NFL Passer Rating Year-by-Year Leaders

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For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.
+ Indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses

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Leaders Table
Year Player Rate Tm
2021Aaron Rodgers (37)111.9GNB
2020Aaron Rodgers (36)121.5GNB
2019Ryan Tannehill (31)117.5TEN
2018Drew Brees (39)115.7NOR
2017Alex Smith (33)104.7KAN
2016Matt Ryan (31)117.1ATL
2015Russell Wilson (26)110.1SEA
2014Tony Romo (34)113.2DAL
2013Nick Foles (24)119.2PHI
2012Aaron Rodgers (28)108.0GNB
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)122.5GNB
2010Tom Brady (33)111.0NWE
2009Drew Brees (30)109.6NOR
2008Philip Rivers (26)105.5SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)117.2NWE
2006Peyton Manning+ (30)101.0IND
2005Peyton Manning+ (29)104.1IND
2004Peyton Manning+ (28)121.1IND
2003Steve McNair (30)100.4TEN
2002Chad Pennington (26)104.2NYJ
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)101.4STL
2000Brian Griese (25)102.9DEN
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)109.2STL
1998Randall Cunningham (35)106.0MIN
1997Steve Young+ (35)104.7SFO
1996Steve Young+ (34)97.2SFO
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)100.7IND
1994Steve Young+ (32)112.8SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)101.5SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)107.0SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)101.8SFO
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)101.2BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)112.4SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)97.4CIN
1987Joe Montana+ (31)102.1SFO
1986Tommy Kramer (31)92.6MIN
1985Ken O'Brien (24)96.2NYJ
1984Dan Marino+ (22)108.9MIA
1983Steve Bartkowski (30)97.6ATL
1982Ken Anderson (33)95.3CIN
1981Ken Anderson (32)98.4CIN
1980Brian Sipe (31)91.4CLE
1979Roger Staubach+ (37)92.3DAL
1978Roger Staubach+ (36)84.9DAL
1977Bob Griese+ (32)87.8MIA
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)103.4OAK
1975Ken Anderson (26)93.9CIN
1974Ken Anderson (25)95.7CIN
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)94.6DAL
1972Earl Morrall (38)91.0MIA
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)104.8DAL
1970John Brodie (35)93.8SFO
1969Bart Starr+ (35)89.9GNB
1969Greg Cook (22)88.3CIN
1968Bart Starr+ (34)104.3GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)98.6KAN
1967Sonny Jurgensen+ (33)87.3WAS
1967Len Dawson+ (32)83.7KAN
1966Bart Starr+ (32)105.0GNB
1966Len Dawson+ (31)101.7KAN
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)97.4BAL
1965Len Dawson+ (30)81.3KAN
1964Bart Starr+ (30)97.1GNB
1964Len Dawson+ (29)89.9KAN
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)104.8NYG
1963Tobin Rote (35)86.7SDG
1962Len Dawson+ (27)98.3DTX
1962Eddie LeBaron (32)95.4DAL
1961Billy Wade (30)93.7CHI
1961George Blanda+ (33)91.3HOU
1960Milt Plum (25)110.4CLE
1960Tom Flores+ (23)71.8OAK
1959Charlie Conerly (37)102.7NYG
1958Johnny Unitas+ (25)90.0BAL
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)88.0BAL
1956Ed Brown (27)83.1CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)94.0CLE
1954Adrian Burk (26)80.4PHI
1953Otto Graham+ (31)99.7CLE
1952Tobin Rote (24)85.6GNB
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)81.8RAM
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)85.1RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)97.5CLE
1949Tommy Thompson (33)84.4PHI
1948Frankie Albert (28)102.9SFO
1948Tommy Thompson (32)98.4PHI
1947Otto Graham+ (25)109.2CLE
1947Sammy Baugh+ (33)92.0WAS
1946Otto Graham+ (24)112.1CLE
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)71.0CHI
1945Sammy Baugh+ (31)109.9WAS
1944Frank Filchock (27)86.0WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)107.5CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)87.0GNB
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)95.3CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)85.6WAS
1939Arnie Herber+ (29)61.6GNB
1938Ed Danowski (26)66.9NYG
1937Ed Danowski (25)72.8NYG
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)58.9GNB
1934Arnie Herber+ (24)45.1GNB
1933Harry Newman (24)51.7NYG