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One of my first posts at Football Perspective was one of my favorites: the top receivers and the men who threw it to them. I like referencing that post from time to time, so I decided to update the numbers through the 2013 season.

I looked at all regular season games since 19601, and calculated the percentage of passing yards produced from each quarterback. Then, I assigned that percentage to the number of receiving yards for each receiver. For example, in this Raiders game from 1995, Vince Evans threw for 75% of the Raiders passing yards, and Jeff Hostetler was responsible for the other 25%. Therefore, since Tim Brown gained 161 yards, 121 of those yards are assigned to the “Brown-Evans” pairing and 40 to the “Brown-Hostetler” pairing. Do this for every game since 1960, and you can then assign the percentage of career receiving yards each receiver gained from each quarterback.

For example, 32% of Brown’s yards came from Rich Gannon, 26% from Hostetler, 12% from Jeff George, and 9% from Jay Schroeder. That breakdown isn’t too unique: in fact, of the six receivers with the most receiving yards since 1960, all six (including Brown) gained between 29% and 37% of their career receiving yards from their top quarterback.

The table below lists the top 7 quarterbacks for each receiver, although I only included quarterbacks who were responsible for at least five percentage of the receiver’s yards. It includes the 200 players with the most receiving yards since 1960.

Rk
Receiver
RecYd
First
Last
QB 1
QB 2
QB 3
QB 4
QB 5
QB 6
QB 7
1Jerry Rice228951985200437% - Steve Young27% - Joe Montana12% - Rich Gannon6% - Jeff Garcia
2Terrell Owens159341996201034% - Jeff Garcia20% - Tony Romo15% - Steve Young12% - Donovan McNabb6% - Carson Palmer
3Randy Moss152921998201237% - Daunte Culpepper19% - Tom Brady10% - Randall Cunningham7% - Kerry Collins7% - Jeff George6% - Matt Cassel
4Isaac Bruce152081994200929% - Marc Bulger24% - Kurt Warner15% - Tony Banks9% - Chris Miller
5Tony Gonzalez151271997201333% - Trent Green26% - Matt Ryan16% - Elvis Grbac10% - Damon Huard6% - Tyler Thigpen
6Tim Brown149341988200432% - Rich Gannon26% - Jeff Hostetler12% - Jeff George9% - Jay Schroeder
7Marvin Harrison145801996200887% - Peyton Manning8% - Jim Harbaugh
8James Lofton140041978199345% - Lynn Dickey18% - Jim Kelly13% - David Whitehurst7% - Randy Wright
9Cris Carter138991987200221% - Warren Moon20% - Randall Cunningham13% - Brad Johnson13% - Daunte Culpepper11% - Rich Gannon6% - Jeff George5% - Jim McMahon
10Henry Ellard137771983199854% - Jim Everett18% - Gus Frerotte6% - Heath Shuler5% - Dieter Brock
11Reggie Wayne135662001201378% - Peyton Manning14% - Andrew Luck
12Torry Holt133821999200947% - Marc Bulger28% - Kurt Warner6% - Jamie Martin6% - Trent Green5% - David Garrard
13Andre Reed131981985200071% - Jim Kelly9% - Doug Flutie7% - Todd Collins5% - Frank Reich
14Steve Largent130891976198947% - Jim Zorn43% - Dave Krieg
15Irving Fryar127851984200018% - Dan Marino12% - Steve Grogan12% - Ty Detmer10% - Hugh Millen9% - Tony Eason5% - Bobby Hoying
