Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 1992

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/21/2012

Quarterbacks are ranked according to DYAR, or Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement. This gives the value of the quarterback 's performance compared to replacement level, adjusted for situation and opponent and then translated into yardage. DYAR (and its cousin, YAR, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The other statistic given is DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. This number represents value, per play, over an average quarterback in the same game situations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player's performance. Negative DVOA represents below-average offense. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based on opponent) is further explained here.

The simple version: DYAR means a quarterback with more total value. DVOA means a quarterback with more value per play.

Effective Yards, listed in red, translate DVOA into a yards per attempt figure. This provides an easy comparison: in general, players with more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standard stats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yards than standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwise indicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total value because they are more dependent on usage than DYAR.

  • Passes total includes sacks and aborted snaps. Both count against a quarterback's value.
  • Intentional clock-stopping spikes are not counted as passes, which may cause completion rate to be different from official NFL stats.
  • Fumbles count the same whether lost to the defense or retained by the offense.
  • DPI lists the number of plays and yards where the quarterback drew Defensive Pass Interference. These plays are incorporated into DVOA and DYAR, but are not included in the totals for Passes or Yards.

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PASSING: Minimum 100 passes, 49 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Young SF 1,608 1 1,530 1 45.1% 2 42.4% 432 3,293 4,491 25 3 3 7 67.3% 3/68
D.Marino MIA 1,376 2 1,394 2 25.7% 5 26.2% 581 3,915 4,875 24 3 1 15 59.9% 3/85
T.Aikman DAL 1,237 3 1,232 3 27.7% 3 27.6% 493 3,327 4,247 23 3 1 13 64.6% 7/132
J.Kelly BUF 1,129 4 1,085 5 25.5% 6 24.0% 479 3,296 4,002 23 3 3 19 59.0% 4/73
B.Hebert NO 1,056 5 1,197 4 27.0% 4 32.1% 437 3,164 3,666 19 3 0 15 59.0% 5/139
J.Everett LARM 999 6 1,070 6 20.6% 7 22.9% 501 3,095 3,906 22 2 3 17 59.4% 5/102
W.Wilson ATL 804 7 806 7 61.9% 1 62.0% 169 1,308 1,980 13 0 0 3 68.9% 0/0
M.Rypien WAS 779 8 617 11 13.1% 11 8.1% 502 3,105 3,644 13 3 1 17 56.1% 3/54
W.Moon HOIL 703 9 719 9 18.3% 9 18.9% 362 2,413 2,883 18 5 2 12 65.1% 2/25
C.Chandler PHX 657 10 603 12 11.7% 12 9.8% 444 2,559 3,213 15 3 5 15 59.9% 8/172
S.Humphries SD 649 11 730 8 10.4% 14 13.1% 481 3,148 3,316 16 3 3 17 58.1% 5/84
B.Favre GB 540 12 668 10 5.5% 17 9.4% 509 2,994 3,346 18 7 4 13 64.3% 0/0
