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Career Leaders and Records for Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

  • Minimum 700 pass attempts.
  • Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt; the formula is (Yds + 20 * TD - 45 * Int) / Att
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Since 1956

Rank Player AY/A From To Last School
1.Bryce Petty* 10.63 2011 2014 Baylor
2.Ryan Dinwiddie* 10.60 2000 2003 Boise State
3.Sam Bradford* 10.57 2007 2009 Oklahoma
4.Marcus Mariota* 10.51 2012 2014 Oregon
5.Tim Tebow* 10.38 2006 2009 Florida
6.Kellen Moore* 9.80 2008 2011 Boise State
7.Omar Jacobs* 9.70 2003 2005 Bowling Green State
8.A.J. McCarron* 9.63 2010 2013 Alabama
9.Danny Wuerffel 9.63 1993 1996 Florida
10.Matt Johnson* 9.57 2012 2015 Bowling Green State
11.Ty Detmer 9.49 1988 1991 Brigham Young
12.Andrew Luck* 9.47 2009 2011 Stanford
13.Colt Brennan* 9.42 2005 2007 Hawaii
14.Jameis Winston* 9.41 2013 2014 Florida State
15.John Dutton 9.38 1996 1997 Nevada
16.Brian Brohm* 9.38 2004 2007 Louisville
17.Johnny Manziel* 9.37 2012 2013 Texas A&M
18.Robert Griffin III* 9.36 2008 2011 Baylor
19.Matt Leinart* 9.35 2003 2005 Southern California
20.Donovan McNabb 9.34 1995 1998 Syracuse
21.Steve Sarkisian 9.32 1995 1996 Brigham Young
22.Aaron Murray* 9.30 2010 2013 Georgia
23.David Fales* 9.29 2012 2013 San Jose State
24.Chad Pennington* 9.17 1997 1999 Marshall
25.Jim McMahon 9.14 1977 1981 Brigham Young
26.Billy Blanton 9.11 1993 1996 San Diego State
27.Ryan Mallett* 9.09 2007 2010 Arkansas
28.Brandon Doughty* 9.08 2011 2015 Western Kentucky
29.Case Keenum* 9.08 2007 2011 Houston
30.Chris Weinke 9.01 1997 2000 Florida State
31.Cody Kessler* 8.92 2012 2015 Southern California
32.Teddy Bridgewater* 8.91 2011 2013 Louisville
33.Trent Dilfer* 8.90 1991 1993 Fresno State
34.Joe Germaine* 8.89 1996 1998 Ohio State
35.Connor Shaw* 8.83 2010 2013 South Carolina
36.Blake Bortles* 8.82 2011 2013 Central Florida
37.Darron Thomas* 8.82 2008 2011 Oregon
38.Tajh Boyd* 8.77 2010 2013 Clemson
39.Ken Dorsey* 8.69 1999 2002 Miami (FL)
40.Kevin Hogan* 8.69 2012 2015 Stanford
41.Tim Rattay 8.68 1997 1999 Louisiana Tech
42.Brandon Weeden* 8.65 2008 2011 Oklahoma State
43.Geno Smith* 8.65 2009 2012 West Virginia
44.Nate Davis* 8.65 2006 2008 Ball State
45.Bruce Gradkowski* 8.65 2002 2005 Toledo
46.Chuck Hartlieb* 8.64 1985 1988 Iowa
47.David Carr* 8.62 1997 2001 Fresno State
48.Byron Leftwich* 8.62 1998 2002 Marshall
49.Josh Wallwork 8.60 1995 1996 Wyoming
50.Derek Carr* 8.60 2009 2013 Fresno State
51.Ryan Leaf* 8.56 1995 1997 Washington State
52.Jason White* 8.55 1999 2004 Oklahoma
53.Paul Smith* 8.53 2003 2007 Tulsa
54.Zach Terrell* 8.53 2013 2015 Western Michigan
55.Daunte Culpepper 8.52 1996 1998 Central Florida
56.Baker Mayfield* 8.51 2013 2015 Oklahoma
57.Brad Kaaya* 8.49 2014 2015 Miami (FL)
