Most NFL Passing Yards in 2019

The undisputed star of every NFL franchise is the quarterback, and each season odds makers love to predict which one these play makers will play the best, so here we examine the odds and predictions of the top fifteen quarterbacks who could throw for the most yards during the upcoming 2019 season.

Football gamblers will be happy to know that odds makers have made their guesses as to which NFL quarterback they think will throw for the most yards during the 2019 regular season.

Last year’s winner is predicted to come in fourth place this season, and the odds-on favorite in 2019 was last season’s third place finisher, so obviously anything goes this year.

There are quite a few talented contenders who could take a run at the title in 2019, but there are factors handicapping each of them, so we take a closer look at the best fifteen of these candidates and analyze the odds and predictions of who might throw for the most NFL passing yards in 2019.

Here Are the Current Top-Ten Odds and Predictions Listed for Which NFL Quarterback Will Have the Most Passing Yards in 2019:

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15) Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings

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Current Age: 30

Seasons in the NFL: 7

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 202-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 425-of-606 for 4,298 yards and 30 touchdowns with 10 interceptions and a completion percentage of 70.1 while being sacked 40 times.

Analysis: Despite not taking his team to the postseason as he was expected to do last season, Kirk Cousins finished in the top ten in total passing yards with 4,298.

When it comes helpful wide receiver targets, Cousins has two of them ranked in the top twenty for total receiving yards last season, with Adam Thielen ranked ninth with 1,373 yards and Stefon Diggs ranked twentieth for posting 1,021 yards.

Also helping Cousins in his pursuit of the most passing yards in 2019 will be running back Dalvin Cook, who in his second NFL season last year caught 40-of-49 balls thrown to him for 305 yards with an impressive catching percentage of 81.6.

14) Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers

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Current Age: 27

Seasons in the NFL: 5

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 225-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 3

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 53-of-89 for 718 yards and 5 touchdowns with 3 interceptions and a completion percentage of 59.6 while being sacked 13 times.

Analysis: The biggest question mark about Jimmy Garoppolo is whether the man can play a full season, since his first year with the San Francisco 49ers didn’t start until the very end of 2017 and his second season with the team in 2018 ended after three games due to injury.

A torn ACL takes three-fourths of a year to fully recover from, which puts Garoppolo right on schedule to slide back healthy onto the 2019 roster before training camp begins at the end of July when he will attempt to get back to pre-injury form.

Helping Garoppolo offensively are three new targets to throw at – Jordan Mathews, a free agent pickup who played with the Philadelphia Eagles, and rookies Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd – plus his tight end, George Kittle, who last season ranked 8th among all NFL receivers with 1,377 total receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.

13) Tom Brady, New England Patriots

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Current Age: 41

Seasons in the NFL: 19

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 225-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 375-of-570 for 4,355 yards and 29 touchdowns with 11 interceptions and a completion percentage of 65.8 while being sacked 21 times.

Analysis: Chances are, Tom Brady does not mind being an underdog in this race because the forty-one year old quarterback definitely thrives even more when people start to doubt him.

Last year, Brady – the GOAT or an old man, depending on whether you root for him – defied the odds and threw for 4,355 total yards, good enough for eighth best in the league.

Now Brady has first round draft pick N’Keal Harry, the Arizona State superstar, to throw to along with his favorite slot receiver Julian Edelman, but it looks like he will not have tight end Benjamin Watson for the first four games due to a suspension for violating the team’s substances policy.

12) Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans

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Current Age: 23

Seasons in the NFL: 2

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 220-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 345-of-505 for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns with 9 interceptions and a completion percentage of 68.3 while being sacked 62 times.

Analysis: Pretty tough to post up a lot of passing yards in the NFL when you’re sacked a league-leading 62 times like Deshaun Watson was, so Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine signed left tackle Matt Kalil this offseason to keep him safer.

That’s good news for a guy like Watson who missed nine games his rookie season in 2017 due to injury, though despite being roughed up so often his 4,165 total passing yards in 2018 still ranked eleventh in the league.

First-team All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught for 1,500+ yards (second most in the NFL) and 11 touchdowns last season, so expect a lot of Watson’s attention to be directed his way, but the third-year quarterback’s main priority will be to prove he is capable of returning to pre-injury form when he threw for 19 touchdowns in just 7 games his rookie season.

11) Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

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Current Age: 26

Seasons in the NFL: 3

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 237-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 11

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 279-of-401 for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns with 7 interceptions and a completion percentage of 69.6 while being sacked 31 times.

