Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 1995

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/24/2012

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, 43 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
E.Kramer CHI 1,585 1 1,463 3 32.7% 3 29.3% 538 3,748 5,069 29 2 3 10 60.3% 6/110
S.Mitchell DET 1,520 2 1,503 1 26.0% 5 25.5% 614 4,171 5,369 32 5 2 12 59.5% 16/260
B.Favre GB 1,507 3 1,499 2 27.5% 4 27.3% 598 4,213 5,189 38 4 2 14 63.5% 4/88
T.Aikman DAL 1,358 4 1,352 4 35.3% 2 35.1% 450 3,180 4,206 16 3 2 7 65.1% 13/252
J.Everett NO 1,168 5 942 8 19.0% 9 13.2% 594 3,762 4,711 26 2 4 13 61.1% 7/75
J.George ATL 1,127 6 930 9 17.5% 11 12.5% 601 3,858 4,701 24 5 2 11 60.4% 8/123
J.Elway DEN 1,054 7 1,084 5 18.2% 10 19.0% 561 3,760 4,330 26 2 3 14 59.0% 9/156
S.Young SF 1,054 8 1,034 6 22.4% 6 21.8% 467 3,098 3,966 20 0 2 9 67.7% 4/51
W.Moon MIN 966 9 949 7 12.2% 15 11.8% 648 3,912 4,653 33 8 3 13 62.4% 12/176
V.Testaverde CLE1 860 10 924 10 21.6% 7 24.0% 410 2,766 3,288 17 3 1 9 61.8% 5/63
D.Marino MIA 793 11 834 12 13.8% 13 15.1% 503 3,460 3,646 24 5 1 15 64.9% 5/82
N.O'Donnell PIT 679 12 895 11 13.2% 14 20.9% 428 2,849 3,176 17 1 0 6 59.6% 8/155
J.Harbaugh IND 679 13 689 14 20.0% 8 20.5% 349 2,325 2,682 17 2 2 5 64.3% 7/132
E.Grbac SF 600 14 580 16 38.3% 1 36.7% 189 1,433 1,792 8 2 0 5 70.2% 1/20
J.Blake CIN 577 15 714 13 3.6% 17 7.1% 589 3,677 3,940 28 3 4 16 57.9% 12/273
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Humphries SD 531 16 639 15 6.1% 16 9.5% 502 3,163 3,214 17 5 0 14 59.2% 5/90
C.Chandler HOIL 273 17 377 17 0.3% 19 4.7% 376 2,284 2,283 17 3 4 10 63.7% 7/122
J.Friesz SEA 209 18 221 20 14.8% 12 16.3% 124 780 931 6 1 1 3 53.8% 1/18
M.Rypien STL 206 19 174 22 2.8% 18 0.6% 228 1,384 1,461 9 0 1 8 59.4% 3/51
G.Frerotte WAS 200 20 143 23 -3.5% 22 -5.7% 418 2,573 2,382 13 4 1 13 50.8% 6/69
M.Brunell JAC 191 21 232 19 -3.0% 21 -1.3% 386 1,924 2,152 15 1 2 7 58.1% 10/192
J.Hostetler OAK 173 22 216 21 -2.6% 20 -0.5% 308 1,845 1,875 12 2 1 9 60.6% 3/51
S.Bono KC 165 23 328 18 -6.5% 23 -1.8% 541 2,958 3,068 21 3 7 10 56.6% 5/54
J.Kelly BUF 31 24 125 24 -10.1% 24 -7.0% 483 2,937 2,469 22 2 3 14 55.7% 6/83
D.Bledsoe NE 7 25 -48 28 -11.0% 25 -12.3% 657 3,334 3,370 13 5 6 15 51.2% 13/162
B.Kosar MIA -4 26 -48 27 -11.7% 26 -17.5% 116 651 599 3 1 2 5 69.2% 2/40
C.Miller STL -17 27 -46 26 -11.8% 27 -12.8% 436 2,379 2,155 18 1 2 14 57.7% 1/11
V.Evans OAK -32 28 5 25 -13.9% 28 -10.7% 184 1,163 877 6 0 3 8 57.8% 3/33
