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History of the NFL’s career passing leaders

October 6, 2018

HISTORY OF CAREER PASSING LEADER

There have been nine career leaders in passing yards since the NFL began keeping track of non-scoring statistics in 1932.

Years record was held Total yards (current rank)

x-1. Arnie Herber 11 (1932-43) 8,041 (213th)

2. Sammy Baugh 16 (1943-59) 21,886 (94th)

3. Bobby Layne Four (1959-64) 26,768 (65th)

4. Y.A. Tittle Two (1964-66) 33,070 (36th)

5. Johnny Unitas 10 (1966-76) 40,239 (19th)

6. Fran Tarkenton 19 (1976-95) 47,003 (11th)

7. Dan Marino 12 (1995-2007) 61,361 (4th)

8. Brett Favre Seven (2007-14) 71,838 (2nd)

9. Peyton Manning Since 2014 71,940 (1st)

And coming as soon as Monday night

10. Drew Brees 71,740 (3rd)

x-Stats from Herbers first two seasons arent included because the NFL didnt start keeping track of non-scoring stats until 1932.

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