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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Years Tm
1Drew Brees74,4372001-20182TM
2Peyton Manning71,9401998-20152TM
3Brett Favre+71,8381991-20104TM
4Tom Brady70,5142000-2018nwe
5Dan Marino+61,3611983-1999mia
6Ben Roethlisberger56,1942004-2018pit
7Eli Manning55,9812004-2018nyg
8Philip Rivers54,6562004-2018sdg
9John Elway+51,4751983-1998den
10Warren Moon+49,3251984-20004TM
11Fran Tarkenton+47,0031961-19782TM
12Matt Ryan46,7202008-2018atl
13Carson Palmer46,2472004-20173TM
14Vinny Testaverde46,2331987-20077TM
15Drew Bledsoe44,6111993-20063TM
16Dan Fouts+43,0401973-1987sdg
17Aaron Rodgers42,9442005-2018gnb
18Kerry Collins40,9221995-20116TM
19Joe Montana+40,5511979-19942TM
20Johnny Unitas+40,2391956-19732TM
21Matthew Stafford38,5262009-2018det
22Joe Flacco38,2452008-2018rav
23Dave Krieg38,1471980-19986TM
24Boomer Esiason37,9201984-19973TM
25Donovan McNabb37,2761999-20113TM
26Matt Hasselbeck36,6381999-20154TM
27Jim Kelly+35,4671986-1996buf
28Jay Cutler35,1332006-20173TM
29Jim Everett34,8371986-19973TM
30Jim Hart34,6651966-19842TM
31Steve DeBerg34,2411978-19986TM
32Tony Romo34,1832004-2016dal
33Alex Smith34,0682005-20183TM
34John Hadl33,5031962-19774TM
35Phil Simms33,4621979-1993nyg
36Steve Young+33,1241985-19992TM
37Y.A. Tittle+33,0701948-19643TM
38Troy Aikman+32,9421989-2000dal
39Ken Anderson32,8381971-1986cin
40Kurt Warner+32,3441998-20093TM
41Sonny Jurgensen+32,2241957-19742TM
42Mark Brunell32,0721994-20115TM
43John Brodie31,5481957-1973sfo
44Steve McNair31,3041995-20072TM
45Norm Snead30,7971961-19765TM
46Randall Cunningham29,9791985-20014TM
47Joe Ferguson29,8171973-19904TM
48Jon Kitna29,7451997-20114TM
49Roman Gabriel29,4441962-19772TM
50Ryan Fitzpatrick29,3572005-20187TM
51Jake Plummer29,2531997-20062TM
52Brad Johnson29,0541994-20084TM
53Rich Gannon28,7431987-20044TM
54Len Dawson+28,7111957-19753TM
55Chris Chandler28,4841988-20047TM
56Trent Green28,4751997-20084TM
57Cam Newton28,4692011-2018car
58Ron Jaworski28,1901974-19894TM
59Andy Dalton28,1002011-2018cin
60Terry Bradshaw+27,9891970-1983pit
61Ken Stabler+27,9381970-19843TM
62Craig Morton27,9081965-19823TM
63Joe Namath+27,6631965-19772TM
64Jeff George27,6021990-20015TM
65George Blanda+26,9201949-19754TM
66Steve Grogan26,8861975-1990nwe
67Bobby Layne+26,7681948-19624TM
68Jim Harbaugh26,2881987-20004TM
69Jim Plunkett25,8821971-19863TM
70Russell Wilson25,6242012-2018sea
71Jeff Garcia25,5371999-20095TM
72Joe Theismann25,2061974-1985was
73Ken O'Brien25,0941984-19932TM
74Bob Griese+25,0921967-1980mia
75Matt Schaub24,8872004-20184TM
76Tommy Kramer24,7771977-19902TM
77Bart Starr+24,7181956-1971gnb
78Charley Johnson24,4101961-19753TM
79Daunte Culpepper24,1531999-20094TM
80Steve Bartkowski24,1241975-19862TM
81Steve Beuerlein24,0461988-20036TM
82Archie Manning23,9111971-19843TM