58.Kevin Kolb* 8.48 2003 2006 Houston
59.JaMarcus Russell* 8.43 2004 2006 Louisiana State
60.Gunner Kiel* 8.43 2014 2015 Cincinnati
61.Russell Wilson* 8.43 2008 2011 Wisconsin
62.Graham Harrell* 8.43 2005 2008 Texas Tech
63.Patrick Mahomes 8.42 2014 2015 Texas Tech
64.Ben Roethlisberger* 8.42 2001 2003 Miami (OH)
65.Driphus Jackson* 8.40 2012 2015 Rice
66.Colin Kaepernick* 8.39 2007 2010 Nevada
67.Nate Sudfeld 8.34 2012 2015 Indiana
68.Jason Campbell* 8.34 2001 2004 Auburn
69.John Walsh 8.34 1991 1994 Brigham Young
70.Bryn Renner* 8.33 2010 2013 North Carolina
71.Brett Hundley* 8.33 2012 2014 UCLA
 Dak Prescott* 8.33 2012 2015 Mississippi State
73.Peyton Manning 8.32 1994 1997 Tennessee
74.Garrett Grayson* 8.32 2011 2014 Colorado State
75.Max Hall* 8.28 2007 2009 Brigham Young
76.E.J. Manuel* 8.27 2009 2012 Florida State
77.Joe Hamilton 8.26 1996 1999 Georgia Tech
78.Shawn Moore 8.25 1987 1990 Virginia
79.Zac Robinson* 8.25 2006 2009 Oklahoma State
80.Chandler Harnish* 8.23 2008 2011 Northern Illinois
81.Connor Cook* 8.23 2012 2015 Michigan State
82.Tyler Bray* 8.20 2010 2012 Tennessee
83.Taylor Kelly* 8.20 2011 2014 Arizona State
84.Mike McCoy 8.20 1992 1994 Utah
85.Colt McCoy* 8.19 2006 2009 Texas
86.Rex Grossman* 8.18 2000 2002 Florida
87.Cade McNown* 8.18 1995 1998 UCLA
88.Moses Moreno 8.14 1994 1997 Colorado State
89.Jared Goff 8.14 2013 2015 California
90.Nick Florence* 8.13 2009 2012 Baylor
91.Robbie Bosco 8.12 1983 1985 Brigham Young
92.Bryant Moniz* 8.12 2009 2011 Hawaii
93.Steve Young 8.11 1981 1983 Brigham Young
94.Philip Rivers* 8.10 2000 2003 North Carolina State
95.Chuck Long* 8.10 1981 1985 Iowa
96.Tyrod Taylor* 8.09 2007 2010 Virginia Tech
97.Bryan Cupito* 8.08 2002 2006 Minnesota
98.G.J. Kinne* 8.08 2009 2011 Tulsa
99.Kirk Cousins* 8.07 2008 2011 Michigan State
100.Josh Haldi* 8.07 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
 Joshua Haldi* 8.07 2001 2004 Northern Illinois
102.Tyler Wilson* 8.05 2008 2012 Arkansas
103.Nick Arbuckle 8.05 2014 2015 Georgia State
104.Rudy Carpenter* 8.05 2005 2008 Arizona State
105.George Godsey 8.04 1998 2001 Georgia Tech
106.Todd Collins* 8.01 1991 1994 Michigan
107.Dan McGwire* 8.01 1986 1990 San Diego State
108.Jordan Lynch* 8.01 2010 2013 Northern Illinois
109.Rakeem Cato* 8.01 2011 2014 Marshall
110.Kordell Stewart 8.01 1991 1994 Colorado
111.David Greene* 8.01 2001 2004 Georgia
112.Rob Johnson* 8.00 1991 1994 Southern California
113.Matt Barkley* 7.99 2009 2012 Southern California
114.Daryll Clark* 7.97 2006 2009 Penn State
115.Craig Erickson 7.96 1987 1990 Miami (FL)
116.Mike Maxwell 7.96 1993 1995 Nevada
117.Trevone Boykin* 7.96 2012 2015 Texas Christian
118.Tyler Palko* 7.94 2002 2006 Pittsburgh
119.Bart Hendricks 7.93 1997 2000 Boise State
120.Kyle Padron* 7.92 2009 2011 Southern Methodist
121.Bobby Hoying* 7.92 1992 1995 Ohio State
