Denver Broncos Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the Denver Broncos single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the Denver Broncos (NFL) from 1970-2020 and the Denver Broncos (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Craig Morton is the Denver Broncos single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 8.5.

Players active with the Denver Broncos 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. Morton 1981 Den 376 225 59.8 3,195 8.50 14 21 90.5
  P. Manning 2013 Den 659 450 68.3 5,477 8.31 10 55 115.1
  C. Johnson 1974 Den 244 136 55.7 1,969 8.07 9 13 84.5
  B. Griese 2000 Den 336 216 64.3 2,688 8.00 4 19 102.9
  P. Manning 2012 Den 583 400 68.6 4,659 7.99 11 37 105.8
  P. Manning 2014 Den 597 395 66.2 4,727 7.92 15 39 101.5
  J. Elway 1998 Den 356 210 59.0 2,806 7.88 10 22 93.0
  J. Plummer 2004 Den 521 303 58.2 4,089 7.85 20 27 84.5
  J. Elway 1987 Den 410 224 54.6 3,198 7.80 12 19 83.4
  G. Frerotte 2000 Den 232 138 59.5 1,776 7.66 8 9 82.1
  C. Morton 1977 Den 254 131 51.6 1,929 7.59 8 14 82.0
  C. Johnson 1972 Den 238 132 55.5 1,783 7.49 14 14 74.6
  J. Cutler 2007 Den 467 297 63.6 3,497 7.49 14 20 88.1
  J. Plummer 2005 Den 456 277 60.7 3,366 7.38 7 18 90.2
  B. Griese 2002 Den 436 291 66.7 3,214 7.37 15 15 85.6
  J. Cutler 2008 Den 616 384 62.3 4,526 7.35 18 25 86.0
  K. Orton 2010 Den 498 293 58.8 3,653 7.33 9 20 87.5
  J. Elway 1989 Den 416 223 53.6 3,051 7.33 18 18 73.7
  J. Elway 1995 Den 542 316 58.3 3,970 7.33 14 26 86.4
  J. Elway 1993 Den 551 348 63.2 4,030 7.31 10 25 92.8
  J. Elway 1997 Den 502 280 55.8 3,635 7.24 11 27 87.5
  J. Plummer 2003 Den 302 189 62.6 2,182 7.22 7 15 91.2
  J. Elway 1991 Den 451 242 53.7 3,253 7.21 12 13 75.4
  B. Osweiler 2015 Den 275 170 61.8 1,967 7.15 6 10 86.4
  S. Ramsey 1976 Den 270 128 47.4 1,931 7.15 13 11 64.9
  C. Morton 1980 Den 301 183 60.8 2,150 7.14 13 12 77.8
  J. Elway 1996 Den 466 287 61.6 3,328 7.14 14 26 89.2
  C. Johnson 1973 Den 346 184 53.2 2,465 7.12 17 20 74.9
  C. Morton 1979 Den 370 204 55.1 2,626 7.10 19 16 70.6
  J. Elway 1992 Den 316 174 55.1 2,242 7.09 17 10 65.7
  M. Briscoe 1968 Den 224 93 41.5 1,589 7.09 13 14 62.9
  J. Elway 1994 Den 494 307 62.1 3,490 7.07 10 16 85.7
  K. Orton 2009 Den 541 336 62.1 3,802 7.03 12 21 86.8
  J. Elway 1990 Den 502 294 58.6 3,526 7.02 14 15 78.5
  T. Siemian 2016 Den 486 289 59.5 3,401 7.00 10 18 84.6
  S. Tensi 1969 Den 286 131 45.8 1,990 6.96 12 14 68.1
  J. Flacco 2019 Den 262 171 65.3 1,822 6.95 5 6 85.1
  J. Elway 1986 Den 504 280 55.6 3,485 6.92 13 19 79.0
  J. Elway 1984 Den 380 214 56.3 2,598 6.84 15 18 76.8
  P. Manning 2015 Den 331 198 59.8 2,249 6.79 17 9 67.9
  C. Morton 1978 Den 267 146 54.7 1,802 6.75 8 11 77.0
  B. Griese 1999 Den 452 261 57.7 3,032 6.71 14 14 75.6
  S. Ramsey 1975 Den 233 128 54.9 1,562 6.70 14 9 63.6
  J. Elway 1988 Den 496 274 55.2 3,309 6.67 19 17 71.4
  C. Keenum 2018 Den 586 365 62.3 3,890 6.64 15 18 81.2
  F. Tripucka 1962 Den 440 240 54.5 2,917 6.63 25 17 64.4
  T. Siemian 2017 Den 349 206 59.0 2,285 6.55 14 12 73.3
  J. Elway 1985 Den 605 327 54.0 3,891 6.43 23 22 70.2
  J. Elway 1983 Den 259 123 47.5 1,663 6.42 14 7 54.9
  T. Tebow 2011 Den 271 126 46.5 1,729 6.38 6 12 72.9