List of National Football League season passing touchdowns leaders

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This is a list of National Football League quarterbacks who have led the regular season in passing touchdowns each year. The record for touchdown passes in a season is held by Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos who threw 55 in 2013. Five quarterbacks have led the NFL in passing touchdowns in four different different seasons (Johnny Unitas, Steve Young, Brett Favre, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning), and one player (Len Dawson) achieved the same feat in the AFL, but as of the 2012 season, no player has led the league in five seasons.

Passing touchdown leaders[edit]

Year Player TDs Team
1932 Arnie Herber 9 Green Bay Packers
1933 Harry Newman 11 New York Giants
1934 Arnie Herber 8 Green Bay Packers
1935 Ed Danowski 10 New York Giants
1936 Arnie Herber 11 Green Bay Packers
1937 Bernie Masterson 9 Chicago Bears
1938 Bob Monnett 9 Green Bay Packers
1939 Frank Filchock 11 Washington Redskins
1940 Sammy Baugh 12 Washington Redskins
1941 Cecil Isbell 15 Green Bay Packers
1942 Cecil Isbell 24 Green Bay Packers
1943 Sid Luckman 28 Chicago Bears
1944 Frank Filchock 13 Washington Redskins
1945 Sid Luckman
Bob Waterfield
14 Chicago Bears
Cleveland Rams
1946 Bob Waterfield
Sid Luckman
17 Los Angeles Rams
Chicago Bears
1947 Sammy Baugh 25 Washington Redskins
1948 Tommy Thompson 25 Philadelphia Eagles
1949 Johnny Lujack 23 Chicago Bears
1950 George Ratterman 22 New York Yanks
1951 Bobby Layne 26 Detroit Lions
1952 Jim Finks
Otto Graham
20 Pittsburgh Steelers
Cleveland Browns
1953 Bobby Thomason 21 Philadelphia Eagles
1954 Adrian Burk 23 Philadelphia Eagles
1955 Y. A. Tittle
Tobin Rote
17 San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
1956 Tobin Rote 28 Green Bay Packers
1957 Johnny Unitas 24 Baltimore Colts
1958 Johnny Unitas 19 Baltimore Colts
1959 Johnny Unitas 32 Baltimore Colts
1960 Johnny Unitas 25 Baltimore Colts
1961 Sonny Jurgensen 32 Philadelphia Eagles
1962 Y. A. Tittle 33 New York Yanks
1963 Y. A. Tittle 36 New York Giants
1964 Frank Ryan 25 Cleveland Browns
1965 John Brodie 30 San Francisco 49ers
1966 Frank Ryan 29 Cleveland Browns
1967 Sonny Jurgensen 31 Washington Redskins
1968 Earl Morrall 26 Baltimore Colts
1969 Roman Gabriel 24 Los Angeles Rams
1970 John Brodie 24 San Francisco 49ers
1971 John Hadl 21 San Diego Chargers
1972 Billy Kilmer
Joe Namath
19 Washington Redskins
New York Jets
1973 Roman Gabriel
Roger Staubach
23 Philadelphia Eagles
Dallas Cowboys
1974 Ken Stabler 26 Oakland Raiders
1975 Fran Tarkenton
Joe Ferguson
25 Minnesota Vikings
Buffalo Bills
1976 Ken Stabler 27 Oakland Raiders
1977 Bob Griese 22 Miami Dolphins
1978 Terry Bradshaw 28 Pittsburgh Steelers
1979 Steve Grogan
Brian Sipe
28 New England Patriots
Cleveland Browns
1980 Steve Bartkowski 31 Atlanta Falcons
1981 Dan Fouts 33 San Diego Chargers
1982 Dan Fouts
Terry Bradshaw
Joe Montana
17 San Diego Chargers
Pittsburgh Steelers
San Francisco 49ers
1983 Lynn Dickey 32 Green Bay Packers
1984 Dan Marino 48 Miami Dolphins
1985 Dan Marino 30 Miami Dolphins
1986 Dan Marino 44 Miami Dolphins
1987 Joe Montana 31 San Francisco 49ers
1988 Jim Everett 31 Los Angeles Rams
1989 Jim Everett 29 Los Angeles Rams
1990 Warren Moon 33 Houston Oilers
1991 Jim Kelly 33 Buffalo Bills
1992 Steve Young 25 San Francisco 49ers
1993 Steve Young 29 San Francisco 49ers
1994 Steve Young 35 San Francisco 49ers
1995 Brett Favre 38 Green Bay Packers
1996 Brett Favre 39 Green Bay Packers
1997 Brett Favre 35 Green Bay Packers
1998 Steve Young 36 San Francisco 49ers
1999 Kurt Warner 41 St. Louis Rams
2000 Peyton Manning
Daunte Culpepper
33 Indianapolis Colts
Minnesota Vikings
2001 Kurt Warner 36 St. Louis Rams
2002 Tom Brady 28 New England Patriots
2003 Brett Favre 32 Green Bay Packers
2004 Peyton Manning 49 Indianapolis Colts
2005 Carson Palmer 32 Cincinnati Bengals
2006 Peyton Manning 31 Indianapolis Colts
2007 Tom Brady 50 New England Patriots
2008 Drew Brees
Philip Rivers
34 New Orleans Saints
San Diego Chargers
2009 Drew Brees 34 New Orleans Saints
2010 Tom Brady 36 New England Patriots
2011 Drew Brees 46 New Orleans Saints
2012 Drew Brees 43 New Orleans Saints
2013 Peyton Manning 55 Denver Broncos

Other leagues[edit]

All-America Football Conference (AAFC)[edit]

Year Player TDs Team
1946 Otto Graham 17 Cleveland Browns
1947 Otto Graham 25 Cleveland Browns
1948 Frankie Albert 27 San Francisco 49ers
1949 Frankie Albert 27 San Francisco 49ers

American Football League (AFL)[edit]

Year Player TDs Team
1960 Al Dorow 26 New York Titans
1961 George Blanda 36 Houston Oilers
1962 Len Dawson 29 Dallas Texans
1963 Len Dawson 26 Kansas City Chiefs
1964 Babe Parilli 31 Boston Patriots
1965 Len Dawson 21 Kansas City Chiefs
1966 Len Dawson 26 Kansas City Chiefs
1967 Daryle Lamonica 30 Oakland Raiders
1968 John Hadl 27 San Diego Chargers
1969 Daryle Lamonica 34 Oakland Raiders

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