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
8Patrick Mahomes (22)5,0972018KAN
9Dan Marino+ (22)5,0841984MIA
10Drew Brees (29)5,0692008NOR
11Matthew Stafford (23)5,0382011DET
12Matthew Stafford (24)4,9672012DET
13Drew Brees (35)4,9522014NOR
Ben Roethlisberger (32)4,9522014PIT
15Matt Ryan (31)4,9442016ATL
16Eli Manning (30)4,9332011NYG
17Matt Ryan (33)4,9242018ATL
18Kirk Cousins (28)4,9172016WAS
19Tony Romo (32)4,9032012DAL
20Drew Brees (36)4,8702015NOR
21Kurt Warner+ (30)4,8302001STL
22Tom Brady (35)4,8272012NWE
23Tom Brady (30)4,8062007NWE
24Dan Fouts+ (30)4,8021981SDG
25Philip Rivers (33)4,7922015SDG
26Tom Brady (38)4,7702015NWE
Matt Schaub (28)4,7702009HOU
28Andrew Luck (24)4,7612014IND
29Dan Marino+ (24)4,7461986MIA
30Peyton Manning (38)4,7272014DEN
31Matt Ryan (27)4,7192012ATL
32Daunte Culpepper (27)4,7172004MIN
33Dan Fouts+ (29)4,7151980SDG
34Philip Rivers (28)4,7102010SDG
35Peyton Manning (34)4,7002010IND
36Matt Ryan (29)4,6942014ATL
37Warren Moon+ (34)4,6901991HOU
38Rich Gannon (36)4,6892002OAK
Warren Moon+ (33)4,6891990HOU
40Jared Goff (23)4,6882018LAR
41Carson Palmer (35)4,6712015ARI
42Peyton Manning (36)4,6592012DEN
43Matthew Stafford (25)4,6502013DET
44Aaron Rodgers (27)4,6432011GNB
45Philip Rivers (29)4,6242011SDG
46Drew Brees (31)4,6202010NOR
47Neil Lomax (25)4,6141984STL
48Andrew Luck (28)4,5932018IND
49Trent Green (34)4,5912004KAN
Matt Ryan (30)4,5912015ATL
51Kurt Warner+ (37)4,5832008ARI
52Tom Brady (40)4,5772017NWE
53Peyton Manning (28)4,5572004IND
54Drew Bledsoe (22)4,5551994NWE
55Jay Cutler (25)4,5262008DEN
56Philip Rivers (35)4,5152017LAC
Matt Ryan (28)4,5152013ATL
58Peyton Manning (33)4,5002009IND
59Tony Romo (29)4,4832009DAL
60Philip Rivers (31)4,4782013SDG
61Lynn Dickey (33)4,4581983GNB
62Dan Marino+ (32)4,4531994MIA
63Matthew Stafford (29)4,4462017DET
64Aaron Rodgers (34)4,4422018GNB
65Steve Beuerlein (34)4,4361999CAR
66Dan Marino+ (26)4,4341988MIA
Aaron Rodgers (25)4,4342009GNB
68Eli Manning (34)4,4322015NYG
69Blake Bortles (23)4,4282015JAX
Aaron Rodgers (32)4,4282016GNB
71Drew Brees (28)4,4232007NOR
72Drew Brees (27)4,4182006NOR
73Brett Favre+ (25)4,4131995GNB
Peyton Manning (24)4,4132000IND
75Eli Manning (33)4,4102014NYG
76Tom Brady (32)4,3982009NWE
77Peyton Manning (30)4,3972006IND
78Drew Brees (30)4,3882009NOR
79Philip Rivers (34)4,3862016SDG
80Aaron Rodgers (30)4,3812014GNB
81Andrew Luck (22)4,3742012IND
82Matt Schaub (29)4,3702010HOU
83Mark Brunell (25)4,3671996JAX
84Drew Bledsoe (30)4,3592002BUF
85Tom Brady (41)4,3552018NWE
86Kurt Warner+ (28)4,3531999STL
87Bill Kenney (28)4,3481983KAN
88Tom Brady (36)4,3432013NWE
89Scott Mitchell (27)4,3381995DET
90Drew Brees (38)4,3342017NOR