C.Miller ATL 525 13 480 13 18.6% 8 16.0% 270 1,635 2,143 15 2 2 5 60.1% 3/72
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
R.Cunningham PHI 475 14 401 15 6.1% 16 3.4% 443 2,348 2,857 19 4 5 9 61.0% 3/109
N.O'Donnell PIT 392 15 461 14 7.7% 15 11.0% 340 2,053 2,207 13 3 2 9 59.5% 4/30
M.Tomczak CLE1 364 16 382 16 13.6% 10 14.8% 224 1,598 1,683 7 1 4 7 57.1% 5/115
J.Harbaugh CHI 302 17 289 18 0.9% 23 0.4% 388 2,300 2,426 13 2 3 12 57.1% 3/28
D.Krieg KC 293 18 256 19 -1.1% 24 -2.4% 464 2,777 2,751 15 8 1 11 56.0% 3/72
C.Carlson HOIL 212 19 297 17 1.6% 21 6.7% 244 1,609 1,629 9 3 3 11 65.6% 2/15
P.Simms NYG 211 20 211 20 11.1% 13 11.1% 147 845 1,050 5 0 0 3 60.6% 0/0
R.Peete DET 182 21 112 25 0.9% 22 -3.7% 246 1,503 1,465 9 3 2 9 58.0% 2/35
S.Salisbury MIN 181 22 193 21 4.2% 18 5.2% 190 1,082 1,199 5 2 2 2 56.1% 0/0
B.Kosar CLE1 165 23 166 22 3.6% 19 3.7% 175 1,034 1,116 8 0 1 6 66.9% 2/26
J.Hostetler NYG 128 24 30 28 -1.7% 25 -8.9% 217 1,062 1,261 8 2 4 3 54.2% 4/66
S.DeBerg TB 112 25 -12 31 2.0% 20 -12.6% 133 636 840 3 0 1 4 61.3% 0/0
J.Trudeau IND 96 26 113 24 -3.1% 26 -1.7% 193 1,178 1,090 4 2 1 8 58.0% 1/2
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
B.Brister PIT 24 27 3 29 -7.9% 27 -10.8% 127 629 609 2 2 0 5 55.8% 3/26
V.Testaverde TB 15 28 154 23 -10.5% 30 -4.8% 390 2,248 1,986 14 2 1 16 58.7% 4/63
P.T.Willis CHI 14 29 50 27 -9.0% 28 -3.1% 101 658 522 4 0 0 6 59.3% 2/58
K.O'Brien NYJ 11 30 2 30 -9.6% 29 -10.8% 107 581 574 5 0 0 6 56.7% 1/44
T.Maddox DEN -17 31 -43 32 -13.3% 32 -16.4% 132 697 626 5 0 2 8 54.5% 2/28
T.Hodson NE -24 32 -74 33 -15.0% 33 -22.9% 103 404 474 2 0 1 2 54.9% 0/0
R.Gannon MIN -39 33 53 26 -13.2% 31 -8.4% 305 1,718 1,498 12 1 3 13 57.4% 2/17
K.Graham NYG -56 34 -95 34 -20.5% 36 -26.8% 103 408 388 1 1 0 4 44.2% 3/57
J.Schroeder LARD -67 35 -99 35 -15.2% 34 -17.1% 276 1,292 1,250 11 1 2 11 49.0% 1/13
A.Ware DET -146 36 -106 36 -33.7% 43 -27.4% 105 553 323 3 2 3 4 58.1% 0/0
D.Klingler CIN -174 37 -178 41 -34.4% 44 -34.9% 116 392 368 3 2 1 2 48.0% 1/49
T.Marinovich LARD -185 38 -153 39 -26.9% 38 -24.1% 186 943 696 5 2 2 8 49.1% 4/65
B.J.Tolliver ATL -185 39 -139 38 -31.6% 42 -26.5% 146 689 479 5 4 1 5 56.2% 1/32
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Zolak NE -189 40 -171 40 -37.8% 45 -35.3% 118 395 313 2 3 1 4 53.6% 1/5
B.Nagle NYJ -215 41 -129 37 -19.4% 35 -16.1% 418 2,055 1,809 7 5 4 17 49.7% 9/226
E.Kramer DET -217 42 -253 42 -39.5% 46 -44.3% 122 690 337 4 2 2 8 54.7% 2/42
T.Rosenbach PHX -231 43 -258 43 -46.8% 48 -51.0% 100 454 207 0 1 2 6 53.3% 0/0
J.Elway DEN -270 44 -377 46 -23.5% 37 -28.4% 354 1,966 1,395 10 7 4 17 55.1% 3/56
H.Millen NE -271 45 -272 45 -29.8% 41 -29.9% 236 991 813 8 3 5 9 61.4% 1/5
B.Esiason CIN -331 46 -394 47 -28.3% 39 -31.6% 303 1,238 1,103 11 8 4 15 51.8% 5/55
J.George IND -374 47 -260 44 -29.0% 40 -23.6% 334 1,745 1,182 7 3 2 15 55.1% 6/120
S.Gelbaugh SEA -502 48 -523 48 -40.3% 47 -41.6% 287 1,008 705 6 4 3 9 48.6% 3/92
K.Stouffer SEA -843 49 -810 49 -73.1% 49 -70.7% 218 678 -48 3 5 5 9 48.4% 1/16

