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NFL All Time Passing Leaders

In 2007 Brett Favre passed Dan Marino for the all-time passing yards record, along with the career TD passes. Favre passing yards record should be safe for a couple years, but Peyton Manning is closing the gap.

Peyton Manning passed Dan Marino on Oct. 6th for second all-time.

Drew Brees joins Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and John Elway in the 50,000 passing yards club. Tom Brady passed the 48,000 yard mark.

Rank
Player
Team(s)
Year(s)
Yards
1 Brett Favre Atlanta Falcons 1991 71,838
Green Bay Packers 1992-2007
New York Jets 2008
Minnesota Vikings 2009-2010
2 *Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 1998-2011 64,009
Denver Broncos 2013
3 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 1983-1999 61,361
4 John Elway Denver Broncos 1983-1998 51,475
5 *Drew Brees San Diego Chargers 2001-2005 50,026
New Orleans Saints 2006-2013
6 Warren Moon Houston Oilers 1984-1993 49,325
Minnesota Vikings 1994-1996
Seattle Seahawks 1997-1998
Kansas City Chiefs 1999-2000
7 *Tom Brady New England Patriots 2000-2013 48,491
8 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings 1961-1966 47,003
New York Giants 1967-1971
Minnesota Vikings 1972-1978
9 Vinny Testaverde Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1987-1992 46,233
Cleveland Browns 1993-1995
Baltimore Ravens 1996-1997
New York Jets 1998-2005
New England Patriots 2006
Carolina Panthers 2007
10 Drew Bledsoe New England Patriots 1993-2001 44,611
Buffalo Bills 2002-2004
Dallas Cowboys 2005-2006
11 Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers 1973-1987 43,040
12 Kerry Collins Carolina Panthers 1995-1998 40,922
New Orleans Saints 1998
New York Giants 1999-2003
Oakland Raiders 2004-2005
Tennessee Titans 2006-2010
Indianapolis Colts 2011
13 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers 1979-1992 40,551
Kansas City Chiefs 1993-1994
14 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts 1956-1972 40,239
San Diego Chargers 1973
15 Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks 1980-1991 38,147
Kansas City Chiefs 1992-1993
Detroit Lions 1994
Arizona Cardinals 1995
Chicago Bears 1996
Tennessee Oilers 1997-1998
16 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals 1984-1992 37,920
New York Jets 1993-1995
Arizona Cardinals 1996
Cincinnati Bengals 1997
17 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles 1999-2009 37,276
Washington Redskins 2010
Minnesota Vikings 2011
18 Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills 1986-1996 35,467
19 Jim Everett Los Angeles Rams 1986-1993 34,837
New Orleans Saints 1994-1996
San Diego Chargers 1997
20 *Eli Manning New York Giants 2004-2013 34,781
21 Jim Hart St. Louis Cardinals 1966-1983 34,665
Washington Redskins 1984
22 *Matt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers 1999-2000 34,622
Seattle Seahawks 2001-2010
Tennessee Titans 2011-2012
Indianapolis Colts 2013
23 Steve DeBerg San Francisco 49ers 1978-1980 34,241
Denver Broncos 1981-1983
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1984-1993
Miami Dolphins 1993
Atlanta Falcons 1998
24 *Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers 2004-2013 33,568
         
