List of National Football League passing completions leaders

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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[edit]

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 2016[4]
2 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (19982011)
Denver Broncos (2012–Present)[3]
5,532 8,452 65.4 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)
4,481 6,799 65.9 Not applicable[4]
5 Tom Brady New England Patriots (2000–Present)[3] 4,178 6,586 63.5 Not applicable[4]
6 John Elway Denver Broncos (19831998) 4,123 7,250 56.9 2004
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)
3,036 5,030 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 Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals (20032010)
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (2013–Present)
2,930 4,682 62.7 Not applicable[4]
19 Eli Manning New York Giants (2004–Present) 2,929 5,008 58.5 Not applicable[4]
20 Troy Aikman Dallas Cowboys (19892000) 2,898 4,715 61.5 2006
21 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
Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills (19861996) 2,874 4,779 60.1 2002
23 Jim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
2,841 4,923 57.7 None
24 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
2,830 5,186 54.6 1979
25 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]
26 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–Present) 2,749 4,346 63.3 Not applicable[4]
27 Steve McNair Tennessee Titans (1995[7]2005)
Baltimore Ravens (20062007)
2,733 4,544 60.1 None
28 Jon Kitna Seattle Seahawks (19972000)
Cincinnati Bengals (20012005)
Detroit Lions (20062008)
Dallas Cowboys (20092011, 2013)
2,677 4,442 60.3 Not eligible[4]
29 Brad Johnson Minnesota Vikings (19941998, 20052006)
Washington Redskins (19992000)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20012004)
2,668 4,324 61.7 None
30 Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19851986)
San Francisco 49ers (19871999)
2,667 4,149 64.3 2005
31 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals (19711986) 2,654 4,475 59.3 None
32 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers (2004–Present) 2,646 4,108 64.4 Not applicable[4]
33 Jim Hart Saint Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
2,593 5,076 51.1 None
34 Phil Simms New York Giants (19791993) 2,576 4,647 55.4 None
35 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[edit]

As of Week 17 of the 2013 season.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is as of Week 17 of the 2013 season.
  2. ^ a b Total is through Week 17 of the 2013 season.
  3. ^ a b c d e Player was on an active roster during the 2009 season.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m A player is not eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013 season.
  5. ^ Collins was traded during the pendency of the 1998 season; he played four games for the Panthers and seven for the Saints.
  6. ^ DeBerg was traded during the pendency of the 1993 season; he played three games for the Buccaneers and eight for the Dolphins.
  7. ^ During McNair's first two seasons, the Titans were styled as the Houston Oilers; the franchise relocated prior to the contesting of the 1997 season.

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