Detroit Lions Yearly Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards

The following are the Detroit Lions yearly passing leaders ranked by passing yards. Included are player stats for the Detroit Lions (NFL) from 1934-2019 and the Portsmouth Spartans (NFL) from 1930-1933. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included.

      Passing
Year Player Team Att Cmp Pct Yds Int TD Lg Rating
2018 M. Stafford Det 555 367 66.1 3,777 11 21 67 89.9
2017 M. Stafford Det 565 371 65.7 4,446 10 29 71t 99.3
2016 M. Stafford Det 594 388 65.3 4,327 10 24 73t 93.3
2015 M. Stafford Det 592 398 67.2 4,262 13 32 57 97.0
2014 M. Stafford Det 602 363 60.3 4,257 12 22 73t 85.7
2013 M. Stafford Det 634 371 58.5 4,650 19 29 87 84.2
2012 M. Stafford Det 727 435 59.8 4,967 17 20 57 79.8
2011 M. Stafford Det 663 421 63.5 5,038 16 41 73t 97.2
2010 S. Hill Det 416 257 61.8 2,686 12 16 75t 81.3
2009 M. Stafford Det 377 201 53.3 2,267 20 13 75t 61.0
2008 D. Orlovsky Det 255 143 56.1 1,616 8 8 96t 72.6
2007 J. Kitna Det 561 355 63.3 4,068 20 18 91t 80.9
2006 J. Kitna Det 596 372 62.4 4,208 22 21 60t 79.9
2005 J. Harrington Det 330 188 57.0 2,021 12 12 86 72.0
2004 J. Harrington Det 489 274 56.0 3,047 12 19 62 77.5
2003 J. Harrington Det 554 309 55.8 2,880 22 17 72t 63.9
2002 J. Harrington Det 429 215 50.1 2,294 16 12 64t 59.9
2001 C. Batch Det 341 198 58.1 2,392 12 12 76 76.8
2000 C. Batch Det 412 221 53.6 2,489 15 13 59 67.3
1999 G. Frerotte Det 288 175 60.8 2,117 7 9 77t 83.6
1998 C. Batch Det 303 173 57.1 2,178 6 11 98t 83.5
1997 S. Mitchell Det 509 293 57.6 3,484 14 19 79 79.6
1996 S. Mitchell Det 437 253 57.9 2,917 17 17 62t 74.9
1995 S. Mitchell Det 583 346 59.3 4,338 12 32 91t 92.3
1994 D. Krieg Det 212 131 61.8 1,629 3 14 51t 101.7
1993 R. Peete Det 252 157 62.3 1,670 14 6 93t 66.4
1992 R. Peete Det 213 123 57.7 1,702 9 9 78t 80.0
1991 E. Kramer Det 265 136 51.3 1,635 8 11 73t 71.8
1990 R. Peete Det 271 142 52.4 1,974 8 13 68t 79.8
1989 B. Gagliano Det 232 117 50.4 1,671 12 6 75t 61.2
1988 R. Hilger Det 306 126 41.2 1,558 12 7 56 48.9
1987 C. Long Det 416 232 55.8 2,598 20 11 53 63.4
1986 E. Hipple Det 305 192 63.0 1,919 11 9 46 75.6
1985 E. Hipple Det 406 223 54.9 2,952 18 17 56 73.6
1984 G. Danielson Det 410 252 61.5 3,076 15 17 77t 83.1
1983 E. Hipple Det 387 204 52.7 2,577 18 12 80t 64.7
1982 G. Danielson Det 197 100 50.8 1,343 14 10 70t 60.1
1981 E. Hipple Det 279 140 50.2 2,358 15 14 94t 73.4
1980 G. Danielson Det 417 244 58.5 3,223 11 13 87t 82.4
1979 J. Komlo Det 368 183 49.7 2,238 23 11 40 52.8
1978 G. Danielson Det 351 199 56.7 2,294 17 18 47 73.5
1977 G. Landry Det 240 135 56.2 1,359 7 6 39 68.7
1976 G. Landry Det 291 168 57.7 2,191 8 17 74t 89.6
1975 J. Reed Det 191 86 45.0 1,181 10 9 65t 59.3
1974 B. Munson Det 292 166 56.8 1,874 7 8 56 75.3
1973 B. Munson Det 187 95 50.8 1,129 8 9 54 67.8
1972 G. Landry Det 268 134 50.0 2,066 17 18 82t 71.8
1971 G. Landry Det 261 136 52.1 2,237 13 16 76t 80.9
1970 G. Landry Det 136 83 61.0 1,072 5 9 58 92.5
1969 B. Munson Det 166 84 50.6 1,062 8 7 62t 64.9
1968 B. Munson Det 329 181 55.0 2,311 8 15 86t 82.3
1967 M. Plum Det 172 86 50.0 925 8 4 43 54.5
1966 K. Sweetan Det 309 157 50.8 1,809 14 4 99t 54.3
1965 M. Plum Det 308 143 46.4 1,710 19 12 55t 51.2
1964 M. Plum Det 287 154 53.7 2,241 15 18 92t 78.5
1963 E. Morrall Det 328 174 53.0 2,621 14 24 75t 86.2
1962 M. Plum Det 325 179 55.1 2,378 20 15 80t 68.2
1961 J. Ninowski Det 247 117 47.4 1,921 18 7 84t 53.0
1960 J. Ninowski Det 283 134 47.3 1,599 18 2 55 40.9
1959 E. Morrall Det 137 65 47.4 1,102 6 5 79t 69.1
1958 T. Rote Det 257 118 45.9 1,678 10 14 65t 69.5
1957 B. Layne Det 179 87 48.6 1,169 12 6 65t 53.0
1956 B. Layne Det 244 129 52.9 1,909 17 9 70 62.0
1955 B. Layne Det 270 143 53.0 1,830 17 11 77 61.8
1954 B. Layne Det 246 135 54.9 1,818 12 14 55 77.3
1953 B. Layne Det 273 125 45.8 2,088 21 16 97 59.6
1952 B. Layne Det 287 139 48.4 1,999 20 19 77 64.5
1951 B. Layne Det 332 152 45.8 2,403 23 26 63 67.6
1950 B. Layne Det 336 152 45.2 2,323 18 16 82 62.1