The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ all-time passing yards leaders include two quarterbacks who appear in the NFL’s all-time top 20 in the category. Steve DeBerg and Vinny Testaverde threw for more than 80,000 combined yards in their careers with each placing high on the Bucs’ passing leader board.
5. Steve DeBerg: 9,439 yards
Steve DeBerg spent two stints in Tampa Bay to become one of the Buccaneers’ all-time passing yards leaders. DeBerg averaged 147.5 yards per game with Tampa Bay and 166.2 overall in his 17-year career. His best year with the Bucs came in 1984 when he threw for 3,554 yards with 19 touchdowns. DeBerg is also one of the Chiefs’ all-time passing leaders with 11,873 yards. His career total of 34,241 passing yards ranks 19th in NFL history.
4. Brad Johnson: 10,940 yards
Two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Brad Johnson ranks fourth among the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Johnson was the most successful QB in Buccaneers history, leading them to their first and only Super Bowl Championship in 2002. He threw for more than 3,000 yards in each of his three full seasons with Tampa for an average of 223.3 yards per game. His 3,811 passing yards in 2003 are good for the Bucs’ single-season franchise record. Johnson added more than 11,000 yards with the Vikings as one of their top five passers. He has a career total of 29,054 yards in the air.
3. Doug Williams: 12,648 yards
The first winning quarterback in team history, Doug Williams remains third on the list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ all-time passing yards leaders. From 1978 to 1982, Williams led the Buccaneers to their first three playoff appearances. He twice topped the 3,000 yard mark and he totaled 16,998 passing yards in his nine-year career. Williams threw 73 touchdowns for Tampa and 100 total. In 1987, he led the Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XXII with four touchdown passes.
2. Trent Dilfer: 12,969 yards
One-time Pro Bowler Trent Dilfer ranks second on the list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time passing yards leaders. Tampa Bay chose Dilfer with the sixth pick of the 1994 NFL Draft and he went on to start 76 games for them. After a dreadful first full season as a starter in which he threw 18 interceptions with just four touchdowns, Dilfer progressed and led the Bucs to a ten win season in 1997 with 21 touchdowns versus only 11 picks. He threw for more than 2,500 yards four straight times and averaged 164.2 per game in Tampa. Dilfer later manned the QB spot in the Ravens’ Super Bowl XXXV Championship run.
1. Vinny Testaverde: 14,820 yards
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ all-time passing yards leader is two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Vinny Testaverde. Testaverde was the first pick of the 1987 NFL Draft and he spent his first six seasons with the Buccaneers. He averaged 195.0 yards per game and threw a franchise record 77 touchdown passes, though he similarly holds the team’s interception record with 112. Testaverde appears in the top five career passers for three teams and his 46,233 career passing yards are good for seventh in NFL history.
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