122.Everett Golson* 7.92 2012 2015 Florida State
123.Marquise Williams* 7.91 2012 2015 North Carolina
124.Jared Zabransky* 7.91 2003 2006 Boise State
125.David Neill 7.91 1998 2001 Nevada
126.Chase Daniel* 7.89 2005 2008 Missouri
127.Andy Dalton* 7.88 2007 2010 Texas Christian
128.Vince Young* 7.88 2003 2005 Texas
129.Colby Cameron* 7.88 2009 2012 Louisiana Tech
130.Darrell Hackney* 7.88 2002 2005 Alabama-Birmingham
131.Stephen Morris* 7.88 2010 2013 Miami (FL)
132.Kevin Feterik 7.88 1996 1999 Brigham Young
133.Todd Reesing* 7.88 2006 2009 Kansas
134.Thad Busby 7.86 1994 1997 Florida State
135.Andre Ware 7.86 1987 1989 Houston
136.Terrance Owens* 7.86 2010 2013 Toledo
137.Terrelle Pryor* 7.85 2008 2010 Ohio State
138.Marvin Graves 7.85 1990 1993 Syracuse
139.Tyler Tettleton* 7.84 2009 2013 Ohio
140.Asad Abdul-Khaliq* 7.84 2000 2003 Minnesota
141.Levi Brown* 7.84 2008 2009 Troy
142.Pat White* 7.83 2005 2008 West Virginia
143.Ricky Stanzi* 7.83 2007 2010 Iowa
144.Shane Carden* 7.83 2012 2014 East Carolina
145.Zach Collaros* 7.83 2008 2011 Cincinnati
146.B.J. Symons* 7.83 2000 2003 Texas Tech
147.Herb Tyler 7.82 1995 1998 Louisiana State
148.Reggie McNeal* 7.81 2002 2005 Texas A&M
149.Rod Rutherford* 7.81 2000 2003 Pittsburgh
150.John Beck* 7.81 2003 2006 Brigham Young
151.Anu Solomon* 7.80 2014 2015 Arizona
152.Major Applewhite* 7.79 1998 2001 Texas
153.Elvis Grbac* 7.77 1989 1992 Michigan
154.Keith Smith 7.76 1996 1999 Arizona
155.Steve Stenstrom* 7.75 1991 1994 Stanford
156.Casey Clausen* 7.73 2000 2003 Tennessee
157.Eric Zeier 7.72 1991 1994 Georgia
158.Randall Cunningham* 7.72 1982 1984 Nevada-Las Vegas
159.Mike Bercovici* 7.72 2011 2015 Arizona State
160.Mike Bobo 7.71 1994 1997 Georgia
161.Brad Otton* 7.70 1994 1996 Southern California
162.John Stocco* 7.68 2003 2006 Wisconsin
163.Landry Jones* 7.68 2009 2012 Oklahoma
164.Andre Woodson* 7.68 2004 2007 Kentucky
165.Keith Price* 7.67 2010 2013 Washington
166.Ron Powlus 7.66 1994 1997 Notre Dame
167.Kellen Clemens* 7.66 2002 2005 Oregon
168.Raymond Philyaw 7.65 1994 1996 Louisiana-Monroe
169.Brian Johnson* 7.65 2004 2008 Utah
170.Gifford Nielsen* 7.65 1975 1977 Brigham Young
171.Cory Paus* 7.63 1999 2002 UCLA
172.Marc Bulger* 7.63 1996 1999 West Virginia
173.Luke Falk 7.63 2014 2015 Washington State
174.Ryan Schneider 7.62 2000 2003 Central Florida
175.Gino Torretta 7.62 1989 1992 Miami (FL)
176.Matt Sherman 7.62 1994 1997 Iowa
177.Trevor Vittatoe* 7.61 2007 2010 Texas-El Paso
178.Joey Harrington* 7.60 1998 2001 Oregon
179.Chris Leak* 7.60 2003 2006 Florida
180.Charlie Frye 7.58 2001 2004 Akron
181.Jason Gesser* 7.58 1999 2002 Washington State
182.Jake Plummer 7.57 1993 1996 Arizona State
183.David Klingler 7.57 1988 1991 Houston
184.Pat Barnes* 7.56 1993 1996 California
185.Charlie Ward 7.56 1989 1993 Florida State