25 John Hadl San Diego Chargers 1962-1972 33,503
Los Angeles Rams 1973-1974
Green Bay Packers 1974-1975
Houston Oilers 1976-1977
26 Phil Simms New York Giants 1979-1993 33,462
27 Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1985-1986 33,124
San Francisco 49ers 1987-1999
28 Y.A. Tittle Baltimore Colts 1948-1950 33,070
San Francisco 49ers 1951-1960
New York Giants 1961-1964
29 Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys 1989-2000 32,942
30 *Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals 2004-2010 32,923
Oakland Raiders 2011-2012
Arizona Cardinals 2013
31 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals 1971-1986 32,838
32 Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams 1998-2003 32,344
New York Giants 2004
Arizona Cardinals 2005-2009
33 Sonny Jurgensen Philadelphia Eagles 1957-1963 32,224
Washington Redskins 1964-1974
34 Mark Brunell Green Bay Packers 1994 32,072
Jacksonville Jaguars 1995-2003
Washington Redskins 2004-2006
New Orleans Saints 2008-2009
New York Jets 2010-2011
35 * Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers 2004-2013 31,773
36 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers 1957-1973 31,548
37 Steve McNair Houston Oilers 1995-1996 31,304
Tennessee Oilers 1997-2005
Baltimore Ravens 2006-2007
38 Norm Snead Washington Redskins 1961-1963 30,797
Philadelphia Eagles 1964-1970
Minnesota Vikings 1971
New York Giants 1972-1974
San Francisco 49ers 1974-1975
New York Giants 1976
39 Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles 1985-1995 29,979
Minnesota Vikings 1997-1999
Dallas Cowboys 2000
Baltimore Ravens 2001
40 Joe Ferguson Buffalo Bills 1973-1984 29,817
Detroit Lions 1985-1986
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1988-1989
Indianapolis Colts 1990
41 Jon Kitna Seattle Seahawks 1997-2000 29,745
Cincinnati Bengals 2001-2005
Detroit Lions 2006-2008
Dallas Cowboys 2009-2011
42 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams 1962-1972 29,444
Philadelphia Eagles 1973-1977
43 Jake Plummer Arizona Cardinals 1997-2002 29,253
Denver Broncos 2003-2006
44 Brad Johnson Minnesota Vikings 1994-1998 29,054
Washington Redskins 1999-2000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001-2004
Minnesota Vikings 2005-2006
Dallas Cowboys 2007-2008
45 *Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys 2004-2012 28,877
46 Rich Gannon Minnesota Vikings 1987-1992 28,743
Washington Redskins 1993
Kansas City Chiefs 1995-1998
Oakland Raiders 1999-2004
47 Len Dawson Pittsburgh Steelers 1957-1959 28,711
Cleveland Browns 1960-1961
Dallas Texans 1962
Kansas City Chiefs 1963-1975
48 Chris Chandler Indianapolis Colts 1988-1989 28,484
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1990-1991
Phoenix Cardinals 1991-1993
Los Angeles Rams 1994
Houston Oilers 1995-1996
Atlanta Falcons 1997-2001
Chicago Bears 2002-2003
St. Louis Rams 2004
49 Trent Green Washington Redskins 1997-1998 28,475
St. Louis Rams 2000
Kansas City Chiefs 2001-2006
Miami Dolphins 2007
St. Louis Rams 2008
50 Ron Jaworski Los Angeles Rams 1974-1976 28,190
Philadelphia Eagles 1977-1986
Miami Dolphins 1988
Kansas City Chiefs 1989
51 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers 1970-1983 27,989
52 Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders 1970-1979 27,938
Houston Oilers 1980-1981
New Orleans Saints 1982-1984
53 Craig Morton Dallas Cowboys 1965-1974 27,908
New York Giants 1974-1976
Denver Broncos 1977-1982
54 Joe Namath New York Jets 1965-1976 27,663
Los Angeles Rams 1977
55 Jeff George Indianapolis Colts 1990-1993 27,602
Atlanta Falcons 1994-1996
Oakland Raiders 1997-1998
Minnesota Vikings 1999
Washington Redskins 2000-2001
56 George Blanda Chicago Bears 1949-1958 26,920
Baltimore Colts 1950
Houston Oilers 1960-1966
Oakland Raiders 1967-1975
57 Steve Grogan New England Patriots 1975-1990 26,886
58 Bobby Layne Chicago Bears 1948 26,768
New York Bulldogs 1949
Detroit Lions 1950-1958
Pittsburgh Steelers 1959-1962
59 Jim Harbaugh Chicago Bears 1987-1993 26,288
Indianapolis Colts 1994-1997
Baltimore Ravens 1998
San Diego Chargers 1999-2000
60 Jim Plunkett New England Patriots 1971-1975 25,882
San Francisco 49ers 1976-1977
Oakland Raiders 1979-1981
Los Angeles Raiders 1982-1986
61 Jeff Garcia San Francisco 49ers 1999-2003 25,537
Cleveland Browns 2004-2005
