Who Leads the NFL in Passing Yards This Year?

After Tom Brady led the NFL in passing yards at age 44, plenty of talented quarterbacks can take the throne in 2022. Whether Patrick Mahomes re-enters the chat or Josh Allen takes control of the league, there are multiple quarterbacks to watch in an exciting race to see who will be the NFL’s passing leader this year. 

Who Leads the NFL in Passing Yards This Year?

Rank Name Team Passing Yards
1 Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs 2936
2 Tom Brady Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2805
3 Josh Allen Buffalo Bills 2733
4 Joe Burrow Cincinnati Bengals 2535
5 Geno Smith Seattle Seahawks 2474
6 Justin Herbert Los Angeles Chargers 2450
7 Kirk Cousins Minnesota Vikings 2356
8 Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville Jaguars 2334
9 Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers 2315
10 Jared Goff Detroit Lions 2277
11 Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins 2265
12 Matt Ryan Indianapolis Colts 2230
13 Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles 2217
14 Kyler Murray Arizona Cardinals 2168
15 Derek Carr Las Vegas Raiders 2128
16 Jacoby Brissett Cleveland Browns 2074
17 Russell Wilson Denver Broncos 1980
18 Davis Mills Houston Texans 1975
19 Jimmy Garoppolo San Francisco 49ers 1931
20 Matthew Stafford Los Angeles Rams 1928
21 Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens 1768
22 Marcus Mariota Atlanta Falcons 1747
23 Daniel Jones New York Giants 1596
24 Andy Dalton New Orleans Saints 1559
25 Justin Fields Chicago Bears 1489

With the recent struggles of some teams in the AFC, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are again emerging as a massive threat to be a serious contender to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Mahomes and the Chiefs are coming off another impressive defeat over the Jacksonville Jaguars, which saw the franchise quarterback throw for 331 yards and four touchdowns. With another banner afternoon, Mahomes continues to lead the NFL in passing yards with 2,936. 

Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has remained behind Mahomes in the race but hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. In Munich, Germany, Brady and the Bucs had another solid day against the Seattle Seahawks, which saw the future Hall of Fame signal-caller throw for 258 yards and a pair of touchdowns. After that performance, Brady continues to sit somewhat comfortably with the second most passing yards in the NFL with 2,805.  

There were question marks entering Sunday’s big matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings surrounding the health of Josh Allen and whether he’d suit up. He did play in the game, which turned out to be a classic, with the Vikings coming out on top in overtime. Still, Allen managed to throw for 330 yards in the losing effort but did have two costly interceptions for Buffalo.