NFL Career Leaders - Pass Attempts

The following is a list of the NFL career passing leaders ranked by pass attempts. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

      Passing
Player Gms Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
1. B. Favre 302 10,169 6,300 62.0 71,838 336 508 99t 86.0
2. D. Brees 263 9,709 6,536 67.3 73,908 232 519 98t 97.8
3. P. Manning 266 9,380 6,125 65.3 71,940 251 539 86t 96.5
4. T. Brady 266 9,282 5,942 64.0 69,859 168 511 99t 97.6
5. D. Marino 242 8,358 4,967 59.4 61,361 252 420 85t 86.4
6. E. Manning 229 7,854 4,734 60.3 55,142 236 357 99t 84.2
7. J. Elway 234 7,250 4,123 56.9 51,475 226 300 86 79.9
8. B. Roethlisberger 213 7,039 4,530 64.4 55,292 187 357 97t 94.3
9. P. Rivers 210 6,939 4,481 64.6 54,299 174 373 81t 96.0
10. W. Moon 208 6,823 3,988 58.4 49,325 233 291 87t 80.9
11. D. Bledsoe 194 6,717 3,839 57.2 44,611 206 251 86t 77.1
12. V. Testaverde 233 6,701 3,787 56.5 46,233 267 275 89t 75.0
13. F. Tarkenton 246 6,467 3,686 57.0 47,003 266 342 89t 80.4
14. C. Palmer 182 6,307 3,941 62.5 46,247 187 294 91t 87.9
15. K. Collins 198 6,261 3,487 55.7 40,922 196 208 89t 73.8
16. M. Ryan 171 6,095 3,984 65.4 45,872 132 288 90t 94.6
17. J. Flacco 163 5,670 3,499 61.7 38,245 136 212 95t 84.1
18. D. Fouts 181 5,604 3,297 58.8 43,040 242 254 81t 80.2
19. J. Montana 192 5,391 3,409 63.2 40,551 139 273 96t 92.3
20. A. Rodgers 162 5,390 3,495 64.8 42,202 79 336 93t 103.4
21. D. McNabb 167 5,374 3,170 59.0 37,276 117 234 91t 85.6
22. M. Hasselbeck 209 5,330 3,222 60.5 36,638 153 212 87t 82.4
23. M. Stafford 138 5,312 3,312 62.3 37,936 129 234 87 88.4
24. D. Krieg 213 5,311 3,105 58.5 38,147 199 261 80t 81.5
25. B. Esiason 187 5,205 2,969 57.0 37,920 184 247 86t 81.1
26. J. Unitas 211 5,186 2,830 54.6 40,239 253 290 89t 78.2
27. J. Hart 201 5,076 2,593 51.1 34,665 247 209 98 66.6
28. S. DeBerg 206 5,024 2,874 57.2 34,241 204 196 93t 74.2
29. A. Smith 166 4,941 3,082 62.4 34,068 101 193 80t 87.3
30. J. Everett 158 4,923 2,841 57.7 34,837 175 203 81t 78.6
31. J. Cutler 153 4,920 3,048 62.0 35,133 160 227 93t 85.3
32. J. Kelly 160 4,779 2,874 60.1 35,467 175 237 84t 84.4
33. T. Aikman 165 4,715 2,898 61.5 32,942 141 165 90t 81.6
34. J. Hadl 224 4,687 2,363 50.4 33,503 268 244 85t 67.4
35. P. Simms 164 4,647 2,576 55.4 33,462 157 199 80t 78.5
36. M. Brunell 191 4,640 2,761 59.5 32,072 108 184 79t 84.0
37. S. McNair 161 4,544 2,733 60.1 31,304 119 174 87t 82.8
38. J. Ferguson 186 4,519 2,369 52.4 29,817 209 196 92t 68.4
39. R. Gabriel 183 4,498 2,366 52.6 29,444 149 201 93t 74.3
40. J. Brodie 201 4,491 2,469 55.0 31,548 224 214 83t 72.3
41. K. Anderson 192 4,475 2,654 59.3 32,838 160 197 94t 81.9
42. J. Kitna 141 4,442 2,677 60.3 29,745 165 169 91t 77.4
43. N. Snead 178 4,353 2,276 52.3 30,797 257 196 94t 65.5
44. J. Plummer 143 4,350 2,484 57.1 29,253 161 161 85t 74.6
45. T. Romo 150 4,335 2,829 65.3 34,183 117 248 85t 97.1
46. B. Johnson 177 4,326 2,668 61.7 29,054 122 166 82t 82.5
47. R. Cunningham 161 4,289 2,429 56.6 29,979 134 207 95t 81.5
48. R. Fitzpatrick 140 4,285 2,575 60.1 29,357 148 190 98t 81.1
49. S. Jurgensen 218 4,262 2,433 57.1 32,224 189 255 99t 82.6
50. R. Gannon 157 4,206 2,533 60.2 28,743 104 180 84t 84.7