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Washington Redskins’ All-Time Passing Leaders (Yardage)

Updated on March 15, 2011

Joe Theismann

Sonny Jurgensen

Sammy Baugh


The Washington Redskins are one of the NFL's most storied franchises and have been in Washington since 1937. Not surprisingly, this team has fielded some great quarterbacks over the years, some of which have helped them win titles including three Super Bowls.

Here is a list of the all-time Top 10 in passing yards for the Redskins:

Joe Theismann (25,206)-Joe Theismann is probably the greatest quarterback ever to wear a Redskins' uniform, and not surprisingly he leads the team all-time with 25,206 passing yards in his time there, from 1974 to 1985. Theismann was still very effective at the age of 36, when a hit by the Giants' Lawrence Taylor broke his leg and ended his career. Theismann's best season was 1983, when he went to the Pro Bowl by passing for career highs in yards (3714) and TDs (29) with just 11 interceptions.

Sonny Jurgensen (22,585)-Sonny Jurgensen played in Washington from 1964 to 1974 and ranks second in franchise history with 22,585 passing yards. Before playing for the Skins, Jurgensen played several years with Philadelphia. Jurgensen's best season in Washington was 1967, when he went to the Pro Bowl with a career best 3747 yards passing, 31 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

Sammy Baugh (21,886)-Sammy Baugh played his entire career in Washington, from 1937 to 1952. And while Baugh threw more interceptions (203) than TD passes (187), he was still a great field general and five-time Pro Bowler. Baugh ranks third in Redskins' history with 21,886 passing yards, and his best season was 1947, with career highs in yards (2938), TDs (25) and 15 interceptions.

Mark Rypien (15,928)-Journeyman Mark Rypien began his career in Washington and played there from 1988 to 1993, earning two Pro Bowl trips. Rypien ranks fourth in Skins history with 15,928 passing yards. His best season was 1991, when Rypien led the Redskins to the Super Bowl championship with 3564 passing yards, a career high 28 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. He also was voted the Super Bowl MVP.

Billy Kilmer (12,352)-Billy Kilmer was a very steady QB, and played for Washington from 1971 to 1978. Toward the end of Kilmer's career, the team benched him in favor of Joe Theismann. But Kilmer still ranks fifth in Redskins history with 12,352 yards passing. His best season for them was 1975, when Kilmer threw for 2440 yards with a career best 23 TD passes, and 16 interceptions.

Gus Frerotte (9769)-Gus Frerotte played in Washington during some lean years, from 1994 to 1998. But with 9769 passing yards in a Redskins uniform, Frerotte ranks sixth in team history. His best season in Washington was his lone Pro Bowl season of 1996, when Frerotte passed for a career high 3453 yards with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Norm Snead (8306)-Norm Snead played for five different NFL teams, but began his career with the Redskins, and played in Washington from 1961 to 1963. Snead made the Pro Bowl twice with Washington and still ranks seventh in team history with 8306 passing yards. In 1963, Snead had 13 TD passes and 27 interceptions, but passed for 3043 yards, his best total with the Skins.

Eddie LeBaron (8068)-Eddie LeBaron played for the Skins from 1952 to 1959 and ranks eighth in franchise history with 8068 passing yards. LeBaron's best season in a Washington uniform was 1957, when he threw for 1508 yards with 11 TDs and 10 interceptions.

Jay Schroeder (7445)-Jay Schroeder was the guy who took over for Joe Theismann in 1985 and played in Washington until 1987. Schroeder still ranks ninth in team history with 7445 passing yards, and many of those were in his Pro Bowl season of 1986. That year, Schroeder threw for a career best 4109 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.

Brad Johnson (6510)-Journeyman Brad Johnson only played in Washington two seasons-1999 and 2000. But he does rank tenth in team history with 6510 passing yards. Johnson's best season in Washington was 1999. That year, he made the Pro Bowl, passing for a career high 4005 yards with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.


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