NFL Single Season Leaders - Passing Yards per Attempt

The following is a list of the NFL single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Statistics are current through the 2018 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Active players are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Player Season Team Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
1. O. Graham 1953 Cle 258 167 64.7 2,722 10.55 9 11 99.7
2. N. Van Brocklin 1954 LA 260 139 53.5 2,637 10.14 21 13 71.9
3. K. Warner 2000 Stl 347 235 67.7 3,429 9.88 18 21 98.3
4. C. Chandler 1998 Atl 327 190 58.1 3,154 9.64 12 25 100.9
5. R. Fitzpatrick 2018 TB 246 164 66.7 2,366 9.62 12 17 100.4
6. L. Dawson 1968 KC 224 131 58.5 2,109 9.41 9 17 98.6
7. K. Stabler 1976 Oak 291 194 66.7 2,737 9.40 17 27 103.4
8. J. Unitas 1964 Bal 305 158 51.8 2,824 9.26 6 19 96.4
9. M. Ryan 2016 Atl 534 373 69.9 4,944 9.26 7 38 117.1
10. A. Rodgers 2011 GB 502 343 68.3 4,643 9.25 6 45 122.5
11. L. Dickey 1983 GB 484 289 59.7 4,458 9.21 29 32 87.3
12. B. Esiason 1988 Cin 388 223 57.5 3,572 9.21 14 28 97.4
13. G. Blanda 1961 Hou 362 187 51.7 3,330 9.20 22 36 91.3
14. M. Plum 1960 Cle 250 151 60.4 2,297 9.19 5 21 110.4
15. E. Morrall 1968 Bal 317 182 57.4 2,909 9.18 17 26 93.2
16. P. Manning 2004 Ind 497 336 67.6 4,557 9.17 10 49 121.1
17. J. Brodie 1961 SF 283 155 54.8 2,588 9.14 12 14 84.7
18. J. Montana 1989 SF 386 271 70.2 3,521 9.12 8 26 112.4
19. N. Foles 2013 Phi 317 203 64.0 2,891 9.12 2 27 119.2
20. B. Jones 1976 Bal 343 207 60.3 3,104 9.05 9 24 102.5
21. B. Wade 1961 Chi 250 139 55.6 2,258 9.03 13 22 93.7
22. S. Young 1991 SF 279 180 64.5 2,517 9.02 8 17 101.8
23. D. Marino 1984 Mia 564 362 64.2 5,084 9.01 17 48 108.9
24. B. Starr 1966 GB 251 156 62.2 2,257 8.99 3 14 105.0
25. J. Unitas 1965 Bal 282 164 58.2 2,530 8.97 12 23 97.4
26. S. Jurgensen 1961 Phi 416 235 56.5 3,723 8.95 24 32 88.1
27. S. Jurgensen 1962 Phi 366 196 53.6 3,261 8.91 26 22 74.3
28. L. Dawson 1962 DalT 310 189 61.0 2,759 8.90 17 29 98.3
29. B. Roethlisberger 2005 Pit 268 168 62.7 2,385 8.90 9 17 98.6
30. L. Dawson 1966 KC 284 159 56.0 2,527 8.90 10 26 101.7
31. B. Roethlisberger 2004 Pit 295 196 66.4 2,621 8.88 11 17 98.1
32. B. Berry 1971 Atl 226 136 60.2 2,005 8.87 16 11 75.9
33. K. Warner 2001 Stl 546 375 68.7 4,830 8.85 22 36 101.4
34. N. Van Brocklin 1950 LA 233 127 54.5 2,061 8.85 14 18 85.1
35. P. Rivers 2018 LAC 447 310 69.4 3,951 8.84 8 31 112.4
36. P. Mahomes 2018 KC 516 346 67.1 4,543 8.80 11 45 114.8
37. D. Krieg 1983 Sea 243 147 60.5 2,139 8.80 11 18 95.0
38. T. Rote 1963 SD 286 170 59.4 2,510 8.78 17 20 86.7
39. P. Rivers 2009 SD 486 317 65.2 4,254 8.75 9 28 104.4
40. D. Fouts 1983 SD 340 215 63.2 2,975 8.75 15 20 92.5
41. A. Rodgers 2013 GB 290 193 66.6 2,536 8.74 6 17 104.9
42. D. Fouts 1982 SD 330 204 61.8 2,883 8.74 11 17 93.3
43. K. Warner 1999 Stl 499 325 65.1 4,353 8.72 13 41 109.2
44. O. Graham 1954 Cle 240 142 59.2 2,092 8.72 17 11 73.5
45. R. Cunningham 1998 Min 425 259 60.9 3,704 8.71 10 34 106.0
46. S. Young 1993 SF 462 314 68.0 4,023 8.71 16 29 101.5
47. P. Rivers 2010 SD 541 357 66.0 4,710 8.71 13 30 101.8
48. N. Van Brocklin 1960 Phi 284 153 53.9 2,471 8.70 17 24 86.5
49. C. Palmer 2015 Ari 537 342 63.7 4,671 8.70 11 35 104.6
50. J. Namath 1972 NYJ 324 162 50.0 2,816 8.69 21 19 72.5