NFL Passing Yards Single-Season Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Yds Year Tm
1Peyton Manning (37)5,4772013DEN
2Drew Brees (32)5,4762011NOR
3Tom Brady (34)5,2352011NWE
4Drew Brees (37)5,2082016NOR
5Drew Brees (33)5,1772012NOR
6Drew Brees (34)5,1622013NOR
7Ben Roethlisberger (36)5,1292018PIT
8Jameis Winston (25)5,1092019TAM
9Patrick Mahomes (22)5,0972018KAN
10Dan Marino+ (22)5,0841984MIA
11Drew Brees (29)5,0692008NOR
12Matthew Stafford (23)5,0382011DET
13Matthew Stafford (24)4,9672012DET
14Drew Brees (35)4,9522014NOR
Ben Roethlisberger (32)4,9522014PIT
16Matt Ryan (31)4,9442016ATL
17Eli Manning (30)4,9332011NYG
18Matt Ryan (33)4,9242018ATL
19Kirk Cousins (28)4,9172016WAS
20Tony Romo (32)4,9032012DAL
21Dak Prescott (26)4,9022019DAL
22Drew Brees (36)4,8702015NOR
23Kurt Warner+ (30)4,8302001STL
24Tom Brady (35)4,8272012NWE
25Tom Brady (30)4,8062007NWE
26Dan Fouts+ (30)4,8021981SDG
27Philip Rivers (33)4,7922015SDG
28Tom Brady (38)4,7702015NWE
Matt Schaub (28)4,7702009HOU
30Andrew Luck (24)4,7612014IND
31Dan Marino+ (24)4,7461986MIA
32Peyton Manning (38)4,7272014DEN
33Matt Ryan (27)4,7192012ATL
34Daunte Culpepper (27)4,7172004MIN
35Dan Fouts+ (29)4,7151980SDG
36Philip Rivers (28)4,7102010SDG
37Peyton Manning (34)4,7002010IND
38Matt Ryan (29)4,6942014ATL
39Warren Moon+ (34)4,6901991HOU
40Rich Gannon (36)4,6892002OAK
Warren Moon+ (33)4,6891990HOU
42Jared Goff (23)4,6882018LAR
43Carson Palmer (35)4,6712015ARI
44Peyton Manning (36)4,6592012DEN
45Matthew Stafford (25)4,6502013DET
46Aaron Rodgers (27)4,6432011GNB
47Jared Goff (24)4,6382019LAR
48Philip Rivers (29)4,6242011SDG
49Drew Brees (31)4,6202010NOR
50Philip Rivers (37)4,6152019LAC
51Neil Lomax (25)4,6141984STL
52Andrew Luck (28)4,5932018IND
53Trent Green (34)4,5912004KAN
Matt Ryan (30)4,5912015ATL
55Kurt Warner+ (37)4,5832008ARI
56Tom Brady (40)4,5772017NWE
57Peyton Manning (28)4,5572004IND
58Drew Bledsoe (22)4,5551994NWE
59Jay Cutler (25)4,5262008DEN
60Philip Rivers (35)4,5152017LAC
Matt Ryan (28)4,5152013ATL
62Peyton Manning (33)4,5002009IND
63Tony Romo (29)4,4832009DAL
64Philip Rivers (31)4,4782013SDG
65Matt Ryan (34)4,4662019ATL
66Lynn Dickey (33)4,4581983GNB
67Dan Marino+ (32)4,4531994MIA
68Matthew Stafford (29)4,4462017DET
69Aaron Rodgers (34)4,4422018GNB
70Steve Beuerlein (34)4,4361999CAR
71Dan Marino+ (26)4,4341988MIA
Aaron Rodgers (25)4,4342009GNB
73Eli Manning (34)4,4322015NYG
74Blake Bortles (23)4,4282015JAX
Aaron Rodgers (32)4,4282016GNB
76Drew Brees (28)4,4232007NOR
77Drew Brees (27)4,4182006NOR
78Brett Favre + (25)4,4131995GNB
Peyton Manning (24)4,4132000IND
80Eli Manning (33)4,4102014NYG
81Tom Brady (32)4,3982009NWE
82Peyton Manning (30)4,3972006IND
83Drew Brees (30)4,3882009NOR
84Philip Rivers (34)4,3862016SDG
