Drew Brees of the 2011 New Orleans Saints with 5,476 passing yards.
Drew Brees in 2011-2012
Drew Brees passed for 5,087 yards in 2011. Dan Marino is now second, with 5,084.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the record for most yards thrown in a season for a Patriots quarterback. Brady threw for 5,235 yards in 2011.Brady holds four of the top five positions on the Patriots single season passing list.The top five New England Patriots single season passing performances:Tom Brady, 5,235 yards, 2011Tom Brady, 4,827 yards, 2012Tom Brady, 4,806 yards, 2007Drew Bledsoe, 4,555 yards, 1994Tom Brady, 4,398 yards, 2009
The New Orleans Saints quarterback passed for 5,476 yards in 2011, breaking Hall of Famer Dan Marino's single-season passing yardage record of 5,084 yards set in 1984. Brees almost broke Marino's record during the 2008 season, when he threw for 5,069 yards. Another NFL quarterback also surpassed Marino's mark during the 2011 season -- New England's Tom Brady, who threw for 5,235 yards.
Most 4th quarter touchdown passes in a season (15 in 2011)Tied NFL Record longest pass completion and touchdown (99 yards in 2011)Most road playoff wins by a quarterback (5)Tied NFL Record most game-winning drives in a season (8 in 2011)Most road wins in a single regular season and postseason by a starting quarterback (10)Most passing yards in a single postseason (1,219 yards in 2011)
Passing yardage is calculated from where the quarterback throws the ball to the wide receiver. This new calculation was made in the lock out of the 2011-2012 NFL season.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in 2011.
Drew Brees with 5,476
Tom Brady passed for 5,235 yards for the 2011 season.
As of the end of the 2011 season, Ben Roethlisberger has 26,579 career passing yards.