91Ben Roethlisberger (27)4,3282009PIT
92Matthew Stafford (28)4,3272016DET
93Don Majkowski (25)4,3181989GNB
94Joe Flacco (31)4,3172016BAL
95Jim Everett (26)4,3101989RAM
96Philip Rivers (36)4,3082018LAC
97Marc Bulger (29)4,3012006STL
98Eli Manning (37)4,2992018NYG
99Kirk Cousins (30)4,2982018MIN
100Aaron Rodgers (28)4,2952012GNB
101Andy Dalton (25)4,2932013CIN
102Philip Rivers (32)4,2862014SDG
103Jeff Garcia (30)4,2782000SFO
104Carson Palmer (33)4,2742013ARI
105Peyton Manning (27)4,2672003IND
106Warren Moon+ (37)4,2641994MIN
107Matthew Stafford (27)4,2622015DET
108Ben Roethlisberger (31)4,2612013PIT
109Matthew Stafford (26)4,2572014DET
110Philip Rivers (27)4,2542009SDG
111Ben Roethlisberger (35)4,2512017PIT
112Andrew Luck (26)4,2402016IND
113Carson Palmer (36)4,2332016ARI
114Warren Moon+ (38)4,2281995MIN
115Russell Wilson (27)4,2192016SEA
116Brett Favre+ (28)4,2121998GNB
117Tony Romo (27)4,2112007DAL
118Jon Kitna (33)4,2082006DET
Ryan Tannehill (27)4,2082015MIA
120Andy Dalton (28)4,2062016CIN
121Brett Favre+ (39)4,2022009MIN
122Peyton Manning (26)4,2002002IND
123Tony Romo (31)4,1842011DAL
124Matt Ryan (26)4,1772011ATL
Vinny Testaverde (32)4,1771996BAL
126Steve Young+ (36)4,1701998SFO
127Elvis Grbac (30)4,1692000KAN
128Kirk Cousins (27)4,1662015WAS
129Deshaun Watson (22)4,1652018HOU
130Brett Favre+ (37)4,1552007GNB
131Jeff George (27)4,1431995ATL
132Dan Marino+ (23)4,1371985MIA
133Peyton Manning (23)4,1351999IND
134Brian Sipe (31)4,1321980CLE
135Peyton Manning (25)4,1312001IND
Carson Palmer (27)4,1312007CIN
137Dan Marino+ (30)4,1161992MIA
138Tom Brady (28)4,1102005NWE
139Tom Brady (37)4,1092014NWE
Jay Schroeder (25)4,1091986WAS
141Matt Ryan (32)4,0952017ATL
142Kirk Cousins (29)4,0932017WAS
143Brett Favre+ (29)4,0911999GNB
144Jameis Winston (22)4,0902016TAM
145Jake Plummer (29)4,0892004DEN
146Brett Favre+ (34)4,0882004GNB
147Drew Bledsoe (24)4,0861996NWE
148Dan Fouts+ (28)4,0821979SDG
149Ben Roethlisberger (29)4,0772011PIT
150Kerry Collins (29)4,0732002NYG
151Jon Kitna (34)4,0682007DET
152Josh Freeman (24)4,0652012TAM
153Cam Newton (22)4,0512011CAR
154Derek Carr (27)4,0492018OAK
155Ryan Tannehill (26)4,0452014MIA
156Phil Simms (28)4,0441984NYG
157Alex Smith (33)4,0422017KAN
Jameis Winston (21)4,0422015TAM
159Peyton Manning (31)4,0402007IND
160Trent Green (33)4,0392003KAN
161Aaron Rodgers (24)4,0382008GNB
162Carson Palmer (26)4,0352006CIN
163John Elway+ (33)4,0301993DEN
164Eli Manning (35)4,0272016NYG
165Russell Wilson (26)4,0242015SEA
166Steve Young+ (31)4,0231993SFO
167Eli Manning (28)4,0212009NYG
168Carson Palmer (32)4,0182012OAK
169Trent Green (35)4,0142005KAN
170Philip Rivers (26)4,0092008SDG
