San Francisco 49ers Single Season Passing Leaders

Ranked by Passing Yards per Attempt

The following are the San Francisco 49ers single season passing leaders ranked by passing yards per attempt. Included are player stats for the San Francisco 49ers (NFL) from 1950-2020 and the San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) from 1946-1949. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. John Brodie is the San Francisco 49ers single season leader in yards per pass attempt with 9.1.

Players active with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2019 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. Brodie 1961 SF 283 155 54.8 2,588 9.14 12 14 84.7
  J. Montana 1989 SF 386 271 70.2 3,521 9.12 8 26 112.4
  S. Young 1991 SF 279 180 64.5 2,517 9.02 8 17 101.8
  S. Young 1993 SF 462 314 68.0 4,023 8.71 16 29 101.5
  S. Young 1992 SF 402 268 66.7 3,465 8.62 7 25 107.0
  S. Young 1994 SF 461 324 70.3 3,969 8.61 10 35 112.8
  S. Young 1997 SF 356 241 67.7 3,029 8.51 6 19 104.7
  J. Montana 1984 SF 432 279 64.6 3,630 8.40 10 28 102.9
  J. Garoppolo 2019 SF 476 329 69.1 3,978 8.36 13 27 102.0
  N. Mullens 2018 SF 274 176 64.2 2,277 8.31 10 13 90.8
  Y. Tittle 1953 SF 259 149 57.5 2,121 8.19 16 20 84.1
  S. Young 1998 SF 517 322 62.3 4,170 8.07 12 36 101.1
  J. Brodie 1965 SF 391 242 61.9 3,112 7.96 16 30 95.3
  J. Brodie 1970 SF 378 223 59.0 2,941 7.78 10 24 93.8
  Y. Tittle 1957 SF 279 176 63.1 2,157 7.73 15 13 80.0
  C. Kaepernick 2013 SF 416 243 58.4 3,197 7.68 8 21 91.6
  J. Montana 1987 SF 398 266 66.8 3,054 7.67 13 31 102.1
  S. Young 1996 SF 316 214 67.7 2,410 7.63 6 14 97.2
  J. Garcia 2000 SF 561 355 63.3 4,278 7.63 10 31 97.6
  Y. Tittle 1955 SF 287 147 51.2 2,185 7.61 28 17 56.6
  J. Montana 1983 SF 515 332 64.5 3,910 7.59 12 26 94.6
  J. Montana 1990 SF 520 321 61.7 3,944 7.58 16 26 89.0
  J. Montana 1982 SF 346 213 61.6 2,613 7.55 11 17 88.0
  J. Montana 1988 SF 397 238 59.9 2,981 7.51 10 18 87.9
  J. Brodie 1968 SF 404 234 57.9 3,020 7.47 21 22 78.0
  Y. Tittle 1954 SF 295 170 57.6 2,205 7.47 9 9 78.7
  J. Brodie 1962 SF 304 175 57.6 2,272 7.47 16 18 79.0
  J. Montana 1985 SF 494 303 61.3 3,653 7.39 13 27 91.3
  S. Spurrier 1972 SF 269 147 54.6 1,983 7.37 16 18 75.9
  J. Montana 1981 SF 488 311 63.7 3,565 7.30 12 19 88.4
  J. Montana 1986 SF 307 191 62.2 2,236 7.28 9 8 80.7
  B. Gabbert 2015 SF 282 178 63.1 2,031 7.20 7 10 86.2
  S. Young 1995 SF 447 299 66.9 3,200 7.16 11 20 92.3
  S. Hill 2008 SF 288 181 62.8 2,046 7.10 8 13 87.5
  A. Smith 2011 SF 445 273 61.3 3,144 7.07 5 17 90.7
  C. Kaepernick 2014 SF 478 289 60.5 3,369 7.05 10 19 86.4
  J. Garcia 2001 SF 504 316 62.7 3,538 7.02 12 32 94.8
  J. Brodie 1969 SF 347 194 55.9 2,405 6.93 15 16 74.9
  A. Smith 2010 SF 342 204 59.6 2,370 6.93 10 14 82.1
  J. Garcia 2003 SF 392 225 57.4 2,704 6.90 13 18 80.1
  J. Brodie 1971 SF 387 208 53.7 2,642 6.83 24 18 65.0
  J. Plunkett 1977 SF 248 128 51.6 1,693 6.83 14 9 62.1
  S. Bono 1991 SF 237 141 59.5 1,617 6.82 4 11 88.5
  J. Garcia 1999 SF 375 225 60.0 2,544 6.78 11 11 77.9
  C. Kaepernick 2016 SF 331 196 59.2 2,241 6.77 4 16 90.7
  T. Rattay 2004 SF 325 198 60.9 2,169 6.67 10 10 78.1
  C. Kaepernick 2015 SF 244 144 59.0 1,615 6.62 5 6 78.5
  J. Brodie 1966 SF 427 232 54.3 2,810 6.58 22 16 65.8
  J. Montana 1980 SF 273 176 64.5 1,795 6.58 9 15 87.8
  J. Plunkett 1976 SF 243 126 51.9 1,592 6.55 16 13 63.0