85Aaron Rodgers (30)4,3812014GNB
86Andrew Luck (22)4,3742012IND
87Matt Schaub (29)4,3702010HOU
88Mark Brunell (25)4,3671996JAX
89Drew Bledsoe (30)4,3592002BUF
90Tom Brady (41)4,3552018NWE
91Kurt Warner+ (28)4,3531999STL
92Bill Kenney (28)4,3481983KAN
93Tom Brady (36)4,3432013NWE
94Scott Mitchell (27)4,3381995DET
95Drew Brees (38)4,3342017NOR
96Ben Roethlisberger (27)4,3282009PIT
97Matthew Stafford (28)4,3272016DET
98Don Majkowski (25)4,3181989GNB
99Joe Flacco (31)4,3172016BAL
100Jim Everett (26)4,3101989RAM
101Philip Rivers (36)4,3082018LAC
102Marc Bulger (29)4,3012006STL
103Eli Manning (37)4,2992018NYG
104Kirk Cousins (30)4,2982018MIN
105Aaron Rodgers (28)4,2952012GNB
106Andy Dalton (25)4,2932013CIN
107Philip Rivers (32)4,2862014SDG
108Jeff Garcia (30)4,2782000SFO
109Carson Palmer (33)4,2742013ARI
110Peyton Manning (27)4,2672003IND
111Warren Moon+ (37)4,2641994MIN
112Matthew Stafford (27)4,2622015DET
113Ben Roethlisberger (31)4,2612013PIT
114Matthew Stafford (26)4,2572014DET
115Philip Rivers (27)4,2542009SDG
116Ben Roethlisberger (35)4,2512017PIT
117Andrew Luck (26)4,2402016IND
118Carson Palmer (36)4,2332016ARI
119Warren Moon+ (38)4,2281995MIN
120Russell Wilson (27)4,2192016SEA
121Brett Favre + (28)4,2121998GNB
122Tony Romo (27)4,2112007DAL
123Jon Kitna (33)4,2082006DET
Ryan Tannehill (27)4,2082015MIA
125Andy Dalton (28)4,2062016CIN
126Brett Favre + (39)4,2022009MIN
127Peyton Manning (26)4,2002002IND
128Tony Romo (31)4,1842011DAL
129Matt Ryan (26)4,1772011ATL
Vinny Testaverde (32)4,1771996BAL
131Steve Young+ (36)4,1701998SFO
132Elvis Grbac (30)4,1692000KAN
133Kirk Cousins (27)4,1662015WAS
134Deshaun Watson (22)4,1652018HOU
135Brett Favre + (37)4,1552007GNB
136Jeff George (27)4,1431995ATL
137Dan Marino+ (23)4,1371985MIA
138Peyton Manning (23)4,1351999IND
139Brian Sipe (31)4,1321980CLE
140Peyton Manning (25)4,1312001IND
Carson Palmer (27)4,1312007CIN
142Dan Marino+ (30)4,1161992MIA
143Tom Brady (28)4,1102005NWE
Russell Wilson (30)4,1102019SEA
145Tom Brady (37)4,1092014NWE
Jay Schroeder (25)4,1091986WAS
147Matt Ryan (32)4,0952017ATL
148Kirk Cousins (29)4,0932017WAS
149Brett Favre + (29)4,0911999GNB
150Jameis Winston (22)4,0902016TAM
151Jake Plummer (29)4,0892004DEN
152Brett Favre + (34)4,0882004GNB
153Drew Bledsoe (24)4,0861996NWE
154Dan Fouts+ (28)4,0821979SDG
155Ben Roethlisberger (29)4,0772011PIT
156Kerry Collins (29)4,0732002NYG
157Jon Kitna (34)4,0682007DET
158Josh Freeman (24)4,0652012TAM
159Tom Brady (42)4,0572019NWE
160Derek Carr (28)4,0542019OAK
161Cam Newton (22)4,0512011CAR
162Derek Carr (27)4,0492018OAK
163Ryan Tannehill (26)4,0452014MIA
164Phil Simms (28)4,0441984NYG
165Alex Smith (33)4,0422017KAN
Jameis Winston (21)4,0422015TAM
167Peyton Manning (31)4,0402007IND
