The Shortest Longest Touchdown Pass Of The Year


Another interesting question came in from Dana in Missouri. Dana comments that the longest pass thrown by a quarterback last year was a 91 yard pass thrown by Jon Kitna. She would like to know who threw the shortest pass that ended up being the longest pass of the year.

The simple answer is George Corbett who threw a 36 yard pass in 1932 that ended up being the longest pass thrown that year. Corbett only started one game that year for the Chicago Bears but evidently made the most of it. We all know that during those early days of the NFL there wasn’t much emphasis put on passing, so we’ll explore it a little deeper.

The shortest pass that ended up being the longest pass of the year since 1950 was thrown 79 yards by Babe Parilli in 1967 for the Boston Patriots.

The shortest pass that ended up being the longest pass of the year since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 was thrown 84 yard by Greg Landry of the Detroit Lions in 1973.

Thanks Dana!

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