The Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leaders include two of the top 15 passing leaders in NFL history. Drew Bledsoe did most of his damage with the Patriots, but Jim Kelly spent his entire Hall of Fame career in Buffalo to top the Bills’ passing leader board.
5. Doug Flutie: 7,582 yards
Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie ranks fifth on the list of Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leaders. After a lengthy hiatus from the NFL, Flutie joined the Bills in 1998 and led them to consecutive playoff appearances. He was a first-time Pro Bowler in 1998 as he threw for 208.5 yards per game with 20 touchdowns against only 11 interceptions. Flutie played 39 games for the Bills with a quarterback rating of 81.7 and a win-loss record of 21-9.
4. Drew Bledsoe: 10,151 yards
Four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Bledsoe ranks fourth among the Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leaders. Bledsoe spent nine seasons in New England where he led the NFL in yards in 1994 and started a Super Bowl in the 1996 season. He joined the Bills in 2002 and started every game for three seasons. In 2002, he earned his last Pro Bowl selection as he threw for 4,359 yards to set Buffalo’s single-season record. Bledsoe’s career total of 44,611 passing yards is good for eighth best in NFL history.
3. Jack Kemp: 15,134 yards
Former All-Pro footballer and United States Congressman Jack Kemp is one of the Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leaders. Kemp made 77 starts for Buffalo from 1962 to 1969, earning Pro Bowl selections in five of his six full seasons. He won the 1965 AFL MVP with 2,368 passing yards. Kemp averaged 172 yards per game with the Bills as the first QB in franchise history to cross the 10,000 yard mark.
2. Joe Ferguson: 27,590 yards
Longtime Bills’ quarterback Joe Ferguson ranks second on the list of Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leaders. Ferguson started for the Bills from 1973 to 1984. He threw for more than 2,000 passing yards seven times including two years over 3,000 and a career-high 3,572 in 1979. He led the NFL in passing yards in 1977 with 2,803. Ferguson added 181 touchdown passes and he led the league in the category in 1975 with 25.
1. Jim Kelly: 35,467 yards
The Buffalo Bills’ all-time passing yards leader is Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Kelly spent his entire brilliant 11-year career in Buffalo from 1986 to 1996. He set a variety of team records including passing yards, yards per game (221.7), and touchdowns (237). The five-time Pro Bowler is 15th in NFL history in passing yards and he ranks in the all-time top 20 in passing touchdowns. Kelly averaged more than 3,000 yards per season and he topped out at 3,844 in 1991, the year he was named an All-Pro quarterback.
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