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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.

Players with at least 200 passing touchdownsEdit

Key
^ Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who is still active in the NFL

Through start of 2019 season.

File:Peyton Manning passing.jpg
Rank Player Team(s) by season Touchdowns
1 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning Indianapolis Colts (19982011)
Denver Broncos (20122015)
539
2 Brees, DrewDrew Brees* San Diego Chargers (20012005)
New Orleans Saints (2006–present)
520
3 Brady, TomTom Brady* New England Patriots (2000–present) 517
4 Favre, BrettBrett Favre^ Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (19922007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (20092010)
508
5 Dan Marino^ Miami Dolphins (19831999) 420
6 Rivers, PhilipPhilip Rivers* San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2004–present) 374
7 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger* Pittsburgh Steelers (2004–present) 363
8 Manning, EliEli Manning* New York Giants (2004–present) 360
9 Fran Tarkenton^ Minnesota Vikings (19611966), (19721978)
New York Giants (19671971)
342
10 Rodgers, AaronAaron Rodgers* Green Bay Packers (2005–present) 338
11 Elway, JohnJohn Elway^ Denver Broncos (19831998) 300
12 Ryan, MattMatt Ryan* Atlanta Falcons (2008–present) 295
13 Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals (20032010)
Oakland Raiders (20112012)
Arizona Cardinals (20132017)
294
14 Warren Moon^ Houston Oilers (19841993)
Minnesota Vikings (19941996)
Seattle Seahawks (19971998)
Kansas City Chiefs (19992000)
291
15 Johnny Unitas^ Baltimore Colts (19561972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
290
16 Testaverde, VinnyVinny 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
17 Montana, JoeJoe Montana^ San Francisco 49ers (19791992)
Kansas City Chiefs (19931994)
273
18 Dave Krieg Seattle Seahawks (19801991)
Kansas City Chiefs (19921993)
Detroit Lions (1994)
Arizona Cardinals (1995)
Chicago Bears (1996)
Tennessee Oilers (19971998)
261
19 Jurgensen, SonnySonny Jurgensen^ Philadelphia Eagles (19571963)
Washington Redskins (19641974)
255
20 Dan Fouts^ San Diego Chargers (19731987) 254
21 Bledsoe, DrewDrew Bledsoe New England Patriots (19932001)
Buffalo Bills (20022004)
Dallas Cowboys (20052006)
251
22 Romo, TonyTony Romo Dallas Cowboys (20032016) 248
23 Boomer Esiason Cincinnati Bengals (19841992, 1997)
New York Jets (19931995)
Arizona Cardinals (1996)
247
24 John Hadl San Diego Chargers (19621972)
Los Angeles Rams (19731974[lower-alpha 1])
Green Bay Packers (19741975)
Houston Oilers (19761977)
244
25 Len Dawson^ Pittsburgh Steelers (19571959)
Cleveland Browns (19601961)
Dallas Texans (1962)
Kansas City Chiefs (19631975)
239
26 Jim Kelly^ Buffalo Bills (19861996) 237
Stafford, MatthewMatthew Stafford* Detroit Lions (2009–present)
28 George Blanda^ Chicago Bears (1949, 1950[lower-alpha 2]1958)
Baltimore Colts (1950)
Houston Oilers (19601966)
Oakland Raiders (19671975)
236
29 Donovan McNabb Philadelphia Eagles (19992009)
Washington Redskins (2010)
Minnesota Vikings (2011)
234
30 Young, SteveSteve Young^ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19851986)
San Francisco 49ers (19871999)
232
31 Cutler, JayJay Cutler Denver Broncos (20062008)
Chicago Bears (20092016)
Miami Dolphins (2017)
227
32 Brodie, JohnJohn Brodie San Francisco 49ers (19571973) 214
33 Terry Bradshaw^ Pittsburgh Steelers (19701983) 212
Flacco, JoeJoe Flacco* Baltimore Ravens (20082018)
Denver Broncos (2019–present)
Hasselbeck, MattMatt Hasselbeck Green Bay Packers (19982000)
Seattle Seahawks (20012010)
Tennessee Titans (20112012)
Indianapolis Colts (20132015)
Tittle, Y. A.Y. A. Tittle^[lower-alpha 3] Baltimore Colts (1950)
San Francisco 49ers (19511960)
New York Giants (19611964)
37 Hart, JimJim Hart St. Louis Cardinals (19661983)
Washington Redskins (1984)
209
38 Collins, KerryKerry Collins Carolina Panthers (19951998)
New Orleans Saints (1998)
New York Giants (19992003)
Oakland Raiders (20042005)
Tennessee Titans (20062010)
Indianapolis Colts (2011)
208
Warner, KurtKurt Warner^ St. Louis Rams (19982003)
New York Giants (2004)
Arizona Cardinals (20052009)
40 Cunningham, RandallRandall Cunningham Philadelphia Eagles (19851995)
Minnesota Vikings (19971999)
Dallas Cowboys (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (2001)
207
41 Everett, JimJim Everett Los Angeles Rams (19861993)
New Orleans Saints (19941996)
San Diego Chargers (1997)
203
42 Gabriel, RomanRoman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams (19621972)
Philadelphia Eagles (19731977)
201

