NFL Single Season Leaders - Passing Yards

The following is a list of the NFL single season 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 Season Team Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
1. P. Manning 2013 Den 659 450 68.3 5,477 10 55 78t 115.1
2. D. Brees 2011 NO 657 468 71.2 5,476 14 46 79t 110.6
3. T. Brady 2011 NE 611 401 65.6 5,235 12 39 99t 105.6
4. D. Brees 2016 NO 673 471 70.0 5,208 15 37 98t 101.7
5. D. Brees 2012 NO 670 422 63.0 5,177 19 43 80t 96.3
6. D. Brees 2013 NO 650 446 68.6 5,162 12 39 76t 104.7
7. D. Marino 1984 Mia 564 362 64.2 5,084 17 48 80t 108.9
8. D. Brees 2008 NO 635 413 65.0 5,069 17 34 84t 96.2
9. M. Stafford 2011 Det 663 421 63.5 5,038 16 41 73t 97.2
10. M. Stafford 2012 Det 727 435 59.8 4,967 17 20 57 79.8
11. D. Brees 2014 NO 659 456 69.2 4,952 17 33 69t 97.0
  B. Roethlisberger 2014 Pit 608 408 67.1 4,952 9 32 94t 103.3
13. M. Ryan 2016 Atl 534 373 69.9 4,944 7 38 76t 117.1
14. E. Manning 2011 NYG 589 359 61.0 4,933 16 29 99t 92.9
15. K. Cousins 2016 Was 606 406 67.0 4,917 12 25 80t 97.2
16. T. Romo 2012 Dal 648 425 65.6 4,903 19 28 85t 90.5
17. D. Brees 2015 NO 627 428 68.3 4,870 11 32 80t 101.0
18. K. Warner 2001 Stl 546 375 68.7 4,830 22 36 65t 101.4
19. T. Brady 2012 NE 637 401 63.0 4,827 8 34 83t 98.7
20. T. Brady 2007 NE 578 398 68.9 4,806 8 50 69t 117.2
21. D. Fouts 1981 SD 609 360 59.1 4,802 17 33 67t 90.6
22. P. Rivers 2015 SD 661 437 66.1 4,792 13 29 80t 93.8
23. T. Brady 2015 NE 624 402 64.4 4,770 7 36 76t 102.2
  M. Schaub 2009 Hou 583 396 67.9 4,770 15 29 72t 98.6
25. A. Luck 2014 Ind 616 380 61.7 4,761 16 40 80 96.5
26. D. Marino 1986 Mia 623 378 60.7 4,746 23 44 85t 92.5
27. P. Manning 2014 Den 597 395 66.2 4,727 15 39 86t 101.5
28. M. Ryan 2012 Atl 615 422 68.6 4,719 14 32 80t 99.1
29. D. Culpepper 2004 Min 548 379 69.2 4,717 11 39 82t 110.9
30. D. Fouts 1980 SD 589 348 59.1 4,715 24 30 65 84.7
31. P. Rivers 2010 SD 541 357 66.0 4,710 13 30 59t 101.8
32. P. Manning 2010 Ind 679 450 66.3 4,700 17 33 73t 91.9
33. M. Ryan 2014 Atl 628 415 66.1 4,694 14 28 79 93.9
34. W. Moon 1991 Hou 655 404 61.7 4,690 21 23 61t 81.7
35. R. Gannon 2002 Oak 618 418 67.6 4,689 10 26 75 97.3
  W. Moon 1990 Hou 584 362 62.0 4,689 13 33 87t 96.8
37. C. Palmer 2015 Ari 537 342 63.7 4,671 11 35 68 104.6
38. P. Manning 2012 Den 583 400 68.6 4,659 11 37 71t 105.8
39. M. Stafford 2013 Det 634 371 58.5 4,650 19 29 87 84.2
40. A. Rodgers 2011 GB 502 343 68.3 4,643 6 45 93t 122.5
41. P. Rivers 2011 SD 582 366 62.9 4,624 20 27 58 88.7
42. D. Brees 2010 NO 658 448 68.1 4,620 22 33 80t 90.9
43. N. Lomax 1984 Stl 560 345 61.6 4,614 16 28 83t 92.5
44. T. Green 2004 KC 556 369 66.4 4,591 17 27 70t 95.2
  M. Ryan 2015 Atl 614 407 66.3 4,591 16 21 70t 89.0
46. K. Warner 2008 Ari 598 401 67.1 4,583 14 30 79t 96.9
47. T. Brady 2017 NE 581 385 66.3 4,577 8 32 64t 102.8
48. P. Manning 2004 Ind 497 336 67.6 4,557 10 49 80t 121.1
49. D. Bledsoe 1994 NE 691 400 57.9 4,555 27 25 62t 73.6
50. J. Cutler 2008 Den 616 384 62.3 4,526 18 25 93t 86.0