Jacksonville Jaguars’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)
The Jacksonville Jaguars, like the Carolina Panthers, came into the NFL in 1995, and promptly made it to the AFC championship the second year of their existence, just like Carolina made the NFC title game that year. The Jags have pretty much been a winning team the majority of their NFL tenure, and have fielded some great quarterbacks. Here is a list of the Jags’ top 5 in passing yards to date:
Mark Brunell (25,698)—Lefty Mark Brunell was the Jaguars’ quarterback out of the gate, and played for them from 1995 to 2003, making the Pro Bowl three times. Brunell leads the Jags’ in passing yards all-time with 25,698. His best season for them was in 1996. That year, despite 20 interceptions, Brunell threw for a career high in passing yards (4367) with 19 touchdown passes and a 63.4% completion rate.
Byron Leftwich (9042)—Byron Leftwich took over for Brunell and played for Jacksonville from 2003 to 2006. Leftwich ranks second in Jags’ history with 9042 passing yards, and his best season for them was 2004. That season, Leftwich threw for career highs in yards (2941) and TD passes (15) with 10 picks.
David Garrard (8196)—David Garrard backed up Leftwich his first few seasons, but a trade before the 2007 season of Leftwich opened the door for Garrard to be the starter, which he is as I write this in 2008. Garrard has been with the Jaguars since 2003 and ranks third in team history with 8196 passing yards. Garrard had a great season, his best in the NFL, in 2007 when he passes for career highs in yards (2509) and touchdowns (18) with just 3 interceptions and a 102.2 QB rating.
Quinn Gray (1252)—Quinn Gray was mostly a backup for the Jags from 2005 to 2007, and started 4 games in 2007. Still, he ranks fourth in the Jaguars’ short history with 1252 yards passing. Most of those yards came in 2007 when Gray passed for 986 yards with 10 TD passes and 5 picks.
Steve Beuerlein (952)—Steve Beuerlein had one season in Jacksonville, their inaugural 1995 campaign. That season, Beuerlein started just six games, but still ranks fifth in franchise history with 952 passing yards. In addition to the yards that season, Beuerlein threw for 4 touchdowns with 7 interceptions.