Answered April 22nd, 2019

Drew Brees passes Brett Favre with a 1-yard TD pass to Josh Hill, then breaks Peyton Manning’s NFL record for career passing yards with a 62-yard TD to Tre-Quan Smith, finishing the game with 72,103 career yards.

Who has the most career passing yards?
BreesManningFavreBradyMarinoRoethlisbergerManningRiversElwayMoonTarkentonRyanPalmerTestaverdeBledsoeFoutsRodgersCollinsMontanaUnitas74.4k71.9k71.8k70.5k61.4k56.2k56.0k54.7k51.5k49.3k47.0k46.7k46.2k46.2k44.6k43.0k42.9k40.9k40.6k40.2k
NAMEGPYDSCMPATTPCTAVGYDS/GTDTD%INTINT%SCKSCKYRATE
Drew BreesDrew Brees26474,4376,5869,78367.37.6282.05205.32332.43952,81397.7
Peyton ManningPeyton Manning26671,9406,1259,38065.37.7270.55395.72512.73031,95396.5
Brett FavreBrett Favre30271,8386,30010,16962.07.1237.95085.03363.35253,48786.0
Tom BradyTom Brady26970,5146,0049,37564.07.5262.15175.51711.84732,94497.6
Dan MarinoDan Marino24261,3614,9678,35859.47.3253.64205.02523.02701,93086.4
Ben RoethlisbergerBen Roethlisberger21656,1944,6167,16864.47.8260.23635.11902.75013,31394.2
Eli ManningEli Manning23255,9814,8047,97260.37.0241.33604.52393.04062,82684.1
Philip RiversPhilip Rivers21254,6564,5187,00064.57.8257.83745.31782.54122,50295.6
John ElwayJohn Elway23451,4754,1237,25056.97.1220.03004.12263.15163,78579.9
Warren MoonWarren Moon20849,3253,9886,82358.47.2237.12914.32333.44583,41580.9
Fran TarkentonFran Tarkenton24647,0033,6866,46757.07.3191.13425.32664.12742,33780.4
Matt RyanMatt Ryan17446,7204,0526,20165.37.5268.52954.81332.13212,13394.9
Carson PalmerCarson Palmer18246,2473,9416,30762.57.3254.12944.71873.03402,36487.9
Vinny TestaverdeVinny Testaverde23346,2333,7876,70156.56.9198.42754.12674.04172,99275.0
Drew BledsoeDrew Bledsoe19444,6113,8396,71757.26.6230.02513.72063.14673,13577.1
Dan FoutsDan Fouts18143,0403,2975,60458.87.7237.82544.52424.33192,30480.2
Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers16542,9443,5605,49264.87.8260.33386.2801.54122,684103.1
Kerry CollinsKerry Collins19840,9223,4876,26155.76.5206.72083.31963.13372,23073.8
Joe MontanaJoe Montana19240,5513,4095,39163.27.5211.22735.11392.63132,09592.3
Johnny UnitasJohnny Unitas21140,2392,8305,18654.67.8190.72905.62534.97459078.2
Matthew StaffordMatthew Stafford14138,5263,3725,40562.47.1273.22374.41292.43292,10588.4
Joe FlaccoJoe Flacco16338,2483,4995,67061.76.7234.72123.71362.43332,36084.1
Dave KriegDave Krieg21338,1473,1055,31158.57.2179.12614.91993.74943,79481.5
Boomer EsiasonBoomer Esiason18737,9202,9695,20557.07.3202.82474.71843.53182,43881.1
Donovan McNabbDonovan McNabb16737,2763,1705,37459.06.9223.22344.41172.24102,62685.6
StatMuse has season-level data for passing yards going back to the 1932 season.