NFL Yearly Leaders - Touchdown Passes

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

      Passing
Year Player Team Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
2018 P. Mahomes KC 251 163 64.9 2,223 5 22 75t 114.0
2017 R. Wilson Sea 553 339 61.3 3,983 11 34 74t 95.4
2016 A. Rodgers GB 610 401 65.7 4,428 7 40 66t 104.2
2015 T. Brady NE 624 402 64.4 4,770 7 36 76t 102.2
2014 A. Luck Ind 616 380 61.7 4,761 16 40 80 96.5
2013 P. Manning Den 659 450 68.3 5,477 10 55 78t 115.1
2012 D. Brees NO 670 422 63.0 5,177 19 43 80t 96.3
2011 D. Brees NO 657 468 71.2 5,476 14 46 79t 110.6
2010 T. Brady NE 492 324 65.9 3,900 4 36 79t 111.0
2009 D. Brees NO 514 363 70.6 4,388 11 34 75t 109.6
2008 D. Brees NO 635 413 65.0 5,069 17 34 84t 96.2
  P. Rivers SD 478 312 65.3 4,009 11 34 67 105.5
2007 T. Brady NE 578 398 68.9 4,806 8 50 69t 117.2
2006 P. Manning Ind 557 362 65.0 4,397 9 31 68t 101.0
2005 C. Palmer Cin 509 345 67.8 3,836 12 32 70t 101.1
2004 P. Manning Ind 497 336 67.6 4,557 10 49 80t 121.1
2003 B. Favre GB 471 308 65.4 3,361 21 32 66t 90.4
2002 T. Brady NE 601 373 62.1 3,764 14 28 49t 85.7
2001 K. Warner Stl 546 375 68.7 4,830 22 36 65t 101.4
2000 D. Culpepper Min 474 297 62.7 3,937 16 33 78t 98.0
  P. Manning Ind 571 357 62.5 4,413 15 33 78t 94.7
1999 K. Warner Stl 499 325 65.1 4,353 13 41 75t 109.2
1998 S. Young SF 517 322 62.3 4,170 12 36 81t 101.1
1997 B. Favre GB 513 304 59.3 3,867 16 35 74 92.6
1996 B. Favre GB 543 325 59.9 3,899 13 39 80t 95.8
1995 B. Favre GB 570 359 63.0 4,413 13 38 99t 99.5
1994 S. Young SF 461 324 70.3 3,969 10 35 69t 112.8
1993 S. Young SF 462 314 68.0 4,023 16 29 80t 101.5
1992 S. Young SF 402 268 66.7 3,465 7 25 80t 107.0
1991 J. Kelly Buf 474 304 64.1 3,844 17 33 77t 97.6
1990 W. Moon Hou 584 362 62.0 4,689 13 33 87t 96.8
1989 J. Everett LA 518 304 58.7 4,310 17 29 78t 90.6
1988 J. Everett LA 517 308 59.6 3,964 18 31 69t 89.2
1987 J. Montana SF 398 266 66.8 3,054 13 31 57t 102.1
1986 D. Marino Mia 623 378 60.7 4,746 23 44 85t 92.5
1985 D. Marino Mia 567 336 59.3 4,137 21 30 73 84.1
1984 D. Marino Mia 564 362 64.2 5,084 17 48 80t 108.9
1983 L. Dickey GB 484 289 59.7 4,458 29 32 75t 87.3
1982 T. Bradshaw Pit 240 127 52.9 1,768 11 17 74t 81.4
  D. Fouts SD 330 204 61.8 2,883 11 17 44t 93.3
  J. Montana SF 346 213 61.6 2,613 11 17 55 88.0
1981 D. Fouts SD 609 360 59.1 4,802 17 33 67t 90.6
1980 S. Bartkowski Atl 463 257 55.5 3,544 16 31 81t 88.2
1979 S. Grogan NE 423 206 48.7 3,286 20 28 63t 77.4
  B. Sipe Cle 535 286 53.5 3,793 26 28 74 73.4
1978 T. Bradshaw Pit 368 207 56.2 2,915 20 28 70 84.7
1977 B. Griese Mia 307 180 58.6 2,252 13 22 73t 87.8
1976 K. Stabler Oak 291 194 66.7 2,737 17 27 88t 103.4
1975 J. Ferguson Buf 321 169 52.6 2,426 17 25 77t 81.3
  F. Tarkenton Min 425 273 64.2 2,994 13 25 46 91.8
1974 K. Stabler Oak 310 178 57.4 2,469 12 26 67t 94.9
1973 R. Gabriel Phi 460 270 58.7 3,219 12 23 80t 86.0
  R. Staubach Dal 286 179 62.6 2,428 15 23 53 94.6
1972 B. Kilmer Was 225 120 53.3 1,648 11 19 89t 84.8
  J. Namath NYJ 324 162 50.0 2,816 21 19 83t 72.5
1971 J. Hadl SD 431 233 54.1 3,075 25 21 77t 68.9
1970 J. Brodie SF 378 223 59.0 2,941 10 24 79t 93.8
1969 D. Lamonica (AFL) Oak 426 221 51.9 3,302 25 34 80t 79.8
  R. Gabriel (NFL) LA 399 217 54.4 2,549 7 24 93t 86.8
1968 J. Hadl (AFL) SD 440 208 47.3 3,473 32 27 84t 64.5
  E. Morrall (NFL) Bal 317 182 57.4 2,909 17 26 84 93.2
1967 D. Lamonica (AFL) Oak 425 220 51.8 3,228 20 30 72 80.8
  S. Jurgensen (NFL) Was 508 288 56.7 3,747 16 31 86t 87.3
1966 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 284 159 56.0 2,527 10 26 89 101.7
  F. Ryan (NFL) Cle 382 200 52.4 2,974 14 29 54 88.2
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 B. Parilli (AFL) Bos 473 228 48.2 3,465 27 31 80t 70.8
  F. Ryan (NFL) Cle 334 174 52.1 2,404 19 25 62t 76.7
1963 L. Dawson (AFL) KC 352 190 54.0 2,389 19 26 82t 77.5
  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
  Y. Tittle (NFL) NYG 375 200 53.3 3,224 20 33 69t 89.5
1961 G. Blanda (AFL) Hou 362 187 51.7 3,330 22 36 80t 91.3
  S. Jurgensen (NFL) Phi 416 235 56.5 3,723 24 32 69 88.1
1960 A. Dorow (AFL) NYT 396 201 50.8 2,748 26 26 56 67.8
  J. Unitas (NFL) Bal 378 190 50.3 3,099 24 25 80t 73.7
1959 J. Unitas Bal 367 193 52.6 2,899 14 32 71 92.0
1958 J. Unitas Bal 263 136 51.7 2,007 7 19 77t 90.0
1957 J. Unitas Bal 301 172 57.1 2,550 17 24 82t 88.0
1956 T. Rote GB 308 146 47.4 2,203 15 18 66 70.6
1955 T. Rote GB 342 157 45.9 1,977 19 17 60 57.8
  Y. Tittle SF 287 147 51.2 2,185 28 17 78 56.6
1954 A. Burk Phi 231 123 53.2 1,740 17 23 84 80.4
1953 B. Thomason Phi 304 162 53.3 2,462 20 21 62 75.8
1952 J. Finks Pit 336 158 47.0 2,307 19 20 60 66.2
  O. Graham Cle 364 181 49.7 2,816 24 20 68 66.6
1951 B. Layne Det 332 152 45.8 2,403 23 26 63 67.6
1950 G. Ratterman NYY 294 140 47.6 2,251 24 22 69 64.6