Brett Favre Leads The Way with 31 Career Pick Sixes

Published on July 22nd, 2022 5:43 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Brett Favre holds a record for most lifetime pick sixes in the NFL. In order to be included on the list of NFL quarterbacks with the most pick sixes, you need to have had a long career in the NFL where you threw many, many passes.

The more of a "gunslinger" you were considered to be, the better.

Were you a pass-first quarterback that had no problem trying to place a ball perfectly into triple coverage? If so, you probably had a large number of pick sixes over the course of your career.


At the top of the list? Brett Favre.

Favre, with his ridiculously strong arm, had a long career in the NFL.

Over his two decades in the NFL, Favre threw a total of 31 pick sixes, which puts him at the top of the list.

Next up on the list? Dan Marino, who tossed a total of 29 pick sixes over the course of his 17 year career.


The active player that has a very good chance of breaking the record? Matthew Stafford.

Stafford is just 34 years of age and is still playing at a very high level.

As of this moment, Stafford has 27 pick sixes, which puts him in a tie with Drew Brees and Peyton Manning for #4 on the list.

Given that Stafford will likely play for at least another 5-6 years, he is almost a lock to break the record.


Here is the top ten list as of this moment:

Brett Favre, 31
Dan Marino, 29
Joe Namath, 28
Drew Brees, 27
Peyton Manning, 27
Matthew Stafford, 27
Philip Rivers, 25
Caron Palmer, 23
Vinny Testaverde, 23
Eli Manning, 22
Norm Snead, 22

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