NFL Passing Yards Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

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Leaders Table
Year Player Yds Tm
2019Patrick Mahomes (23)901KAN
2018Tom Brady (41)953NWE
2017Tom Brady (40)1,132NWE
2016Tom Brady (39)1,137NWE
2015Cam Newton (26)761CAR
2014Tom Brady (37)921NWE
2013Peyton Manning (37)910DEN
2012Joe Flacco (27)1,140BAL
2011Eli Manning (30)1,219NYG
2010Aaron Rodgers (26)1,094GNB
2009Peyton Manning (33)956IND
2008Kurt Warner+ (37)1,147ARI
2007Eli Manning (26)854NYG
2006Peyton Manning (30)1,034IND
2005Ben Roethlisberger (23)803PIT
2004Donovan McNabb (27)823PHI
2003Jake Delhomme (28)987CAR
2002Rich Gannon (36)841OAK
2001Kurt Warner+ (30)793STL
2000Kerry Collins (27)618NYG
1999Kurt Warner+ (28)1,063STL
1998Chris Chandler (32)728ATL
1997John Elway+ (37)726DEN
1996Mark Brunell (25)674JAX
1995Brett Favre+ (25)805GNB
1994Troy Aikman+ (27)717DAL
1993Jim Kelly+ (33)707BUF
1992Troy Aikman+ (25)795DAL
1991Mark Rypien (28)690WAS
1990Jim Kelly+ (30)851BUF
1989Joe Montana+ (33)800SFO
1988Joe Montana+ (32)823SFO
1987John Elway+ (27)797DEN
1986John Elway+ (26)805DEN
1985Jim McMahon (26)636CHI
1984Dan Marino+ (22)1,001MIA
1983Joe Theismann (34)774WAS
1982Joe Theismann (33)716WAS
1981Joe Montana+ (25)747SFO
1980Jim Plunkett (32)839OAK
1979Terry Bradshaw+ (31)758PIT
1978Terry Bradshaw+ (30)790PIT
1977Ken Stabler+ (31)560OAK
1976Fran Tarkenton+ (36)518MIN
1975Roger Staubach+ (33)670DAL
1974Ken Stabler+ (28)564OAK
1973Fran Tarkenton+ (33)537MIN
1972Billy Kilmer (33)398WAS
1971Bob Griese+ (26)555MIA
1970Johnny Unitas+ (37)478BAL
1969Joe Kapp (31)548MIN
1968Daryle Lamonica (27)748OAK
1967Bart Starr+ (33)615GNB
1966Bart Starr+ (32)554GNB
1965Zeke Bratkowski (33)248GNB
1964Frank Ryan (28)206CLE
1963Babe Parilli (33)489BOS
1962George Blanda+ (34)261HOU
1961Jack Kemp (26)226SDG
1960George Blanda+ (32)301HOU
1959Johnny Unitas+ (26)264BAL
1958Johnny Unitas+ (25)349BAL
1957Tobin Rote (29)494DET
1956Charlie Conerly (34)195NYG
1955Otto Graham+ (33)209CLE
1954Bobby Layne+ (27)177DET
1953Bobby Layne+ (26)179DET
1952Bobby Layne+ (25)212DET
1951Otto Graham+ (29)280CLE
1950Bob Waterfield+ (30)592RAM
1949Otto Graham+ (27)454CLE
1948Y.A. Tittle+ (21)217BCL
1947Tommy Thompson (31)428PHI
1946Otto Graham+ (24)213CLE
1945Bob Waterfield+ (25)192RAM
1944Arnie Herber+ (34)117NYG
1943Sammy Baugh+ (29)322WAS
1942Charlie O'Rourke (25)128CHI
1941Sid Luckman+ (24)201CHI
1940Sammy Baugh+ (26)102WAS
1939Arnie Herber+ (29)62GNB
1938Arnie Herber+ (28)123GNB
1937Sammy Baugh+ (23)335WAS
1936Arnie Herber+ (26)129GNB
1935Ed Danowski (23)88NYG
1934Ed Danowski (22)83NYG
1933Harry Newman (24)209NYG