Analysis: Funny, as good as Carson Wentz has been, nobody will truly believe he can lead his team to a Lombardi Trophy until he can stay healthy for an entire season so that he can take snaps in the postseason for the first time in his three-year NFL career.

When you look at his 2018 numbers, in each of the eleven games he played in, Wentz averaged almost 280 yards in the air, which, had he stayed healthy and maintained that production for sixteen games, could have given him enough total passing yards to rank sixth among his peers.

Wentz could realistically throw for the most yards in 2019, especially given who he has to target now – deep receivers Alshon Jeffrey and newly signed Desean Jackson plus slot receiver Nelson Agholar and the soft-handed tight end Zach Ertz, ranked as the third best at his position in 2018.

10) Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

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Current Age: 37

Seasons in the NFL: 15

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 228-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 347-of-508 for 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of 68.3 while being sacked 32 times.

Analysis: Philip Rivers’ unique throwing motion (it looks like he is shot-putting the ball) has befuddled many an expert, but the story goes he developed it as a small child trying to throw an NFL-sized football.

He has been incredibly effective throughout his fifteen NFL seasons, especially these days with one of the NFL’s top receivers to throw to, Keenan Allen, who caught 97 balls for almost 1,200 yards and six touchdowns last year.

Rivers has never thrown for over 5,000 yards in his career, but to win the NFL passing yards title in 2019 he will most likely have to at least better his career best of 4,792 from 2015, though hopefully his Chargers will win more games than they did that year in San Diego when they went 4-12 and ended up in fourth place of the AFC West.

9) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

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Current Age: 40

Seasons in the NFL: 18

Height: 6-foot-0

Weight: 209-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 15

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 364-of-489 for 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns with 5 interceptions and a completion percentage of 74.4 while being sacked 17 times.

Analysis: In the eighteen seasons that the undersized and over aged New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been playing in the NFL, he has thrown for 5,000+ yards five times and has come close twice.

Brees will have to do that again in 2019 if he expects to throw for the most passing yards against the current, ahem, younger competition, but thankfully he will be throwing at one of the best receivers in the NFL, Michael Thomas.

It also doesn’t hurt to have a running back like Alvin Kamara who can catch the ball and run far and wide with it afterwards, and now that newly signed tight end Jared Cook is on board, there is a great chance that Brees will place in the 2019 total passing yards competition.

8) Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

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Current Age: 24

Seasons in the NFL: 3

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 222-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 364-of-561 for 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.9 while being sacked 33 times.

Analysis: In just his third NFL season, young quarterback phenom Jared Goff led his Los Angeles Rams to a 13-3 NFC West first place finish, the NFC Championship, and if it wasn’t for the defensively dominant Super Bowl loss that followed, Goff’s 2018 would have been absolutely mind boggling.

Goff will have last years’ receiving corps to target, only in 2019 he will have a healthy Cooper Kupp back in the roster, and that is a big deal given that the second year receiver was averaging 70 yards receiving per game until his season ended with a torn ACL.

Of course, Goff also has All Pro running back Todd Gurley to throw to, so it looks like once again the fourth ranked NFL quarterback from last year will take another legitimate run at the passing yards total competition.  

7) Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Current Age: 25

Seasons in the NFL: 4

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 231-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 11

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 244-of-378 for 2,992 yards and 19 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.6 while being sacked 27 times.

Analysis: Seems like Famous Jameis (or Jaboo), as Jameis Winston has been nicknamed, has some pretty decent odds for winning the 2019 total passing yards contest, and now that he is definitely the man in Tampa Bay (goodbye, FitzMagic, Ryan Fitzpatrick), he will get a full season to compete.

Without Adam Humphries, who was lost to free agency, and Desean Jackson, the veteran deep threat who was traded away, Winston will have to count on an unknown gem from the Cleveland Browns, Breshad Perriman, who with limited snaps in 2018 posted 16 catches for 340 yards, averaging 21.3 yards per reception.

Winston will be working under new head coach Bruce Arians and newly hired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, so expect a learning curve in the first part of the season, but with receivers like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and tight end O.J. Howard to target, Winston has a legitimate chance to put up big numbers in 2019 and make a serious run at the most passing yards title.

6) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

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Current Age: 35

Seasons in the NFL: 14

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 225-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 372-of-597 for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns with 2 interceptions and a completion percentage of 62.3 while being sacked 49 times.

Analysis: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a former All-Pro Super Bowl champion, MVP, league MVP and Pro Bowler who is getting older, so injuries have begun to slow him down and become a factor.

