Chicago Bears Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the Chicago Bears single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the Chicago Bears (NFL) from 1922-2020, the Chicago Staleys (APFA) in 1921 and the Decatur Staleys (APFA) in 1920. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Billy Wade is the Chicago Bears single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 9.0.

Players active with the Chicago Bears 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
  B. Wade 1961 Chi 250 139 55.6 2,258 9.03 13 22 93.7
  J. Lujack 1949 Chi 312 162 51.9 2,658 8.52 22 23 76.0
  R. Bukich 1965 Chi 312 176 56.4 2,641 8.46 9 20 93.7
  S. Luckman 1947 Chi 323 176 54.5 2,712 8.40 31 24 67.7
  J. McCown 2013 Chi 224 149 66.5 1,829 8.16 1 13 109.0
  S. Luckman 1946 Chi 229 110 48.0 1,826 7.97 16 17 71.0
  B. Wade 1962 Chi 412 225 54.6 3,172 7.70 24 18 70.0
  J. McMahon 1985 Chi 313 178 56.9 2,392 7.64 11 15 82.6
  E. Brown 1959 Chi 247 125 50.6 1,881 7.62 10 13 76.7
  J. Cutler 2010 Chi 432 261 60.4 3,274 7.58 16 23 86.3
  J. Cutler 2015 Chi 483 311 64.4 3,659 7.58 11 21 92.3
  M. Trubisky 2018 Chi 434 289 66.6 3,223 7.43 12 24 95.4
  J. McMahon 1983 Chi 295 175 59.3 2,184 7.40 13 12 77.6
  J. Cutler 2011 Chi 314 182 58.0 2,319 7.38 7 13 85.7
  J. Cutler 2013 Chi 355 224 63.1 2,621 7.38 12 19 89.2
  E. Kramer 1995 Chi 522 315 60.3 3,838 7.35 10 29 93.5
  V. Evans 1980 Chi 278 148 53.2 2,039 7.33 16 11 66.2
  E. Kramer 1998 Chi 250 151 60.4 1,823 7.29 7 9 83.1
  J. Cutler 2012 Chi 434 255 58.8 3,033 6.99 14 19 81.3
  J. Harbaugh 1990 Chi 312 180 57.7 2,178 6.98 6 10 81.9
  J. Harbaugh 1992 Chi 358 202 56.4 2,486 6.94 12 13 76.2
  B. Griese 2007 Chi 262 161 61.5 1,803 6.88 12 10 75.6
  G. Blanda 1954 Chi 281 131 46.6 1,929 6.87 17 15 62.1
  B. Avellini 1977 Chi 293 154 52.6 2,004 6.84 18 11 61.3
  J. Lujack 1950 Chi 254 121 47.6 1,731 6.82 21 4 41.0
  J. Cutler 2014 Chi 561 370 66.0 3,812 6.79 18 28 88.6
  M. Tomczak 1989 Chi 306 156 51.0 2,058 6.72 16 16 68.2
  R. Grossman 2006 Chi 480 262 54.6 3,193 6.65 20 23 73.9
  M. Trubisky 2017 Chi 330 196 59.4 2,193 6.64 7 7 77.5
  J. Cutler 2009 Chi 555 336 60.5 3,666 6.61 26 27 76.8
  J. Harbaugh 1991 Chi 478 275 57.5 3,121 6.53 16 15 73.7
  B. Avellini 1978 Chi 264 141 53.4 1,718 6.51 16 5 54.8
  B. Wade 1963 Chi 356 192 53.9 2,301 6.46 12 15 74.0
  K. Orton 2008 Chi 465 272 58.5 2,972 6.39 12 18 79.6
  E. Kramer 1997 Chi 477 275 57.7 3,011 6.31 14 14 74.0
  R. Grossman 2007 Chi 225 122 54.2 1,411 6.27 7 4 66.4
  C. McNown 1999 Chi 235 127 54.0 1,465 6.23 10 8 66.7
  J. Miller 2002 Chi 314 180 57.3 1,944 6.19 9 13 77.5
  J. Harbaugh 1993 Chi 325 200 61.5 2,002 6.16 11 7 72.1
  M. Trubisky 2019 Chi 516 326 63.2 3,138 6.08 10 17 83.0
  S. Walsh 1994 Chi 343 208 60.6 2,078 6.06 8 10 77.9
  D. Krieg 1996 Chi 377 226 59.9 2,278 6.04 12 14 76.3
  M. Phipps 1979 Chi 255 134 52.5 1,535 6.02 8 9 69.6
  R. Bukich 1966 Chi 309 147 47.6 1,858 6.01 21 10 49.3
  S. Matthews 1999 Chi 275 167 60.7 1,645 5.98 6 10 80.6
  G. Blanda 1953 Chi 362 169 46.7 2,164 5.98 23 14 52.3
  B. Wade 1964 Chi 327 182 55.7 1,944 5.95 14 13 68.6
  C. McNown 2000 Chi 280 154 55.0 1,646 5.88 9 8 68.5
  G. Huff 1974 Chi 283 142 50.2 1,663 5.88 17 6 50.4
  B. Avellini 1976 Chi 271 118 43.5 1,580 5.83 15 8 49.4