NotesEdit

  1. Pavlick, Ed (1980). "Pro Football Records Should Include the AAFC". The Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 2 (7). http://www.profootballresearchers.org/coffin-corner80s/02-07-036.pdf. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  2. Roberts, Jerry (2015). Pass Receiving in Early Pro Football: A History to the 1960s (illustrated ed.). McFarland. p. 137. ISBN 078649946X. https://books.google.com/books?id=dgKQCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA137&lpg=PA137&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  3. "Y.A. Tittle". National Football League. http://www.nfl.com/player/y.a.tittle/2527468/profile. Retrieved September 12, 2017.

Active players with 175–199 touchdownsEdit

Through end of 2018 season.

Most career touchdown passes including playoff gamesEdit

Bold indicates player active.

1 Brady, TomTom Brady 590
2 Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning 579
3 Brees, DrewDrew Brees 553
4 Favre, BrettBrett Favre 552
5 Marino, DanDan Marino 452

Historical passing touchdowns leadersEdit

Fourteen players are recognized as having held outright or tied the record as the NFL's career passing touchdowns leader[1]. The longest record holder was Fran Tarkenton who held the record for 20 years.

File:CatchyOliphant.jpg
Friedman 1929 Giants

Benny Friedman held the record 14 years, including all of the 1930's

File:Fran Tarkenton.png
Reign Player Team(s) while leader Career passing touchdowns Season(s)
19211922
(2 years)</small>
Elmer Oliphant [2] Buffalo All-Americans 7 1921–1922
1923 Lou Smyth [3] Canton Bulldogs 8 1923
19241928
(5 years)</small>
Curly Lambeau^
[4]
Green Bay Packers 14 1924
19 1925
22 1926
23 1927
24 1928
Tied 1928 Red Dunn [5] Green Bay Packers 1928
19291942
(14 years)</small>
Benny Friedman^
[6]
New York Giants 1929-1931
Brooklyn Dodgers 1932-1934
40 1929
53 1930
56 1931
61 1932
66 1933–1942
Tied 19401942
(3 years)</small>
Arnie Herber^
[7]
Green Bay Packers 1940–1942
19431961
(19 years)</small>
Sammy Baugh^
[8]
Washington Redskins 80 1943
84 1944
95 1945
103 1946
128 1947
150 1948
168 1949
178 1950
185 1951
187 1952–1961
Tied 19611962
(2 years)</small>
Bobby Layne^
[9]
Pittsburgh Steelers 1961
196 1962
19621966
(5 years)</small>
Y. A. Tittle^
[10]
New York Giants 1962
232 1963
242 1964–1966
19671974
(8 years)</small>
Johnny Unitas^
[11]
Baltimore Colts (19671972)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
252 1967
254 1968
266 1969
280 1970
283 1971
287 1972
290 1973 – 1974
19751994
(20 years)</small>
Fran Tarkenton^
[12]
Minnesota Vikings 291 1975
308 1976
317 1977
342 1978 – 1994
19952006
(12 years)</small>
Dan Marino^
[13]
Miami Dolphins 352 1995
369 1996
385 1997
408 1998
420 1999 – 2006
20072013
(7 years)</small>
Brett Favre^
[14]
Green Bay Packers ( 2007)
New York Jets ( 2008)
Minnesota Vikings ( 2009 2010)
442 2007
464 2008
497 2009
508 2010 – 2013
Since 2014
(6 years)
Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning
[15]
Denver Broncos 530 2014
539 Since 2015

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ReferencesEdit

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