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Player Passing Attempt Statistics: 2016 NFL Season

A statistics in football that measures the total number of times a quarterback has attempted to throw a pass play. A pass attempt occurs when a quarterback completes the throwing motion and the ball is released into the air.

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The rise in passing completions has coincided with a rise in passing attempts as well.  In 2014 there were 6 quarterbacks who attempted 600 or more passes, a significant upgrade just going back to 2009 when there were no quarterbacks who attempted 600 passes.  We’ve even seen some seasons recently with some quarterbacks attempting 700 or more passes (Matthew Stafford in 2012), though throwing 600 passes will likely put a quarterback in the top five for that season.  Throwing a lot of passes may be due to being a very good quarterback, but also could be out of necessity due to having a below average running game and/or being on a below average team which plays from behind frequently, which necessitates more passing plays.


CHANGE SEASON: 
Player Passing Attempts
RankPlayerPosTeamGamesPassing AttemptsAttempts Per Game
1Drew BreesQBNO1667342.1
2Joe FlaccoQBBAL1667242.0
3Blake BortlesQBJAX1662539.1
4Aaron RodgersQBGB1661038.1
5Carson WentzQBPHI1660737.9
6Kirk CousinsQBWAS1660637.9
7Eli ManningQBNYG1659837.4
8Carson PalmerQBARI1559739.8
9Matthew StaffordQBDET1659437.1
10Philip RiversQBSD1657836.1
11Jameis WinstonQBTB1656735.4
12Andy DaltonQBCIN1656335.2
13Derek CarrQBOAK1556037.3
14Sam BradfordQBMIN1555236.8
15Russell WilsonQBSEA1654634.1
16Andrew LuckQBIND1554536.3
17Matt RyanQBATL1653433.4
18Cam NewtonQBCAR1551034.0
19Brock OsweilerQBHOU1551034.0
20Ben RoethlisbergerQBPIT1450936.4
21Alex SmithQBKC1548932.6
22Trevor SiemianQBDEN1448634.7
23Dak PrescottQBDAL1645928.7
24Marcus MariotaQBTEN1545130.1
25Tyrod TaylorQBBUF1543629.1
26Tom BradyQBNE1243236.0
27Ryan FitzpatrickQBNYJ1440328.8
28Ryan TannehillQBMIA1338929.9
29Colin KaepernickQBSF1233127.6
30Case KeenumQBLA1032232.2
31Matt BarkleyQBCHI721630.9
32Jared GoffQBLA720529.3
33Brian HoyerQBCHI620033.3
34Cody KesslerQBCLE919521.7
35Josh McCownQBCLE516533.0
36Blaine GabbertQBSF616026.7
37Robert Griffin IIIQBCLE514729.4
38Jay CutlerQBCHI513727.4
39Bryce PettyQBNYJ613322.2
40Matt MooreQBMIA48721.8
41Landry JonesQBPIT88610.8
42Paxton LynchQBDEN38327.7
43Tom SavageQBHOU37324.3
44Jimmy GaroppoloQBNE66310.5
45Jacoby BrissettQBNE35518.3
46Nick FolesQBKC35518.3
47Derek AndersonQBCAR55310.6
48Matt CasselQBTEN45112.8
49Drew StantonQBARI5489.6
50Scott TolzienQBIND33712.3
51Shaun HillQBMIN33511.7
52Kevin HoganQBCLE4266.5
53EJ ManuelQBBUF6264.3
54Charlie WhitehurstQBCLE12424.0
55Connor CookQBOAK12121.0
56Mark SanchezQBDAL2189.0
57Trevone BoykinQBSEA5183.6
58Matt McGloinQBOAK3155.0
59Geno SmithQBNYJ2147.0
60Mike GlennonQBTB2115.5
61Cardale JonesQBBUF11111.0
62Brett HundleyQBGB4102.5
63Terrelle Pryor Sr.WRCLE1690.6
64Sean MannionQBLA166.0
65Ryan MallettQBBAL461.5
66David FalesQBCHI155.0
67Tony RomoQBDAL144.0
68Matt SchaubQBATL430.8
69Johnny HekkerPLA1620.1
70DeMarco MurrayRBTEN1620.1
71Kellen ClemensQBSD1210.1
72Cole BeasleyWRDAL1610.1
73Pharoh CooperWRLA1010.1
74Doug BaldwinWRSEA1610.1
75Le'Veon BellRBPIT1210.1
76Cameron MeredithWRCHI1410.1
77Travis BenjaminWRSD1410.1
78Duke Johnson Jr.RBCLE1610.1
79Riley DixonPDEN1610.1
80Antonio MorrisonLBIND1610.1
81Jonathan WilliamsRBBUF1110.1
82Willie SneadWRNO1510.1
83Pat McAfeePIND1610.1
84Jarvis LandryWRMIA1610.1
85Chase DanielQBPHI111.0
86Jon RyanPSEA1610.1
87Josh HuffWRPHI1010.1
88Larry FitzgeraldWRARI1610.1
89Jeremy MaclinWRKC1210.1
90Dontari PoeDTKC1610.1
91Justin TuckerKBAL1610.1
92Marqise LeeWRJAX1610.1
93Tanner McEvoyWRSEA1410.1
94Tress WayPWAS1610.1
95Dez BryantWRDAL1310.1
96Jerick McKinnonRBMIN1510.1
Player Passing Attempt Statistics By Season:
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