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.

Leaders

  • + indicates Hall of Famer
Leaders Table
Year Player TD%+ Tm
2016Matt Ryan (31)133ATL
2015Cam Newton (26)132CAR
2015Russell Wilson (26)132SEA
2014Tony Romo (34)138DAL
2013Nick Foles (24)147PHI
2012Aaron Rodgers (28)130GNB
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)153GNB
2010Tom Brady (33)135NWE
2009Drew Brees (30)131NOR
2008Philip Rivers (26)134SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)153NWE
2006Donovan McNabb (29)119PHI
2006Tony Romo (26)119DAL
2005Carson Palmer (25)126CIN
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)126PIT
2004Peyton Manning (28)168IND
2003Brett Favre+ (33)133GNB
2002Trent Green (32)123KAN
2002Chad Pennington (26)123NYJ
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)136STL
2000Daunte Culpepper (23)136MIN
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)143STL
1998Randall Cunningham (35)141MIN
1997Brett Favre+ (27)130GNB
1996Brett Favre+ (26)141GNB
1995Brett Favre+ (25)135GNB
1994Steve Young+ (32)147SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)133SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)130SFO
1991Jim Kelly+ (31)136BUF
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)134BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)132SFO
1988Dave Krieg (29)141SEA
1987Dave Krieg (28)139SEA
1987Joe Montana+ (31)139SFO
1986Dan Marino+ (24)132MIA
1985Boomer Esiason (24)125CIN
1985Dan Fouts+ (34)125SDG
1984Dan Marino+ (22)148MIA
1983Dave Krieg (24)134SEA
1982Terry Bradshaw+ (34)133PIT
1981Ken Anderson (32)123CIN
1980Vince Ferragamo (26)142RAM
1979Steve Grogan (26)130NWE
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)143PIT
1977Bob Griese+ (32)132MIA
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)148OAK
1975Joe Ferguson (25)133BUF
1974Ken Stabler+ (28)137OAK
1973John Hadl (33)139RAM
1972Billy Kilmer (33)140WAS
1971Bob Griese+ (26)129MIA
1970Craig Morton (27)128DAL
1969Joe Kapp (31)132MIN
1969Daryle Lamonica (28)127OAK
1968Bart Starr+ (34)139GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)126KAN
1967Fran Tarkenton+ (27)126NYG
1967Daryle Lamonica (26)118OAK
1966Len Dawson+ (31)138KAN
1966Frank Ryan (30)122CLE
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)128BAL
1965Len Dawson+ (30)117KAN
1964Len Dawson+ (29)133KAN
1964Rudy Bukich (33)118CHI
1964Frank Ryan (28)118CLE
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)140NYG
1963Tom Flores (26)126OAK
1962Eddie LeBaron (32)135DAL
1962Len Dawson+ (27)132DTX
1961George Blanda+ (33)141HOU
1961Billy Wade (30)126CHI
1960John Roach (27)128STL
1960George Blanda+ (32)114HOU
1960Al Dorow (30)114NYT
1959Johnny Unitas+ (26)128BAL
1958Eddie LeBaron (28)126WAS
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)134BAL
1956Lamar McHan (23)119CRD
1955Otto Graham+ (33)131CLE
1954Adrian Burk (26)146PHI
1953Y.A. Tittle+ (26)124SFO
1952Tobin Rote (24)133GNB
1951Bobby Layne+ (24)125DET
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)123RAM
1949Frankie Albert (29)131SFO
1949Tommy Thompson (33)114PHI
1948Frankie Albert (28)134SFO
1948Tommy Thompson (32)134PHI
1947Otto Graham+ (25)122CLE
1947Tommy Thompson (31)118PHI
1946Otto Graham+ (24)129CLE
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)117CHI
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)122RAM
1944Frank Filchock (27)115WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)138CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)117GNB
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)121CHI
1940Ace Parker+ (28)142BKN
1939Bernie Masterson (28)124CHI
1938Ed Danowski (26)112NYG
1937Ed Danowski (25)123NYG
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)135GNB
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