NFL Yards per Pass Attempt Year-by-Year Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Y/A Tm
2017Drew Brees (38)8.1NOR
2016Matt Ryan (31)9.3ATL
2015Carson Palmer (35)8.7ARI
2014Tony Romo (34)8.5DAL
2013Nick Foles (24)9.1PHI
2012Robert Griffin (22)8.1WAS
2011Aaron Rodgers (27)9.2GNB
2010Philip Rivers (28)8.7SDG
2009Philip Rivers (27)8.8SDG
2008Philip Rivers (26)8.4SDG
2007Tom Brady (30)8.3NWE
2006Tony Romo (26)8.6DAL
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)8.9PIT
2004Peyton Manning (28)9.2IND
2003Steve McNair (30)8.0TEN
2002Trent Green (32)7.9KAN
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)8.8STL
2000Kurt Warner+ (29)9.9STL
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)8.7STL
1998Chris Chandler (32)9.6ATL
1997Steve Young+ (35)8.5SFO
1996Mark Brunell (25)7.8JAX
1995Jim Harbaugh (31)8.2IND
1994Steve Young+ (32)8.6SFO
1993Steve Young+ (31)8.7SFO
1992Steve Young+ (30)8.6SFO
1991Steve Young+ (29)9.0SFO
1990Jay Schroeder (29)8.5RAI
1989Joe Montana+ (33)9.1SFO
1988Boomer Esiason (27)9.2CIN
1987Wade Wilson (28)8.0MIN
1986Boomer Esiason (25)8.4CIN
1985Dan Fouts+ (34)8.5SDG
1984Dan Marino+ (22)9.0MIA
1983Lynn Dickey (33)9.2GNB
1982Dan Fouts+ (31)8.7SDG
1981Craig Morton (38)8.5DEN
1981Eric Hipple (23)8.5DET
1980Steve Grogan (27)8.1NWE
1979Richard Todd (25)8.0NYJ
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)7.9PIT
1978Dan Fouts+ (27)7.9SDG
1977Terry Bradshaw+ (29)8.0PIT
1976Ken Stabler+ (30)9.4OAK
1975Ken Anderson (26)8.4CIN
1974Ken Anderson (25)8.1CIN
1974Charley Johnson (35)8.1DEN
1973Roger Staubach+ (31)8.5DAL
1972Joe Namath+ (29)8.7NYJ
1971Roger Staubach+ (29)8.9DAL
1971Bob Berry (29)8.9ATL
1970Craig Morton (27)8.8DAL
1969Greg Cook (22)9.4CIN
1969Craig Morton (26)8.7DAL
1968Len Dawson+ (33)9.4KAN
1968Earl Morrall (34)9.2BAL
1967Bart Starr+ (33)8.7GNB
1967Joe Namath+ (24)8.2NYJ
1966Bart Starr+ (32)9.0GNB
1966Len Dawson+ (31)8.9KAN
1965Johnny Unitas+ (32)9.0BAL
1965John Hadl (25)8.0SDG
1964Johnny Unitas+ (31)9.3BAL
1964Jack Kemp (29)8.5BUF
1963Tobin Rote (35)8.8SDG
1963Y.A. Tittle+ (36)8.6NYG
1962Sonny Jurgensen+ (28)8.9PHI
1962Len Dawson+ (27)8.9DTX
1961George Blanda+ (33)9.2HOU
1961John Brodie (26)9.1SFO
1960Milt Plum (25)9.2CLE
1960Jack Kemp (25)7.4LAC
1959Charlie Conerly (37)8.8NYG
1958Bobby Layne+ (31)8.7PIT
1957Johnny Unitas+ (24)8.5BAL
1956Ed Brown (27)9.9CHI
1955Otto Graham+ (33)9.3CLE
1954Norm Van Brocklin+ (28)10.1RAM
1953Otto Graham+ (31)10.6CLE
1952Norm Van Brocklin+ (26)8.5RAM
1951Bob Waterfield+ (31)8.9RAM
1951Norm Van Brocklin+ (25)8.9RAM
1950Norm Van Brocklin+ (24)8.8RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)9.8CLE
1949Johnny Lujack (24)8.5CHI
1948Y.A. Tittle+ (21)8.7BCL
1948Sammy Baugh+ (34)8.3WAS
1947Otto Graham+ (25)10.2CLE
1947Sid Luckman+ (30)8.4CHI
1947Tommy Thompson (31)8.4PHI
1946Sid Luckman+ (29)8.0CHI
1946Frankie Albert (26)7.1SFO
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)9.4RAM
1944Frank Filchock (27)7.7WAS
1943Sid Luckman+ (26)10.9CHI
1942Cecil Isbell (27)7.5GNB
1941Cecil Isbell (26)7.2GNB
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)7.7WAS
1939Davey O'Brien (22)6.6PHI
1937Sammy Baugh+ (23)6.6WAS
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)7.2GNB
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