Dan Marino and the Top 20 QBs with the Most Passing Yards in a Season
Dan Marino’s still got a bunch of interesting records, but many of them, and some of the best ones, have been surpassed by Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Before those three, Dan was the man, with pretty much every quarterback record, or the ones that mattered, in his name. And his throw was perfect.
But today’s players continue to catch up. Tom Brady and Cam Newton are going off. Can they break the single season record? ESPN senior writer John Clayton says no. And he points to cold weather games as the culprit.
Still, though, it’s more within the grasp of today’s QB’s then ever before. Drew Brees just missed in 2008 – by 15 yards. Egad, man! What happened? They couldn’t squeeze in a slant?
There are a couple of other recent and current players on this list, too: the top 20 quarterbacks with the most passing yards in a season. Twelve of the top 20 did it after the year 2000.
|1.||Dan Marino||5,084||1984||Miami Dolphins|
|2.||Drew Brees||5,069||2008||New Orleans Saints|
|3.||Kurt Warner||4,830||2001||St. Louis Rams|
|4.||Tom Brady||4,806||2007||New England Patriots|
|5.||Dan Fouts||4,802||1981||San Diego Chargers|
|6.||Matt Schaub||4,770||2009||Houston Texans|
|7.||Dan Marino||4,746||1986||Miami Dolphins|
|8.||Daunte Culpepper||4,717||2004||Minnesota Vikings|
|9.||Dan Fouts||4,715||1980||San Diego Chargers|
|10.||Philip Rivers||4,710||2010||San Diego Chargers|
|11.||Peyton Manning||4,700||2010||Indianapolis Colts|
|12.||Warren Moon||4,690||1991||Houston Oilers|
|13.||Warren Moon||4,689||1990||Houston Oilers|
|13.||Rich Gannon||4,689||2002||Oakland Raiders|
|15.||Drew Brees||4,620||2010||New Orleans Saints|
|16.||Neil Lomax||4,614||1984||St. Louis Cardinals|
|17.||Trent Green||4,591||2004||Kansas City Chiefs|
|18.||Kurt Warner||4,583||2008||Arizona Cardinals|
|19.||Peyton Manning||4,557||2004||Indianapolis Colts|
|20.||Drew Bledsoe||4,555||1994||New England Patriots|