The NFL's Top 10 Passers of 2009

Jacob BradleyContributor IApril 29, 2009

The NFL's Top 10 Passers of 2009

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Jake Delhomme #17 of the Carolina Panthers passes the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo b

No. 10: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals (3,558 Yards, 20 TDs)

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    CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of their NFL game September 14, 2008 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Ima

No. 9: Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons (3,609 Yards, 21 TDs)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons drops back to pass in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Arizona Cardinals on January 3, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Fal

No. 8: Kurt Warner, Arizona Cardinals (3,771 Yards, 23 TDs)

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Kurt Warner #13 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Steelers won 27-23. (Photo by Chris Grayth

No. 7: Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears (3,850 Yards, 23 TDs)

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    LAKE FOREST, IL - APRIL 3:  Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, quarterback Jay Cutler and head coach Lovie Smith are all smiles after introducing Cutler as their new quarterback during a press conference on April 3, 2009 at Halas Hall in Lake For

No. 6: Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs (3,930 Yards, 23 TDs)

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 28:  Matt Cassel #16 of the New England Patriots looks for a receiver during the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 28, 2008 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

No. 5: Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers (4,012 Yards, 25 TDs)

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Steelers won 27-23. (Photo by Chris

No. 4: Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers (4,120 Yards, 28 TDs)

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    PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 11:  Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 11, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Im

No. 3: Tom Brady, New England Patriots (4,193 Yards, 28 TDs)

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball up the middle during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 7, 2008 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated

No. 2: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts (4,320 Yards, 29 TDs)

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    SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Game against the San Diego Chargers on January 3, 2009 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty I

No. 1: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints (4,773 Yards, 35 TDs)

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints drops back to pass during the game against the Carolina Panthers on December 28, 2008 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)