The NFL’s 2017 Stats Leaders

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1. Passing Yards
> 2017 Leader: Tom Brady
> Team: New England Patriots
> 2017 Stat: 4,577
> Runner-up:Philip Rivers (4,515)

Tom Brady led the league in passing yards for the third time in his career and the first time since 2007. At age 40, he is the oldest player to ever lead the league in this category. The previous record had been held by Drew Brees, at 37.

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2. Pass Completion Percentage
> 2017 Leader: Drew Brees
> Team: New Orleans Saints
> 2017 Stat:72.0%
> Runner-up:Case Keenum (67.6%)

Drew Brees completed 72.0% of his passes in 2017, more than any other QB in the league. That percentage is the new NFL single-season record, breaking Sam Bradford’s 2016 mark of 71.6%. Brees had the record before 2016, holding the top two spots with 71.2% in 2011 and 70.6% in 2009.

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3. Passing TDs
> 2017 Leader: Russell Wilson
> Team: Seattle Seahawks
> 2017 Stat: 34
> Runner-up: Carson Wentz (33)

Russell Wilson led the league in this category for the first time in his six-year career and tied his career-best total. Of the 34 TDs he threw, 19 were in the fourth quarter, breaking Eli Manning’s single-season record of 15 set in 2011.

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4. Rushing Yards
> 2017 Leader: Kareem Hunt
> Team: Kansas City Chiefs
> 2017 Stat: 1,327
> Runner-up: Todd Gurley II (1,305)

Fewest amount of yards to lead the league in a season since 1,304 in 1990. Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt’s total was the fewest amount of yards needed to lead the league in a season since 1,304 in 1990. Hunt is the second rookie not selected in the first round to lead his league in rushing yards in the common draft era (since 1967). Robinson is the other rookie not selected in the first round to lead the league in single season rushing.

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5. Rushing TDs
> 2017 Leader: Todd Gurley II
> Team: Los Angeles Rams
> 2017 Stat:13
> Runner-up: Mark Ingram (12)

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, who also had six receiving touchdowns, led the league not just in rushing touchdowns but also in total touchdowns with 19. He scored 43% of his team’s rushing and receiving touchdowns, both league highs in 2017.