171Matt Schaub (31)4,0082012HOU
172Joe Namath+ (24)4,0071967NYJ
173Brad Johnson (30)4,0051999WAS
174Eli Manning (29)4,0022010NYG
Peyton Manning (32)4,0022008IND
176Dan Marino+ (27)3,9971989MIA
177Drew Brees (39)3,9922018NOR
178Jim Everett (27)3,9891990RAM
179Derek Carr (24)3,9872015OAK
180Joe Flacco (29)3,9862014BAL
181Drew Bledsoe (27)3,9851999NWE
182Russell Wilson (28)3,9832017SEA
183Danny White (31)3,9801983DAL
184John Elway+ (35)3,9701995DEN
Jim Everett (32)3,9701995NOR
Dan Marino+ (29)3,9701991MIA
Carson Palmer (30)3,9702010CIN
188Steve Young+ (32)3,9691994SFO
189Matt Hasselbeck (31)3,9662007SEA
190Marc Bulger (27)3,9642004STL
Jim Everett (25)3,9641988RAM
192Boomer Esiason (25)3,9591986CIN
193Eli Manning (31)3,9482012NYG
194Joe Montana+ (34)3,9441990SFO
195Ben Roethlisberger (33)3,9382015PIT
196Derek Carr (25)3,9372016OAK
Daunte Culpepper (23)3,9372000MIN
198Aaron Rodgers (26)3,9222010GNB
199Brett Favre+ (31)3,9212001GNB
200Jeff George (29)3,9171997OAK
201Donovan McNabb (31)3,9162008PHI
202Ryan Tannehill (25)3,9132013MIA
203Joe Flacco (28)3,9122013BAL
Tommy Kramer (26)3,9121981MIN
205Joe Montana+ (27)3,9101983SFO
206Blake Bortles (24)3,9052016JAX
Ryan Fitzpatrick (32)3,9052015NYJ
208Tom Brady (33)3,9002010NWE
209Brett Favre+ (26)3,8991996GNB
210John Elway+ (25)3,8911985DEN
211Case Keenum (30)3,8902018DEN
212Ken O'Brien (24)3,8881985NYJ
213Jake Delhomme (29)3,8862004CAR
214Brett Favre+ (36)3,8852006GNB
Dak Prescott (25)3,8852018DAL
216Brett Favre+ (24)3,8821994GNB
217Brett Favre+ (35)3,8812005GNB
218Sam Bradford (28)3,8772016MIN
219Brian Sipe (32)3,8761981CLE
220Donovan McNabb (27)3,8752004PHI
221Cam Newton (23)3,8692012CAR
222Brett Favre+ (27)3,8671997GNB
223Jim Everett (31)3,8551994NOR
224Bernie Kosar (22)3,8541986CLE
225Daunte Culpepper (25)3,8532002MIN
226Marc Bulger (26)3,8452003STL
227Jim Kelly+ (31)3,8441991BUF
228Matt Hasselbeck (27)3,8412003SEA
229Rich Gannon (33)3,8401999OAK
230Erik Kramer (30)3,8381995CHI
231Cam Newton (26)3,8372015CAR
232Carson Palmer (25)3,8362005CIN
233Aaron Brooks (25)3,8322001NOR
Ryan Fitzpatrick (28)3,8322011BUF
235Steve Bartkowski (28)3,8291981ATL
Phil Simms (29)3,8291985NYG
237Rich Gannon (35)3,8282001OAK
Tony Romo (33)3,8282013DAL
239Jeff Blake (24)3,8221995CIN
Andrew Luck (23)3,8222013IND
241Aaron Rodgers (31)3,8212015GNB
242Ben Roethlisberger (34)3,8192016PIT
243Eli Manning (32)3,8182013NYG
244Joe Flacco (27)3,8172012BAL
245Jay Cutler (31)3,8122014CHI
Brett Favre+ (30)3,8122000GNB
247Brad Johnson (34)3,8112003TAM
248Aaron Brooks (28)3,8102004NOR
249Randall Cunningham (25)3,8081988PHI
250Jared Goff (22)3,8042017LAR
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