Washington Redskins’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders

The Washington Redskins are one of the NFL’s oldest and most storied franchises, beginning play in 1932—first as the Boston Braves, then becoming the Boston Redskins in 1933, and moving to Washington in 1937.  The Redskins have won 3 out of 5 Super Bowls, and have won 5 championships altogether.  They have been built much of the time on a strong running game and defense, but the Redskins have also fielded some really talented quarterbacks over the years.  Here is a short list of the Redskins’ all-time passing touchdown leaders, to date:

Sammy Baugh (187)—Sammy Baugh played for the Redskins his entire career, from 1937 to 1952, and he ranks first in the team’s history with 187 passing touchdowns.  Baugh’s best season was 1947, when he had career highs in passing yards (2938) and touchdown passes (25) with 15 interceptions.  Both the yards and TDs also led the NFL that season. 

Sonny Jurgensen (179)—Sonny Jurgensen played for the Redskins most of his career, from 1964 to 1974, and he ranks second in franchise history with 179 touchdown passes.  Jurgensen had 32 TD passes with the Eagles in 1961, which is his career high.  But his best overall season was arguably 1967 with the Redskins.  That year, Jurgensen threw for a career high 3747 yards, with 31 TD passes and 16 picks.

Joe Theismann (160)—Joe Theismann played his entire career in Washington, from 1974 to 1985, and he ranks third in team history with 160 touchdown passes.  Theismann had his best season in 1983, on his way to leading the Redskins to the Super Bowl.  That year, Theismann had career highs in passing yards (3714) and passing touchdowns (29) with just 11 interceptions, on his way to being selected as a first team All Pro.

Billy Kilmer (103)—Billy Kilmer played for the Redskins from 1971 to 1978, and he ranks fourth in the team’s history with 103 TD passes.  Kilmer had arguably his best overall season in a Redskins’ uniform in 1975.  That year, he threw for 2440 yards with a career best 23 touchdown passes, and 16 picks.

Mark Rypien (101)—Mark Rypien played for Washington from 1988 to 1993, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 101 touchdown passes.  Rypien had arguably his best season in 1991, one of two Pro Bowl years with the Redskins.  That season, Rypien threw for 3564 yards with a career high 28 TD passes and 11 interceptions.

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