16Art Monk127211980199536% - Joe Theismann29% - Mark Rypien16% - Jay Schroeder7% - Doug Williams
17Andre Johnson126612003201355% - Matt Schaub28% - David Carr8% - Sage Rosenfels5% - Case Keenum
18Jimmy Smith122871995200565% - Mark Brunell20% - Byron Leftwich5% - David Garrard
19Steve Smith121972001201349% - Jake Delhomme27% - Cam Newton8% - Matt Moore7% - Rodney Peete
20Charlie Joiner121461969198663% - Dan Fouts11% - Ken Anderson6% - Dan Pastorini
21Hines Ward120831998201151% - Ben Roethlisberger20% - Kordell Stewart18% - Tommy Maddox
22Derrick Mason120611997201148% - Steve McNair24% - Joe Flacco10% - Kyle Boller7% - Billy Volek
23Michael Irvin119041988199979% - Troy Aikman5% - Steve Beuerlein
24Don Maynard117501960197353% - Joe Namath14% - Al Dorow12% - Dick Wood6% - Johnny Green
25Muhsin Muhammad114381996200930% - Jake Delhomme28% - Steve Beuerlein10% - Rex Grossman7% - Kerry Collins6% - Rodney Peete6% - Kyle Orton
26Rod Smith113891995200633% - Brian Griese28% - Jake Plummer22% - John Elway7% - Gus Frerotte
27Keenan McCardell113731992200750% - Mark Brunell16% - Brad Johnson11% - Drew Brees8% - Vinny Testaverde
28Larry Fitzgerald113672004201340% - Kurt Warner11% - John Skelton11% - Josh McCown9% - Kevin Kolb9% - Matt Leinart8% - Carson Palmer5% - Derek Anderson
29Anquan Boldin113442003201334% - Kurt Warner23% - Joe Flacco12% - Josh McCown10% - Colin Kaepernick9% - Matt Leinart9% - Jeff Blake
30Chad Johnson110592001201166% - Carson Palmer27% - Jon Kitna
31Joey Galloway109501995201014% - Quincy Carter13% - Warren Moon12% - Rick Mirer9% - Chris Simms8% - John Friesz8% - Brian Griese8% - Jeff Garcia
32Gary Clark108561985199539% - Mark Rypien26% - Jay Schroeder10% - Steve Beuerlein9% - Doug Williams
33Stanley Morgan107161977199055% - Steve Grogan27% - Tony Eason8% - Matt Cavanaugh
34Keyshawn Johnson105711996200626% - Brad Johnson18% - Vinny Testaverde9% - Neil O'Donnell9% - Shaun King8% - Drew Bledsoe7% - Jake Delhomme6% - Glenn Foley
35Harold Jackson103721969198323% - Steve Grogan15% - Norm Snead14% - James Harris10% - John Hadl10% - Pete Liske8% - Pat Haden6% - John Reaves
36Lance Alworth102661962197269% - John Hadl13% - Tobin Rote
37Andre Rison102051989200023% - Chris Miller14% - Rich Gannon11% - Bobby Hebert10% - Elvis Grbac9% - Jeff George6% - Billy Joe Tolliver6% - Jack Trudeau
38Santana Moss101672001201327% - Jason Campbell17% - Mark Brunell16% - Chad Pennington9% - Donovan McNabb8% - Robert Griffin8% - Rex Grossman
39Donald Driver101371999201266% - Brett Favre31% - Aaron Rodgers
40Shannon Sharpe100601990200359% - John Elway8% - Brian Griese6% - Elvis Grbac5% - Jake Plummer
41Eric Moulds100011996200730% - Drew Bledsoe25% - Doug Flutie14% - Rob Johnson7% - Alex Van Pelt6% - Kelly Holcomb5% - David Carr
42Drew Hill98311979199369% - Warren Moon6% - Vince Ferragamo
43Jason Witten97992003201367% - Tony Romo10% - Vinny Testaverde10% - Drew Bledsoe7% - Jon Kitna
44Amani Toomer94971996200854% - Kerry Collins27% - Eli Manning7% - Kent Graham6% - Kurt Warner
45Roddy White94362005201374% - Matt Ryan9% - Michael Vick8% - Joey Harrington7% - Chris Redman
46Rob Moore93681990199924% - Jake Plummer23% - Boomer Esiason18% - Ken O'Brien12% - Kent Graham9% - Dave Krieg7% - Browning Nagle
