Detroit Lions Career Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions career passing leaders ranked by passing yards. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2020 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Matthew Stafford is the Detroit Lions career leader in passing yards with 41,025.

Players active with the Detroit Lions during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Passing
Player Gms Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
1. M. Stafford 149 5,696 3,559 62.5 41,025 134 256 87 89.3
2. B. Layne 97 2,193 1,074 49.0 15,710 142 118 97 63.7
3. S. Mitchell 57 1,850 1,049 56.7 12,647 57 79 91t 79.2
4. G. Landry 102 1,747 957 54.8 12,451 81 80 84t 73.4
5. G. Danielson 85 1,684 952 56.5 11,885 71 69 87t 74.7
6. E. Hipple 102 1,546 830 53.7 10,711 70 55 94t 68.7
7. J. Harrington 58 1,802 986 54.7 10,242 62 60 86 68.1
8. J. Kitna 36 1,277 795 62.3 9,034 47 44 91t 79.6
9. C. Batch 48 1,326 743 56.0 9,016 40 49 98t 76.9
10. M. Plum 65 1,315 671 51.0 8,536 87 55 92t 58.0
11. B. Munson 60 1,314 716 54.5 8,461 42 56 86t 75.2
12. R. Peete 47 1,125 641 57.0 8,164 49 38 93t 72.9
13. E. Morrall 80 839 431 51.4 6,280 41 52 79t 76.4
14. C. Long 23 602 330 54.8 3,743 28 19 53 64.8
15. T. Rote 34 596 256 43.0 3,609 39 30 65t 52.6
16. J. Ninowski 24 530 251 47.4 3,520 36 9 84t 46.6
17. E. Kramer 25 509 281 55.2 3,408 19 23 77t 75.5
18. C. LeForce 32 388 197 50.8 2,961 37 25 83 58.1
19. S. Hill 15 432 269 62.3 2,891 12 18 75t 84.2
20. B. Gagliano 20 391 204 52.2 2,861 22 16 75t 66.2
21. K. Sweetan 20 486 231 47.5 2,710 25 14 99t 53.1
22. F. Enke 48 425 187 44.0 2,567 30 22 58 51.8
23. J. Komlo 23 429 214 49.9 2,554 27 12 46 51.6
24. G. Frerotte 9 288 175 60.8 2,117 7 9 77t 83.6
25. J. Reed 29 325 145 44.6 1,920 18 14 65t 55.2
26. D. Orlovsky 14 312 172 55.1 1,880 9 9 96t 70.7
27. F. Sinkwich 20 274 108 39.4 1,759 40 19 67 45.2
28. D. Culpepper 13 272 149 54.8 1,731 12 7 70t 64.4
29. M. McMahon 20 308 135 43.8 1,709 13 10 69 55.0
30. G. Presnell 74 309 110 35.6 1,670 37 17 0 33.0
31. D. Krieg 14 212 131 61.8 1,629 3 14 51t 101.7
32. R. Hilger 11 306 126 41.2 1,558 12 7 56 48.9
33. D. Clark 75 250 114 45.6 1,507 26 11 0 40.3
34. J. Ferguson 14 209 104 49.8 1,305 10 9 73 64.0
35. D. Ryan 22 198 86 43.4 1,296 27 9 88 41.1
36. T. Dublinski 25 174 92 52.9 1,286 13 8 66 61.1
37. D. Stanton 12 187 104 55.6 1,158 9 5 87t 63.1
38. A. Ware 14 161 83 51.6 1,112 8 5 59 63.5
39. C. Fenenbock 20 168 65 38.7 1,092 20 10 72 41.7
40. D. Blough 5 174 94 54.0 984 6 4 75t 64.0
41. J. Garcia 6 173 102 59.0 937 6 3 49 65.1
42. H. Gilmer 19 168 85 50.6 936 7 6 41 62.0
43. D. Sloan 21 148 63 42.6 918 11 2 0 36.9
44. T. Detmer 5 151 92 60.9 906 10 3 27 56.9
45. F. Reich 12 140 74 52.9 889 6 5 41 66.6
46. R. Zimmerman 12 138 57 41.3 867 9 7 53 52.4
47. F. Tripucka 6 145 62 42.8 833 14 9 64 42.8
48. C. Price 28 151 58 38.4 830 19 6 63 30.7
49. W. White 22 142 57 40.1 799 17 2 47 24.1
50. D. Majkowski 10 122 70 57.4 715 3 4 27 75.0