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Bono SF 119 184 19.1% 35.6% 60 447 479 2 1 1 2 64.3% 0/0
V.Evans LARD 95 82 14.3% 10.9% 56 346 431 4 0 1 3 54.7% 1/14
J.Montana SF 68 71 36.6% 38.4% 22 118 208 2 0 0 0 71.4% 0/0
S.Beuerlein DAL 54 53 33.9% 33.5% 18 152 169 0 0 0 1 66.7% 0/0
T.Philcox CLE1 36 18 9.8% -0.8% 28 211 188 3 0 0 1 48.1% 0/0
M.Herrmann IND 29 59 9.4% 31.0% 25 172 153 1 0 0 1 62.5% 1/9
D.Majkowski GB -7 -55 -13.0% -25.1% 65 208 306 2 3 0 2 69.1% 0/0
C.Erickson TB -9 1 -16.6% -10.4% 28 112 117 0 0 0 0 57.7% 0/0
T.Sacca PHX -11 -2 -34.1% -15.0% 10 29 24 0 0 0 1 40.0% 0/0
D.Hollas CIN -18 7 -15.1% -9.6% 70 283 331 2 3 1 0 60.3% 2/30
B.Gagliano SD -48 -93 -27.4% -42.9% 47 196 171 0 0 0 2 46.3% 2/21
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.McMahon PHI -52 -61 -28.4% -31.2% 47 254 173 1 0 0 2 51.2% 0/0
M.Pagel LARM -59 -80 -54.7% -69.8% 21 98 27 1 1 0 2 40.0% 0/0
D.Brown NYG -65 -58 -118.3% -107.4% 12 0 -39 0 0 0 0 57.1% 0/0
J.Carlson NE -68 -58 -34.1% -30.5% 52 207 147 1 1 0 1 37.5% 0/0
J.Blake NYJ -83 -96 -124.9% -142.9% 11 33 -54 0 1 0 1 44.4% 0/0
F.Reich BUF -93 -102 -39.1% -41.7% 55 132 136 0 1 0 2 52.2% 0/0
T.Tupa IND -104 -109 -52.5% -54.7% 40 115 61 1 1 0 2 50.0% 0/0
Sh.Moore DEN -129 -126 -67.6% -66.3% 40 178 8 0 1 2 2 51.5% 0/0
D.McGwire SEA -184 -192 -99.4% -103.2% 38 57 -83 0 0 1 2 56.7% 0/0
W.Furrer CHI -192 -205 -127.9% -136.4% 29 50 -129 0 1 0 3 36.0% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
R.Cunningham PHI 156 1 146 1 26.1% 8 25.2% 75 561 616 5 4
S.Young SF 135 2 142 2 28.7% 7 31.7% 64 538 520 4 3
J.Hostetler NYG 60 3 59 3 35.0% 3 34.6% 23 178 230 3 1
S.Humphries SD 54 4 55 5 23.5% 9 22.8% 21 85 245 4 1
W.Moon HOIL 48 5 55 4 31.4% 4 32.5% 22 152 216 1 0
B.Favre GB 46 6 47 6 14.5% 13 15.9% 33 214 225 1 1
R.Peete DET 39 7 36 8 44.4% 2 38.9% 15 95 143 0 1
V.Evans LARD 38 8 38 7 75.3% 1 74.2% 9 82 122 0 0
V.Testaverde TB 34 9 36 9 10.6% 16 12.2% 29 202 184 2 1
B.Hebert NO 33 10 33 11 29.8% 6 29.6% 16 115 136 0 0
J.Schroeder LARD 31 11 27 13 16.1% 12 12.0% 22 169 155 0 2
H.Millen NE 30 12 35 10 30.2% 5 36.5% 16 108 122 0 0
A.Ware DET 27 13 27 14 22.3% 10 22.6% 17 124 118 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
J.Harbaugh CHI 27 14 29 12 -1.6% 20 1.6% 44 273 208 1 1
T.Aikman DAL 25 15 21 16 12.0% 15 9.6% 20 125 121 1 0
M.Rypien WAS 24 16 17 18 1.5% 19 0.0% 20 63 149 2 0
C.Chandler PHX 24 17 25 15 3.5% 18 6.8% 28 165 140 1 0
D.Krieg KC 22 18 18 17 4.9% 17 2.0% 22 86 146 2 0
B.Esiason CIN 15 19 17 19 14.3% 14 17.5% 11 68 75 0 0
J.Elway DEN 13 20 8 20 -3.0% 21 -6.9% 27 99 147 2 1
D.Klingler CIN 8 21 8 21 17.9% 11 6.0% 10 54 61 0 0
J.Everett LARM 1 22 7 22 -12.4% 23 -4.6% 21 146 70 0 0
W.Wilson ATL -1 23 0 24 -13.6% 24 -11.3% 10 67 32 0 0
R.Gannon MIN -3 24 1 23 -11.8% 22 -11.5% 40 195 145 0 1
D.Marino MIA -3 25 0 25 -17.0% 25 -11.9% 15 73 48 0 1
D.Hollas CIN -7 26 -4 26 -23.4% 26 -18.0% 15 109 33 0 2
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
E.Kramer DET -8 27 -8 27 -33.4% 29 -34.7% 8 38 9 0 0
S.Zolak NE -10 28 -12 28 -39.4% 30 -39.1% 12 76 4 0 1
T.Maddox DEN -16 29 -17 30 -65.7% 36 -62.9% 8 20 -17 0 0
J.Kelly BUF -16 30 -14 29 -28.2% 27 -28.0% 16 69 32 1 1
B.Nagle NYJ -19 31 -17 31 -45.9% 32 -41.6% 12 56 -4 0 1
S.Gelbaugh SEA -27 32 -28 34 -56.1% 34 -56.5% 12 80 -18 0 2
C.Carlson HOIL -28 33 -31 36 -30.5% 28 -39.5% 20 82 34 1 2
M.Tomczak CLE1 -28 34 -23 32 -45.6% 31 -38.7% 16 49 -5 0 0
N.O'Donnell PIT -30 35 -30 35 -64.7% 35 -71.9% 10 27 -26 1 1
J.Carlson NE -31 36 -27 33 -83.6% 37 -77.3% 9 32 -39 0 1
C.Miller ATL -34 37 -31 37 -53.2% 33 -49.3% 17 95 -19 0 2