M.Tomczak PIT -71 29 -105 29 -20.3% 30 -24.6% 117 624 530 1 0 1 8 58.6% 6/102
C.Weldon TB -78 30 -128 30 -23.9% 35 -32.0% 100 450 388 1 1 3 1 47.2% 2/67
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
H.Shuler WAS -146 31 -208 33 -28.7% 37 -36.1% 138 669 471 3 0 1 7 52.8% 0/0
D.Brown NYG -157 32 -216 35 -16.1% 29 -18.0% 497 2,573 2,341 11 7 3 10 56.4% 4/43
W.Furrer HOIL -184 33 -160 31 -40.2% 41 -36.4% 103 448 260 2 2 0 6 49.0% 3/52
R.Cunningham PHI -242 34 -217 36 -40.3% 42 -37.3% 133 514 333 3 1 2 5 58.5% 2/9
S.Beuerlein JAC -244 35 -215 34 -36.3% 39 -33.3% 159 847 449 4 1 2 7 50.0% 0/0
R.Mirer SEA -266 36 -264 37 -21.1% 31 -21.0% 436 2,271 1,806 13 3 2 19 53.9% 1/17
R.Peete PHI -273 37 -191 32 -21.9% 33 -18.6% 403 2,157 1,676 8 4 5 12 58.0% 4/56
E.Zeier CLE1 -289 38 -359 40 -36.8% 40 -43.0% 176 768 512 4 3 0 8 51.3% 2/27
D.Krieg ARI -364 39 -457 41 -21.2% 32 -23.8% 578 3,149 2,406 16 8 6 21 58.6% 5/99
K.Collins CAR -366 40 -359 39 -23.8% 34 -23.6% 461 2,529 1,817 14 4 6 19 49.8% 2/26
B.Esiason NYJ -444 41 -309 38 -28.0% 36 -22.8% 420 2,072 1,524 16 8 3 15 57.5% 4/71
T.Dilfer TB -559 42 -537 42 -31.0% 38 -30.2% 461 2,435 1,503 4 7 6 16 54.2% 4/55
B.Brister NYJ -611 43 -570 43 -65.8% 43 -62.1% 186 605 70 4 3 1 7 55.4% 1/11

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
B.Hebert ATL 213 144 52.8% 32.1% 44 313 558 2 0 0 0 63.6% 0/0
S.McNair HOIL 109 64 10.6% 1.8% 85 504 549 3 3 0 1 52.6% 2/77
M.Buck ARI 104 81 33.1% 23.2% 34 263 332 1 0 0 1 60.6% 1/33
A.Van Pelt BUF 104 90 73.4% 62.2% 18 106 241 2 0 0 0 55.6% 1/21
W.Wilson DAL 91 59 12.6% 4.3% 61 362 432 1 0 0 2 66.7% 1/20
D.Majkowski DET 85 95 53.8% 61.6% 21 156 220 1 0 0 0 75.0% 1/8
B.Musgrave DEN 40 44 39.5% 44.4% 12 93 118 0 1 0 0 72.7% 0/0
H.Millen DEN 33 -10 0.5% -14.6% 44 165 275 1 0 1 0 65.0% 0/0
B.Hobert OAK 22 22 -6.8% -6.9% 83 529 451 6 0 0 4 55.0% 1/7
B.Johnson MIN 16 31 -5.5% 0.0% 38 256 245 0 1 0 1 69.4% 1/5
R.Gannon KC 10 7 4.8% 1.1% 11 57 62 0 0 0 0 63.6% 0/0
D.Klingler CIN 4 6 -7.3% -4.8% 14 78 83 1 0 0 1 53.8% 2/36
T.Detmer GB 3 -8 -7.4% -20.1% 14 81 80 1 0 0 1 57.1% 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
D.Barr STL -19 -20 -38.7% -40.2% 10 38 30 0 0 0 0 55.6% 0/0
C.Conklin SF -26 -37 -47.0% -62.9% 14 28 15 0 0 0 0 33.3% 0/0
J.Miller PIT -44 -42 -23.3% -22.7% 58 390 230 2 1 0 5 58.9% 0/0
P.Justin IND -58 -75 -35.6% -43.0% 40 189 111 0 1 0 2 55.6% 1/31
G.Foley NYJ -80 -55 -51.1% -38.5% 33 107 52 0 0 0 0 55.2% 0/0
S.Zolak NE -111 -85 -42.9% -35.3% 55 252 131 1 1 3 0 56.0% 0/0
