Passing Statistics

At the Start of the 2004 NFL Season

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Dan Marino (left), who is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, is the NFL record holder for career passing yards, attempts, completions, and touchdowns.

Three active quarterbacks - Brett Favre, Vinny Testaverde, and Drew Bledsoe - rank among the best in those categories also. 

(At the Start of the 2004 Season)
Total Passes Attempted
1
Dan Marino
8358
2
7250
3
Warren Moon
6823
4
6467
5
BRETT FAVRE
6464
6
VINNY TESTAVERDE
5925
7
5604
8
DREW BLEDSOE
5599
9
5391
10
Dave Krieg
5311
11
Boomer Esiason
5205
12
5186
13
Jim Hart
5076
14
Steve DeBerg
5024
15
Jim Everett
4923
16
4779
17
Troy Aikman
4715
18
John Hadl
4687
19
Phil Simms
4647
20
Joe Ferguson
4519
Notes: No new quarterbacks entered the Top 20 in Total Passes Attempted in 2003. Next in Line: Quarterbacks active in 2003 who are closest to attaining Top 20 in Total Passes Attempted…Rich Gannon (4138) and Kerry Collins (4,004).
Total Passes Completed
1
Dan Marino
4967
2
4123
3
Warren Moon
3988
4
BRETT FAVRE
3960
5
3686
6
3409
7
VINNY TESTAVERDE
3334
8
3297
9
DREW BLEDSOE
3193
10
Dave Krieg
3105
11
Boomer Esiason
2969
12
Troy Aikman
2898
13T
2874
13T
Steve DeBerg
2874
15
Jim Everett
2841
16
2830
17
Steve Young
2667
18
Ken Anderson
2654
19
Jim Hart
2593
20
Phil Simms
2576
Notes: No new quarterbacks entered the Top 20 in Total Passes Completed in 2003. Next in Line: Quarterbacks active in 2003 who are closest to attaining Top 20 in Total Passes Completed…Rich Gannon (2492), Chris Chandler (2293), Kerry Collins (2235), Mark Brunell (2196), and Peyton Manning (2128).
Total Touchdown Passes
1
Dan Marino
420
2
BRETT FAVRE
346
3
342
4
300
5
Warren Moon
291
6
290
7
273
8
Dave Krieg
261
9
255
10
254
11
VINNY TESTAVERDE
251
12
Boomer Esiason
247
13
John Hadl
244
14
242
15
239
16
237
17
236
18
Steve Young
232
19
John Brodie
214
20
212
Notes: No new quarterbacks entered the Top 20 in Total Touchdown Passes in 2003. Next in Line: Quarterbacks active in 2003 who are closest to attaining Top 20 in Total Touchdown Passes…Drew Bledsoe (201), and Rich Gannon (177).
Total Yards Passing
1
Dan Marino
61,361
2
51,475
3
Warren Moon
49,325
4
47,003
5
BRETT FAVRE
45,646
6
43,040
7
VINNY TESTAVERDE
40,943
8
40,551
9
40,239
10
Dave Krieg
38,147
11
Boomer Esiason
37,920
12
DREW BLEDSOE
36,876
13
35,467
14
Jim Everett
34,837
15
Jim Hart
34,665
16
Steve DeBerg
34,241
17
John Hadl
33,503
18
Phil Simms
33,462
19
Steve Young
33,124
20
33,070
Notes: No new quarterbacks entered the Top 20 in Total Passing Yards in 2003. Next in Line: Quarterbacks active in 2003 who are closes to attaining Top 20 in Total Yards Passing..Rich Gannon (28,219).
 
ACTIVE IN 2003
* Pro Football Hall of Fame Member
Statistics include those from the All-America Football Conference, 1946-1949