List of National Football League career 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 completed at least 2,500 passes.

Players with at least 2,500 completions[edit]

Key
^ Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who is still active in the NFL

Through Week 11 of 2017 season in progress

Rank Player Team(s) by season Completions Attempts Pct.
1 Favre, BrettBrett Favre^ Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (19922007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (20092010)
6,300 10,169 61.95
2 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (19982011)
Denver Broncos (20122015)
6,125 9,380 65.3
3 Brees, DrewDrew Brees* San Diego Chargers (20012005)
New Orleans Saints (since 2006)
6,051 9,058 66.8
4 Brady, TomTom Brady* New England Patriots (since 2000) 5,475 8,567 63.91
5 Marino, DanDan Marino^ Miami Dolphins (19831999) 4,967 8,358 59.43
6 Manning, EliEli Manning* New York Giants (since 2004) 4,287 7,158 59.89
7 John Elway^ Denver Broncos (19831998) 4,123 7,250 56.87
8 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger* Pittsburgh Steelers (since 2004) 4,021 6,283 64
9 Rivers, PhilipPhilip Rivers* San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers [a] (since 2004) 4,005 6,240 64.18
10 Moon, WarrenWarren Moon^ Houston Oilers (19841993)
Minnesota Vikings (19941996)
Seattle Seahawks (19971998)
Kansas City Chiefs (19992000)
3,988 6,823 58.45
11 Palmer, CarsonCarson Palmer* Cincinnati Bengals (20032010}
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (2013–present)
3,941 6,307 62.49
12 Bledsoe, DrewDrew Bledsoe New England Patriots (19932001)
Buffalo Bills (20022004)
Dallas Cowboys (20052006)
3,839 6,717 57.15
13 Testaverde, VinnyVinny 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 56.51
14 Tarkenton, FranFran Tarkenton^ Minnesota Vikings (19611966, 19721978)
New York Giants (19671971)
3,686 6,467 57
15 Collins, KerryKerry Collins Carolina Panthers (19951998[b])
New Orleans Saints (1998)
New York Giants (19992003)
Oakland Raiders (20042005)
Tennessee Titans (20062010)
Indianapolis Colts (2011)
3,487 6,261 55.69
Ryan, MattMatt Ryan* Atlanta Falcons (since 2008) 5,363 65.02
17 Joe Montana^ San Francisco 49ers (19791992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931994)
3,409 5,391 63.24
18 Fouts, DanDan Fouts^ San Diego Chargers (19731987) 3,297 5,604 58.83
19 Matt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers (19992000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012010)
Tennessee Titans (20112012)
Indianapolis Colts (20132015)
3,222 5,330 60.45
20 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles (19992009)
Washington Redskins (2010)
Minnesota Vikings (2011)
3,170 5,374 58.99
21 Rodgers, AaronAaron Rodgers* Green Bay Packers (since 2005) 3,162 4,850 65.2
22 Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks (19801991)
Kansas City Chiefs (19921993)
Detroit Lions (1994)
Arizona Cardinals (1995)
Chicago Bears (1996)
Tennessee Oilers (19971998)
3,105 5,311 58.47
23 Flacco, JoeJoe Flacco* Baltimore Ravens (since 2008) 3,102 5,033 61.63
24 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals (19841992, 1997)
New York Jets (19931995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
2,969 5,205 57.04
25 Cutler, JayJay Cutler* Denver Broncos (20062008)
Chicago Bears (20092016)
Miami Dolphins (since 2017)
2,934 4,720 62.16
26 Aikman, TroyTroy Aikman^ Dallas Cowboys (19892000) 2,898 4,715 61.46
27 Steve DeBerg San Francisco 49ers (19781980)
Denver Broncos (19811983)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19841987, 19921993[c])
Miami Dolphins (1993)
Atlanta Falcons (1998)
2,874 5,024 57.21
Jim Kelly^ Buffalo Bills (19861996) 4,779 60.14
29 Everett, JimJim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
2,841 4,923 57.71
30 Stafford, MatthewMatthew Stafford* Detroit Lions (since 2009) 2,840 4,614 61.55
31 Unitas, JohnnyJohnny Unitas^ Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
2,830 5,186 54.57
32 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys (20032016) 2,829 4,335 65.26
33 Mark Brunell Green Bay Packers (1994)
Jacksonville Jaguars (19952003)
Washington Redskins (20042007)
New Orleans Saints (20082009)
New York Jets (20102011)
2,761 4,640 59.5
34 Smith, AlexAlex Smith* San Francisco 49ers (20052012)
Kansas City Chiefs (since 2013)
2,740 4,401 62.26
35 Steve McNair Houston Oilers / Tennessee Titans (1995[d]2005)
Baltimore Ravens (20062007)
2,733 4,544 60.15
36 Jon Kitna Seattle Seahawks (19972000)
Cincinnati Bengals (20012005)
Detroit Lions (20062008)
Dallas Cowboys (20092011, 2013)
2,677 4,442 60.27
37 Brad Johnson Minnesota Vikings (19941998, 20052006)
Washington Redskins (19992000)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20012004)
2,668 4,324 61.7
38 Steve Young^ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19851986)
San Francisco 49ers (19871999)
2,667 4,149 64.28
39 Anderson, KenKen Anderson Cincinnati Bengals (19711986) 2,654 4,475 59.31
40 Jim Hart Saint Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
2,593 5,076 51.08
41 Simms, PhilPhil Simms New York Giants (19791993) 2,576 4,647 55.43
42 Rich Gannon Minnesota Vikings (19871992)
Washington Redskins (1993)
Kansas City Chiefs (19951998)
Oakland Raiders (19992004)
2,533 4,206 60.22

Active players with 2,000–2,499 completions[edit]

Through Week 11 of 2017 season in progress. All numbers in completions.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ During Rivers' first 13 seasons, the Chargers were based in San Diego; the team relocated before the 2017 season.
  2. ^ Collins was traded during the 1998 season; he played four games for the Panthers and seven for the Saints.
  3. ^ DeBerg was traded during the 1993 season; he played three games for the Buccaneers and eight for the Dolphins.
  4. ^ During McNair's first two seasons, the Titans were known as the Houston Oilers; the franchise relocated before the 1997 season.

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