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AFL/NFL 3,000 Yard Passers State by State Rank: Installment 2

Updated on November 27, 2014
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Larry Rankin analyzes sports, with an especially strong penchant for statistical breakdowns.

Installment 2 of our database gives in-depth statistical data for states 6-10 in our per capita ranking system.

For those of you interested in an overview of the rankings, a table can be found by clicking the installment 1 link in the text box to your right. In addition, links to all installments for the 3,000 yard passer database can be found in the text box to your right.

For those of you that are interested in other state football production databases presented by Larry Rankin, links can be found by clicking the Larry Rankin profile in the upper right-hand corner or via links at the end of this page.

References

In compiling this data the author used NFL.com, Profootballreference.com, and Wikipedia for research.

If you encounter any information you believe to be flawed, the author would appreciate your feedback.

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6. Kansas

Per Capita Score: 449

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 13

Kansas hasn’t produced any great quarterbacks, but they’ve produced a few good ones. This compounded with the fact they are sparsely populated leads them to be placed 6th on our per capita ranking.

The best to come out of Kansas is by far Jim Everett, who is probably most well recognized for his altercation with sports shock-jock Jim Rome, who insisted on calling Jim Everett by the name Cris Everett, the name of a famous professional women’s tennis player.

This isn’t fair for two reasons: Rome was the one being the biggest jerk, yet Everett caught the most fallout over the incident, and by focusing on this little blip in history, we lose track of the fact that Everett had a very good career.

Dubious Distinction: John Hadl’s 47.3% completion percentage in 1968 is the lowest of any QB to finish a season with 3,000 or more yards passing.

Kansas 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
1983 GB Pack
Lynn Dickey
4,458
289
484
59.7
32
29
87.3
1989 LA Ram
Jim Everett
4,310
304
518
58.7
29
17
90.6
1990 LA Ram
Jim Everett
3,989
307
554
55.4
23
17
79.3
1995 NO Saints
Jim Everett
3,970
345
567
60.8
26
14
87.0
1988 LA Ram
Jim Everett
3,964
308
517
59.6
31
18
89.2
1994 NO Saints
Jim Everett
3,855
346
540
64.1
22
18
84.9
1980 GB Pack
Lynn Dickey
3,529
278
478
58.2
15
25
70.0
1968 SD Chrg
John Hadl
3,473
208
440
47.3
27
32
64.5
1991 LA Ram
Jim Everett
3,438
277
490
56.5
11
20
68.9
1967 SD Chrg
John Hadl
3,365
217
427
50.8
24
22
74.5
1992 LA Rams
Jim Everett
3,323
281
475
59.2
22
18
80.2
1984 GB Pack
Lynn Dickey
3,195
237
401
59.1
25
19
85.6
1971 SD Chrg
John Hadl
3,075
233
431
54.1
21
25
68.9
Source

7. Alabama

Per Capita Score: 290

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 14

Philip Rivers has had a wonderful career so far, and if he can manage to win a Super Bowl at some point, may find himself in the Hall of Fame someday.

Ken Stabler finished his career at an impressive 96-49-1, has a Super Bowl ring, and has been up for Hall of Fame selection 3 times, but has yet to get over the hump.

Alabama 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
2010 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
4,710
357
541
66.0
30
13
101.8
2011 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
4,624
366
582
62.9
27
20
88.7
2013 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
4,478
378
544
69.5
32
11
105.5
2009 SD Chgr
Philip Rivers
4,254
317
486
65.2
28
9
104.4
2008 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
4,009
312
478
65.3
34
11
105.5
1979 Oak Rai
Ken Stabler
3,615
304
498
61.0
26
22
82.2
2012 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
3,606
338
527
64.1
26
15
88.6
1983 NY Jets
Richard Todd
3,478
308
518
59.5
18
26
70.3
2006 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
3,388
284
460
61.7
22
9
92.0
1980 NY Jets
Richard Todd
3,329
264
479
55.1
17
30
62.7
1981 NY Jets
Richard Todd
3,231
279
497
56.1
25
13
81.8
1980 Hou Oil
Ken Stabler
3,202
293
457
64.1
13
28
68.7
2007 SD Chrg
Philip Rivers
3,152
277
460
60.2
21
15
82.4
2011 Sea Shwk
Tarvaris Jackson
3,091
271
450
60.2
14
13
79.2
Source

8. Utah

Per Capita Score: 276

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 8

Steve Young had a Hall of Fame career. Though he has two Super Bowl rings, in his first appearance he was backup to Joe Montana and saw little play time.

