NFL Single Season Leaders - Pass Attempts

The following is a list of the NFL single season 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 Season Team Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
1. M. Stafford 2012 Det 727 435 59.8 4,967 17 20 57 79.8
2. D. Bledsoe 1994 NE 691 400 57.9 4,555 27 25 62t 73.6
3. P. Manning 2010 Ind 679 450 66.3 4,700 17 33 73t 91.9
4. D. Brees 2016 NO 673 471 70.0 5,208 15 37 98t 101.7
5. J. Flacco 2016 Bal 672 436 64.9 4,317 15 20 95t 83.5
6. D. Brees 2012 NO 670 422 63.0 5,177 19 43 80t 96.3
7. M. Stafford 2011 Det 663 421 63.5 5,038 16 41 73t 97.2
8. P. Rivers 2015 SD 661 437 66.1 4,792 13 29 80t 93.8
9. D. Brees 2014 NO 659 456 69.2 4,952 17 33 69t 97.0
  P. Manning 2013 Den 659 450 68.3 5,477 10 55 78t 115.1
11. D. Brees 2010 NO 658 448 68.1 4,620 22 33 80t 90.9
12. D. Brees 2011 NO 657 468 71.2 5,476 14 46 79t 110.6
13. W. Moon 1991 Hou 655 404 61.7 4,690 21 23 61t 81.7
14. D. Brees 2007 NO 652 440 67.5 4,423 18 28 58 89.4
15. M. Ryan 2013 Atl 651 439 67.4 4,515 17 26 81t 89.6
16. D. Brees 2013 NO 650 446 68.6 5,162 12 39 76t 104.7
17. T. Romo 2012 Dal 648 425 65.6 4,903 19 28 85t 90.5
18. T. Brady 2012 NE 637 401 63.0 4,827 8 34 83t 98.7
19. D. Bledsoe 1995 NE 636 323 50.8 3,507 16 13 47t 63.7
20. D. Brees 2008 NO 635 413 65.0 5,069 17 34 84t 96.2
21. M. Stafford 2013 Det 634 371 58.5 4,650 19 29 87 84.2
22. T. Brady 2013 NE 628 380 60.5 4,343 11 25 81t 87.3
  M. Ryan 2014 Atl 628 415 66.1 4,694 14 28 79 93.9
24. D. Brees 2015 NO 627 428 68.3 4,870 11 32 80t 101.0
  A. Luck 2012 Ind 627 339 54.1 4,374 18 23 70t 76.5
26. B. Bortles 2016 Jax 625 368 58.9 3,905 16 23 51t 78.8
27. T. Brady 2015 NE 624 402 64.4 4,770 7 36 76t 102.2
28. D. Bledsoe 1996 NE 623 373 59.9 4,086 15 27 84t 83.7
  D. Marino 1986 Mia 623 378 60.7 4,746 23 44 85t 92.5
30. R. Gannon 2002 Oak 618 418 67.6 4,689 10 26 75 97.3
  E. Manning 2015 NYG 618 387 62.6 4,432 14 35 87t 93.6
32. J. Cutler 2008 Den 616 384 62.3 4,526 18 25 93t 86.0
  A. Luck 2014 Ind 616 380 61.7 4,761 16 40 80 96.5
34. D. Marino 1994 Mia 615 385 62.6 4,453 17 30 64t 89.2
  M. Ryan 2012 Atl 615 422 68.6 4,719 14 32 80t 99.1
36. J. Flacco 2013 Bal 614 362 59.0 3,912 22 19 74 73.1
  M. Ryan 2015 Atl 614 407 66.3 4,591 16 21 70t 89.0
38. B. Favre 2006 GB 613 343 56.0 3,885 18 18 82t 72.7
39. T. Brady 2011 NE 611 401 65.6 5,235 12 39 99t 105.6
40. D. Bledsoe 2002 Buf 610 375 61.5 4,359 15 24 73t 86.0
  A. Rodgers 2016 GB 610 401 65.7 4,428 7 40 66t 104.2
42. D. Fouts 1981 SD 609 360 59.1 4,802 17 33 67t 90.6
43. B. Roethlisberger 2014 Pit 608 408 67.1 4,952 9 32 94t 103.3
44. B. Favre 2005 GB 607 372 61.3 3,881 29 20 59 70.9
  C. Wentz 2016 Phi 607 379 62.4 3,782 14 16 73t 79.3
46. B. Bortles 2015 Jax 606 355 58.6 4,428 18 35 90t 88.2
  K. Cousins 2016 Was 606 406 67.0 4,917 12 25 80t 97.2
  D. Marino 1988 Mia 606 354 58.4 4,434 23 28 80t 80.8
  W. Moon 1995 Min 606 377 62.2 4,228 14 33 85t 91.5
50. J. Elway 1985 Den 605 327 54.0 3,891 23 22 65t 70.2