|13 in ’13. Peyton Manning extended his NFL record for most 4,000 yards season to 13 as he set the league’s single-season mark in 2013.
Nine quarterbacks eclipsed the 4,000-yard mark during the 2013 NFL Season. Leading the pack was veteran Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos who not only added to his NFL record for most 4,000-yard seasons (13) but set the single-season record by throwing for 5,477 yards. His yardage total topped, by one yard, the record held by Drew Brees.
Brees extended his NFL record for most 5,000-yard seasons with his NFC-best 5,162 yards. The New Orleans Saints QB has thrown for 4,000 yards in eight straight seasons and he has recorded four of the eight 5,000-yard seasons posted in NFL history.
The only newcomer to the 4,000-yard club in ’13 was Andy Dalton of the Cincinnati Bengals who became the second quarterback in his team’s history to pass for 4,000 yards in a season. Former Bengals QB Carson Palmer became the first and only quarterback to record a 4,000-yard season with three different teams. He achieved the feat twice with Cincinnati (2006-07), once with the Oakland Raiders in 2012, and in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals.
|11 - 2012
10 - 2009, 2011
9 - 2013
Aside from Manning, Brees, Dalton, and Carson, the other quarterbacks to throw for 4,000 yards in 2013 included Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan, San Diego Chargers’ Philip Rivers, New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath
of the New York Jets was the first quarterback in pro football history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season when he accumulated 4,007 yards in 1967.
Overall, there have been 49 different quarterbacks who've passed for 4,000 yards in a season. The group has combined to do so 119 times.