Cincinnati Bengals Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the Cincinnati Bengals single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) from 1970-2019 and the Cincinnati Bengals (AFL) from 1968-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Boomer Esiason is the Cincinnati Bengals single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 9.2.

Players active with the Cincinnati Bengals 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. Esiason 1988 Cin 388 223 57.5 3,572 9.21 14 28 97.4
  B. Esiason 1986 Cin 469 273 58.2 3,959 8.44 17 24 87.7
  A. Dalton 2015 Cin 386 255 66.1 3,250 8.42 7 25 106.2
  K. Anderson 1975 Cin 377 228 60.5 3,169 8.41 11 21 93.9
  K. Anderson 1974 Cin 328 213 64.9 2,667 8.13 10 18 95.7
  K. Anderson 1982 Cin 309 218 70.6 2,495 8.07 9 12 95.3
  B. Esiason 1985 Cin 431 251 58.2 3,443 7.99 12 27 93.2
  K. Anderson 1983 Cin 297 198 66.7 2,333 7.86 13 12 85.6
  K. Anderson 1981 Cin 479 300 62.6 3,754 7.84 10 29 98.4
  C. Palmer 2006 Cin 520 324 62.3 4,035 7.76 13 28 93.9
  B. Esiason 1989 Cin 455 258 56.7 3,525 7.75 11 28 92.1
  K. Anderson 1984 Cin 275 175 63.6 2,107 7.66 12 10 81.0
  B. Esiason 1987 Cin 440 240 54.5 3,321 7.55 19 16 73.1
  B. Esiason 1990 Cin 402 224 55.7 3,031 7.54 22 24 77.0
  C. Palmer 2005 Cin 509 345 67.8 3,836 7.54 12 32 101.1
  A. Dalton 2016 Cin 563 364 64.7 4,206 7.47 8 18 91.8
  K. Anderson 1973 Cin 329 179 54.4 2,428 7.38 12 18 81.2
  A. Dalton 2013 Cin 586 363 61.9 4,293 7.33 20 33 88.8
  C. Palmer 2007 Cin 575 373 64.9 4,131 7.18 20 26 86.7
  A. Dalton 2014 Cin 481 309 64.2 3,398 7.06 17 19 83.5
  J. Blake 1994 Cin 306 156 51.0 2,154 7.04 9 14 76.9
  A. Dalton 2018 Cin 365 226 61.9 2,566 7.03 11 21 89.6
  K. Anderson 1976 Cin 338 179 53.0 2,367 7.00 14 19 76.9
  B. Esiason 1991 Cin 413 233 56.4 2,883 6.98 16 13 72.5
  K. Anderson 1978 Cin 319 173 54.2 2,219 6.96 22 10 58.0
  A. Dalton 2012 Cin 528 329 62.3 3,669 6.95 16 27 87.4
  J. Kitna 2003 Cin 520 324 62.3 3,591 6.91 15 26 87.4
  K. Anderson 1979 Cin 339 189 55.8 2,340 6.90 10 16 80.7
  J. Blake 1999 Cin 389 215 55.3 2,670 6.86 12 16 77.6
  C. Palmer 2010 Cin 586 362 61.8 3,970 6.78 20 26 82.4
  J. Blake 1995 Cin 567 326 57.5 3,822 6.74 17 28 82.1
  J. Kitna 2002 Cin 473 294 62.2 3,178 6.72 16 16 79.1
  C. Palmer 2004 Cin 432 263 60.9 2,897 6.71 18 18 77.3
  J. Blake 1997 Cin 317 184 58.0 2,125 6.70 7 8 77.6
  A. Dalton 2017 Cin 496 297 59.9 3,320 6.69 12 25 86.6
  K. Anderson 1977 Cin 323 166 51.4 2,145 6.64 11 11 69.7
  C. Palmer 2009 Cin 466 282 60.5 3,094 6.64 13 21 83.6
  A. Dalton 2019 Cin 528 314 59.5 3,494 6.62 14 16 78.3
  J. Blake 1996 Cin 549 308 56.1 3,624 6.60 14 24 80.3
  A. Dalton 2011 Cin 516 300 58.1 3,398 6.58 13 20 80.4
  K. Anderson 1980 Cin 275 166 60.4 1,778 6.46 13 6 66.9
  N. O'Donnell 1998 Cin 343 212 61.8 2,216 6.46 4 15 90.2
  K. Anderson 1972 Cin 301 171 56.8 1,918 6.37 7 7 74.0
  V. Carter 1970 Cin 278 143 51.4 1,647 5.92 9 9 66.9
  D. Klingler 1994 Cin 231 131 56.7 1,327 5.75 9 6 65.7
  J. Thompson 1980 Cin 234 115 49.1 1,324 5.66 12 11 60.9
  D. Klingler 1993 Cin 343 190 55.4 1,935 5.64 9 6 66.6
  J. Kitna 2001 Cin 581 313 53.9 3,216 5.54 22 12 61.1
  R. Fitzpatrick 2008 Cin 372 221 59.4 1,905 5.12 9 8 70.0
  B. Esiason 1992 Cin 278 144 51.8 1,407 5.06 15 11 57.0