List of National Football League passing touchdowns leaders

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This is a list of National Football League QBs by total career regular season passing touchdowns. This list includes all quarterbacks who have thrown for at least 200 career touchdowns. Bold denotes a ranked active player.

Key
QBs who have won a Super Bowl (Since 1967).
Rank[1] Player Seasons by team Total
TDs[2]
Year of induction into
Pro Football Hall of Fame
1 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (19982011)
Denver Broncos (20122015)
539 Eligible in 2021.[3]
2 Brett Favre Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (19922007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (20092010)
508 2016
3 Drew Brees San Diego Chargers (20012005)
New Orleans Saints (since 2006[4])
433 Not applicable.[3]
4 Tom Brady New England Patriots (since 2000[4]) 428
5 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins (19831999) 420 2005
6 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings (19611966, 19721978)
New York Giants (19671971)
342 1986
7 John Elway Denver Broncos (19831998) 300 2004
8 Eli Manning New York Giants (since 2004[4]) 298 Not applicable.[3]
9 Warren Moon Houston Oilers (19841993)
Minnesota Vikings (19941996)
Seattle Seahawks (19971998)
Kansas City Chiefs (19992000)
291 2006
10 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
290 1979
11 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers (since 2004[4]) 286 Not applicable.[3]
12 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers (since 2004[4]) 278
13 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)
275 None
14 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers (19791992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931994)
273 2000
15 Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals (20032010)
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (since 2013[4])
264 Not applicable.[3]
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers (since 2005[4])
17 Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks (19801991)
Kansas City Chiefs (19921993)
Detroit Lions (1994)
Arizona Cardinals (1995)
Chicago Bears (1996)
Tennessee Oilers (19971998)
261 None.
18 Sonny Jurgensen Philadelphia Eagles (19571963)
Washington Redskins (19641974)
255 1983
19 Dan Fouts San Diego Chargers (19731987) 254 1993
20 Drew Bledsoe New England Patriots (19932001)
Buffalo Bills (20022004)
Dallas Cowboys (20052006)
251 None
21 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals (19841992, 1997)
New York Jets (19931995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
247
Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys (since 2003[4]) Not applicable[3]
23 John Hadl San Diego Chargers (19621972)
Los Angeles Rams (19731974[5])
Green Bay Packers (19741975)
Houston Oilers (19761977)
244 None
24 Y. A. Tittle Baltimore Colts (1950)
San Francisco 49ers (19511960)
New York Giants (19611964)
242 1971
25 Len Dawson Pittsburgh Steelers (19571959)
Cleveland Browns (19601961)
Dallas Texans (1962)
Kansas City Chiefs (19631975)
239 1987
26 Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills (19861996) 237 2002
27 George Blanda Chicago Bears (1949, 1950[6]1958)
Baltimore Colts (1950)
Houston Oilers (19601966)
Oakland Raiders (19671975)
236 1981
28 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles (19992009)
Washington Redskins (2010)
Minnesota Vikings (2011)
234 Eligible in 2017[3]
29 Steve Young Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19851986)
San Francisco 49ers (19871999)
232 2005
30 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers (19571973) 214 None
31 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers (19701983) 212 1989
Matt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers (19982000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012010)
Tennessee Titans (20112012)
Indianapolis Colts (20132015)
Eligible in 2021[3]
33 Jim Hart Saint Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
209 None.
34 Kerry Collins Carolina Panthers (19951998)
New Orleans Saints (1998)
New York Giants (19992003)
Oakland Raiders (20042005)
Tennessee Titans (20062010)
Indianapolis Colts (2011)
208 Eligible in 2017[3]
Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams (19982003)
New York Giants (2004)
Arizona Cardinals (20052009)
Two-time finalist.
36 Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles (19851995)
Minnesota Vikings (19971999)
Dallas Cowboys (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (2001)
207 None.
Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons (since 2008[4]) Not applicable.[3]
38 Jay Cutler Denver Broncos (20062008)
Chicago Bears (since 2009[4])
205
39 Jim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
203 None.
40 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams (19621972)
Philadelphia Eagles (19731977)
201

Active players with 150–199 TDs[edit]

As of Week 3 of the 2016 season in progress. All numbers in TD passes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is as of Week 3 of the 2016 season in progress.
  2. ^ Total is through Week 3 of the 2016 season in progress.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j A player isn't eligible to the Pro Football Hall of Fame unless he had been retired for at least 5 years or is deceased. Player isn't eligible for induction upon the start of 2016 season.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Player was on an active roster during the 2016 season.
  5. ^ Hadl was traded during the 1974 season; he played six games for the Rams and eight for the Packers.
  6. ^ Blanda was traded during the 1950 season; he played one game for the Colts and eleven games for the Bears.

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