NFL Most Touchdowns in a Season

Name the NFL players who've recorded the most passing, rushing, and receiving touchdowns in a single season.
Through 2020
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Last updated: January 4, 2021
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TD
Year
Passer
55
2013
Peyton Manning
50
2007
Tom Brady
50
2018
Patrick Mahomes
49
2004
Peyton Manning
48
2020
Aaron Rodgers
48
1984
Dan Marino
46
2011
Drew Brees
45
2011
Aaron Rodgers
44
1986
Dan Marino
43
2012
Drew Brees
41
2011
Matthew Stafford
41
1999
Kurt Warner
40
2020
Tom Brady
40
2020
Russell Wilson
40
2016
Aaron Rodgers
40
2014
Andrew Luck
39
2018
Andrew Luck
39
2014
Peyton Manning
39
2013
Drew Brees
39
2012
Aaron Rodgers
39
2011
Tom Brady
39
2004
Daunte Culpepper
39
1996
Brett Favre
TD
Year
Rusher
28
2006
LaDainian Tomlinson
27
2005
Shaun Alexander
27
2003
Priest Holmes
25
1995
Emmitt Smith
24
1983
John Riggins
21
2002
Priest Holmes
21
1998
Terrell Davis
21
1996
Terry Allen
21
1994
Emmitt Smith
21
1985
Joe Morris
20
2005
Larry Johnson
19
1981
Chuck Muncie
19
1979
Earl Campbell
19
1962
Jim Taylor
18
2016
LeGarrette Blount
18
2009
Adrian Peterson
18
2008
DeAngelo Williams
18
2005
LaDainian Tomlinson
18
2000
Marshall Faulk
18
1992
Emmitt Smith
18
1986
George Rogers
18
1983
Eric Dickerson
TD
Year
Receiver / TE
23
2007
Randy Moss
22
1987
Jerry Rice
18
2020
Davante Adams
18
1994
Sterling Sharpe
18
1984
Mark Clayton
17
2011
Rob Gronkowski
17
2003
Randy Moss
17
1998
Randy Moss
17
1995
Cris Carter
17
1995
Carl Pickens
17
1989
Jerry Rice
17
1951
Elroy Hirsch
17
1942
Don Hutson
16
2014
Dez Bryant
16
2013
Jimmy Graham
16
2011
Calvin Johnson
16
2007
Braylon Edwards
16
2004
Muhsin Muhammad
16
2001
Terrell Owens
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Level 60
Dec 30, 2014
How about expanding the list to include AFL players and a column for rushing and receiving TDs combined?
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Level 90
Jun 29, 2015
Didn't notice the column headers at first, so kept guessing quarterbacks, and was getting really frustrated.
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Level 59
Dec 30, 2018
Get ma homie Patty Mahomes on this this, OH YEAH
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Level 72
Aug 28, 2020
Pretty fascinating how much more diverse the eras are on the receiver list than the qb list. Anyone have any thoughts? More 3- and 4-wide sets, more pass-catching tight ends, and more emphasis on hitting rbs coming out of the backfield mean more targets for all those 40+ touchdown seasons?
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Level 73
Nov 2, 2020
That's definitely part of it. More passing means more wide receivers. There's also the idea that back then the really elite athletes stood out way more than today. See Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell on the basketball side for examples of this. If you've got one of those guys, you get them the ball. Now, there are a handful of truly elite receivers, but the guys nipping at their heels on the same team are very close in talent. Sometimes your 3rd WR has a better coverage matchup, so they get fed, while your WR #1 has double coverage. Talent and coaching schemes I think have a part to play in that discrepancy as well. It is pretty cool to see those difference play out though.
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Level 58
Jan 5, 2021
Crazy Legs Hirsch.

I wonder if Jim Brown had played 16 game seasons whether he would place on the rushing TD list.

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Level 58
Jan 5, 2021
Brown had a 17 and 14 rushing TD season each in the 12 game season.
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Level 60
Nov 15, 2020
Groman and Powell were in the AFL. Their numbers aren't recognized as NFL stats.
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2021
Fixed.
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Level 50
Jan 19, 2021
Is there a similar quiz with yards instead of touchdowns?
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Level 50
Jun 4, 2021
Me seeing that I traded Adams for Diggs and Henry Ruggs

After I got him for Amari Cooper XD