47Wes Welker93592005201367% - Tom Brady12% - Matt Cassel8% - Peyton Manning
48Calvin Johnson93282007201363% - Matthew Stafford11% - Jon Kitna7% - Shaun Hill7% - Dan Orlovsky6% - Daunte Culpepper5% - Drew Stanton
49Antonio Gates91942003201373% - Philip Rivers24% - Drew Brees
50Herman Moore91741991200153% - Scott Mitchell12% - Charlie Batch11% - Rodney Peete7% - Erik Kramer6% - Dave Krieg
51Anthony Miller91481988199727% - John Elway18% - Stan Humphries13% - Billy Joe Tolliver13% - John Friesz9% - Jim McMahon7% - Troy Aikman
52Charley Taylor91101964197767% - Sonny Jurgensen28% - Billy Kilmer
53Tony Martin90651990200137% - Stan Humphries25% - Dan Marino16% - Chris Chandler
54Brandon Marshall90502006201354% - Jay Cutler13% - Chad Henne12% - Kyle Orton10% - Matt Moore6% - Josh McCown
55Harold Carmichael89851971198459% - Ron Jaworski24% - Roman Gabriel8% - Mike Boryla
56Mark Clayton89741983199393% - Dan Marino
57Fred Biletnikoff89741965197852% - Daryle Lamonica34% - Ken Stabler5% - George Blanda
58Wes Chandler89661978198855% - Dan Fouts27% - Archie Manning6% - Ed Luther6% - Mark Herrmann
59Roy Green89651979199266% - Neil Lomax9% - Timm Rosenbach8% - Jim Hart6% - Gary Hogeboom
60Ricky Proehl88781990200615% - Jake Delhomme14% - Kurt Warner12% - Steve Beuerlein10% - Timm Rosenbach9% - Chris Chandler8% - Erik Kramer6% - Tom Tupa
61Mark Duper88691983199295% - Dan Marino
62Terry Glenn88231996200667% - Drew Bledsoe9% - Brett Favre8% - Quincy Carter8% - Tony Romo
63Terance Mathis88111990200236% - Chris Chandler27% - Jeff George9% - Bobby Hebert8% - Ken O'Brien
64Mark Carrier87641987199853% - Vinny Testaverde22% - Kerry Collins6% - Steve Beuerlein
65Joe Horn87441996200769% - Aaron Brooks9% - Jeff Blake8% - Drew Brees7% - Elvis Grbac
66John Stallworth87251974198753% - Terry Bradshaw28% - Mark Malone10% - David Woodley
67Johnnie Morton87191994200529% - Charlie Batch27% - Scott Mitchell22% - Trent Green7% - Gus Frerotte
68Cliff Branch86851972198460% - Ken Stabler27% - Jim Plunkett6% - Marc Wilson
69Laveranues Coles86092000200933% - Chad Pennington18% - Vinny Testaverde15% - Patrick Ramsey10% - Brett Favre6% - Carson Palmer5% - Mark Brunell
70Paul Warfield85651964197732% - Bob Griese29% - Frank Ryan20% - Bill Nelsen7% - Brian Sipe
71Plaxico Burress84992000201243% - Eli Manning24% - Tommy Maddox15% - Kordell Stewart8% - Ben Roethlisberger7% - Mark Sanchez
72Eddie Kennison83451996200755% - Trent Green15% - Tony Banks6% - Damon Huard6% - Billy Joe Tolliver
73Marques Colston833720062013100% - Drew Brees
74Wesley Walker83061977198948% - Richard Todd30% - Ken O'Brien13% - Matt Robinson9% - Pat Ryan
75Carroll Dale82771960197338% - Bart Starr18% - Zeke Bratkowski11% - Roman Gabriel9% - Scott Hunter7% - Don Horn
76Curtis Conway82301993200429% - Erik Kramer13% - Doug Flutie11% - Drew Brees8% - Dave Krieg6% - Ryan Leaf5% - Jim Harbaugh
77Ernest Givins82151986199580% - Warren Moon10% - Cody Carlson
78Jeff Graham81721991200122% - Neil O'Donnell21% - Erik Kramer14% - Jim Harbaugh9% - Doug Flutie8% - Steve Walsh7% - Ryan Leaf6% - Frank Reich
