The Carolina Panthers’ all-time passing yards leaders have not had much time to build up statistics. Around since 1995, the Panthers are one of only four NFL franchises founded since the 1970s. Still, two quarterbacks have tallied more than 10,000 yards for Carolina. They are led by the team’s Super Bowl QB, Jake Delhomme.
5. Rodney Peete: 2,652 yards
A former skilled scrambling quarterback who finished his career in Carolina, Rodney Peete is one of the Carolina Panthers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Peete started for the Panthers in 2002, throwing for 2,630 yards and 15 touchdowns with a 7-7 win-loss record. For his career as a whole, Peete totaled 16,338 passing yards with the biggest chunk coming in Detroit.
4. Chris Weinke: 3,800 yards
Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke ranks fourth on the Carolina Panthers all-time passing yards leaders list. A former professional baseball player, Weinke was drafted by the Panthers in 2001 and served as their starting quarterback for one season. He totaled 2,931 passing yards as a rookie with 11 touchdown throws, adding six rushing touchdowns. He remained in a backup role until 2006 and made only five more starts after his rookie year.
3. Kerry Collins: 8,306 yards
Active Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Kerry Collins began his career as Carolina’s first ever draft pick and remains third on the list of Panthers’ all-time passing yards leaders. As the fifth pick in the 1995 NFL Draft, Collins played 45 games for the Panthers and accumulated a win-loss record of 22-20. He became a Pro Bowler in his second season as he won nine games in a dozen tries with 2,454 yards and 14 touchdowns. Now in his 16th season, Collins has a career total of 39,256 yards which places him 12th in NFL history.
2. Steve Beuerlein: 12,690 yards
One-time Pro Bowl quarterback Steve Beuerlein ranks second among the Carolina Panthers’ all-time passing yards leaders. Beuerlein joined the Panthers in 1996 and became the full-time starter in 1998. Beuerlein had the best season of his career in 1999 when he led the NFL with 4,436 passing yards to set the Panthers’ single-season record. He added 36 touchdowns that year and totaled 86 with the Panthers and 147 in his NFL career. Beuerlein retired in 2003 with 24,046 passing yards and a 80.3 QB rating.
1. Jake Delhomme: 19,258 yards
The Carolina Panthers’ all-time passing yards leader is 2005 Pro Bowler Jake Delhomme. Delhomme earned the starting job in Carolina in 2003 and after throwing 3,219 yards in the regular season, he led the Panthers to their first appearance in the Super Bowl. The undrafted quarterback had a great seven-year run with the Panthers as he put together a 53-37 win-loss record with 124 touchdowns and 211.6 passing yards per game. In addition to yards, Delhomme owns the Panthers’ franchise record for touchdowns.
Carolina Panthers Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com