In his second Super Bowl appearance, he was the starter and won MVP.

Early in his career Young was best known for his elusiveness as a runner. For years he was a backup to Joe Montana, but when he got his chance, he shined brightly.

Statistically the most amazing aspect of Young’s career was his passer rating. Not only did he have a QB rating of over a 100 at a time in history when only a handful of players had managed to do so, he finished a staggering 7 seasons with a 100 plus rating.

Utah 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
1995 Det Lions
Scott Mitchell
4,338
346
583
59.3
32
12
92.3
1998 SF 49ers
Steve Young
4,170
322
517
62.3
36
12
101.1
1993 SF 49ers
Steve Young
4,023
314
462
68.0
29
16
101.5
1994 SF 49ers
Steve Young
3,969
324
461
70.3
35
10
112.8
1997 Det Lions
Scott Mitchell
3,484
293
509
57.6
19
14
79.6
1992 SF 49ers
Steve Young
3,465
268
402
66.7
25
7
107.0
1995 SF 49ers
Steve Young
3,200
299
447
66.9
20
11
92.3
1997 SF 49ers
Steve Young
3,029
241
356
67.7
19
6
104.7
Source

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9. California

Per Capita Score: 258

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 99

By leaps and bounds California leads the way in number of 3,000 yard passers. There are so many notable players on this list, one could not hope to summarize all their accomplishments.

Regardless, here is a quick rundown: Multiple Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, revolutionary QB and Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, statistical dynamo Tony Romo, the never ending career that spanned two leagues and ended with a Hall of Fame induction for Warren Moon, the supreme efficiency of Aaron Rodgers, the limitless talent of Randall Cunningham, the indelible spirit of Jeff Garcia, and the unwavering stability of Hall of Famer Troy Aikman are just a few of the amazing characteristics that can be found in California born quarterbacks.

Obscure Stats: Aaron Rodgers QB rating of 122.5 in 2011 is the highest in NFL history for a Quarterback finishing a season with over 3,000 yards passing.

Obscure Stats: Tom Brady’s 4 interceptions in 2010 and Steve DeBerg’s 4 interceptions in 1990 are the fewest interceptions thrown in a season for a QB finishing with over 3,000 yards.

Obscure Stats: Jack Kemp’s 3,018 passing yards in 1960, along with two other QBs who accomplished the feat that same year, marks the first year a quarterback surpassed 3,000 yards.