79Eric Martin81611985199449% - Bobby Hebert15% - Steve Walsh11% - Dave Wilson10% - John Fourcade9% - Wade Wilson
80Sterling Sharpe81341988199445% - Brett Favre38% - Don Majkowski6% - Mike Tomczak
81Webster Slaughter81111986199851% - Bernie Kosar12% - Warren Moon7% - Cody Carlson6% - Steve Bono
82Haven Moses80911968198130% - Craig Morton15% - Charley Johnson13% - Dennis Shaw11% - Steve Ramsey7% - Dan Darragh6% - Jack Kemp5% - Norris Weese
83Art Powell80461960196836% - Tom Flores23% - Al Dorow19% - Cotton Davidson7% - Johnny Green
84Bill Brooks80011986199631% - Jack Trudeau23% - Jim Kelly21% - Jeff George9% - Chris Chandler8% - Gary Hogeboom
85Tony Hill79881977198663% - Danny White23% - Roger Staubach5% - Gary Hogeboom5% - Steve Pelluer
86Ozzie Newsome79801978199052% - Brian Sipe23% - Bernie Kosar18% - Paul McDonald
87Jackie Smith79221963197751% - Jim Hart33% - Charley Johnson
88Drew Pearson78221973198367% - Roger Staubach29% - Danny White
89Bobby Engram77511996200952% - Matt Hasselbeck12% - Erik Kramer6% - Cade McNown6% - Steve Stenstrom5% - Seneca Wallace5% - Trent Dilfer
90Anthony Carter77331985199443% - Wade Wilson23% - Tommy Kramer19% - Rich Gannon9% - Sean Salisbury
91Chris Chambers76482001201031% - Jay Fiedler15% - Philip Rivers12% - Gus Frerotte10% - Matt Cassel6% - A.J. Feeley6% - Joey Harrington5% - Sage Rosenfels
92Brian Blades76201988199836% - Rick Mirer32% - Dave Krieg8% - John Friesz6% - Jeff Kemp5% - Kelly Stouffer
93Nat Moore75511974198647% - Bob Griese28% - Dan Marino13% - Don Strock9% - David Woodley
94Roy Jefferson75391965197631% - Billy Kilmer18% - Dick Shiner11% - Bill Nelsen8% - Kent Nix8% - Johnny Unitas8% - Sonny Jurgensen5% - Ron Smith
95Gary Garrison75381966197772% - John Hadl13% - Dan Fouts
96Bobby Mitchell74721960196844% - Sonny Jurgensen32% - Norm Snead13% - Milt Plum
97Bob Hayes74521965197543% - Don Meredith35% - Craig Morton15% - Roger Staubach
98Ed McCaffrey74221991200331% - Brian Griese31% - John Elway8% - Phil Simms7% - Gus Frerotte
99Wayne Chrebet73651995200539% - Vinny Testaverde14% - Chad Pennington13% - Neil O'Donnell8% - Ray Lucas7% - Glenn Foley7% - Frank Reich6% - Boomer Esiason
100Vincent Jackson73622005201364% - Philip Rivers22% - Josh Freeman13% - Mike Glennon
101Greg Jennings73412006201368% - Aaron Rodgers20% - Brett Favre7% - Matt Cassel
102Otis Taylor73061965197479% - Len Dawson11% - Mike Livingston7% - Pete Beathard
103Antonio Freeman72511995200391% - Brett Favre6% - Donovan McNabb
104T.J. Houshmandzadeh72372001201160% - Carson Palmer12% - Jon Kitna10% - Matt Hasselbeck8% - Ryan Fitzpatrick5% - Joe Flacco
105Lionel Taylor71941960196834% - Frank Tripucka17% - Mickey Slaughter12% - John McCormick11% - Jacky Lee7% - George Herring
106Darrell Jackson71322000200863% - Matt Hasselbeck13% - Trent Dilfer8% - Jon Kitna5% - Seneca Wallace
107Carl Pickens71291992200065% - Jeff Blake12% - Neil O'Donnell8% - David Klingler
108Ken Burrough71101970198172% - Dan Pastorini9% - Ken Stabler6% - Lynn Dickey
109Isaac Curtis71021973198487% - Ken Anderson5% - Jack Thompson
110Reggie Rucker70681970198155% - Brian Sipe25% - Jim Plunkett9% - Mike Phipps
111John Gilliam70561967197745% - Fran Tarkenton26% - Jim Hart8% - Charley Johnson6% - Billy Kilmer
