List of National Football League passing completions leaders

List of National Football League passing completions leaders

Template:NFL lists This is a list of National Football League quarterbacks by total career regular season pass completions. This list includes all quarterbacks who have thrown at least 2,500 pass completions.

Players with 2,500 completions or more

Rank[1] Player Seasons by team Total pass
completion[2]
Total pass
attempts[2]
Overall completion
percentage
Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
1 Brett Favre Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (19922007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (20092010)[3]
6,300 10,169 62.0 Eligible in 2015[4]
2 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (19982011)
Denver Broncos (2012–Present)[3]
5,319 8,126 65.5 Not applicable[4]
3 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins (19831999) 4,967 8,358 59.4 2005
4 Drew Brees San Diego Chargers (20012005)
New Orleans Saints (2006–Present)
4,218 6,420 65.7 Not applicable[4]
5 John Elway Denver Broncos (19831998) 4,123 7,250 56.9 2004
6 Tom Brady New England Patriots (2000–Present)[3] 3,992 6,275 63.6 Not applicable[4]
7 Warren Moon Houston Oilers (19841993)
Minnesota Vikings (19941996)
Seattle Seahawks (19971998)
Kansas City Chiefs (19992000)
3,988 6,823 58.4 2006
8 Drew Bledsoe New England Patriots (19932001)
Buffalo Bills (20022004)
Dallas Cowboys (20052006)
3,839 6,717 57.2 None
9 Vinny Testaverde Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19871992)
Cleveland Browns (19931995)
Baltimore Ravens (19961997)
New York Jets (19982003, 2005)
Dallas Cowboys (2004)
New England Patriots (2006)
Carolina Panthers (2007)
3,787 6,701 56.5 None
10 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings (19611966, 19721978)
New York Giants (19671971)
3,686 6,467 57.0 1986
11 Kerry Collins Carolina Panthers (19951998[5])
New Orleans Saints (1998)
New York Giants (19992003)
Oakland Raiders (20042005)
Tennessee Titans (20062010)[3]
Indianapolis Colts (2011)
3,487 6,261 55.7 Eligible in 2016[4]
12 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers (19791992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931994)
3,409 5,391 63.2 2000
13 Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers (19731987) 3,297 5,604 58.8 1993
14 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles (19992009)
Washington Redskins (2010)
Minnesota Vikings (2011)
3,170 5,374 59.0 Not applicable[4]
15 Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks (19801991)
Kansas City Chiefs (19921993)
Detroit Lions (1994)
Arizona Cardinals (1995)
Chicago Bears (1996)
Tennessee Titans (19971998)
3,105 5,311 58.5 None
16 Matt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers (19992000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012010)
Tennessee Titans (20112012)
Indianapolis Colts (2013–Present)
3,031 5,021 60.4 Not applicable[4]
17 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals (19841992, 1997)
New York Jets (19931995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
2,969 5,205 57.0 None
18 Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys (19892000) 2,898 4,715 61.5 2006
19 Steve DeBerg San Francisco 49ers (19781980)
Denver Broncos (19811983)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19841987, 19921993[6])
Miami Dolphins (1993)
Atlanta Falcons (1998)
2,874 5,024 57.2 None
20 Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills (19861996) 2,874 4,779 60.1 2002
21 Jim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
2,841 4,923 57.7 None
22 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
2,830 5,186 54.6 1979
23 Eli Manning New York Giants (2004–Present) 2,783 4,764 58.4 Not applicable[4]
24 Mark Brunell Green Bay Packers (1994)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19952003)
Washington Redskins (20042007)
New Orleans Saints (20082009)[3]
New York Jets (20102011)
2,761 4,640 59.5 Eligible in 2016[4]
25 Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals (20032010)
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (2013–Present)
2,742 4,394 62.4 Not applicable[4]
26 Steve McNair Tennessee Titans (1995[7]2005)
Baltimore Ravens (20062007)
2,733 4,544 60.1 None
27 Jon Kitna Seattle Seahawks (19972000)
Cincinnati Bengals (20012005)
Detroit Lions (20062008)
Dallas Cowboys (20092011)
2,677 4,442 60.3 Eligible in 2016[4]
28 Brad Johnson Minnesota Vikings (19941998, 20052006)
Washington Redskins (19992000)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20012004)
2,668 4,324 61.7 None
29 Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19851986)
San Francisco 49ers (19871999)
2,667 4,149 64.3 2005
30 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals (19711986) 2,654 4,475 59.3 None
31 Jim Hart Saint Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
2,593 5,076 51.1 None
32 Phil Simms New York Giants (19791993) 2,576 4,647 55.4 None
33 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–Present) 2,546 4,022 63.3 Not applicable[4]
34 Rich Gannon Minnesota Vikings (19871992)
Washington Redskins (1993)
Kansas City Chiefs (19951998)
Oakland Raiders (19992004)
2,533 4,206 60.2 None

*Bold denotes an active player

Active players with 2,000 completions or more

As of Week 8 of the 2013 season.

Notes

See also

External links

  • Pro-football-reference.com enumeration of career passing completions leaders

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