This is a list of National Football League quarterbacks who have led the regular season in passer rating each year. The record for highest passer rating in a season is held by Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers who had 122.5 in 2011. Steve Young is the only quarterback to lead the NFL in passer rating in six different seasons. Len Dawson achieved the same feat in the AFL. The 2020 leader would end up being Rodgers again, who fell second in the history books to his own 2011 record at 121.5.
Passer rating leaders
- Note: Minimum 10 attempts per team game (prior to 1976); 12 attempts per team game (1976–1977); 14 attempts per team game (1978–present).
Top 25 single-season passer rating
List includes qualifying players only. Click on heading to sort.
- Prior to 1976, 10 pass attempts per team game
- 1978–present, 14 pass attempts per team game – 14 × 16 = 224 attempts for the season
|1946||Otto Graham||112.1||Cleveland Browns|
|1947||Otto Graham||109.2||Cleveland Browns|
|1948||Frankie Albert||102.9||San Francisco 49ers|
|1949||Otto Graham||97.5||Cleveland Browns|
|1960||Tom Flores||71.8||Oakland Raiders|
|1961||George Blanda||91.3||Houston Oilers|
|1962||Len Dawson||98.3||Dallas Texans|
|1963||Tobin Rote||86.7||San Diego Chargers|
|1964||Len Dawson||89.9||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1965||Len Dawson||81.3||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1966||Len Dawson||101.7||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1967||Len Dawson||83.7||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1968||Len Dawson||98.6||Kansas City Chiefs|
|1969||Greg Cook||88.3||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Steve Young||6||1991–1994, 1996, 1997||San Francisco 49ers|
|Bart Starr||5||1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969||Green Bay Packers|
|Roger Staubach||4||1971, 1973, 1978, 1979||Dallas Cowboys|
|Ken Anderson||1974, 1975, 1981, 1982||Cincinnati Bengals|
- Passer rating
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- Kerry Byrne, "Yearly league-wide passer rating & passer rating leaders", Cold Hard Football Facts, January 24, 2008
- "NFL Year-by-Year Passer Rating Leaders", Pro Football Reference, January 1, 2015
- "Minimum Requirements For Football Leaderboards". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
- "Official 2017 National Football League Record & Fact Book" (PDF). NFL. p. 310. Retrieved 9 June 2018.