Who Holds The Record For The Most 50+ Yard TD Passes?


What quarterback holds the record for the most 50+ yard touchdown passes in one season?

-In third place, with eight touchdown passes of 50 yards or more is Randall Cunningham (1998).

-In second place, with 10 touchdown passes of 50 yards or more is John Hadl (1968).

-In first place, with 11 touchdown passes of 50 yards or more is George Blanda (1961).

What about the active leader in this category? There are three that actually tie for this record, and as of the 2009 season they are all still active.

Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts – 2000 – Six 50+ Yard TD Passes

Tom Brady – New England Patriots – 2007 – Six 50+ Yard TD Passes

Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys – 2008 – Six 50+ Yard TD Passes

Who holds the record though for most 50+ yard touchdown passes in their career? Here is the top 10:

1. Johnny Unitas – 51
2. John Hadl – 46
3. Fran Tarkenton – 44
4. Brett Favre – 41
5. Jim Hart – 39
6. (tie) Len Dawson – 38
6. (tie) Sonny Jurgensen – 38
8. Dan Marino – 37
9. Y.A. Tittle – 36
10. Joe Montana – 35

What about the career active leader (through the 2008 season) in 50+ yard touchdown passes?

-Peyton Manning is the active quarterback with the most 50+ yard touchdown passes with 28.

-Three players are second on the active list of 50+ yard TD passes with 16: Tony Romo, Jeff Garcia, and Donovan McNabb.

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