Philadelphia Eagles 2006
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2007-2008
Philadelphia Eagles 2009
Houston Texans 2011
62 Joe Theismann Washington Redskins 1974-1985 25,206
63 Ken O’Brien New York Jets 1984-1992 25,094
Philadelphia Eagles 1993
64 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins 1967-1980 25,092
65 Tommy Kramer Minnesota Vikings 1977-1989 24,777
New Orleans Saints 1990
66 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers 1956-1971 24,718
67 Charley Johnson St. Louis Cardinals 1961-1969 24,410
Houston Oilers 1970-1971
Denver Broncos 1972-1975
68 Daunte Culpepper Minnesota Vikings 1999-2005 24,153
Miami Dolphins 2006
Oakland Raiders 2007
Detroit Lions 2008-2009
69 Steve Bartkowski Atlanta Falcons 1975-1985 24,124
Los Angeles Rams 1986
70 Steve Beuerlein Los Angeles Raiders 1988-1989 24,046
Dallas Cowboys 1991-1992
Phoenix Cardinals 1993
Arizona Cardinals 1994
Jacksonville Jaguars 1995
Carolina Panthers 1996-2000
Denver Broncos 2002-2003
71 Archie Manning New Orleans Saints 1971-1982 23,911
Houston Oilers 1982-1983
Minnesota Vikings 1983-1984
72 *Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 2005-2013 23,879
73 *Matt Schaub Atlanta Falcons 2004-2006 23,849
    Houston Texans 2007-2013
74 Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns 1974-1983 23,713
75 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams 1949-1957 23,611
Philadelphia Eagles 1958-1960
76 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns 1946-1955 23,584
77 Lynn Dickey Houston Oilers 1971-1975 23,322
Green Bay Packers 1976-1985
78 Bernie Kosar Cleveland Browns 1985-1993 23,301
Dallas Cowboys 1993
Miami Dolphins 1994-1996
79 *Jay Cutler Denver Broncos 2006-2008 23,224
Chicago Bears 2009-2013
80 Marc Bulger St. Louis Rams 2002-2009 22,814
81 Neil Lomax St. Louis Cardinals 1981-1987 22,771
Phoenix Cardinals 1988
82 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys 1969-1979 22,700
83 Babe Parilli Green Bay Packers 1952-1953 22,681
Cleveland Browns 1956
Green Bay Packers 1957-1958
Oakland Raiders 1960
Boston Patriots 1961-1967
New York Jets 1968-1969
84 *Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons 2008-2013 22,634
85 Danny White Dallas Cowboys 1976-1988 21,959
86 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins 1937-1952 21,886
87 Jeff Blake New York Jets 1992 21,711
Cincinnati Bengals 1994-1999
New Orleans Saints 2000-2001
Baltimore Ravens 2002
Arizona Cardinals 2003
Philadelphia Eagles 2004
Chicago Bears 2005
88 Neil O’Donnell Pittsburgh Steelers 1991-1995 21,690
New York Jets 1996-1997
Cincinnati Bengals 1998
Tennessee Titans 1999-2003
89 Bobby Hebert New Orleans Saints 1985-1992 21,683
Atlanta Falcons 1993-1996
90 *Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons 2001-2006 21,489
Philadelphia Eagles 2009-2013
91 Gus Frerotte Washington Redskins 1994-1998 21,291
Detroit Lions 1999
Denver Broncos 2000-2001
Cincinnati Bengals 2002
Minnesota Vikings 2003-2004
Miami Dolphins 2005
St. Louis Rams 2006-2007
Minnesota Vikings 2008
92 Jack Kemp Pittsburgh Steelers 1957 21,218
Los Angeles Chargers 1960
San Diego Chargers 1961-1962
Buffalo Bills 1962-1969
93 Jim Zorn Seattle Seahawks 1976-1984 21,115
Green Bay Packers 1985
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1987
94 Jake Delhomme New Orleans Saints 1999-2002 20,975
Carolina Panthers 2003-2009
Cleveland Browns 2010
Houston Texans 2011
95 *Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens 2008-2013 20,871
96 Earl Morrall San Francisco 49ers 1956 20,809
Pittsburgh Steelers 1957-1958
Detroit Lions 1958-1964
New York Giants 1965-1967
Baltimore Colts 1968-1971
Miami Dolphins 1972-1976
97 Richard Todd New York Jets 1976-1983 20,610
New Orleans Saints 1984-1985
98 Trent Dilfer Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1994-1999 20,518
Baltimore Ravens 2000
Seattle Seahawks 2001-2004
Cleveland Browns 2005
San Francisco 49ers 2007
99 Billy Kilmer San Francisco 49ers 1961-1966 20,495
New Orleans Saints 1967-1970
Washington Redskins 1971-1978
100 Aaron Brooks New Orleans Saints 2000-2005 20,261
Oakland Raiders 2006
* denotes active player

* Active player
** Updated Oct. 7th 2013

Sources:
pro-football-reference.com
databasefootball.com
wikipedia.org
espn.com

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