California 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
2011 NE Pats
Tom Brady
5,235
401
611
65.6
39
12
105.6
2012 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
4,903
425
648
65.6
28
19
90.5
2012 NE Pats
Tom Brady
4,827
401
637
63.0
34
8
98.7
2007 NE Pats
Tom Brady
4,806
398
578
68.9
50
8
117.2
1981 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
4,802
360
609
59.1
33
17
90.6
1980 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
4,715
348
589
59.1
30
24
84.7
1991 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
4,690
404
655
61.7
23
21
81.7
1990 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
4,689
362
584
62.0
33
13
96.8
2011 GB Pack
Aaron Rodgers
4,643
343
502
68.3
45
6
122.5
2009 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
4,483
347
550
63.1
26
9
97.6
1999 Car Pan
Steve Beuerlein
4,436
343
571
60.1
36
15
94.6
2009 GB Pack
Aaron Rodgers
4,434
350
541
64.7
30
7
103.2
2009 NE Pats
Tom Brady
4,398
371
565
65.7
28
13
96.2
1996 Jax Jag
Mark Brunell
4,367
353
557
63.4
19
20
84.0
1983 KC Chief
Bill Kenney
4,348
346
603
57.4
24
18
80.8
2013 NE Pats
Tom Brady
4,343
380
628
60.5
25
11
87.3
2012 GB Pack
Aaron Rodgers
4,295
371
552
67.2
39
8
108.0
2000 SF 49ers
Jeff Garcia
4,278
355
561
63.3
31
10
97.6
2013 Ari Cards
Carson Palmer
4,274
362
572
63.3
24
22
83.9
1994 Min Vik
Warren Moon
4,264
371
601
61.7
18
19
79.9
1995 Min Vik
Warren Moon
4,228
377
606
62.2
33
14
91.5
2007 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
4,211
335
520
64.4
36
19
97.4
2011 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
4,184
346
522
66.3
31
10
102.5
1980 Cle Brwn
Brian Sipe
4,132
337
554
60.8
30
14
91.4
2007 Cin Beng
Carson Palmer
4,131
373
575
64.9
26
20
86.7
2005 NE Pats
Tom Brady
4,110
334
530
63.0
26
14
92.3
1979 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
4,082
332
530
62.6
24
24
82.6
2008 GB Pack
Aaron Rodgers
4,038
341
536
63.6
28
13
93.8
2006 Cin Beng
Carson Palmer
4,035
324
520
62.3
28
13
93.9
2012 Oak Rai
Carson Palmer
4,018
345
565
61.1
22
14
85.3
2010 Cin Beng
Carson Palmer
3,970
362
586
61.8
26
20
82.4
2010 GB Pack
Aaron Rodgers
3,922
312
475
65.7
28
11
101.2
2010 NE Pats
Tom Brady
3,900
324
492
65.9
36
4
111.0
1981 Cle Brwn
Brian Sipe
3,876
313
567
55.2
17
25
68.2
1995 Chi Bears
Erik Kramer
3,838
315
522
60.3
29
10
93.5
2005 Cin Beng
Carson Palmer
3,836
345
509
67.8
32
12
101.1
2013 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
3,828
342
535
63.9
31
10
96.7
1988 Phi Eagles
Randall Cunningham
3,808
301
560
53.8
24
16
77.6
1979 Cle Brwn
Brian Sipe
3,793
286
535
53.5
28
26
73.4
2001 NY Gia
Tom Brady
3,764
373
601
62.1
28
14
85.7
1984 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
3,740
317
507
62.5
19
17
83.4
2000 Car Pan
Steve Beuerlein
3,730
324
533
60.8
19
18
79.7
1998 Min Vik
Randall Cunningham
3,704
259
425
60.9
34
10
106.0
2008 NE Pats
Matt Cassel
3,693
327
516
63.4
21
11
89.4
2004 NE Pats
Tom Brady
3,692
288
474
60.8
28
14
92.6
1997 Sea Shwk
Warren Moon
3,678
313
528
59.3
25
16
83.7
1979 Sea Shwk
Jim Zorn
3,661
285
505
56.4
20
18
77.7
1979 SF 49ers
Steve DeBerg
3,652
347
578
60.0
17
21
73.1
2000 Jax Jag
Mark Brunell
3,640
311
512
60.7
20
14
84.0
1985 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
3,638
254
430
59.1
27
20
88.1
1989 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
3,631
280
464
60.3
23
14
88.9
2003 NE Pats
Tom Brady
3,620
317
527
60.2
23
12
85.9
1983 Cle Brwn
Brian Sipe
3,566
291
496
58.7
26
23
79.1
1984 TB Bucs
Steve DeBerg
3,554
308
509
60.5
19
18
79.3
2001 SF 49ers
Jeff Garcia
3,538
316
504
62.7
32
12
94.8
2004 Hou Tex
David Carr
3,531
285
466
61.2
16
14
83.5
2006 NE Pats
Tom Brady
3,529
319
516
61.8
24
12
87.9
1986 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
3,489
256
488
52.5
13
26
62.3
1993 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
3,485
303
520
58.3
21
21
75.2
2011 NY Jets
Mark Sanchez
3,474
308
503
56.7
26
18
78.2
1984 Cle Brwn
Paul McDonald
3,472
271
493
55.0
14
23
67.3
1990 Phi Eagles
Randall Cunningham
3,466
271
465
58.3
30
13
91.6
1989 Atl Fal
Chris Miller
3,459
280
526
53.2
16
10
76.1
2008 Dal Cwby
Tony Romo
3,448
276
450
61.3
26
14
91.4
1992 Dal Cwby
Troy Aikman
3,445
302
473
63.8
23
14
89.5
1990 KC Chief
Steve DeBerg
3,444
258
444
58.1
23
4
96.3
1989 Phi Eagles
Randall Cunningham
3,400
290
532
54.5
21
15
75.5
1980 Sea Shwk
Jim Zorn
3,346
276
488
56.6
17
20
72.3
2002 SF 49ers
Jeff Garcia
3,344
328
528
62.1
21
10
85.6
1984 Hou Oil
Warren Moon
3,338
259
450
57.6
12
14
76.9
1986 NE Pats
Tony Eason
3,328
276
448
61.6
19
10
89.2
2001 Jax Jag
Mark Brunell
3,309
289
473
61.1
19
13
84.1
1995 Dal Cwby
Troy Aikman
3,304
280
432
64.8
16
7
93.6
1969 Oak Rai
Daryle Lamonica
3,302
221
426
51.9
34
25
79.8
2010 NY Jets
Mark Sanchez
3,291
278
507
54.8
17
13
75.3
1997 Dal Cwby
Troy Aikman
3,283
292
518
56.4
19
12
78.0
1978 Sea Shwk
Jim Zorn
3,283
248
443
56.0
15
20
72.1
1997 Jax Jag
Mark Brunell
3,281
264
435
60.7
18
7
91.2
1983 LA Ram
Vince Ferragamo
3,276
274
464
59.1
22
23
75.9
1997 Stl Ram
Tony Banks
3,254
252
487
51.7
14
13
71.5
1968 Oak Rai
Daryle Lamonica
3,245
206
416
49.5
25
15
80.9
1994 Phi Eagles
Randall Cunningham
3,229
265
490
54.1
16
13
74.4
1984 NE Pats
Tony Eason
3,228
259
431
60.1
23
8
93.4
1967 Oak Rai
Daryle Lamonica
3,228
220
425
51.8
30
20
80.8
1980 LA Ram
Vince Ferragamo
3,199
240
404
59.4
30
19
89.7
1993 Pho Cards
Steve Beuerlein
3,164
258
418
61.7
18
17
82.5
1996 Dal Cwby
Troy Aikman
3,126
296
465
63.7
12
13
80.1
2010 KC Chief
Matt Cassel
3,116
262
450
58.2
27
7
93.0
1965 SF 49ers
John Brodie
3,112
242
391
61.9
30
16
95.3
1991 Atl Fal
Chris Miller
3,103
220
413
53.3
26
18
80.6
1993 Dal Cwby
Troy Aikman
3,100
271
392
69.1
15
6
99.0
2009 Cin Beng
Carson Palmer
3,094
282
466
60.5
21
13
83.6
1999 Jax Jag
Mark Brunell
3,060
259
441
58.7
14
9
82.0
2006 Buf Bills
J.P. Losman
3,051
268
429
62.5
19
14
84.9
2005 Was Rdskn
Mark Brunell
3,050
262
454
57.7
23
10
85.9
1986 SD Chrg
Dan Fouts
3,031
252
430
58.6
16
22
71.4
1968 SF 49ers
John Brodie
3,020
234
404
57.9
22
21
78.0
1960 LA Chrg
Jack Kemp
3,018
211
406
52.0
20
25
67.1
1997 Chi Bears
Erik Kramer
3,011
275
477
57.7
14
14
74.0
Source

