New York Jets Yearly Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the New York Jets yearly passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the New York Jets (NFL) from 1970-2020, 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.

Leaders based on 224 pass attempts

      Passing
Year Player Team Att Cmp Pct Yds YPA Int TD Rating
2019 S. Darnold NYJ 441 273 61.9 3,024 6.86 13 19 84.3
2018 S. Darnold NYJ 414 239 57.7 2,865 6.92 15 17 77.6
2017 J. McCown NYJ 397 267 67.3 2,926 7.37 9 18 94.5
2016 R. Fitzpatrick NYJ 403 228 56.6 2,710 6.72 17 12 69.6
2015 R. Fitzpatrick NYJ 562 335 59.6 3,905 6.95 15 31 88.0
2014 G. Smith NYJ 367 219 59.7 2,525 6.88 13 13 77.5
2013 G. Smith NYJ 443 247 55.8 3,046 6.88 21 12 66.5
2012 M. Sanchez NYJ 453 246 54.3 2,883 6.36 18 13 66.9
2011 M. Sanchez NYJ 543 308 56.7 3,474 6.40 18 26 78.2
2010 M. Sanchez NYJ 507 278 54.8 3,291 6.49 13 17 75.3
2009 M. Sanchez NYJ 364 196 53.8 2,444 6.71 20 12 63.0
2008 B. Favre NYJ 522 343 65.7 3,472 6.65 22 22 81.0
2007 C. Pennington NYJ 260 179 68.8 1,765 6.79 9 10 86.1
2006 C. Pennington NYJ 485 313 64.5 3,352 6.91 16 17 82.6
2005 B. Bollinger NYJ 266 150 56.4 1,558 5.86 6 7 72.9
2004 C. Pennington NYJ 370 242 65.4 2,673 7.22 9 16 91.0
2003 C. Pennington NYJ 297 189 63.6 2,139 7.20 12 13 82.9
2002 C. Pennington NYJ 399 275 68.9 3,120 7.82 6 22 104.2
2001 V. Testaverde NYJ 441 260 59.0 2,752 6.24 14 15 75.3
2000 V. Testaverde NYJ 590 328 55.6 3,732 6.33 25 21 69.0
1999 R. Lucas NYJ 272 161 59.2 1,678 6.17 6 14 85.1
1998 V. Testaverde NYJ 421 259 61.5 3,256 7.73 7 29 101.6
1997 N. O'Donnell NYJ 460 259 56.3 2,796 6.08 7 17 80.3
1996 F. Reich NYJ 331 175 52.9 2,205 6.66 16 15 68.9
1995 B. Esiason NYJ 389 221 56.8 2,275 5.85 15 16 71.4
1994 B. Esiason NYJ 440 255 58.0 2,782 6.32 13 17 77.3
1993 B. Esiason NYJ 473 288 60.9 3,421 7.23 11 16 84.5
1992 B. Nagle NYJ 387 192 49.6 2,280 5.89 17 7 55.7
1991 K. O'Brien NYJ 489 287 58.7 3,300 6.75 11 10 76.6
1990 K. O'Brien NYJ 411 226 55.0 2,855 6.95 10 13 77.3
1989 K. O'Brien NYJ 477 288 60.4 3,346 7.01 18 12 74.3
1988 K. O'Brien NYJ 424 236 55.7 2,567 6.05 7 15 78.6
1987 K. O'Brien NYJ 393 234 59.5 2,696 6.86 8 13 82.8
1986 K. O'Brien NYJ 482 300 62.2 3,690 7.66 20 25 85.8
1985 K. O'Brien NYJ 488 297 60.9 3,888 7.97 8 25 96.2
1984 P. Ryan NYJ 285 156 54.7 1,939 6.80 14 14 72.0
1983 R. Todd NYJ 518 308 59.5 3,478 6.71 26 18 70.3
1982 R. Todd NYJ 261 153 58.6 1,961 7.51 8 14 87.3
1981 R. Todd NYJ 497 279 56.1 3,231 6.50 13 25 81.8
1980 R. Todd NYJ 479 264 55.1 3,329 6.95 30 17 62.7
1979 R. Todd NYJ 334 171 51.2 2,660 7.96 22 16 66.5
1978 M. Robinson NYJ 266 124 46.6 2,002 7.53 16 13 63.5
1977 R. Todd NYJ 265 133 50.2 1,863 7.03 17 11 60.3
1976 J. Namath NYJ 230 114 49.6 1,090 4.74 16 4 39.9
1975 J. Namath NYJ 326 157 48.2 2,286 7.01 28 15 51.0
1974 J. Namath NYJ 361 191 52.9 2,616 7.25 22 20 69.4
1972 J. Namath NYJ 324 162 50.0 2,816 8.69 21 19 72.5
1969 J. Namath NYJ 361 185 51.2 2,734 7.57 17 19 74.3
1968 J. Namath NYJ 380 187 49.2 3,147 8.28 17 15 72.1
1967 J. Namath NYJ 491 258 52.5 4,007 8.16 28 26 73.8
1966 J. Namath NYJ 471 232 49.3 3,379 7.17 27 19 62.6
1965 J. Namath NYJ 340 164 48.2 2,220 6.53 15 18 68.7
1964 D. Wood NYJ 358 169 47.2 2,298 6.42 25 17 54.9
1963 D. Wood NYJ 352 160 45.5 2,204 6.26 19 18 60.6
1962 J. Green NYT 258 128 49.6 1,741 6.75 18 10 55.4
1961 A. Dorow NYT 438 197 45.0 2,651 6.05 30 19 50.7
1960 A. Dorow NYT 396 201 50.8 2,748 6.94 26 26 67.8