NFL Passing Champions

Can you name the players who have led the NFL in passing since 1970?
All-time record in gold
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: January 9, 2022
First submittedDecember 31, 2012
Times taken26,394
Average score35.5%
Rating3.94
6:00
Enter player's name here:
0
 / 31 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Year
Yards
Player
2021
5,316
Tom Brady
2020
4,823
Deshaun Watson
2019
5,109
Jameis Winston
2018
5,129
Ben Roethlisberger
2017
4,577
Tom Brady
2016
5,208
Drew Brees
2015
4,870
Drew Brees
2014
4,952
Drew Brees
Ben Roethlisberger
2013
5,477
Peyton Manning
2012
5,177
Drew Brees
2011
5,476
Drew Brees
2010
4,710
Philip Rivers
2009
4,770
Matt Schaub
2008
5,069
Drew Brees
2007
4,806
Tom Brady
2006
4,418
Drew Brees
2005
4,110
Tom Brady
Year
Yards
Player
2004
4,717
Daunte Culpepper
2003
4,267
Peyton Manning
2002
4,689
Rich Gannon
2001
4,830
Kurt Warner
2000
4,413
Peyton Manning
1999
4,436
Steve Beuerlein
1998
4,212
Brett Favre
1997
3,917
Jeff George
1996
4,367
Mark Brunell
1995
4,413
Brett Favre
1994
4,555
Drew Bledsoe
1993
4,030
John Elway
1992
4,116
Dan Marino
1991
4,690
Warren Moon
1990
4,689
Warren Moon
1989
4,318
Don Majkowski
1988
4,434
Dan Marino
1987
3,387
Neil Lomax
Year
Yards
Player
1986
4,746
Dan Marino
1985
4,137
Dan Marino
1984
5,084
Dan Marino
1983
4,458
Lynn Dickey
1982
2,883
Dan Fouts
1981
4,802
Dan Fouts
1980
4,715
Dan Fouts
1979
4,082
Dan Fouts
1978
3,468
Fran Tarkenton
1977
2,803
Joe Ferguson
1976
3,104
Bert Jones
1975
3,169
Ken Anderson
1974
2,667
Ken Anderson
1973
3,219
Roman Gabriel
1972
2,816
Joe Namath
1971
3,075
John Hadl
1970
2,941
John Brodie
+3
Level 46
Jul 31, 2014
Ha, I keep putting Lomax on all these NFL quizzes and he finally showed up!
+1
Level 83
Apr 5, 2017
John Hadl....Ol' #21.
+3
Level 83
Apr 5, 2017
And not one of these players won the Super Bowl the year they led the league in passing yards.
+1
Level 53
Feb 28, 2018
It's a curse.
+2
Level 33
May 1, 2017
How has 7% missed Drew Brees when his picture is on the front of the quiz?
+1
Level 63
Aug 23, 2018
I got Brees, but not from the picture. The helmet and facemask hide his facial features--oh and I couldn't pick his face out of a lineup to save my life.
+1
Level 58
Jun 11, 2018
How come I always forget Warren Moon?!?!?!?!?
+1
Level 73
Aug 23, 2018
That's ok - the entire NFL forgot about him for a good six years after college. He probably would have retired as the career yardage leader if he hadn't been forced to go to Canada to ply his trade.
+1
Level 67
Jul 18, 2018
Joe Montana never led the league even once? Wow.
+3
Level 87
Aug 23, 2018
They had a 1000 or near 1000 yard rusher every year though and the west coast passing game catered to shorter passes that eats up a ton of time in the NFL when the clock doesn't stop for first downs. So offenses like the ones run by the bombers of the day like Fouts and Marino got a few extra possessions a game. You got my curiosity up so I checked it out.His best finishes in ranking is second in the strike shortened 82 season and 4th twice in 90 and 83. His best finish in terms of yards behind was about 250 yards in 85 when he was in 6h place.
+1
Level 67
Aug 23, 2018
Huh, I never would have guessed. I guess I was playing them ALL wrong on my Sega Genesis back in the day.
+1
Level 25
Apr 17, 2020
Montana never passed for over 4,000 yds
+1
Level 77
Aug 23, 2018
Only knew Gabriel because my husband's sister had a huge poster of him on her bedroom wall. When I visited before we married I'd share her room, and Roman was the last thing I'd see before going to sleep. Must have imprinted on my brain. Thank goodness I was married by the time she exchanged Roman for Barry Manilow. :)
+1
Level 75
Aug 23, 2018
I guessed Derick Anderson as a gag and got one of them right lol
+1
Level 74
Jan 4, 2021
The NFL is so strange..... one year Jameis Winston becomes the fifth quarterback ever with 5,100 yards, the next year he is a third stringer
+1
Level 55
Jan 5, 2021
maybe cuz he threw 31 picks
+1
Level 57
Jan 15, 2021
Was there a tie in 2014?
+1
Level 67
Jan 21, 2021
Yes
+1
Level 78
Feb 2, 2022
In the answer stats for a certain passing champion who led the league four consecutive times, it incorrectly lists him as having won in 1989 rather than 1980.
+1
Level 55
Feb 14, 2022
ah i should have known jameis winston, he carried my fantasy team from off the waiver wire that year