NFL Career Leaders - Passing Yards

The following is a list of the NFL career passing leaders ranked by passing yards. Statistics are current through the 2017 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. P. Manning 266 9,380 6,125 65.3 71,940 251 539 86t 96.5
2. B. Favre 302 10,169 6,300 62.0 71,838 336 508 99t 86.0
3. D. Brees 250 9,294 6,222 66.9 70,445 228 488 98t 96.7
4. T. Brady 253 8,805 5,629 63.9 66,159 160 488 99t 97.6
5. D. Marino 242 8,358 4,967 59.4 61,361 252 420 85t 86.4
6. E. Manning 216 7,396 4,424 59.8 51,682 228 339 99t 83.5
7. J. Elway 234 7,250 4,123 56.9 51,475 226 300 86 79.9
8. B. Roethlisberger 200 6,493 4,164 64.1 51,065 174 329 97t 94.0
9. P. Rivers 196 6,492 4,171 64.2 50,348 166 342 81t 94.8
10. W. Moon 208 6,823 3,988 58.4 49,325 233 291 87t 80.9
11. F. Tarkenton 246 6,467 3,686 57.0 47,003 266 342 89t 80.4
12. C. Palmer 182 6,307 3,941 62.5 46,247 187 294 91t 87.9
13. V. Testaverde 233 6,701 3,787 56.5 46,233 267 275 89t 75.0
14. D. Bledsoe 194 6,717 3,839 57.2 44,611 206 251 86t 77.1
15. D. Fouts 181 5,604 3,297 58.8 43,040 242 254 81t 80.2
16. M. Ryan 158 5,593 3,630 64.9 41,796 126 260 90t 93.4
17. K. Collins 198 6,261 3,487 55.7 40,922 196 208 89t 73.8
18. J. Montana 192 5,391 3,409 63.2 40,551 139 273 96t 92.3
19. J. Unitas 211 5,186 2,830 54.6 40,239 253 290 89t 78.2
20. A. Rodgers 149 4,895 3,188 65.1 38,502 78 313 93t 103.8
21. D. Krieg 213 5,311 3,105 58.5 38,147 199 261 80t 81.5
22. B. Esiason 187 5,205 2,969 57.0 37,920 184 247 86t 81.1
23. D. McNabb 167 5,374 3,170 59.0 37,276 117 234 91t 85.6
24. M. Hasselbeck 209 5,330 3,222 60.5 36,638 153 212 87t 82.4
25. J. Flacco 154 5,291 3,267 61.7 35,780 130 200 95t 84.1
26. J. Kelly 160 4,779 2,874 60.1 35,467 175 237 84t 84.4
27. J. Cutler 153 4,920 3,048 62.0 35,133 160 227 93t 85.3
28. J. Everett 158 4,923 2,841 57.7 34,837 175 203 81t 78.6
29. M. Stafford 125 4,850 3,005 62.0 34,749 118 216 87 88.3
30. J. Hart 201 5,076 2,593 51.1 34,665 247 209 98 66.6
31. S. DeBerg 206 5,024 2,874 57.2 34,241 204 196 93t 74.2
32. T. Romo 150 4,335 2,829 65.3 34,183 117 248 85t 97.1
33. J. Hadl 224 4,687 2,363 50.4 33,503 268 244 85t 67.4
34. P. Simms 164 4,647 2,576 55.4 33,462 157 199 80t 78.5
35. S. Young 169 4,149 2,667 64.3 33,124 107 232 97t 96.8
36. T. Aikman 165 4,715 2,898 61.5 32,942 141 165 90t 81.6
37. K. Anderson 192 4,475 2,654 59.3 32,838 160 197 94t 81.9
38. K. Warner 125 4,070 2,666 65.5 32,344 128 208 85t 93.7
39. S. Jurgensen 218 4,262 2,433 57.1 32,224 189 255 99t 82.6
40. M. Brunell 191 4,640 2,761 59.5 32,072 108 184 79t 84.0
41. A. Smith 156 4,613 2,877 62.4 31,888 96 183 80t 87.4
42. J. Brodie 201 4,491 2,469 55.0 31,548 224 214 83t 72.3
43. S. McNair 161 4,544 2,733 60.1 31,304 119 174 87t 82.8
44. N. Snead 178 4,353 2,276 52.3 30,797 257 196 94t 65.5
45. R. Cunningham 161 4,289 2,429 56.6 29,979 134 207 95t 81.5
46. J. Ferguson 186 4,519 2,369 52.4 29,817 209 196 92t 68.4
47. J. Kitna 141 4,442 2,677 60.3 29,745 165 169 91t 77.4
48. R. Gabriel 183 4,498 2,366 52.6 29,444 149 201 93t 74.3
49. J. Plummer 143 4,350 2,484 57.1 29,253 161 161 85t 74.6
50. B. Johnson 177 4,326 2,668 61.7 29,054 122 166 82t 82.5