NFL Career Leaders - Passing Yards per Attempt

The following is a list of the NFL career passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Statistics are current through the 2019 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 1500 pass attempts

      Passing
Player Gms Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
1. O. Graham 72 1,565 872 55.7 13,499 8.63 94 88 78.2
2. S. Luckman 128 1,744 904 51.8 14,686 8.42 132 137 75.0
3. N. Van Brocklin 140 2,895 1,553 53.6 23,611 8.16 178 173 75.1
4. S. Young 169 4,149 2,667 64.3 33,124 7.98 107 232 96.8
5. K. Warner 125 4,070 2,666 65.5 32,344 7.95 128 208 93.7
6. T. Romo 150 4,335 2,829 65.3 34,183 7.89 117 248 97.1
7. R. Wilson 128 3,777 2,436 64.5 29,734 7.87 68 227 101.2
8. E. Brown 154 1,987 949 47.8 15,600 7.85 138 102 62.8
9. B. Starr 196 3,149 1,808 57.4 24,718 7.85 138 152 80.5
10. B. Roethlisberger 218 7,230 4,651 64.3 56,545 7.82 191 363 94.0
11. P. Rivers 228 7,591 4,908 64.7 59,271 7.81 198 397 95.1
12. J. Unitas 211 5,186 2,830 54.6 40,239 7.76 253 290 78.2
13. J. Winston 72 2,548 1,563 61.3 19,737 7.75 88 121 86.9
14. A. Rodgers 181 6,061 3,913 64.6 46,946 7.75 84 364 102.4
15. E. Morrall 255 2,689 1,379 51.3 20,809 7.74 148 161 74.1
16. D. Fouts 181 5,604 3,297 58.8 43,040 7.68 242 254 80.2
17. L. Dawson 211 3,741 2,136 57.1 28,711 7.67 183 239 82.6
18. R. Staubach 131 2,958 1,685 57.0 22,700 7.67 109 153 83.4
19. P. Manning 266 9,380 6,125 65.3 71,940 7.67 251 539 96.5
20. K. Cousins 93 3,146 2,104 66.9 24,107 7.66 71 155 96.8
21. D. Brees 275 10,161 6,867 67.6 77,416 7.62 237 547 98.4
22. D. Prescott 64 2,071 1,363 65.8 15,778 7.62 36 97 97.0
23. T. Green 120 3,740 2,266 60.6 28,475 7.61 114 162 86.0
24. J. Goff 54 1,869 1,166 62.4 14,219 7.61 42 87 91.9
25. M. Schaub 154 3,348 2,148 64.2 25,467 7.61 91 136 89.5
26. S. Jurgensen 218 4,262 2,433 57.1 32,224 7.56 189 255 82.6
27. D. Culpepper 106 3,199 2,016 63.0 24,153 7.55 106 149 87.8
28. J. Montana 192 5,391 3,409 63.2 40,551 7.52 139 273 92.3
29. F. Ryan 126 2,133 1,090 51.1 16,042 7.52 111 149 77.6
30. M. Ryan 189 6,817 4,460 65.4 51,186 7.51 147 321 94.6
31. S. Grogan 149 3,593 1,879 52.3 26,886 7.48 208 182 69.6
32. M. Mariota 63 1,765 1,110 62.9 13,207 7.48 44 76 89.6
33. T. Brady 285 9,988 6,377 63.8 74,571 7.47 179 541 97.0
34. L. Dickey 152 3,125 1,747 55.9 23,322 7.46 179 141 70.9
35. E. LeBaron 134 1,796 898 50.0 13,399 7.46 141 104 61.4
36. D. Meredith 104 2,308 1,170 50.7 17,199 7.45 111 135 74.8
37. D. White 166 2,950 1,761 59.7 21,959 7.44 132 155 81.7
38. B. Nelsen 90 1,905 963 50.6 14,165 7.44 101 98 70.2
39. Y. Tittle 166 3,817 2,118 55.5 28,339 7.42 221 212 73.6
40. J. Kelly 160 4,779 2,874 60.1 35,467 7.42 175 237 84.4
41. C. Morton 207 3,786 2,053 54.2 27,908 7.37 187 183 73.5
42. K. Stabler 184 3,793 2,270 59.8 27,938 7.37 222 194 75.3
43. D. Lamonica 151 2,601 1,288 49.5 19,154 7.36 138 164 72.9
44. J. Namath 140 3,762 1,886 50.1 27,663 7.35 220 173 65.5
45. B. Wade 128 2,523 1,370 54.3 18,530 7.34 134 124 72.2
46. D. Marino 242 8,358 4,967 59.4 61,361 7.34 252 420 86.4
47. K. Anderson 192 4,475 2,654 59.3 32,838 7.34 160 197 81.9
48. C. Palmer 182 6,307 3,941 62.5 46,247 7.33 187 294 87.9
49. B. Waterfield 91 1,617 814 50.3 11,849 7.33 128 97 61.6
50. B. Griese 161 3,429 1,926 56.2 25,092 7.32 172 192 77.1