Super Bowl Record: Most Passing Yards by a Player in Super Bowl History

Larry Rupp
Super Bowl Record: Most Passing Yards in a Super Bowl History.
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The Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports. With more than 100 million viewers tuning in around the globe, it's an opportunity for athletes to cement their legacies under the brightest of lights.

Super Bowl 56 will be no different with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. One way for some players to etch their lasting mark is by going after some Super Bowl records. Let's dive into the record for most passing yards in a Super Bowl.

Who Has the Most Passing Yards in a Super Bowl?

The current Super Bowl passing yards record is held by former seven-time champion and 15-time Pro Bowl quarterback Tom Brady. Brady recently announced his retirement after 22 NFL seasons and played in the big game 10 times with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brady set the mark when he completed 28 of his 48 pass attempts for 505 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, 2018. The Patriots ended up losing that game by a score of 41-33 as the Eagles' earned the franchise's first-ever Lombardi Trophy.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow averaged 288.2 passing yards per game during the 2021 season, while Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford averaged 287.4.

Most Passing Yards in a Super Bowl

1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles — Super Bowl LII — 505 yards

2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons — Super Bowl LI — 466 yards

3. Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams vs. Tennessee Titans — Super Bowl XXXIV — 414 yards

4. Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Super Bowl XLIII — 377 yards

5. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl LII — 373 yards

6. Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl XXXVI — 365 yards

7. Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl XXXIX — 357 yards

8. Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals — Super Bowl XXIII — 357 yards

9. Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers — Super Bowl XXXVIII — 354 yards

10. Doug Williams, Washington Football Team vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl XXII — 340 yards


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