112Shawn Jefferson70231991200342% - Drew Bledsoe25% - Stan Humphries14% - Chris Chandler6% - Michael Vick
113Pat Tilley70051976198653% - Jim Hart41% - Neil Lomax
114Jake Reed69991992200240% - Warren Moon28% - Brad Johnson11% - Randall Cunningham5% - Aaron Brooks5% - Jeff George
115J.T. Smith69741979199040% - Neil Lomax18% - Steve Fuller13% - Bill Kenney10% - Gary Hogeboom8% - Cliff Stoudt
116Derrick Alexander69711994200238% - Vinny Testaverde36% - Elvis Grbac9% - Rich Gannon7% - Trent Green5% - Eric Zeier
117Marshall Faulk68761994200538% - Kurt Warner19% - Jim Harbaugh13% - Peyton Manning12% - Marc Bulger
118Gene Washington68611969197944% - John Brodie20% - Steve Spurrier14% - Jim Plunkett7% - Norm Snead6% - Tom Owen
119Charley Hennigan68351960196679% - George Blanda15% - Jacky Lee5% - Don Trull
120Ahmad Rashad68311972198249% - Tommy Kramer26% - Fran Tarkenton9% - Jim Hart6% - Joe Ferguson
121Larry Centers68001991200314% - Brad Johnson12% - Dave Krieg11% - Jake Plummer10% - Steve Beuerlein8% - Kent Graham7% - Chris Chandler6% - Boomer Esiason
122Dwight Clark67501979198779% - Joe Montana11% - Steve DeBerg
123Frank Sanders67491995200360% - Jake Plummer12% - Dave Krieg10% - Kent Graham7% - Boomer Esiason6% - Dave Brown
124Kellen Winslow67411979198787% - Dan Fouts8% - Ed Luther
125Tommy McDonald67331960196841% - Sonny Jurgensen17% - Roman Gabriel10% - Norm Van Brocklin9% - Bill Munson8% - Don Meredith6% - King Hill
126Frank Lewis67241971198367% - Joe Ferguson22% - Terry Bradshaw
127Boyd Dowler67211960197169% - Bart Starr11% - Zeke Bratkowski7% - Don Horn
128Marty Booker67031999200927% - Jim Miller10% - Gus Frerotte8% - Joey Harrington7% - Chris Chandler6% - Kordell Stewart6% - Shane Matthews5% - A.J. Feeley
129Cris Collinsworth66981981198845% - Ken Anderson42% - Boomer Esiason11% - Turk Schonert
130Mel Gray66451971198286% - Jim Hart
131Deion Branch66442002201264% - Tom Brady26% - Matt Hasselbeck9% - Seneca Wallace
132Willie Gault66351983199332% - Jay Schroeder30% - Jim McMahon9% - Mike Tomczak7% - Steve Beuerlein6% - Vince Evans6% - Steve Fuller
133Al Toon66051985199286% - Ken O'Brien8% - Pat Ryan
134Brett Perriman65891988199738% - Scott Mitchell15% - Rodney Peete12% - Erik Kramer7% - Dave Krieg5% - Bobby Hebert5% - Steve Walsh5% - Don Majkowski
135Michael Haynes65881988199737% - Chris Miller35% - Jim Everett10% - Bobby Hebert7% - Billy Joe Tolliver6% - Wade Wilson
136Henry Marshall65451976198751% - Bill Kenney17% - Mike Livingston17% - Steve Fuller9% - Todd Blackledge
137Ricky Sanders64771986199552% - Mark Rypien18% - Doug Williams10% - Jay Schroeder8% - Jeff George
138Mike Quick64641982199055% - Ron Jaworski36% - Randall Cunningham7% - Joe Pisarcik
139Quinn Early64481988199930% - Jim Everett14% - Bobby Hebert12% - Todd Collins9% - Jim Kelly9% - Wade Wilson
140Dwayne Bowe64012007201346% - Matt Cassel13% - Damon Huard12% - Tyler Thigpen10% - Alex Smith7% - Brodie Croyle
141Sammy White64001976198552% - Tommy Kramer32% - Fran Tarkenton10% - Steve Dils
142Jimmy Orr64001960197071% - Johnny Unitas13% - Earl Morrall6% - Bobby Layne5% - Gary Cuozzo
