Arizona Cardinals Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the Arizona Cardinals single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) from 1994-2020, the Phoenix Cardinals (NFL) from 1988-1993, the St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) from 1960-1987, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1945-1959, the Chicago Cardinals (NFL) from 1922-1943 and the Chicago Cardinals (APFA) from 1920-1921. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Carson Palmer is the Arizona Cardinals single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 8.7.

Players active with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Player Season Team Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
  C. Palmer 2015 Ari 537 342 63.7 4,671 8.70 11 35 104.6
  N. Lomax 1984 Stl 560 345 61.6 4,614 8.24 16 28 92.5
  C. Johnson 1962 Stl 308 150 48.7 2,440 7.92 20 16 65.9
  C. Johnson 1963 Stl 423 222 52.5 3,280 7.75 21 28 79.5
  K. Kolb 2011 Ari 253 146 57.7 1,955 7.73 8 9 81.1
  N. Lomax 1988 Pho 443 255 57.6 3,395 7.66 11 20 86.7
  K. Warner 2008 Ari 598 401 67.1 4,583 7.66 14 30 96.9
  J. Hart 1976 Stl 388 218 56.2 2,946 7.59 13 18 82.0
  J. Hart 1967 Stl 397 192 48.4 3,008 7.58 30 19 58.4
  K. Warner 2007 Ari 451 281 62.3 3,417 7.58 17 27 89.8
  C. Johnson 1965 Stl 322 155 48.1 2,439 7.58 15 18 73.0
  S. Beuerlein 1993 Pho 418 258 61.7 3,164 7.57 17 18 82.5
  C. Palmer 2013 Ari 572 362 63.3 4,274 7.47 22 24 83.9
  N. Lomax 1983 Stl 354 209 59.0 2,636 7.45 11 24 92.0
  J. Plummer 1997 Ari 296 157 53.0 2,203 7.44 15 15 73.1
  C. Palmer 2017 Ari 267 164 61.4 1,978 7.41 7 9 84.4
  K. Warner 2009 Ari 513 339 66.1 3,753 7.32 14 26 93.2
  N. Lomax 1987 Stl 463 275 59.4 3,387 7.32 12 24 88.5
  P. Christman 1947 ChiC 301 138 45.8 2,191 7.28 22 17 59.0
  J. Hart 1975 Stl 345 182 52.8 2,507 7.27 19 19 71.7
  C. Palmer 2014 Ari 224 141 62.9 1,626 7.26 3 11 95.6
  C. Johnson 1964 Stl 420 223 53.1 3,045 7.25 24 21 69.4
  K. Warner 2005 Ari 375 242 64.5 2,713 7.24 9 11 85.8
  P. Christman 1946 ChiC 229 100 43.7 1,656 7.23 18 13 54.8
  J. Hart 1977 Stl 355 186 52.4 2,542 7.16 20 13 64.3
  D. Stanton 2014 Ari 240 132 55.0 1,711 7.13 5 7 78.7
  G. Hogeboom 1989 Pho 364 204 56.0 2,591 7.12 19 14 69.5
  C. Johnson 1969 Stl 260 131 50.4 1,847 7.10 13 13 69.5
  C. Palmer 2016 Ari 597 364 61.0 4,233 7.09 14 26 87.2
  T. Rosenbach 1990 Pho 437 237 54.2 3,098 7.09 17 16 72.8
  J. Hart 1981 Stl 241 134 55.6 1,694 7.03 14 11 68.7
  J. Plummer 2001 Ari 525 304 57.9 3,653 6.96 14 18 79.6
  J. Skelton 2011 Ari 275 151 54.9 1,913 6.96 14 11 68.9
  J. Hart 1973 Stl 320 178 55.6 2,223 6.95 10 15 80.0
  J. Hart 1980 Stl 425 228 53.6 2,946 6.93 20 16 68.6
  J. Hart 1970 Stl 373 171 45.8 2,575 6.90 18 14 61.5
  K. Murray 2019 Ari 542 349 64.4 3,722 6.87 12 20 87.4
  C. Chandler 1992 Pho 413 245 59.3 2,832 6.86 15 15 77.1
  J. Plummer 1998 Ari 547 324 59.2 3,737 6.83 20 17 75.0
  N. Lomax 1985 Stl 471 265 56.3 3,214 6.82 12 18 79.5
  D. Krieg 1995 Ari 521 304 58.3 3,554 6.82 21 16 72.6
  J. McCown 2005 Ari 270 163 60.4 1,836 6.80 11 9 74.9
  B. Esiason 1996 Ari 339 190 56.0 2,293 6.76 14 11 70.6
  M. Leinart 2006 Ari 377 214 56.8 2,547 6.76 12 11 74.0
  J. Hart 1971 Stl 243 110 45.3 1,626 6.69 14 8 54.7
  N. Lomax 1981 Stl 236 119 50.4 1,575 6.67 10 4 59.9
  J. Hart 1978 Stl 477 240 50.3 3,121 6.54 18 16 66.7
  T. Tupa 1991 Pho 315 165 52.4 2,053 6.52 13 6 62.0
  J. Hart 1968 Stl 316 140 44.3 2,059 6.52 18 15 58.2
  J. Hardy 1950 ChiC 257 117 45.5 1,636 6.37 24 17 49.7