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 2020 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. P. Mahomes 46 1,687 1,114 66.0 14,152 8.39 24 114 108.7
4. D. Watson 54 1,748 1,186 67.8 14,539 8.32 36 104 104.5
5. N. Van Brocklin 140 2,895 1,553 53.6 23,611 8.16 178 173 75.1
6. S. Young 169 4,149 2,667 64.3 33,124 7.98 107 232 96.8
7. K. Warner 125 4,070 2,666 65.5 32,344 7.95 128 208 93.7
8. T. Romo 150 4,335 2,829 65.3 34,183 7.89 117 248 97.1
9. E. Brown 154 1,987 949 47.8 15,600 7.85 138 102 62.8
10. B. Starr 196 3,149 1,808 57.4 24,718 7.85 138 152 80.5
11. R. Wilson 144 4,335 2,820 65.1 33,946 7.83 81 267 101.7
12. P. Rivers 244 8,134 5,277 64.9 63,440 7.80 209 421 95.2
13. A. Rodgers 197 6,587 4,285 65.1 51,245 7.78 89 412 103.9
14. J. Unitas 211 5,186 2,830 54.6 40,239 7.76 253 290 78.2
15. K. Cousins 109 3,662 2,453 67.0 28,372 7.75 84 190 97.9
16. J. Winston 76 2,559 1,570 61.4 19,812 7.74 88 121 86.9
17. E. Morrall 255 2,689 1,379 51.3 20,809 7.74 148 161 74.1
18. B. Roethlisberger 233 7,838 5,050 64.4 60,348 7.70 201 396 94.0
19. D. Prescott 69 2,293 1,514 66.0 17,634 7.69 40 106 97.3
20. D. Fouts 181 5,604 3,297 58.8 43,040 7.68 242 254 80.2
21. L. Dawson 211 3,741 2,136 57.1 28,711 7.67 183 239 82.6
22. R. Staubach 131 2,958 1,685 57.0 22,700 7.67 109 153 83.4
23. P. Manning 266 9,380 6,125 65.3 71,940 7.67 251 539 96.5
24. D. Brees 287 10,551 7,142 67.7 80,358 7.62 243 571 98.7
25. T. Green 120 3,740 2,266 60.6 28,475 7.61 114 162 86.0
26. M. Schaub 155 3,348 2,148 64.2 25,467 7.61 91 136 89.5
27. S. Jurgensen 218 4,262 2,433 57.1 32,224 7.56 189 255 82.6
28. D. Culpepper 106 3,199 2,016 63.0 24,153 7.55 106 149 87.8
29. J. Montana 192 5,391 3,409 63.2 40,551 7.52 139 273 92.3
30. F. Ryan 126 2,133 1,090 51.1 16,042 7.52 111 149 77.6
31. J. Goff 69 2,421 1,536 63.4 18,171 7.51 55 107 91.5
32. M. Ryan 205 7,443 4,867 65.4 55,767 7.49 158 347 94.5
33. M. Mariota 64 1,793 1,127 62.9 13,433 7.49 45 77 89.5
34. S. Grogan 149 3,593 1,879 52.3 26,886 7.48 208 182 69.6
35. T. Brady 301 10,598 6,778 64.0 79,204 7.47 191 581 97.3
36. L. Dickey 152 3,125 1,747 55.9 23,322 7.46 179 141 70.9
37. E. LeBaron 134 1,796 898 50.0 13,399 7.46 141 104 61.4
38. D. Meredith 104 2,308 1,170 50.7 17,199 7.45 111 135 74.8
39. D. White 166 2,950 1,761 59.7 21,959 7.44 132 155 81.7
40. B. Nelsen 90 1,905 963 50.6 14,165 7.44 101 98 70.2
41. Y. Tittle 166 3,817 2,118 55.5 28,339 7.42 221 212 73.6
42. J. Kelly 160 4,779 2,874 60.1 35,467 7.42 175 237 84.4
43. B. Mayfield 46 1,506 932 61.9 11,115 7.38 43 75 89.1
44. C. Morton 207 3,786 2,053 54.2 27,908 7.37 187 183 73.5
45. K. Stabler 184 3,793 2,270 59.8 27,938 7.37 222 194 75.3
46. D. Lamonica 151 2,601 1,288 49.5 19,154 7.36 138 164 72.9
47. J. Namath 140 3,762 1,886 50.1 27,663 7.35 220 173 65.5
48. B. Wade 128 2,523 1,370 54.3 18,530 7.34 134 124 72.2
49. D. Marino 242 8,358 4,967 59.4 61,361 7.34 252 420 86.4
50. R. Tannehill 116 3,678 2,345 63.8 26,995 7.34 88 178 92.0