143Ike Hilliard63981997200847% - Kerry Collins13% - Jeff Garcia10% - Kent Graham7% - Danny Kanell
144Troy Brown63751993200653% - Tom Brady44% - Drew Bledsoe
145Carlos Carson63721980198968% - Bill Kenney16% - Todd Blackledge11% - Steve DeBerg
146Stephone Paige63411983199140% - Bill Kenney39% - Steve DeBerg17% - Todd Blackledge
147Haywood Jeffires63341987199665% - Warren Moon11% - Cody Carlson8% - Chris Chandler5% - Billy Joe Tolliver5% - Bucky Richardson
148Steve Jordan63071982199433% - Tommy Kramer33% - Wade Wilson17% - Rich Gannon7% - Sean Salisbury
149Sean Dawkins62911993200133% - Jim Harbaugh24% - Jon Kitna9% - Paul Justin6% - Kerry Collins5% - Don Majkowski
150Alfred Jenkins62671975198380% - Steve Bartkowski10% - Scott Hunter
151Darnay Scott61931994200256% - Jeff Blake13% - Jon Kitna8% - Neil O'Donnell8% - Boomer Esiason6% - David Klingler
152Jeremy Shockey61462002201138% - Eli Manning24% - Drew Brees23% - Kerry Collins8% - Kurt Warner7% - Cam Newton
153Eddie Brown61341985199192% - Boomer Esiason
154DeSean Jackson61282008201346% - Michael Vick29% - Donovan McNabb14% - Nick Foles6% - Kevin Kolb
155Steve Watson61121979198750% - John Elway22% - Steve DeBerg19% - Craig Morton5% - Gary Kubiak
156Ronnie Harmon60761986199738% - Stan Humphries23% - Jim Kelly14% - John Friesz8% - Billy Joe Tolliver6% - Steve McNair5% - Chris Chandler
157Louis Lipps60191984199242% - Bubby Brister28% - Mark Malone12% - David Woodley8% - Neil O'Donnell
158Jack Snow60121965197580% - Roman Gabriel7% - John Hadl5% - Bill Munson5% - James Harris
159Lee Evans60082004201139% - J.P. Losman26% - Trent Edwards15% - Ryan Fitzpatrick13% - Drew Bledsoe
160Santonio Holmes59632006201359% - Ben Roethlisberger28% - Mark Sanchez7% - Geno Smith
161Raymond Berry59161960196791% - Johnny Unitas7% - Gary Cuozzo
162Todd Christensen58721981198845% - Jim Plunkett45% - Marc Wilson5% - Rusty Hilger
163Todd Heap58692001201227% - Joe Flacco24% - Kyle Boller13% - Steve McNair11% - Anthony Wright10% - Jeff Blake
164Jessie Hester58501985199539% - Jeff George15% - Jack Trudeau13% - Chris Miller12% - Marc Wilson9% - Jim Plunkett
165Freddie Solomon58461975198553% - Joe Montana27% - Steve DeBerg12% - Bob Griese
166Mike Ditka58141961197254% - Billy Wade19% - Rudy Bukich11% - Craig Morton6% - Norm Snead
167Sonny Randle57841960196855% - Charley Johnson11% - John Roach10% - Sam Etcheverry7% - John Brodie
168Pete Retzlaff57721960196633% - Sonny Jurgensen32% - Norm Snead19% - King Hill12% - Norm Van Brocklin
169Bobby Joe Conrad57601960196959% - Charley Johnson18% - Jim Hart7% - Sam Etcheverry
170Riley Odoms57551972198339% - Craig Morton25% - Charley Johnson17% - Steve Ramsey7% - Norris Weese
171Roy Williams57152004201143% - Jon Kitna23% - Joey Harrington19% - Tony Romo5% - Jay Cutler
172John Jefferson57141978198558% - Dan Fouts35% - Lynn Dickey
173Gail Cogdill56961960197035% - Milt Plum24% - Earl Morrall23% - Jim Ninowski8% - Karl Sweetan6% - Bob Berry
174Brandon Lloyd56952003201234% - Kyle Orton16% - Tom Brady13% - Tim Rattay6% - Sam Bradford6% - Ken Dorsey
175Vance Johnson56951985199593% - John Elway
176Jabar Gaffney56932002201233% - David Carr26% - Kyle Orton13% - Rex Grossman10% - Tom Brady8% - Matt Cassel
