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)140WAS
1939Arnie Herber+ (29)121GNB
1938Ed Danowski (26)168NYG
1937Ed Danowski (25)234NYG
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)198GNB