Players with the most passing yards in NFL history (as of October 8th, 2018)*

Players with most passing yards in NFL history 2018 The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most passing yards in the league's history (as of October 8th, 2018). Drew Brees passed for the most yards in NFL history with 72,103 passing yards during his career.
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Number of passing yards
Drew Brees (2001-2018)72,103
Peyton Manning (1998-2015)71,940
Brett Favre (1991-2010)71,838
Tom Brady (2000-2018)67,418
Dan Marino (1983-1999)61,361
Eli Manning (2004-2018)53,063
Ben Roethlisberger (2004-2018)52,729
Philip Rivers (2004-2018)51,843
John Elway (1983-1998)51,475
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
Matt Ryan (2008-2018)43,397
Dan Fouts (1973-1987)43,040
Kerry Collins (1995-2011)40,922
Joe Montana (1979-1994)40,551
Johnny Unitas (1956-1973)40,239
Aaron Rodgers (2005-2018)40,074
Number of passing yards
Drew Brees (2001-2018)72,103
Peyton Manning (1998-2015)71,940
Brett Favre (1991-2010)71,838
Tom Brady (2000-2018)67,418
Dan Marino (1983-1999)61,361
Eli Manning (2004-2018)53,063
Ben Roethlisberger (2004-2018)52,729
Philip Rivers (2004-2018)51,843
John Elway (1983-1998)51,475
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
Matt Ryan (2008-2018)43,397
Dan Fouts (1973-1987)43,040
Kerry Collins (1995-2011)40,922
Joe Montana (1979-1994)40,551
Johnny Unitas (1956-1973)40,239
Aaron Rodgers (2005-2018)40,074
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The statistic depicts the National Football League players with the most passing yards in the league's history (as of October 8th, 2018). Drew Brees passed for the most yards in NFL history with 72,103 passing yards during his career.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
up to October 8th, 2018
Supplementary notes
* Regular season

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