177Danny Abramowicz56861967197440% - Billy Kilmer19% - Archie Manning14% - Ed Hargett7% - Gary Cuozzo
178Antonio Bryant56852002200918% - Jeff Garcia16% - Quincy Carter13% - Alex Smith11% - Trent Dilfer7% - Charlie Frye7% - Josh Freeman6% - Chad Hutchinson
179Nate Washington56712006201326% - Ben Roethlisberger20% - Matt Hasselbeck17% - Jake Locker14% - Vince Young10% - Ryan Fitzpatrick8% - Kerry Collins
180Keith Byars56661986199851% - Randall Cunningham15% - Dan Marino8% - Jim McMahon8% - Drew Bledsoe
181Dallas Clark56652003201378% - Peyton Manning7% - Josh Freeman6% - Joe Flacco
182Nate Burleson56302003201328% - Matthew Stafford26% - Matt Hasselbeck26% - Daunte Culpepper7% - Shaun Hill
183Dave Parks56211964197350% - John Brodie16% - Billy Kilmer13% - Archie Manning11% - Ed Hargett7% - George Mira
184John Taylor55981987199553% - Steve Young33% - Joe Montana10% - Steve Bono
185Eric Metcalf55841989200124% - Bernie Kosar23% - Jeff George11% - Vinny Testaverde9% - Bobby Hebert6% - Jake Plummer5% - Craig Whelihan5% - Todd Philcox
186Jerricho Cotchery55582004201329% - Chad Pennington21% - Mark Sanchez18% - Ben Roethlisberger15% - Brett Favre10% - Kellen Clemens
187Ben Coates55551991200088% - Drew Bledsoe
188Mark Jackson55511986199476% - John Elway12% - Phil Simms
189Braylon Edwards55222005201236% - Derek Anderson26% - Mark Sanchez15% - Charlie Frye7% - Trent Dilfer5% - Brady Quinn
190Rich Caster55151970198158% - Joe Namath11% - Al Woodall9% - Dan Pastorini6% - Ken Stabler6% - Richard Todd
191Chris Burford55051960196761% - Len Dawson26% - Cotton Davidson
192Chris Calloway54971990200043% - Dave Brown21% - Danny Kanell10% - Phil Simms8% - Kent Graham
193Jerry Smith54961965197768% - Sonny Jurgensen23% - Billy Kilmer
194Lynn Swann54671974198285% - Terry Bradshaw5% - Mike Kruczek
195Bernie Casey54501961196857% - John Brodie25% - Roman Gabriel8% - Lamar McHan
196Reggie Langhorne54461985199358% - Bernie Kosar23% - Jeff George10% - Jack Trudeau
197Bob Tucker54271970198033% - Fran Tarkenton25% - Norm Snead22% - Craig Morton8% - Randy Johnson8% - Tommy Kramer
198Marcus Allen54141982199730% - Marc Wilson25% - Jim Plunkett13% - Jay Schroeder9% - Steve Bono8% - Joe Montana
199Michael Jackson53931991199856% - Vinny Testaverde16% - Bernie Kosar10% - Eric Zeier8% - Mike Tomczak5% - Jim Harbaugh
200Fred Barnett53621990199755% - Randall Cunningham16% - Jim McMahon13% - Dan Marino9% - Rodney Peete
  • Cris Carter played with some very good quarterbacks, but he’s one of only six of the 200 players on the list that didn’t catch at least 22% of his yards from one quarterback.
  • Irving Fryar had about 1,000 fewer yards than Carter, but his top quarterback was Marino — at just 18%. And Joey Galloway topped 10,000 yards despite his top quarterback being Quincy Carter, who was responsible for just 14% of his yards. In an alternate universe (you know, one where Galloway had good quarterback play), who knows how good Galloway could have been. Carter, a 41- and 42-year old Warren Moon, Rick Mirer, Chris Simms, John Friesz, Brian Griese and a 37- and 38-year old Jeff Garcia is a pretty brutal slate of passers.

