NFL All-Time Passing Leaders

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Football is the ultimate team sport. You have 11 players all moving in unison trying to achieve the same goal of winning. However, it goes unquestioned that the most important player on the field is the quarterback. It is the most polarizing position in sports, as a team’s starting quarterback gets all the credit and all of the blame for the outcome of the game or a season. When it comes down to purely statistics, Peyton Manning could be considered the best of all-time, as he has accumulated the most touchdowns and passing yards of all-time during his time with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. When it comes to championships, the case is made for Tom Brady or Joe Montana for the throne.

As for active players, it is pretty incredible that we all have the pleasure to see some of the greatest quarterbacks ever play in the same era. If you buy Saints tickets in 2018, you could possibly witness Drew Brees make history, as he is just 5,829 yards away from Peyton Manning’s record. The 2004 draft class is probably go down as the best quarterback class in NFL history, as the trio of Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Philip Rivers are already in the top 10 in these categories.

Career Passing Touchdowns

Player Touchdowns Years Teams Played For
Peyton Manning 539 1998-2014 Colts, Broncos
Brett Favre 508 1991-2010 Packers, Jets, Vikings, Falcons
Drew Brees 465 2001-Present Saints, Chargers
Tom Brady 456 2000-Present Patriots
Dan Marino 420 1983-1999 Dolphins
Fran Tarkenton 342 1961-1978 Vikings, Giants
Eli Manning 320 2004-Present Giants
Philip Rivers 314 2004-Present Chargers
Ben Roethlisberger 301 2004-Present Steelers
John Elway 300 1983-1998 Broncos

Career Passing Yards Leaders

Player Yards Years Teams Played For
Peyton Manning 71,940 1998-2014 Colts, Broncos
Brett Favre 71,838 1991-2010 Packers, Jets, Vikings, Falcons
Drew Brees 66,111 2001-Present Saints, Chargers
Tom Brady 61,582 2000-Present Patriots
Dan Marino 61,631 1983-1999 Dolphins
John Elway 51,475 1983-1998 Broncos
Warren Moon 49,325 1984-2000 Oilers, Vikings, Seahawks, Chiefs
Eli Manning 48,214 2004-Present Giants
Fran Tarkenton 47,003 1961-1978 Vikings, Giants
Ben Roethlisberger 46,814 2004-Present Steelers