NFL Yearly Leaders - Pass Completion Percentage

The following is a list of the NFL yearly passing leaders ranked by pass completion percentage. Statistics are current through the 2017 NFL season and include stats accrued in NFL, AFL and APFA games.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Year Player Team Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
2017 D. Brees NO 536 386 72.0 4,334 8 23 54t 103.9
2016 S. Bradford Min 552 395 71.6 3,877 5 20 71t 99.3
2015 K. Cousins Was 543 379 69.8 4,166 11 29 78t 101.6
2014 T. Romo Dal 435 304 69.9 3,705 9 34 68t 113.2
2013 P. Rivers SD 544 378 69.5 4,478 11 32 60t 105.5
2012 M. Ryan Atl 615 422 68.6 4,719 14 32 80t 99.1
2011 D. Brees NO 657 468 71.2 5,476 14 46 79t 110.6
2010 D. Brees NO 658 448 68.1 4,620 22 33 80t 90.9
2009 D. Brees NO 514 363 70.6 4,388 11 34 75t 109.6
2008 C. Pennington Mia 476 321 67.4 3,653 7 19 80t 97.4
2007 T. Brady NE 578 398 68.9 4,806 8 50 69t 117.2
2006 D. Carr Hou 442 302 68.3 2,767 12 11 53 82.1
2005 C. Palmer Cin 509 345 67.8 3,836 12 32 70t 101.1
2004 B. Griese TB 336 233 69.3 2,632 12 20 68 97.5
2003 P. Manning Ind 566 379 67.0 4,267 10 29 79t 99.0
2002 C. Pennington NYJ 399 275 68.9 3,120 6 22 47 104.2
2001 K. Warner Stl 546 375 68.7 4,830 22 36 65t 101.4
2000 K. Warner Stl 347 235 67.7 3,429 18 21 85t 98.3
1999 K. Warner Stl 499 325 65.1 4,353 13 41 75t 109.2
1998 B. Favre GB 551 347 63.0 4,212 23 31 84t 87.8
1997 S. Young SF 356 241 67.7 3,029 6 19 82 104.7
1996 S. Young SF 316 214 67.7 2,410 6 14 52 97.2
1995 S. Young SF 447 299 66.9 3,200 11 20 57 92.3
1994 S. Young SF 461 324 70.3 3,969 10 35 69t 112.8
1993 T. Aikman Dal 392 271 69.1 3,100 6 15 80t 99.0
1992 S. Young SF 402 268 66.7 3,465 7 25 80t 107.0
1991 D. Krieg Sea 285 187 65.6 2,080 12 11 60 82.5
1990 J. Kelly Buf 346 219 63.3 2,829 9 24 71 101.2
1989 J. Montana SF 386 271 70.2 3,521 8 26 95t 112.4
1988 W. Wilson Min 332 204 61.4 2,746 9 15 68t 91.5
1987 J. Montana SF 398 266 66.8 3,054 13 31 57t 102.1
1986 E. Hipple Det 305 192 63.0 1,919 11 9 46 75.6
1985 J. Montana SF 494 303 61.3 3,653 13 27 73 91.3
1984 S. Bartkowski Atl 269 181 67.3 2,158 10 11 61 89.7
1983 K. Anderson Cin 297 198 66.7 2,333 13 12 80t 85.6
1982 K. Anderson Cin 309 218 70.6 2,495 9 12 56t 95.3
1981 J. Montana SF 488 311 63.7 3,565 12 19 78t 88.4
1980 J. Montana SF 273 176 64.5 1,795 9 15 71t 87.8
1979 D. Fouts SD 530 332 62.6 4,082 24 24 65t 82.6
1978 B. Griese Mia 235 148 63.0 1,791 11 11 63t 82.4
1977 F. Tarkenton Min 258 155 60.1 1,734 14 9 59t 69.2
1976 K. Stabler Oak 291 194 66.7 2,737 17 27 88t 103.4
1975 F. Tarkenton Min 425 273 64.2 2,994 13 25 46 91.8
1974 K. Anderson Cin 328 213 64.9 2,667 10 18 77t 95.7
1973 K. Stabler Oak 260 163 62.7 1,997 10 14 80t 88.3
1972 N. Snead NYG 325 196 60.3 2,307 12 17 94t 84.0
1971 B. Berry Atl 226 136 60.2 2,005 16 11 84 75.9
1970 S. Jurgensen Was 337 202 59.9 2,354 10 23 66t 91.5
1969 D. Lamonica (AFL) Oak 426 221 51.9 3,302 25 34 80t 79.8
  S. Jurgensen (NFL) Was 442 274 62.0 3,102 15 22 88t 85.4
1968 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 224 131 58.5 2,109 9 17 92t 98.6
  J. Brodie (NFL) SF 404 234 57.9 3,020 21 22 65t 78.0
1967 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 357 206 57.7 2,651 17 24 71t 83.7
  J. Unitas (NFL) Bal 436 255 58.5 3,428 16 20 88t 83.6
1966 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 284 159 56.0 2,527 10 26 89 101.7
  B. Starr (NFL) GB 251 156 62.2 2,257 3 14 83t 105.0
1965 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 305 163 53.4 2,262 14 21 67 81.3
  J. Brodie (NFL) SF 391 242 61.9 3,112 16 30 59t 95.3
1964 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 354 199 56.2 2,879 18 30 72t 89.9
  B. Starr (NFL) GB 272 163 59.9 2,144 4 15 73 97.1
1963 T. Rote (AFL) SD 286 170 59.4 2,510 17 20 85t 86.7
  Y. Tittle (NFL) NYG 367 221 60.2 3,145 14 36 70t 104.8
1962 L. Dawson (AFL) DalT 310 189 61.0 2,759 17 29 92t 98.3
  B. Starr (NFL) GB 285 178 62.5 2,438 9 12 83t 90.7
1961 T. Flores (AFL) Oak 366 190 51.9 2,176 19 15 85t 62.1
  M. Plum (NFL) Cle 302 177 58.6 2,416 10 18 77 90.3
1960 T. Flores (AFL) Oak 252 136 54.0 1,738 12 12 61 71.8
  M. Plum (NFL) Cle 250 151 60.4 2,297 5 21 86t 110.4
1959 M. Plum Cle 266 156 58.6 1,992 8 14 76 87.2
1958 B. Wade LA 341 181 53.1 2,875 22 18 93t 72.2
1957 Y. Tittle SF 279 176 63.1 2,157 15 13 46 80.0
1956 B. Layne Det 244 129 52.9 1,909 17 9 70 62.0
1955 B. Layne Det 270 143 53.0 1,830 17 11 77 61.8
1954 O. Graham Cle 240 142 59.2 2,092 17 11 64 73.5
1953 O. Graham Cle 258 167 64.7 2,722 9 11 70 99.7
1952 O. Graham Cle 364 181 49.7 2,816 24 20 68 66.6
1951 O. Graham Cle 265 147 55.5 2,205 16 17 81 79.2
1950 N. Van Brocklin LA 233 127 54.5 2,061 14 18 58 85.1