83Brian Sipe23,7131974-1983cle
84Andrew Luck23,6712012-2018clt
85Norm Van Brocklin+23,6111949-19602TM
86Otto Graham+23,5841946-1955cle
87Lynn Dickey23,3221971-19852TM
88Bernie Kosar23,3011985-19963TM
89Marc Bulger22,8142002-2009ram
90Neil Lomax22,7711981-1988crd
91Roger Staubach+22,7001969-1979dal
92Babe Parilli22,6811952-19695TM
93Michael Vick22,4642001-20154TM
94Danny White21,9591976-1988dal
95Sammy Baugh+21,8861937-1952was
96Jeff Blake21,7111992-20057TM
97Neil O'Donnell21,6901991-20034TM
98Bobby Hebert21,6831985-19962TM
99Gus Frerotte21,2911994-20087TM
100Jack Kemp21,2181957-19693TM
101Jim Zorn21,1151976-19873TM
102Jake Delhomme20,9751999-20114TM
103Earl Morrall20,8091956-19766TM
104Richard Todd20,6101976-19852TM
105Trent Dilfer20,5181994-20075TM
106Kirk Cousins20,5042012-20182TM
107Billy Kilmer20,4951961-19783TM
108Ryan Tannehill20,4342012-2018mia
109Aaron Brooks20,2612000-20062TM
110Jay Schroeder20,0631985-19944TM
111Charlie Conerly19,4881948-1961nyg
112Sam Bradford19,4492010-20184TM
113Brian Griese19,4401998-20084TM
114Chris Miller19,3201987-19993TM
115Daryle Lamonica19,1541963-19742TM
116Tobin Rote18,8501950-19664TM
117Derek Carr18,7392014-2018rai
118Billy Wade18,5301954-19662TM
119Dan Pastorini18,5151971-19834TM
120Mark Rypien18,4731988-20015TM
121Bert Jones18,1901973-19822TM
122Jim McMahon18,1481982-19966TM
123Kyle Orton18,0372005-20145TM
124Chad Pennington17,8232000-20102TM
125Josh McCown17,7072002-20188TM
126Blake Bortles17,6462014-2018jax
127Milt Plum17,5361957-19694TM
128Matt Cassel17,5082005-20187TM
129Wade Wilson17,2831981-19985TM
130Bill Kenney17,2771980-1988kan
131Don Meredith17,1991960-1968dal
132Stan Humphries17,1911989-19972TM
133Doug Williams16,9981978-19892TM
134Elvis Grbac16,7741994-20013TM
135Jason Campbell16,7712006-20145TM
136Jeff Hostetler16,4301985-19973TM
137Rodney Peete16,3381989-20046TM
138Mike Tomczak16,0791985-19994TM
139Greg Landry16,0521968-19843TM
140Frank Ryan16,0421958-19703TM
141David Garrard16,0032002-2010jax
142Scott Mitchell15,6921991-20014TM
143Ed Brown15,6001954-19653TM
144Mark Sanchez15,3572009-20184TM
145Erik Kramer15,3371987-19994TM
146Tony Banks15,3151996-20054TM
147Kordell Stewart14,7461995-20053TM
148Doug Flutie14,7151986-20054TM
149Joey Harrington14,6932002-20073TM
150Sid Luckman+14,6861939-1950chi
151Jameis Winston14,6282015-2018tam
152David Carr14,4522002-20124TM
153Bubby Brister14,4451986-20005TM
154Marc Wilson14,3911980-19902TM
155Bill Nelsen14,1651963-19722TM
156Josh Freeman13,8732009-20153TM
157Gary Danielson13,7641976-19882TM
158Eddie LeBaron13,3991952-19632TM
159Chad Henne12,9602008-20183TM
160Bill Munson12,8961964-19795TM
161Don Majkowski12,7001987-19963TM
162Case Keenum12,6612012-20184TM
163Colin Kaepernick12,2712011-2016sfo
164Marcus Mariota12,0042015-2018oti
165Rick Mirer11,9691993-20035TM
166Tom Flores11,9591960-19693TM
167Bob Waterfield+11,8491945-1952ram
