The Philadelphia Eagles’ all-time passing yards leaders include three quarterbacks who threw for more than 20,000 yards with the team. They are led by the Eagles’ most recent Pro Bowl quarterback, Donovan McNabb.
5. Tommy Thompson: 10,240 yards
A two-time NFL Champion from the 1940s and World War II soldier, Tommy Thompson ranks fifth on the list of Philadelphia Eagles’ all-time passing yards leaders. Thompson appeared in 88 games and started 44 of them from 1941 to 1950 as one of the most successful passers of his era. He finished in the top five in QB rating five times while twice leading the NFL in the category. He regularly ranked among the league leaders in passing yards as he topped 1,000 in the air five times. Thompson had his career year in 1948 with 1,965 passing yards and an NFL leading 25 touchdowns. His Eagles won their first two NFL titles in 1948 and 1949
4. Norm Snead: 15,672 yards
Ranking fourth on the list of Philadelphia Eagles’ all-time passing yards leaders is four-time Pro Bowler Norm Snead. From 1964 to 1970, Snead spent seven of his 16 NFL seasons with the Eagles. He averaged 184.4 passing yards per game with Philly and he was the first QB in team history to throw more than 100 touchdown asses. He had career highs in both passing yards (3,399) and touchdowns (29) in 1967. Snead totaled 30,797 passing yards in his NFL career.
3. Randall Cunningham: 22,877 yards
Randall Cunningham went to four Pro Bowls and sits third among the Philadelphia Eagles all-time passing yards leaders. Cunningham led the Eagles to ten-plus victories four times and he started five playoff games with the team. He topped the 3,000 yard mark five times and with 3,808 yards in 1988, set an Eagles’ record that stood until 2004. In 161 career games, he tallied 29,979 passing yards with 207 touchdowns against 134 picks.
2. Ron Jaworski: 26,963 yards
One-time Pro Bowler and current NFL commentator Ron Jaworski holds the second spot on the Philadelphia Eagles’ all-time passing yards leaders list. Jaworski spent ten seasons as Philadelphia’s starter, leading them to a spot in one Super Bowl. He finished north of 2,000 passing yards in each of his first nine years with the Eagles including four 3,000 yard campaigns. Jaws threw 175 touchdowns for the team, also ranking second on the team’s leader board in that category.
1. Donovan McNabb: 32,873 yards
The Philadelphia Eagles’ all-time passing yards leader is active six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Eagles used the second pick of the 1999 NFL Draft on McNabb and he started for them through 2009. He owns the two highest yardage seasons in Eagles’ history with 3,875 in 2004 and 3,916 in 2008. McNabb led the Eagles to seven postseasons including one Super Bowl. Now the Redskins’ QB, his 35,515 career passing yards are up to 15th in NFL history. He added 3,388 rushing yards with 28 touchdowns for the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com