NFL Passing Touchdowns Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player TD Tm
2018Drew Brees (39)4NOR
2017Tom Brady (40)8NWE
2016Aaron Rodgers (32)9GNB
2016Matt Ryan (31)9ATL
2015Carson Palmer (35)4ARI
2015Aaron Rodgers (31)4GNB
2015Russell Wilson (26)4SEA
2014Tom Brady (37)10NWE
2013Andrew Luck (23)6IND
2012Joe Flacco (27)11BAL
2011Eli Manning (30)9NYG
2010Aaron Rodgers (26)9GNB
2009Drew Brees (30)8NOR
2008Kurt Warner+ (37)11ARI
2007Tom Brady (30)6NWE
2007Eli Manning (26)6NYG
2006Tom Brady (29)5NWE
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)7PIT
2004Donovan McNabb (27)7PHI
2003Peyton Manning (27)9IND
2002Rich Gannon (36)7OAK
2001Donovan McNabb (24)5PHI
2000Aaron Brooks (24)6NOR
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)8STL
1998Randall Cunningham (35)5MIN
1997Brett Favre+ (27)5GNB
1996Brett Favre+ (26)5GNB
1995Brett Favre+ (25)8GNB
1994Steve Young+ (32)9SFO
1993Troy Aikman+ (26)5DAL
1993Brett Favre+ (23)5GNB
1992Troy Aikman+ (25)8DAL
1991Jim Kelly+ (31)5BUF
1991Warren Moon+ (34)5HOU
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)5BUF
1990Dan Marino+ (28)5MIA
1989Joe Montana+ (33)11SFO
1988Joe Montana+ (32)8SFO
1987Doug Williams (32)7WAS
1986Phil Simms (30)8NYG
1985Tony Eason (25)5NWE
1984Dan Marino+ (22)8MIA
1983Vince Ferragamo (29)4RAM
1983Dave Krieg (24)4SEA
1983Joe Montana+ (27)4SFO
1982Joe Theismann (33)8WAS
1981Scott Brunner (24)6NYG
1981Joe Montana+ (25)6SFO
1980Jim Plunkett (32)7OAK
1979Terry Bradshaw+ (31)6PIT
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)8PIT
1977Ken Stabler+ (31)5OAK
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)4OAK
1976Fran Tarkenton+ (36)4MIN
1975Roger Staubach+ (33)7DAL
1974Ken Stabler+ (28)5OAK
1973Fran Tarkenton+ (33)3MIN
1972Billy Kilmer (33)3WAS
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)3DAL
1970Johnny Unitas+ (37)4BAL
1969Daryle Lamonica (28)6OAK
1968Daryle Lamonica (27)6OAK
1967Daryle Lamonica (26)4OAK
1967Bart Starr+ (33)4GNB
1966Bart Starr+ (32)6GNB
1965Jack Kemp (30)1BUF
1965Frank Ryan (29)1CLE
1965Bart Starr+ (31)1GNB
1964Frank Ryan (28)3CLE
1963Babe Parilli (33)2BOS
1963Tobin Rote (35)2SDG
1962George Blanda+ (34)1HOU
1962Len Dawson+ (27)1DTX
1961Bart Starr+ (27)3GNB
1960George Blanda+ (32)3HOU
1959Johnny Unitas+ (26)2BAL
1958Charlie Conerly (36)1NYG
1958Johnny Unitas+ (25)1BAL
1957Tobin Rote (29)5DET
1956Charlie Conerly (34)2NYG
1955Otto Graham+ (33)2CLE
1954Otto Graham+ (32)3CLE
1953Bobby Layne+ (26)1DET
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)1RAM
1952Doak Walker+ (25)1DET
1951Otto Graham+ (29)1CLE
1951Norm Van Brocklin+ (25)1RAM
1950Otto Graham+ (28)4CLE
1950Bob Waterfield+ (30)4RAM
1949George Ratterman (22)3BUF
1948George Ratterman (21)3BUF
1947Tommy Thompson (31)3PHI
1946Frank Filchock (29)2NYG
1945Frank Filchock (28)2WAS
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)2RAM
1944Irv Comp (25)1GNB
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)5CHI
1942Sammy Baugh+ (28)1WAS
1941Cecil Isbell (26)1GNB
1941Tuffy Leemans+ (28)1NYG
1940Sid Luckman+ (23)1CHI
1939Arnie Herber+ (29)1GNB
1939Cecil Isbell (24)1GNB
1938Ed Danowski (26)2NYG
1937Sammy Baugh+ (23)3WAS
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)2GNB
1935Ed Danowski (23)1NYG
1934Ed Danowski (22)1NYG
1933Bronko Nagurski+ (24)2CHI
1933Harry Newman (24)2NYG
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