Baltimore Ravens’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)
Art Modell pulled off one of the biggest heists in NFL and Cleveland, Ohio history when he just about secretly moved the Browns to Baltimore to become the Ravens in 1995. The Ravens began play in 1996, and the city of Cleveland was awarded a new Browns expansion franchise in 1999. Since then, Baltimore and Cleveland are not considered to be related in the record books, and for that, Browns fans are thankful. Here is a list of the Ravens’ all-time passing leaders, and since their history only dates back to 1996, we’ll just go with the Top 5:
Kyle Boller (7846)—Kyle Boller has been a starter and a backup in playing for the Ravens from 2003 to 2007. Regardless, Boller does rank first in Ravens’ history with 7846 passing yards. In 2004, Boller started every game and led the Ravens to a 9-7 record, passing for career highs in yards (2559) and touchdowns (13) with 11 interceptions.
Vinny Testaverde (7148)—Journeyman Vinny Testaverde played just two seasons in Baltimore, 1996 and 1997, coming over from the old Cleveland Browns. He ranks second in team history with 7148 passing yards, and Testaverde had his first Pro Bowl appearance and best season as a pro in 1996. That year, he passed for career highs in yardage (4177) and TD passes (33) with 19 picks.
Steve McNair (4163)—After having a great career in Tennessee (which began in Houston with the Oilers), Steve McNair finished his career in Baltimore, playing for the Ravens in 2006 and 2007. And even after those two years, McNair ranks third in Ravens’ franchise history with 4163 passing yards. McNair had his best season in Baltimore in 2006, when he passed for 3050 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in leading the Ravens to a 13-3 mark.
Tony Banks (3714)—Tony Banks played just two seasons in Baltimore, 1999 and 2000, and started 18 games overall there. Banks ranks fourth in team history with 3714 passing yards, and 1999 was his best season in a Ravens uniform. That year, Banks threw for 2136 yards with 17 TD passes and just 8 picks in 10 starts.
Elvis Grbac (3033)—Elvis Grbac played for the Ravens just one season, in 2001, but ranks fifth in their history with 3033 passing yards. That year, despite 18 interceptions, Grbac threw for the 3033 yards and 15 touchdowns.