Players with the most passing yards in NFL history (as of December 31st, 2017)*

Players with most passing yards in NFL history 2017 The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most passing yards in the league's history (as of December 31st, 2017). Peyton Manning passed for the most yards in NFL history with 71,940 passing yards during his career.
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Number of passing yards
Peyton Manning (1998-2015)71,940
Brett Favre (1991-2010)71,838
Drew Brees (2001-2017)70,445
Tom Brady (2000-2017)66,159
Dan Marino (1983-1999)61,361
Eli Manning (2004-2017)51,682
John Elway (1983-1998)51,475
Ben Roethlisberger (2004-2017)51,065
Philip Rivers (2004-2017)50,348
Warren Moon (1984-2000)49,325
Fran Tarkenton (1961-1978)47,003
Carson Palmer (2004-2017)46,247
Vinny Testaverde (1987-2007)46,233
Drew Bledsoe (1993-2006)44,611
Dan Fouts (1973-1987)43,040
Matt Ryan (2008-2017)41,796
Kerry Collins (1995-2011)40,922
Joe Montana (1979-1994)40,551
Johnny Unitas (1956-1973)40,239
Aaron Rodgers (2005-2017)38,502
Number of passing yards
Peyton Manning (1998-2015)71,940
Brett Favre (1991-2010)71,838
Drew Brees (2001-2017)70,445
Tom Brady (2000-2017)66,159
Dan Marino (1983-1999)61,361
Eli Manning (2004-2017)51,682
John Elway (1983-1998)51,475
Ben Roethlisberger (2004-2017)51,065
Philip Rivers (2004-2017)50,348
Warren Moon (1984-2000)49,325
Fran Tarkenton (1961-1978)47,003
Carson Palmer (2004-2017)46,247
Vinny Testaverde (1987-2007)46,233
Drew Bledsoe (1993-2006)44,611
Dan Fouts (1973-1987)43,040
Matt Ryan (2008-2017)41,796
Kerry Collins (1995-2011)40,922
Joe Montana (1979-1994)40,551
Johnny Unitas (1956-1973)40,239
Aaron Rodgers (2005-2017)38,502
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The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most passing yards in the league's history (as of December 31st, 2017). Peyton Manning passed for the most yards in NFL history with 71,940 passing yards during his career.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
up to December 31st, 2017
Supplementary notes
* Regular season

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