Most Passing Yards in the NFL

Last Modified Aug 26, 2022 07:21 GMT

A killer pass is a difference between a win and a loss in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger’s pass to Santonio Holmes in the 2008/09 Super Bowl is one of the best in history. Quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are some of the best passers in the league currently. Let us take a look into the players with the most passing yards in the NFL.




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Tom Brady is a legend in the game and the charismatic quarterback tops yet another list in the NFL. Tom Brady has one of the longest NFL careers and after 22 seasons in the league, he is the player with the most passes. With 84,520 passing yards in the regular season and 13,049 passing yards in the postseason, Brady towers over competitors in the passing yards race. Both of his passing yard records are the highest respectively. He also leads the pass completion list with 7263 completed passes, attributing it to his passing yards. Brady holds the record for the most passing yards by an NFL quarterback with one team (74,571 yards with the Patriots). With 3039 passing yards, Brady is also the leader in passing yards in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady is a league above the others with Drew Brees being the next player with most passing yards (4162 yards short of Brady). Tom Brady is only going to increase his passing yards as he still remains hungry for more games.


NFL All-Time Passing Leaders


Here is a list of the top 30 Players in the NFL with the most passing yards of all time.


No.Name Passing Yards
1.Tom Brady 84,520
2.Drew Brees 80,358
3.Peyton Manning71,940
4.Brett Favre 71,838
5.Ben Roethlisberger 64,088
6.Philip Rivers 63,440
7.Dan Marino 61,361
8.Matt Ryan 59,735
9.Eli Manning 57,023
10.Aaron Rodgers 55,360
11.John Elway 51,475
12.Matthew Stafford 49,995
13.Warren Moon 49,325
14.Fran Tarkenton 47,003
15.Carson Palmer 46,247
16.Vinny Testaverde 46,233
17.Drew Bledsoe 44,611
18.Dan Fouts 43,040
19.Joe Flacco 41,269
20.Kerry Collins 40,922
21.Joe Montana 40,551
22.Johnny Unitas40,239
23.Dave Krieg 38,147
24.Boomer Esiason 37,920
25.Donovan McNabb37,276
26.Russell Wilson37,059
27.Matt Hasselbeck36,638
28.Alex Smith35,650
29. Jim Kelly35,467
30. Andy Dalton35,279

* Active Players are highlighted in bold

These statistics are recorded for regular season passing yards


Most Passing Yards in a Season


Here is a list of players who have recorded the most passing yards in the single season. This list includes the top 15 all-time single-season passing yards leaders:




RankName TeamYardsSeason
1.Peyton ManningDenver Broncos5,4772013
2.Drew BreesNew Orleans Saints5,4762011
3.Tom BradyTampa Bay Buccaneers5,3162021
4.Tom Brady (2)New England Patriots5,2352011
5.Drew Brees (2)New Orleans Saints5,2082016
6.Drew Brees (3)New Orleans Saints5,1772012
7.Drew Brees (4)New Orleans Saints5,1622013
8.Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburgh Steelers5,1292018
9.Jameis WinstonTampa Bay Buccaneers5,1092019
10.Patrick MahomesKansas City Chiefs5,0972018
11.Dan MarinoMiami Dolphins5,0841984
12.Drew Brees (5)New Orleans Saints5,0692008
13.Matthew StaffordDetroit Lions5,0382011
14.Justin HerbertLos Angeles Chargers5,0142021
15.Matthew Stafford (2)Detroit Lions4,9672012


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