186.Dan Lefevour* 7.56 2006 2009 Central Michigan
187.Andrew Walter* 7.55 2001 2004 Arizona State
188.Cooper Rush* 7.55 2013 2015 Central Michigan
189.John David Booty* 7.55 2003 2007 Southern California
190.Robert Hall 7.54 1990 1993 Texas Tech
191.Chris Rix* 7.53 2001 2004 Florida State
192.Chris Simms* 7.53 1999 2002 Texas
193.Sam Keller* 7.53 2003 2007 Nebraska
194.Bo Wallace* 7.53 2012 2014 Mississippi
195.Tom Ramsey* 7.51 1979 1982 UCLA
196.Brett Smith* 7.50 2011 2013 Wyoming
197.Kerwin Bell 7.48 1984 1987 Florida
198.Tino Sunseri* 7.48 2009 2012 Pittsburgh
199.Billy Volek 7.48 1996 1999 Fresno State
200.Paxton Lynch* 7.48 2013 2015 Memphis
201.Chase Holbrook 7.47 2006 2008 New Mexico State
202.Eli Manning* 7.46 2000 2003 Mississippi
203.Brandon Allen* 7.45 2012 2015 Arkansas
204.Seth Doege* 7.45 2009 2012 Texas Tech
 Danny Kanell 7.45 1992 1995 Florida State
206.Josh Fields* 7.44 2001 2003 Oklahoma State
207.Tommy Hodson 7.44 1986 1989 Louisiana State
208.Fredi Knighten* 7.44 2012 2015 Arkansas State
209.Brady Quinn* 7.43 2003 2006 Notre Dame
210.Jerry Rhome 7.43 1961 1964 Tulsa
211.Scott Mitchell 7.43 1987 1989 Utah
212.Doug Johnson 7.42 1996 1999 Florida
213.Austin Davis* 7.42 2008 2011 Southern Mississippi
214.Scott Hall* 7.41 2000 2004 North Texas
215.Dave Ragone* 7.41 1999 2002 Louisville
216.Ryan Aplin* 7.40 2009 2012 Arkansas State
217.Kevin Riley* 7.39 2007 2010 California
218.Chase Clement* 7.38 2005 2008 Rice
219.Matt Jones* 7.37 2001 2004 Arkansas
220.Doug Flutie* 7.37 1981 1984 Boston College
221.Tom Savage* 7.36 2009 2013 Pittsburgh
 Jonathan Smith* 7.36 1998 2001 Oregon State
223.Jacoby Brissett* 7.36 2011 2015 North Carolina State
224.Matthew Stafford* 7.36 2006 2008 Georgia
225.Bernie Kosar 7.36 1983 1984 Miami (FL)
226.Rusty Smith 7.36 2006 2009 Florida Atlantic
227.Taylor Martinez* 7.35 2010 2013 Nebraska
228.Lee Roberts* 7.35 1995 1998 Southern Mississippi
229.Davis Webb* 7.35 2013 2015 Texas Tech
230.Drew Olson* 7.34 2002 2005 UCLA
231.Jason Johnson 7.34 1999 2002 Arizona
232.Devin Gardner* 7.34 2010 2014 Michigan
233.Jerrod Johnson* 7.34 2007 2010 Texas A&M
234.John Elway 7.33 1979 1982 Stanford
235.Denard Robinson* 7.33 2009 2012 Michigan
236.Jimmy Clausen* 7.33 2007 2009 Notre Dame
237.Drew Tate* 7.32 2003 2006 Iowa
238.Kevin Sweeney* 7.32 1982 1986 Fresno State
239.Dameyune Craig 7.32 1994 1997 Auburn
240.Mike Teel* 7.32 2005 2008 Rutgers
241.Stoney Case 7.31 1991 1994 New Mexico
242.Jeff Smoker* 7.30 2000 2003 Michigan State
243.Blaine Gabbert* 7.30 2008 2010 Missouri
244.Joe Hughes 7.30 1992 1993 Wyoming
245.Ryan Kealy* 7.30 1997 2000 Arizona State
246.Brooks Bollinger* 7.29 1999 2002 Wisconsin
247.Bryan Randall* 7.29 2001 2004 Virginia Tech
248.Josh Betts* 7.28 2002 2005 Miami (OH)
249.Charlie Batch 7.27 1994 1997 Eastern Michigan
 James Franklin* 7.27 2010 2013 Missouri