One of the NFL’s oldest franchises, the New York Giants have been in existence since 1925. Six quarterbacks, including current starter Eli Manning, have thrown for more than 10,000 yards with the team. The New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leaders include three of the top 25 passers in NFL history.
5. Fran Tarkenton: 13,905 yards
Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton ranks fifth on the list of New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leaders. Tarkenton spent five seasons as the Giants’ quarterback and he was named to four Pro Bowls in that time. From 1967 to 1971, he averaged 201.5 passing yards per game with 103 touchdowns against 72 interceptions. Tarkenton is also the Minnesota Vikings’ all-time passing yards leader and his career total of 47,003 ranks sixth in NFL history.
4. Kerry Collins: 16,875 yards
The Giants’ starter in the early 2000s, Kerry Collins sits fourth among the New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leaders. Collins owns the Giants’ single-season passing yards record with 4,073 in 2002. He averaged a franchise record 237.7 yards per game during his tenure and his career average remains north of 200 yards through 190 games. Collins’s career total of 39,256 yards in the air is good for 12th among the NFL’s all-time passing leaders. In 2000, he led the Giants to 12 wins and a spot in Super Bowl XXXV.
3. Charlie Conerly: 19,488 yards
A member of the team for the whole of his 14-year NFL career, Charlies Conerly ranks third on the New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leaders list. From 1948 to 1961, Conerly started 107 games in New York and helped the team to a 58-31 win-loss record in his starts. In 1948 and 1949, he posted the Giants’ first two 2,000 passing yard seasons. In 1956, Conerly was named to his second Pro Bowl as he helped the Giants win their last NFL Championship in the pre-Super Bowl era.
2. Eli Manning: 21,239 yards
Current Pro Bowl quarterback Eli Manning is up to second on the list of New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leaders. Manning became the Giants’ starter in 2004 and after some rookie struggles, he became one of the NFL’s top volume passers. Since 2005, he has thrown for better than 3,000 yards per year, passing the 4,000 yard mark for the first time in 2009. The MVP of Super Bowl XLII has a career QB rating of 80.2 with 146 touchdowns in 97 starts.
1. Phil Simms: 33,462 yards
The New York Giants’ all-time passing yards leader is longtime Giants’ quarterback Phil Simms. From 1979 to 1993, Simms spent his entire NFL career with the Giants, averaging 204.0 passing yards per game in 159 starts. He topped the 3,000 yard mark six times and reached a career-high 4,044 yards in 1984. In 1986, Simms led the Giants to their first Super Bowl Championship as he took home the game’s MVP honors.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
New York Giants Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com