The Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leaders are carried by two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Bart Starr, a five-time champion and Hall of Famer, and Brett Favre, the NFL’s all-time passing leader, combined for more than 85,000 yards and nearly 600 passing touchdowns for the Packers.
5. Aaron Rodgers: 11,101 yards*
Current starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers is up to fifth and rising on the list of Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Rodgers was chosen by the Packers in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft and he waited out Brett Favre’s tenure to become the full-time starter in 2008. In his first two opportunities, Rodgers posted a pair of 4,000 yard seasons, finishing in the NFL’s top five in the category in each year. He was a first-time Pro Bowler in 2009 with a brilliant 30 touchdowns against only seven interceptions and 4,434 yards in the air. Through 41 NFL starts, Rodgers is averaging 262.7 yards per start with 74 passing touchdowns and an additional 12 TDs on the ground.
4. Tobin Rote: 11,535 yards
An All-Pro from the 1950s, Tobin Rote ranks fourth among the Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leaders. As a member of the Packers, Rote led the NFL in passing yards in 1956 with 2,203. He also led the league in touchdowns twice with 17 in 1955 and 18 in 1956. Rote heaved 89 touchdown passes in Green Bay and totaled 148 in his 13-year NFL career.
3. Lynn Dickey: 21,369 yards
Longtime Packers’ quarterback Lynn Dickey ranks third on the list of Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Dickey began his NFL career in Houston before leaping north to Green Bay in 1976. He was the first Packer to average more than 200 passing yards per game for his tenure as he averaged 203.5 with 133 touchdowns in 105 games. Dickey owns the Packers’ single-season passing yards record with 4,458, established in 1983.
2. Bart Starr: 24,718 yards
Hall of Famer Bart Starr stands second among the Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Starr was one of the most successful players in NFL history as he led the Packers in their most prestigious era. Starr’s Packers won NFL Championships in 1961, 1962, and 1965, and they won the first two Super Bowl Championships in 1966 and 1967. Starr took home both Super Bowl MVP Awards. The 1966 NFL MVP and four-time Pro Bowler had five 2,000 yard seasons in his brilliant 16-year career.
1. Brett Favre: 61,655 yards
The Green Bay Packers’ all-time passing yards leader is frequently retired MVP quarterback Brett Favre. Favre joined the Packers in 1992 and remained their starting quarterback through the 2007 season. He became the first football player to win three straight NFL MVP Awards as he took home the trophies in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Favre threw for more than 3,000 yards in all 16 seasons with the Packers and 18 times in his career as a whole. He has twice led the NFL in yards and he has led the league in touchdowns four times. The 11-time Pro Bowler is the NFL’s career leader in both yards with 71,395 and touchdowns with 507. Favre led the Packers to their third and latest Super Bowl Championship in 1996.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
Green Bay Packers Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com