What quarterback has thrown the most touchdown passes in a season without ever holding any team’s single-season record for touchdown passes?


Andrew Luck. Following Peyton Manning in Indianapolis, Luck had seasons with 40 and 39 touchdown passes. In a similar vein, Dan Marino threw 44 touchdowns in 1986; that’s the most by a player who didn’t set the TD record for his team (but Marino already held that record).