New York Jets Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the New York Jets single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the New York Jets (NFL) from 1970-2019, the New York Jets (AFL) from 1963-1969 and the New York Titans (AFL) from 1960-1962. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Joe Namath is the New York Jets single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 8.7.

Players active with the New York Jets during the 2018 NFL season are listed in bold.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Player Season Team Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
  J. Namath 1972 NYJ 324 162 50.0 2,816 8.69 21 19 72.5
  J. Namath 1968 NYJ 380 187 49.2 3,147 8.28 17 15 72.1
  J. Namath 1967 NYJ 491 258 52.5 4,007 8.16 28 26 73.8
  K. O'Brien 1985 NYJ 488 297 60.9 3,888 7.97 8 25 96.2
  R. Todd 1979 NYJ 334 171 51.2 2,660 7.96 22 16 66.5
  C. Pennington 2002 NYJ 399 275 68.9 3,120 7.82 6 22 104.2
  V. Testaverde 1998 NYJ 421 259 61.5 3,256 7.73 7 29 101.6
  K. O'Brien 1986 NYJ 482 300 62.2 3,690 7.66 20 25 85.8
  J. Namath 1969 NYJ 361 185 51.2 2,734 7.57 17 19 74.3
  M. Robinson 1978 NYJ 266 124 46.6 2,002 7.53 16 13 63.5
  R. Todd 1982 NYJ 261 153 58.6 1,961 7.51 8 14 87.3
  J. McCown 2017 NYJ 397 267 67.3 2,926 7.37 9 18 94.5
  J. Namath 1974 NYJ 361 191 52.9 2,616 7.25 22 20 69.4
  B. Esiason 1993 NYJ 473 288 60.9 3,421 7.23 11 16 84.5
  C. Pennington 2004 NYJ 370 242 65.4 2,673 7.22 9 16 91.0
  C. Pennington 2003 NYJ 297 189 63.6 2,139 7.20 12 13 82.9
  J. Namath 1966 NYJ 471 232 49.3 3,379 7.17 27 19 62.6
  R. Todd 1977 NYJ 265 133 50.2 1,863 7.03 17 11 60.3
  K. O'Brien 1989 NYJ 477 288 60.4 3,346 7.01 18 12 74.3
  J. Namath 1975 NYJ 326 157 48.2 2,286 7.01 28 15 51.0
  R. Todd 1980 NYJ 479 264 55.1 3,329 6.95 30 17 62.7
  R. Fitzpatrick 2015 NYJ 562 335 59.6 3,905 6.95 15 31 88.0
  K. O'Brien 1990 NYJ 411 226 55.0 2,855 6.95 10 13 77.3
  A. Dorow 1960 NYT 396 201 50.8 2,748 6.94 26 26 67.8
  S. Darnold 2018 NYJ 414 239 57.7 2,865 6.92 15 17 77.6
  C. Pennington 2006 NYJ 485 313 64.5 3,352 6.91 16 17 82.6
  G. Smith 2014 NYJ 367 219 59.7 2,525 6.88 13 13 77.5
  G. Smith 2013 NYJ 443 247 55.8 3,046 6.88 21 12 66.5
  K. O'Brien 1987 NYJ 393 234 59.5 2,696 6.86 8 13 82.8
  P. Ryan 1984 NYJ 285 156 54.7 1,939 6.80 14 14 72.0
  C. Pennington 2007 NYJ 260 179 68.8 1,765 6.79 9 10 86.1
  J. Green 1962 NYT 258 128 49.6 1,741 6.75 18 10 55.4
  K. O'Brien 1991 NYJ 489 287 58.7 3,300 6.75 11 10 76.6
  R. Fitzpatrick 2016 NYJ 403 228 56.6 2,710 6.72 17 12 69.6
  M. Sanchez 2009 NYJ 364 196 53.8 2,444 6.71 20 12 63.0
  R. Todd 1983 NYJ 518 308 59.5 3,478 6.71 26 18 70.3
  F. Reich 1996 NYJ 331 175 52.9 2,205 6.66 16 15 68.9
  B. Favre 2008 NYJ 522 343 65.7 3,472 6.65 22 22 81.0
  J. Namath 1965 NYJ 340 164 48.2 2,220 6.53 15 18 68.7
  R. Todd 1981 NYJ 497 279 56.1 3,231 6.50 13 25 81.8
  M. Sanchez 2010 NYJ 507 278 54.8 3,291 6.49 13 17 75.3
  D. Wood 1964 NYJ 358 169 47.2 2,298 6.42 25 17 54.9
  M. Sanchez 2011 NYJ 543 308 56.7 3,474 6.40 18 26 78.2
  M. Sanchez 2012 NYJ 453 246 54.3 2,883 6.36 18 13 66.9
  V. Testaverde 2000 NYJ 590 328 55.6 3,732 6.33 25 21 69.0
  B. Esiason 1994 NYJ 440 255 58.0 2,782 6.32 13 17 77.3
  D. Wood 1963 NYJ 352 160 45.5 2,204 6.26 19 18 60.6
  V. Testaverde 2001 NYJ 441 260 59.0 2,752 6.24 14 15 75.3
  R. Lucas 1999 NYJ 272 161 59.2 1,678 6.17 6 14 85.1
  K. Clemens 2007 NYJ 250 130 52.0 1,529 6.12 10 5 60.9