Detroit Lions Yearly Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the Detroit Lions yearly passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. 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.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Year Player Team Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
2019 M. Stafford Det 291 187 64.3 2,499 8.59 5 19 106.0
2018 M. Stafford Det 555 367 66.1 3,777 6.80 11 21 89.9
2017 M. Stafford Det 565 371 65.7 4,446 7.87 10 29 99.3
2016 M. Stafford Det 594 388 65.3 4,327 7.29 10 24 93.3
2015 M. Stafford Det 592 398 67.2 4,262 7.20 13 32 97.0
2014 M. Stafford Det 602 363 60.3 4,257 7.07 12 22 85.7
2013 M. Stafford Det 634 371 58.5 4,650 7.33 19 29 84.2
2012 M. Stafford Det 727 435 59.8 4,967 6.83 17 20 79.8
2011 M. Stafford Det 663 421 63.5 5,038 7.60 16 41 97.2
2010 S. Hill Det 416 257 61.8 2,686 6.46 12 16 81.3
2009 M. Stafford Det 377 201 53.3 2,267 6.01 20 13 61.0
2008 D. Orlovsky Det 255 143 56.1 1,616 6.34 8 8 72.6
2007 J. Kitna Det 561 355 63.3 4,068 7.25 20 18 80.9
2006 J. Kitna Det 596 372 62.4 4,208 7.06 22 21 79.9
2005 J. Harrington Det 330 188 57.0 2,021 6.12 12 12 72.0
2004 J. Harrington Det 489 274 56.0 3,047 6.23 12 19 77.5
2003 J. Harrington Det 554 309 55.8 2,880 5.20 22 17 63.9
2002 J. Harrington Det 429 215 50.1 2,294 5.35 16 12 59.9
2001 C. Batch Det 341 198 58.1 2,392 7.01 12 12 76.8
2000 C. Batch Det 412 221 53.6 2,489 6.04 15 13 67.3
1999 G. Frerotte Det 288 175 60.8 2,117 7.35 7 9 83.6
1998 C. Batch Det 303 173 57.1 2,178 7.19 6 11 83.5
1997 S. Mitchell Det 509 293 57.6 3,484 6.84 14 19 79.6
1996 S. Mitchell Det 437 253 57.9 2,917 6.67 17 17 74.9
1995 S. Mitchell Det 583 346 59.3 4,338 7.44 12 32 92.3
1994 S. Mitchell Det 246 119 48.4 1,456 5.92 11 10 62.0
1993 R. Peete Det 252 157 62.3 1,670 6.63 14 6 66.4
1991 E. Kramer Det 265 136 51.3 1,635 6.17 8 11 71.8
1990 R. Peete Det 271 142 52.4 1,974 7.28 8 13 79.8
1989 B. Gagliano Det 232 117 50.4 1,671 7.20 12 6 61.2
1988 R. Hilger Det 306 126 41.2 1,558 5.09 12 7 48.9
1987 C. Long Det 416 232 55.8 2,598 6.25 20 11 63.4
1986 E. Hipple Det 305 192 63.0 1,919 6.29 11 9 75.6
1985 E. Hipple Det 406 223 54.9 2,952 7.27 18 17 73.6
1984 G. Danielson Det 410 252 61.5 3,076 7.50 15 17 83.1
1983 E. Hipple Det 387 204 52.7 2,577 6.66 18 12 64.7
1981 E. Hipple Det 279 140 50.2 2,358 8.45 15 14 73.4
1980 G. Danielson Det 417 244 58.5 3,223 7.73 11 13 82.4
1979 J. Komlo Det 368 183 49.7 2,238 6.08 23 11 52.8
1978 G. Danielson Det 351 199 56.7 2,294 6.54 17 18 73.5
1977 G. Landry Det 240 135 56.2 1,359 5.66 7 6 68.7
1976 G. Landry Det 291 168 57.7 2,191 7.53 8 17 89.6
1974 B. Munson Det 292 166 56.8 1,874 6.42 7 8 75.3
1972 G. Landry Det 268 134 50.0 2,066 7.71 17 18 71.8
1971 G. Landry Det 261 136 52.1 2,237 8.57 13 16 80.9
1968 B. Munson Det 329 181 55.0 2,311 7.02 8 15 82.3
1966 K. Sweetan Det 309 157 50.8 1,809 5.85 14 4 54.3
1965 M. Plum Det 308 143 46.4 1,710 5.55 19 12 51.2
1964 M. Plum Det 287 154 53.7 2,241 7.81 15 18 78.5
1963 E. Morrall Det 328 174 53.0 2,621 7.99 14 24 86.2
1962 M. Plum Det 325 179 55.1 2,378 7.32 20 15 68.2
1961 J. Ninowski Det 247 117 47.4 1,921 7.78 18 7 53.0
1960 J. Ninowski Det 283 134 47.3 1,599 5.65 18 2 40.9
1958 T. Rote Det 257 118 45.9 1,678 6.53 10 14 69.5
1956 B. Layne Det 244 129 52.9 1,909 7.82 17 9 62.0
1955 B. Layne Det 270 143 53.0 1,830 6.78 17 11 61.8
1954 B. Layne Det 246 135 54.9 1,818 7.39 12 14 77.3
1953 B. Layne Det 273 125 45.8 2,088 7.65 21 16 59.6
1952 B. Layne Det 287 139 48.4 1,999 6.96 20 19 64.5
1951 B. Layne Det 332 152 45.8 2,403 7.24 23 26 67.6
1950 B. Layne Det 336 152 45.2 2,323 6.91 18 16 62.1