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.


  • + indicates Hall of Famer
Leaders Table
Year Player Y/A+ Tm
2017Drew Brees (38)122NOR
2016Matt Ryan (31)148ATL
2015Carson Palmer (35)136ARI
2014Tony Romo (34)131DAL
2013Nick Foles (24)147PHI
2012Robert Griffin (22)121WAS
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)144GNB
2010Philip Rivers (28)128SDG
2009Philip Rivers (27)133SDG
2008Philip Rivers (26)127SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)130NWE
2006Tony Romo (26)135DAL
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)134PIT
2004Peyton Manning (28)141IND
2003Steve McNair (30)123TEN
2002Trent Green (32)126KAN
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)140STL
2000Kurt Warner+ (29)158STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)132STL
1998Chris Chandler (32)152ATL
1997Steve Young+ (35)134SFO
1996Mark Brunell (25)128JAX
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)136IND
1994Steve Young+ (32)139SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)138SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)134SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)145SFO
1990Jay Schroeder (29)134RAI
1989Joe Montana+ (33)145SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)147CIN
1987Wade Wilson (28)121MIN
1986Boomer Esiason (25)133CIN
1985Dan Fouts+ (34)130SDG
1984Dan Marino+ (22)140MIA
1983Lynn Dickey (33)141GNB
1982Dan Fouts+ (31)133SDG
1981Craig Morton (38)131DEN
1980Steve Grogan (27)125NWE
1979Richard Todd (25)124NYJ
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)127PIT
1977Terry Bradshaw+ (29)124PIT
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)145OAK
1975Bob Griese+ (30)134MIA
1974Ken Anderson (25)127CIN
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)136DAL
1972Earl Morrall (38)142MIA
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)139DAL
1970Craig Morton (27)135DAL
1969Don Horn (24)138GNB
1969Greg Cook (22)130CIN
1968Bart Starr+ (34)146GNB
1968Len Dawson+ (33)134KAN
1967Bart Starr+ (33)128GNB
1967Joe Namath+ (24)116NYJ
1966Len Dawson+ (31)131KAN
1966Bart Starr+ (32)130GNB
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)129BAL
1965John Hadl (25)117SDG
1964Johnny Unitas+ (31)134BAL
1964Jack Kemp (29)126BUF
1963Tobin Rote (35)132SDG
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)121NYG
1962Len Dawson+ (27)129DTX
1962Sonny Jurgensen+ (28)127PHI
1961George Blanda+ (33)139HOU
1961John Brodie (26)126SFO
1960Milt Plum (25)127CLE
1960Jack Kemp (25)112LAC
1959Charlie Conerly (37)124NYG
1958Eddie LeBaron (28)141WAS
1957Eddie LeBaron (27)131WAS
1956Ed Brown (27)143CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)131CLE
1954Norm Van Brocklin+ (28)139RAM
1953Otto Graham+ (31)144CLE
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)121RAM
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)132RAM
1951Norm Van Brocklin+ (25)132RAM
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)131RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)142CLE
1949Johnny Lujack (24)126CHI
1948Y.A. Tittle+ (21)122BCL
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)119WAS
1947Otto Graham+ (25)149CLE
1947Tommy Thompson (31)123PHI
1947Sid Luckman+ (30)123CHI
1946Otto Graham+ (24)147CLE
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)114CHI
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)140RAM
1944Frank Filchock (27)111WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)147CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)111GNB
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)151CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)124WAS
1939Bernie Masterson (28)132CHI
1938Bernie Masterson (27)179CHI
1937Pat Coffee (22)161CRD
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)183GNB
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