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Cardinals’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Cardinals began play a long time ago—in 1920 to be exact, as the Chicago Cardinals of the APFA. They moved to the NFL in 1922, to St. Louis in 1960, and to Phoenix in 1988. They have won 2 championships, but those were also a long time ago. The Cardinals, however, did get to the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, where they lost to the Steelers. Here is a short list of the Cardinals’ all-time leaders in passing touchdowns:
Jim Hart (209)—Jim Hart played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966 to 1983, and he leads the Cardinals all-time with 209 passing touchdowns. Hart had his best season in 1974, when he threw for 2411 yards, with a career high 20 touchdown passes with just 8 interceptions.
Neil Lomax (136)—Neil Lomax played his entire career with the Cardinals, from 1981 to 1987 in St. Louis, and then 1988 in Phoenix. Lomax ranks second in franchise history with 136 touchdown passes, and he had his best season in 1984. That year, Lomax had career highs in passing yards (4614) and passing TDs (28), with 16 picks.
Charley Johnson (108)—Charley Johnson played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1961 to 1969, and he ranks third in team history with 108 touchdown passes. Johnson had his best season in 1963, when he made the Pro Bowl by throwing for career highs in passing yards (3280) and passing TDs (28), despite 21 interceptions.
Kurt Warner (100)—Kurt Warner resurrected his career in Arizona, playing there from 2005 to 2009, and taking the Cardinals to the Super Bowl. Warner ranks fourth in the Cardinals’ long history with 100 TD passes, and he had a career high 41 touchdown passes with the Rams in 1999. But Warner’s best season with the Cardinals was 2008 when he made it to the Super Bowl—that year, he threw for 4583 yards with 30 touchdown passes, and 14 picks.
Jake Plummer (90)—Jake Plummer played for the Arizona Cardinals from 1997 to 2002, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 90 touchdown passes. Plummer had a career best 27 TD passes with the Broncos in 2004, and his best season with the Cards was 2001. That year, Plummer threw for 3653 yards, with 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.