The table above is easily searchable — just type in the name of a quarterback or receiver, and let the fun commence. Leave your fun findings in the comments. I’ll start it off: Jeff George was responsible for at least 5% of the receiving yards for 11 different receivers.

  1. Sorry, Don Hutson. []
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  • ubrab July 14, 2014, 5:51 am

    Completely forgot that TO joined the Bengals until now, took me a good 15 seconds to figure out how in hell he caught any pass from Carson Palmer.

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart July 14, 2014, 1:27 pm

      Owens has really had a remarkably polarizing set of QBs, on top of you know, everything else about him.

      Reply
  • RustyHilgerReborn July 14, 2014, 9:29 am

    “Carter, a 41- and 42-year old Warren Moon, Rick Mirer, Chris Simms, John Friesz, Brian Griese and a 37- and 38-year old Jeff Garcia is a pretty brutal slate of passers.”

    To be fair, Garcia was pretty darn good his last two seasons in Tampa.

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart July 14, 2014, 1:28 pm

      True. Perhaps because he was playing with someone awesome like Joey Galloway!

      Reply
      • GMC July 14, 2014, 3:37 pm

        Jeff Garcia was pretty awesome in Philadelphia in relief of McNabb, in Tampa… really he was just pretty awesome. Unfortunately, the “noodle arm” reputation followed him everywhere and prevented him from having the Franchise-Passer kind of career he probably deserved. His only remotely bad seasons were the injury-plagued Cleveland and Detroit years.

        He and his rough contemporary Chad Pennington were both really unfortunate to have all of their injury issues. Otherwise we might be thinking of them as peers of Manning, Brady, and Brees.

        It’s easy to forget that Garcia threw 30 TD’s two years in a row before Peyton Manning did.

        Reply
  • kw July 14, 2014, 10:05 am

    Comments like these have been made before, and will be made again…but the distance between Rice and No. 2 is the same distance as the distance between no. 2 and no. 57 in receiving yards!!!!!

    Reply
    • Chase Stuart July 14, 2014, 1:27 pm

      GOAT

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  • Richie July 14, 2014, 3:30 pm

    I’m surprised that Matt Ryan has 26% of Tony Gonzalez’ passing yards. I might have guessed about 10%.

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  • roger July 14, 2014, 10:31 pm

    Interestingly, if you sort by the QB1 column, Drew Brees’ 100% of Marques Colston’s yards is ranked the lowest, apparently being read as 10%

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    • roger July 15, 2014, 12:14 pm

      Just noticed in other columns 10-19% are ranked lower than 2-9%. Takes me back to the days of programming in machine language.

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  • David July 15, 2014, 2:02 pm

    (after sorting to see the receivers who had 7+ qb’s) How the hell did Tom Tupa start 11 games at QB for the 1991 Cardinals?!

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    • Shattenjager July 15, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Tom Tupa came into the league as a quarterback. He didn’t become a full-time punter until 1994.

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      • Zone Reads September 15, 2014, 2:40 am

        I miss the days when such a thing was even possible in the NFL.

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  • Scraps July 16, 2014, 12:09 am

    Dan Fouts:

    Wes Chandler: 55%
    John Jefferson: 58%
    Charlie Joyner: 63%
    Kellen Winslow: 87% !

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  • Scraps July 16, 2014, 12:16 am

    Ken Anderson → Isaac Curtis was also 87%.

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  • Will Evil July 17, 2014, 3:34 pm

    Yes, yes I know. But seriously, Don Maynard. Dick Wood?? That dude got around too, five years = five teams.

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