That said, Rodgers continues to be effective – he is still one of the NFL’s top performers at quarterback, last year ranking 6th among his peers statistically.

The Packers were ranked 12th in offense last season, but few offseason changes to the offensive roster were made, so it will be up to the ‘old man in the Bay’ Rodgers to have the season of his career if he expects to throw for the most yards in 2019.

5) Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

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Current Age: 24

Seasons in the NFL: 1

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 215-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 14

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 310-of-486 for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns (*NFL rookie record) with 14 interceptions and a completion percentage of 63.8 while being sacked 25 times.

Analysis: The Cleveland Browns passing attack improved and got serious once Freddie Kitchens took over as offensive coordinator and began to use rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield in a way that made him more effective and productive.

And now that one of the elite receivers in the NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., joins the Cleveland Browns’ roster, Mayfield, who is highly accurate and bold with his choices, will have a legitimate deep threat to throw to.

Mayfield will have plenty of other solid targets to throw to – slot receiver Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and soft-handed running backs Duke Johnson and (not until Week 9) Kareem Hunt – so don’t count the Oklahoma Heisman Kid out when it comes to this competition.

4) Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

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Current Age: 37

Seasons in the NFL: 15

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 240-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 452-of-675 for 5,129 yards and 34 touchdowns with 16 interceptions and a completion percentage of 67.0 while being sacked 24 times.

Analysis: Last season, Ben Roethlisberger won the passing yards competition by posting a whopping 5,129 yards, but this year he doesn’t have the help of one of the NFL’s top receivers, Antonio Brown, who will be catching passes in Oakland for the Raiders in 2019.

Now receiver Juju Smith-Schuster has to step up, but in the past he has benefited from the attention that Brown would get from defenses, so it will be up to him to prove he can still dominate now that he is in the number one receiving slot in Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger just got a two-year, $68 million contract extension, so he could easily phone in these last couple of seasons of his career, but there is a good chance that the former 2x Super Bowl Champion still feels competitive and will throw for every yard he can in 2019.

3) Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

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Current Age: 23

Seasons in the NFL: 2

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 230-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 15

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 383-of-580 for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and a completion percentage of 66.0 while being sacked 26 times.

Analysis: The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2019 season officially hinges on whether All Pro speedy receiver Tyreek Hill will be punished by the NFL for suspicious off the field behavior described as ‘child abuse’ that has, as of June 7, 2019, been deemed officially inactive.

Last season, Mahomes led the league with 50 touchdown passes and was ranked second with his 5,097 total passing yards posted, so the third-year quarterback naturally becomes a top contender for the award in 2019.

Regardless of Hill’s NFL fate, Mahomes has the talent to make his other receivers step up, plus he still has his other most effective offensive weapon, tight end Travis Kelce, who last season put up 1,336 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, ranking him at one of the top spots in his position.

2) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

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Current Age: 29

Seasons in the NFL: 6

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 240-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 430-of-639 for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns with 15 interceptions and a completion percentage of 67.3 while being sacked 18 times.

Analysis: The Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck took fifth place last season in this same competition by throwing for 4,593 total yards through the air in 2018, and it looks like Luck is healthy enough to take another stab at it.

Helping Luck again will be deep threat T.Y. Hilton plus newly acquired receiver Devin Funchess,  signed in March after spending 2018 with the Carolina Panthers, catching just 44 balls for 549 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Luck and company took the Colts to the playoffs last season, and many experts expect them to go even further in 2019, so it will surprise nobody if he puts up the most passing yards in the NFL during the regular season to get his team to legitimately contend for a Big Game ring.

1) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

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Current Age: 34

Seasons in the NFL: 11

Height: 6-foot-4 

Weight: 217-pounds

Total number of 2018 games played: 16

2018 Passing Stats Line: Completed 422-of-608 for 4,924 yards and 35 touchdowns with 7 interceptions and a completion percentage of 69.4 while being sacked 42 times.

Analysis: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was the third place finisher in the passing yards category last season, but he will be playing behind a rebuilt offensive line with newly signed guard James Carpenter and newly drafted guard Chris Lindstrom and the other first round pick, right tackle Kaleb McGary.

Last season, this team was basically decapitated early on when injuries to seven starters took the Falcons out of the running, so it stands to reason that if they can stay healthy they can make a much better showing in 2019 worthy of their on-paper potential.

Second-team All-Pro Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu were a major part of a 4th ranked passing attack in 2018, together they caught for over 2,500 yards, so expect Ryan to count on them to take a run at the most NFL passing yards in 2019.

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