168Jay Fiedler11,8441995-20055TM
169Cotton Davidson11,7601954-19683TM
170Vince Ferragamo11,3361977-19863TM
171Mike Livingston11,2951968-1979kan
172Nick Foles11,1652012-20183TM
173Tony Eason11,1421983-19902TM
174Tim Couch11,1311999-2003cle
175Charlie Batch11,0851998-20122TM
176Derek Anderson10,8782006-20184TM
177Dak Prescott10,8762016-2018dal
178Frankie Albert10,7951946-1952sfo
179Billy Joe Tolliver10,7601989-19995TM
180Eric Hipple10,7111980-1989det
181Byron Leftwich10,5322003-20124TM
182Mike Phipps10,5061970-19812TM
183George Ratterman10,4731947-19563TM
184Steve Bono10,4391985-19997TM
185Tommy Thompson10,3851940-19502TM
186Zeke Bratkowski10,3451954-19713TM
187Frank Tripucka10,2821949-19634TM
188Dave Brown10,2481992-20012TM
189Jack Trudeau10,2431986-19953TM
190Rex Grossman10,2322003-20123TM
191Mark Malone10,1751980-19893TM
192Carson Wentz10,1522016-2018phi
193Brian Hoyer9,9022009-20186TM
194Jared Goff9,5812016-2018ram
195Tyrod Taylor9,5292011-20183TM
196Vince Evans9,4851977-19952TM
197Bobby Thomason9,4801949-19573TM
198Lamar McHan9,4491954-19634TM
199Gary Hogeboom9,4361980-19893TM
200Mike Pagel9,4141982-19933TM
201Pat Haden9,2961976-1981ram
202Bob Berry9,1971965-19752TM
203Blaine Gabbert9,0632011-20184TM
204Robert Griffin9,0042012-20183TM
205Vince Young8,9642006-20112TM
206Kyle Boller8,9312003-20113TM
207John Friesz8,6991990-20004TM
208Jim Finks+8,6221949-1955pit
209David Woodley8,5581980-19852TM
210Rudy Bukich8,4331953-19684TM
211Randy Johnson8,3291966-19764TM
212Shaun Hill8,2952005-20164TM
213Pete Beathard8,1761964-19734TM
214James Harris8,1361969-19793TM
215Tommy Maddox8,0871992-20054TM
216Arnie Herber+8,0411930-19452TM
217Steve Walsh7,8751989-19996TM
218Kent Graham7,8011992-20014TM
219Al Dorow7,7081954-19624TM
220Craig Erickson7,6251992-19973TM
221Brock Osweiler7,4182012-20183TM
222Gary Cuozzo7,4021963-19724TM
223Paul Christman7,2941945-19502TM
224Tarvaris Jackson7,2632006-20152TM
225Steve Fuller7,1561979-19862TM
226Dick Wood7,1531962-19665TM
227Jim Ninowski7,1331958-19694TM
228Bob Avellini7,1111975-1984chi
229Randy Wright7,1061984-1988gnb
230Adrian Burk7,0011950-19562TM
231Dave Wilson6,9871981-1988nor
232Matt Moore6,9382007-20172TM
233Steve Spurrier6,8781967-19762TM
234Steve Pelluer6,8701984-19902TM
235Christian Ponder6,6582011-2014min
236Bobby Douglass6,4931969-19784TM
237Brandon Weeden6,4622012-20183TM
238Scott Brunner6,4571980-19852TM
239Hugh Millen6,4401987-19954TM
240Steve Ramsey6,4371970-19762TM
241Jim Miller6,3871995-20022TM
242Ty Detmer6,3511993-20035TM
243Dennis Shaw6,3471970-19752TM
244Quincy Carter6,3372001-20042TM
245Damon Huard6,3031998-20083TM
246Johnny Lujack6,2951948-1951chi
247J.P. Losman6,2712004-20113TM
248Jack Concannon6,2701964-19754TM
249Teddy Bridgewater6,2682014-20182TM
250Jeff Kemp6,2301981-19914TM
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