J.Trudeau CAR -126 -138 -114.6% -125.0% 19 92 -73 0 0 1 3 64.7% 0/0
C.Erickson IND -132 -117 -34.7% -32.0% 95 502 271 3 1 2 4 61.7% 0/0
G.Gilbert SD -134 -172 -44.7% -54.1% 70 292 139 0 0 1 3 59.0% 1/7
T.Collins BUF -141 -152 -79.3% -84.7% 35 57 -9 0 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0
T.Maddox NYG -215 -236 -169.7% -185.2% 24 42 -183 0 0 1 3 27.3% 0/0
F.Reich CAR -260 -244 -55.1% -52.5% 96 349 123 2 1 1 2 44.0% 1/22

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 34 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
M.Brunell JAC 172 1 162 1 46.4% 3 43.1% 62 483 610 4 2
S.Young SF 97 2 111 2 24.2% 9 29.5% 44 274 421 3 1
J.Harbaugh IND 89 3 75 4 34.3% 5 27.4% 38 252 345 2 0
B.Favre GB 77 4 86 3 42.5% 4 48.4% 24 201 283 3 1
D.Brown NYG 64 5 61 6 17.1% 13 15.8% 40 232 307 4 1
J.Blake CIN 64 6 62 5 21.0% 12 20.2% 41 319 283 2 3
S.Bono KC 59 7 56 9 53.9% 2 50.8% 13 123 204 5 0
T.Dilfer TB 55 8 59 7 57.3% 1 62.8% 18 120 185 2 0
R.Mirer SEA 48 9 57 8 26.1% 7 33.2% 29 205 202 1 0
V.Testaverde CLE1 34 10 36 10 32.5% 6 35.1% 12 68 135 2 0
J.Hostetler OAK 26 11 20 14 13.9% 15 8.3% 19 128 132 0 0
R.Cunningham PHI 23 12 23 12 16.7% 14 16.2% 15 103 114 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
E.Zeier CLE1 23 13 20 15 21.8% 11 17.5% 13 81 102 0 0
E.Grbac SF 22 14 27 11 22.8% 10 31.6% 10 40 95 2 0
K.Stewart PIT 19 15 21 13 6.0% 17 8.0% 15 86 118 1 0
T.Aikman DAL 16 16 17 16 24.9% 8 27.0% 9 44 69 1 0
C.Miller STL 12 17 9 18 11.2% 16 5.5% 14 75 68 0 0
J.Everett NO 9 18 11 17 1.9% 18 4.5% 11 53 70 0 0
S.Mitchell DET 8 19 1 20 -7.8% 20 -11.4% 29 110 129 4 1
S.Humphries SD 5 20 -4 22 -7.4% 19 -16.0% 16 67 91 1 2
E.Kramer CHI 2 21 8 19 -10.5% 21 -7.0% 21 52 114 1 1
V.Evans OAK 0 22 1 21 -12.4% 22 -10.4% 9 41 34 0 1
J.Elway DEN -3 23 -10 24 -13.3% 23 -16.7% 34 181 154 1 4
D.Bledsoe NE -7 24 -11 25 -23.0% 25 -30.3% 10 36 29 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
K.Collins CAR -10 25 -14 28 -17.4% 24 -19.5% 28 84 112 3 0
D.Krieg ARI -14 26 -17 30 -47.0% 31 -55.4% 8 36 -3 0 1
J.George ATL -14 27 -14 29 -37.6% 30 -38.8% 10 29 7 0 0
H.Shuler WAS -14 28 -12 26 -29.4% 27 -27.2% 15 60 26 0 0
B.Brister NYJ -16 29 -20 31 -48.8% 32 -58.9% 10 25 -7 0 0
N.O'Donnell PIT -18 30 -9 23 -33.0% 28 -23.0% 13 55 20 0 1
R.Peete PHI -27 31 -13 27 -25.4% 26 -18.5% 32 158 83 1 3
W.Moon MIN -34 32 -34 33 -35.1% 29 -35.0% 26 94 24 0 2
G.Frerotte WAS -35 33 -32 32 -67.4% 33 -61.7% 12 26 -36 1 1
C.Chandler HOIL -85 34 -91 34 -73.7% 34 -78.0% 22 60 -97 2 4