10. Idaho

Per Capita Score: 248

3,000 Yard Passing Performances: 4

Those of us who remember watching Jake “The Snake” Plummer, remember watching a supremely gifted talent who never quite reached his full potential.

It is fair to say that when he was good, he was among the best, and when he was bad, it was difficult to watch.

Idaho 3,000 Yard Passing Performances

Year/Team
Name
Yds
Cmp
Att
Cmp%
TD
Int
Rtng
2004 Den Bronc
Jake Plummer
4,089
303
521
58.2
27
20
84.5
1998 Ari Cards
Jake Plummer
3,737
324
547
59.2
17
20
75.0
2001 Ari Cards
Jake Plummer
3,653
304
525
57.9
18
14
79.6
2005 Den Bronc
Jake Plummer
3,366
277
456
60.7
18
7
90.2

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Larry, the work that it must have taken to put this together is hard to fathom. Well done.

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      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      I truly love sports statistics, and the difficulty is finding something that hasn't been done before. Though there have probably been studies like the one I've embarked on, I haven't been able to find any exactly like it.

      Thanks so much for dropping by.

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      Bill Holland 18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm still looking for the state of Washington. Did I miss it?

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      Larry Rankin 18 months ago from Oklahoma

      Bill: Actually comes in number 5 in installment 1, which I believe is the highest ranking for Washington in any of the categories I've done. Obviously there is Elway, but Washington has produced a number of good QBs.

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