List of National Football League passing touchdowns leaders

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This is a list of National Football League (NFL) quarterbacks 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.

Players with at least 200 passing touchdowns[edit]

Rank[1] Player Seasons by team Total
TDs[2]
Year inducted into the
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])
465 NA.[3]
4 Tom Brady New England Patriots (since 2000[4]) 456
5 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins (19831999) 420 2005
6 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings (19611966, 19721978)
New York Giants (19671971)
342 1986
7 Manning, EliEli Manning New York Giants (since 2004[4]) 320 NA.[3]
8 Rivers, PhilipPhilip Rivers San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (since 2004[4]) 314
9 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers (since 2004[4]) 301
10 Elway, JohnJohn Elway Denver Broncos (19831998) 300 2004
11 Rodgers, AaronAaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers (since 2005[4]) 297 NA.[3]
12 Warren Moon Houston Oilers (19841993)
Minnesota Vikings (19941996)
Seattle Seahawks (19971998)
Kansas City Chiefs (19992000)
291 2006
13 Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
290 1979
14 Palmer, CarsonCarson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals (20032010)
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (since 2013[4])
285 NA.[3]
15 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.
16 Montana, JoeJoe Montana San Francisco 49ers (19791992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931994)
273 2000
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 Romo, TonyTony Romo Dallas Cowboys (20032016) 248 Eligible in 2022[3]
22 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals (19841992, 1997)
New York Jets (19931995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
247 None.
23 John Hadl San Diego Chargers (19621972)
Los Angeles Rams (19731974[5])
Green Bay Packers (19741975)
Houston Oilers (19761977)
244
24 Ryan, MattMatt Ryan Atlanta Falcons (since 2008[4]) 240 NA.[3]
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 None.
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
Y. A. Tittle Baltimore Colts (1950)
San Francisco 49ers (19511960)
New York Giants (19611964)
1971
Matt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers (19982000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012010)
Tennessee Titans (20112012)
Indianapolis Colts (20132015)
Eligible in 2021[3]
34 Jim Hart St. Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
209 None.
35 Kerry Collins Carolina Panthers (19951998)
New Orleans Saints (1998)
New York Giants (19992003)
Oakland Raiders (20042005)
Tennessee Titans (20062010)
Indianapolis Colts (2011)
208
Cutler, JayJay Cutler Denver Broncos (20062008)
Chicago Bears (20092016)
Eligible in 2022.[3]
Kurt Warner St. Louis Rams (19982003)
New York Giants (2004)
Arizona Cardinals (20052009)
2017
38 Randall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles (19851995)
Minnesota Vikings (19971999)
Dallas Cowboys (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (2001)
207 None.
39 Jim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
203
40 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams (19621972)
Philadelphia Eagles (19731977)
201

Active players with 150–199 touchdowns[edit]

Through end of 2016 season. All numbers in touchdown passes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank is thru end of 2016 season.
  2. ^ Total is thru end of 2016 season.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i 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 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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