Who Were the NFL Passing Leaders?

NFL Passing Leaders

Listed below are the NFL quarterbacks who ended each season as the top rated passer in the league.

Since 1973, the leaders were determined using a passer rating system which compares a quarterback's performance to a fixed standard.

Winner
2016 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons 117.1 Details >>
2015 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks 110.1 Details >>
2014 Tony Romo Dallas Cowboys 113.2 Details >>
2013 Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles 119.2 Details >>
2012 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 108.0 Details >>
2011 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 122.5 Details >>
2010 Tom Brady New England Patriots 111.0 Details >>
2009 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 109.6 Details >>
2008 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers 105.5 Details >>
2007 Tom Brady New England Patriots 117.2 Details >>
2006 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 101.0 Details >>
2005 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 104.1 Details >>
2004 Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts 121.1 Details >>
2003 Steve McNair Tennessee Titans 100.4 Details >>
2002 Chad Pennington New York Jets 104.2 Details >>
2001 Kurt Warner St Louis Rams 101.4 Details >>
2000 Brian Griese Denver Broncos 102.9 Details >>
1999 Kurt Warner St Louis Rams 109.2 Details >>
1998 Randall Cunningham Minnesota Vikings 106.0 Details >>
1997 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 104.7 Details >>
1996 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 97.2 Details >>
1995 Jim Harbough Indianapolis Colts 100.7 Details >>
1994 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 112.8 Details >>
1993 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 101.5 Details >>
1992 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 107.0 Details >>
1991 Steve Young San Francisco 49ers 101.8 Details >>
1990 Jim Kelly Buffalo Bills 101.2 Details >>
1989 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers 112.4 Details >>
1988 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals 97.4 Details >>
1987 Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers 102.1 Details >>
1986 Tommy Kramer Minnesota Vikings 92.6 Details >>
1985 Ken O'Brien New York Jets 96.2 Details >>
1984 Dan Marino Miami Dolphins 108.9 Details >>
1983 Steve Bartkowski Atlanta Falcons 97.6 Details >>
1982 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals 95.3 Details >>
1981 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals 98.4 Details >>
1980 Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns 91.4 Details >>
1979 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys 92.3 Details >>
1978 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys 84.9 Details >>
1977 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins 87.8 Details >>
1976 Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders 103.4 Details >>
1975 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals 93.9 Details >>
1974 Ken Anderson Cincinnati Bengals 95.7 Details >>
1973 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys 94.6 Details >>
1972 Norm Snead New York Giants Details >>
1971 Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys Details >>
1970 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers Details >>
1969 Sonny Jurgensen (NFL) / Greg Cook (AFL) Washington Redskins / Cincinnati Bengals Details >>
1968 Earl Morrall (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Baltimore Colts / Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
1967 Sonny Jurgensen (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Washington Redskins / Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
1966 Bart Starr (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Green Bay Packers / Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
1965 Rudy Bukich (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Chicago Bears / Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
1964 Bart Starr (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Green Bay Packers / Kansas City Chiefs Details >>
1963 Y.A. Tittle (NFL) / Tobin Rote (AFL) New York Giants / San Diego Chargers Details >>
1962 Bart Starr (NFL) / Len Dawson (AFL) Green Bay Packers / Dallas Texans Details >>
1961 Billy Wade (NFL) / George Blanda (AFL) Chicago Bears / Houston Oilers Details >>
1960 Milt Plum (NFL) / Tom Flores (AFL) Cleveland Browns / Oakland Raiders Details >>
1959 Charlie Conerly New York Giants Details >>
1958 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins Details >>
1957 Tommy O'Connell Cleveland Browns Details >>
1956 Ed Brown Chicago Bears Details >>
1955 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns Details >>
1954 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1953 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns Details >>
1952 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1951 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1950 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1949 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1948 Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles Details >>
1947 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1946 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams Details >>
1945 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1944 Frank Filchock Washington Redskins Details >>
1943 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1942 Cecil Isbell Green Bay Packers Details >>
1941 Cecil Isbell Green Bay Packers Details >>
1940 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1939 Parker Hall Cleveland Rams Details >>
1938 Ed Danowski New York Giants Details >>
1937 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins Details >>
1936 Arnie Herber Green Bay Packers Details >>
1935 Ed Danowski New York Giants Details >>
1934 Arnie Herber Green Bay Packers Details >>
1933 Harry Newman New York Giants Details >>
1932 Arnie Herber Green Bay Packers Details >>