168Trent Green (33)4,0392003KAN
Carson Wentz (26)4,0392019PHI
170Aaron Rodgers (24)4,0382008GNB
171Carson Palmer (26)4,0352006CIN
172Patrick Mahomes (23)4,0312019KAN
173John Elway+ (33)4,0301993DEN
174Eli Manning (35)4,0272016NYG
175Russell Wilson (26)4,0242015SEA
176Steve Young+ (31)4,0231993SFO
177Eli Manning (28)4,0212009NYG
178Carson Palmer (32)4,0182012OAK
179Trent Green (35)4,0142005KAN
180Philip Rivers (26)4,0092008SDG
181Matt Schaub (31)4,0082012HOU
182Joe Namath+ (24)4,0071967NYJ
183Brad Johnson (30)4,0051999WAS
184Eli Manning (29)4,0022010NYG
Peyton Manning (32)4,0022008IND
Aaron Rodgers (35)4,0022019GNB
187Dan Marino+ (27)3,9971989MIA
188Drew Brees (39)3,9922018NOR
189Jim Everett (27)3,9891990RAM
190Derek Carr (24)3,9872015OAK
191Joe Flacco (29)3,9862014BAL
192Drew Bledsoe (27)3,9851999NWE
193Russell Wilson (28)3,9832017SEA
194Danny White (31)3,9801983DAL
195Jimmy Garoppolo (27)3,9782019SFO
196John Elway+ (35)3,9701995DEN
Jim Everett (32)3,9701995NOR
Dan Marino+ (29)3,9701991MIA
Carson Palmer (30)3,9702010CIN
200Steve Young+ (32)3,9691994SFO
201Matt Hasselbeck (31)3,9662007SEA
202Marc Bulger (27)3,9642004STL
Jim Everett (25)3,9641988RAM
204Boomer Esiason (25)3,9591986CIN
205Eli Manning (31)3,9482012NYG
206Joe Montana+ (34)3,9441990SFO
207Ben Roethlisberger (33)3,9382015PIT
208Derek Carr (25)3,9372016OAK
Daunte Culpepper (23)3,9372000MIN
210Aaron Rodgers (26)3,9222010GNB
211Brett Favre + (31)3,9212001GNB
212Jeff George (29)3,9171997OAK
213Donovan McNabb (31)3,9162008PHI
214Ryan Tannehill (25)3,9132013MIA
215Joe Flacco (28)3,9122013BAL
Tommy Kramer (26)3,9121981MIN
217Joe Montana+ (27)3,9101983SFO
218Blake Bortles (24)3,9052016JAX
Ryan Fitzpatrick (32)3,9052015NYJ
220Tom Brady (33)3,9002010NWE
221Brett Favre + (26)3,8991996GNB
222John Elway+ (25)3,8911985DEN
223Case Keenum (30)3,8902018DEN
224Ken O'Brien (24)3,8881985NYJ
225Jake Delhomme (29)3,8862004CAR
226Brett Favre + (36)3,8852006GNB
Dak Prescott (25)3,8852018DAL
228Brett Favre + (24)3,8821994GNB
229Brett Favre + (35)3,8812005GNB
230Sam Bradford (28)3,8772016MIN
231Brian Sipe (32)3,8761981CLE
232Donovan McNabb (27)3,8752004PHI
233Cam Newton (23)3,8692012CAR
234Brett Favre + (27)3,8671997GNB
235Jim Everett (31)3,8551994NOR
236Bernie Kosar (22)3,8541986CLE
237Daunte Culpepper (25)3,8532002MIN
238Deshaun Watson (23)3,8522019HOU
239Marc Bulger (26)3,8452003STL
240Jim Kelly+ (31)3,8441991BUF
241Matt Hasselbeck (27)3,8412003SEA
242Rich Gannon (33)3,8401999OAK
243Erik Kramer (30)3,8381995CHI
244Cam Newton (26)3,8372015CAR
245Carson Palmer (25)3,8362005CIN
246Aaron Brooks (25)3,8322001NOR
Ryan Fitzpatrick (28)3,8322011BUF
248Steve Bartkowski (28)3,8291981ATL
Phil Simms (29)3,8291985NYG
250Rich Gannon (35)3,8282001OAK
Tony Romo (33)3,8282013DAL