Throughout modern NFL history, quarterbacks have routinely been measured by how many 3,000 yard passing seasons they have had. A 3,000 yard season is a good indicator that a player has had a lot of success through the air during the year. A number of quarterbacks take it up a notch and even go past the 4,000 yard mark in a season, especially in recent years.
Who are the top quarterbacks in the category of most 4,000 yard seasons in NFL history?
Information current through the 2009 NFL season.
#1 – Peyton Manning – 10 seasons
#2 – Brett Favre – 6 seasons (tie)
#2 – Dan Marino – 6 seasons (tie)
#4 – Drew Brees – 4 seasons (tie)
#4 – Warren Moon – 4 seasons (tie)
Five players tied in 6th position with three 4,000 yard passing seasons in their career: Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Dan Fouts, Trent Green, and Kurt Warner.