NFL: Top 20 Quarterbacks with the Most Completions of All Time

Will Peyton Manning Break Brett Favre's All-Time Completions Record?

Will Peyton Manning Break Brett Favre’s All-Time Completions Record?

Brett Favre is tops – the only QB with over 6,000 completions, but Peyton Manning does have a shot at catching him.

Manning is the only other quarterback with over 5,000 completions, but Drew Brees will get there. Dan Marino missed by just 33 completions.

Tom Brady will break the 4,000-completion barrier this Sunday.

These 20 QBs below have the most completions in NFL history. Thirteen of the 20 are in the Hall of Fame or will be. I’m including Donovan McNabb, who took the Philadelphia Eagles to five NFC title games and the Super Bowl.

Which active quarterbacks are close to cracking the top 20? A bonus list below – active QBs with the most completions. Both lists are courtesy my source today, pro-football-reference.com.

MOST COMPLETIONS, ALL-TIME

QUARTERBACK COMPLETIONS CAREER SPAN
1.  Brett Favre  6,300   1991-2010  
2.  Peyton Manning 5,344   1998-present
3.  Dan Marino 4,967   1983-1999  
4.  Drew Brees 4,282   2001-present
5.  John Elway 4,123   1983-1998  
6.  Tom Brady 3,992   2000-present
7.  Warren Moon 3,988   1984-2000  
8.  Drew Bledsoe  3,839   1993-2006  
9.  Vinny Testaverde  3,787   1987-2007  
10.  Fran Tarkenton 3,686   1961-1978  
11.  Kerry Collins  3,487   1995-2011  
12.  Joe Montana 3,409   1979-1994  
13.  Dan Fouts 3,297   1973-1987  
14.  Donovan McNabb  3,170   1999-2011  
15.  Dave Krieg  3,105   1980-1998  
16.  Matt Hasselbeck  3,033   1999-present
17.  Boomer Esiason  2,969   1984-1997  
18.  Troy Aikman 2,898   1989-2000  
19.  Steve DeBerg  2,874   1978-1998  
19. Jim Kelly 2,874   1986-1996  

MOST COMPLETIONS, ACTIVE

  PLAYER COMPLETIONS 1st SEASON CURRENT TEAM
1. Peyton Manning 5,344 1998 Denver Broncos
2. Drew Brees 4,282 2001 New Orleans Saints
3. Tom Brady 3,992 2000 New England Patriots
4. Matt Hasselbeck 3,033 1999 Indianapolis Colts
5. Eli Manning 2,795 2004 New York Giants
6. Carson Palmer 2,762 2004 Arizona Cardinals
7. Ben Roethlisberger 2,592 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Philip Rivers 2,500 2004 San Diego Chargers
9. Tony Romo 2,336 2004 Dallas Cowboys
10. Matt Schaub 1,966 2004 Houston Texans
11. Jay Cutler 1,963 2006 Chicago Bears
12. Aaron Rodgers 1,920 2005 Green Bay Packers
13. Matt Ryan 1,902 2008 Atlanta Falcons
14. Joe Flacco 1,711 2008 Baltimore Ravens
15. Michael Vick 1,703 2001 Philadelphia Eagles
16. Alex Smith 1,478 2005 Kansas City Chiefs
17. Ryan Fitzpatrick 1,423 2005 Tennessee Titans
18. David Garrard 1,406 2002 New York Jets
19. Jason Campbell 1,374 2006 Cleveland Browns
20. Matthew Stafford 1,343 2009 Detroit Lions

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