NFL Career Passing Yards Leaders Through 1986

These are the NFL career record holders through the 1986 season. See current passing yards leaders or select another stat or year:

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Leaders through 1986

Leaders through 1986 Table
Rank Current Player (age) Yds Tm
111Fran Tarkenton470032TM
216Dan Fouts40523sdg
320Johnny Unitas402392TM
430Jim Hart346652TM
534John Hadl335034TM
637Y.A. Tittle330703TM
739Ken Anderson32838cin
841Sonny Jurgensen322242TM
943John Brodie31548sfo
1045Norm Snead307975TM
1149Roman Gabriel294442TM
1247Joe Ferguson288952TM
1354Len Dawson287113TM
1460Terry Bradshaw27989pit
1561Ken Stabler279383TM
1662Craig Morton279083TM
1758Ron Jaworski276822TM
1863Joe Namath276632TM
1965George Blanda269204TM
2067Bobby Layne267684TM
2169Jim Plunkett258823TM
2272Joe Theismann25206was
2374Bob Griese25092mia
2477Bart Starr24718gnb
2578Charley Johnson244103TM
2680Steve Bartkowski241242TM
2782Archie Manning239113TM
2883Brian Sipe23713cle
2985Norm Van Brocklin236112TM
3086Otto Graham23584cle
3187Lynn Dickey233222TM
3291Roger Staubach22700dal
3392Babe Parilli226815TM
3466Steve Grogan22557nwe
3576Tommy Kramer22153min
3695Sammy Baugh21886was
3719Joe Montana21498sfo
38100Jack Kemp212183TM
39101Jim Zorn209162TM
40103Earl Morrall208096TM
41104Richard Todd206102TM
42107Billy Kilmer204953TM
43111Charlie Conerly19488nyg
44115Daryle Lamonica191542TM
4594Danny White19068dal
46116Tobin Rote188504TM
47118Billy Wade185302TM
48119Dan Pastorini185154TM
49121Bert Jones181902TM
5031Steve DeBerg176913TM
5135Phil Simms17585nyg
52127Milt Plum175364TM
53131Don Meredith17199dal
545Dan Marino16177mia
55139Greg Landry160523TM
56140Frank Ryan160423TM
5790Neil Lomax15989crd
58143Ed Brown156003TM
59150Sid Luckman14686chi
60130Bill Kenney14621kan
61155Bill Nelsen141652TM
6223Dave Krieg13677sea
63158Eddie LeBaron133992TM
64157Gary Danielson131592TM
65160Bill Munson128965TM
66133Doug Williams126482TM
67166Tom Flores119593TM
68167Bob Waterfield11849ram
69169Cotton Davidson117603TM
709John Elway11637den
71170Vince Ferragamo113363TM
72171Mike Livingston11295kan
73178Frankie Albert10795sfo
74182Mike Phipps105062TM
75183George Ratterman104733TM
76180Eric Hipple10463det
77185Tommy Thompson103852TM
78186Zeke Bratkowski103453TM
79187Frank Tripucka102824TM
80154Marc Wilson9690rai
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