NFL Career Passing Yards Leaders Through 1997

These are the NFL career record holders through the 1997 season. See current passing yards leaders or select another stat or year:

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Leaders through 1997

Leaders through 1997 Table
Rank Current Player (age) Yds Tm
16Dan Marino55416mia
210John Elway48669den
312Warren Moon474653TM
413Fran Tarkenton470032TM
518Dan Fouts43040sdg
621Joe Montana405512TM
722Johnny Unitas402392TM
823Dave Krieg379486TM
924Boomer Esiason379203TM
1028Jim Kelly35467buf
1131Jim Everett348373TM
1232Jim Hart346652TM
1333Steve DeBerg338725TM
1437John Hadl335034TM
1538Phil Simms33462nyg
1640Y.A. Tittle330703TM
1742Ken Anderson32838cin
1844Sonny Jurgensen322242TM
1947John Brodie31548sfo
2049Norm Snead307975TM
2151Joe Ferguson298174TM
2253Roman Gabriel294442TM
2315Vinny Testaverde292233TM
2457Len Dawson287113TM
2539Steve Young285082TM
2661Ron Jaworski281904TM
2762Terry Bradshaw27989pit
2863Ken Stabler279383TM
2964Craig Morton279083TM
3065Joe Namath276632TM
3168George Blanda269204TM
3270Steve Grogan26886nwe
3371Bobby Layne267684TM
3441Troy Aikman26016dal
3573Jim Plunkett258823TM
3676Joe Theismann25206was
3777Ken O'Brien250942TM
3878Bob Griese25092mia
3979Tommy Kramer247772TM
4080Bart Starr24718gnb
4181Charley Johnson244103TM
4283Steve Bartkowski241242TM
4385Archie Manning239113TM
4486Brian Sipe23713cle
4588Norm Van Brocklin236112TM
4689Otto Graham23584cle
4750Randall Cunningham233782TM
4890Lynn Dickey233222TM
4991Bernie Kosar233013TM
5093Neil Lomax22771crd
5194Roger Staubach22700dal
5295Babe Parilli226815TM
534Brett Favre225912TM
5466Jeff George220433TM
5597Danny White21959dal
5698Sammy Baugh21886was
57101Bobby Hebert216832TM
58103Jack Kemp212183TM
59104Jim Zorn211153TM
60106Earl Morrall208096TM
61107Richard Todd206102TM
62109Billy Kilmer204953TM
6372Jim Harbaugh202722TM
64111Jay Schroeder200634TM
65113Charlie Conerly19488nyg
66117Daryle Lamonica191542TM
67118Tobin Rote188504TM
68116Chris Miller187932TM
69119Billy Wade185302TM
70120Dan Pastorini185154TM
71121Mark Rypien184164TM
7217Drew Bledsoe18348nwe
73122Bert Jones181902TM
74124Jim McMahon181486TM
75130Milt Plum175364TM
76133Bill Kenney17277kan
77134Don Meredith17199dal
78135Stan Humphries171912TM
79136Doug Williams169982TM
80100Neil O'Donnell168102TM