Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 2000

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 8/28/2012

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, 46 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
P.Manning IND 1,888 1 1,795 1 38.3% 1 35.9% 587 4,252 5,642 33 3 2 15 63.3% 10/126
J.Garcia SF 1,642 2 1,713 2 31.8% 3 33.6% 584 4,080 5,316 31 4 1 10 64.1% 6/147
D.Culpepper MIN 1,352 3 1,181 5 30.1% 4 24.8% 512 3,734 4,482 33 5 6 16 62.8% 5/48
E.Grbac KC 1,193 4 1,246 3 20.9% 8 22.3% 577 3,919 4,619 28 4 3 14 59.9% 18/322
B.Griese DEN 1,062 5 1,191 4 34.7% 2 40.2% 355 2,534 3,313 19 2 3 4 64.5% 6/85
R.Gannon OAK 1,052 6 1,105 6 21.4% 7 23.1% 502 3,299 4,025 28 3 4 11 60.2% 7/126
K.Warner STL 923 7 1,024 7 28.0% 6 32.3% 369 3,303 3,156 21 3 1 18 67.7% 5/36
K.Collins NYG 838 8 798 8 13.2% 9 12.0% 557 3,322 3,915 22 6 1 13 59.5% 2/42
B.Favre GB 742 9 708 10 7.6% 12 6.7% 616 3,556 4,207 20 4 5 16 58.4% 11/250
M.Brunell JAC 690 10 722 9 8.0% 11 8.9% 568 3,346 3,827 20 3 3 13 61.0% 6/97
T.Green STL 632 11 610 11 28.6% 5 27.2% 263 1,912 2,130 16 1 2 5 60.9% 1/3
D.Bledsoe NE 568 12 433 15 3.9% 18 0.3% 579 2,989 3,805 17 5 4 12 59.1% 12/255
V.Testaverde NYJ 533 13 273 23 2.3% 22 -4.2% 602 3,617 3,914 21 1 3 25 56.0% 12/160
S.McNair TEN 469 14 535 12 5.8% 14 8.2% 424 2,699 2,865 15 6 4 12 63.2% 5/107
D.McNabb PHI 389 15 432 16 -1.4% 25 -0.4% 613 3,099 3,758 20 1 3 13 58.1% 4/97
D.Flutie BUF 356 16 448 13 12.4% 10 18.5% 243 1,627 1,703 8 3 2 3 57.4% 3/48
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
R.Johnson BUF 341 17 172 26 4.4% 17 -3.3% 353 1,805 2,215 12 2 1 7 57.8% 7/119
B.Johnson WAS 339 18 224 24 3.2% 19 -1.7% 384 2,325 2,377 11 2 3 14 62.9% 4/22
S.King TB 338 19 358 18 0.4% 24 1.0% 464 2,519 2,831 18 0 1 13 54.7% 4/38
J.Fiedler MIA 331 20 357 19 2.5% 21 3.5% 381 2,262 2,416 14 0 2 14 57.2% 10/177
J.Blake NO 280 21 316 20 1.8% 23 3.5% 329 1,851 2,119 13 2 2 9 61.1% 7/89
G.Frerotte DEN 268 22 360 17 5.1% 16 10.7% 245 1,711 1,693 9 2 3 8 59.9% 5/68
J.George WAS 240 23 281 22 7.5% 13 10.6% 205 1,270 1,353 7 1 1 5 59.2% 3/63
S.Beuerlein CAR 238 24 434 14 -5.1% 28 -0.1% 593 3,387 3,483 19 1 7 17 61.1% 11/186
A.Brooks NO 220 25 291 21 5.6% 15 11.1% 211 1,416 1,354 9 3 1 6 58.2% 1/47
J.Harbaugh SD 200 26 204 25 3.1% 20 3.4% 218 1,311 1,411 8 1 2 9 61.2% 6/94
S.Matthews CHI 94 27 -17 33 -3.2% 27 -12.6% 184 931 1,083 3 1 1 6 57.6% 1/8
R.Cunningham DAL 69 28 94 27 -2.4% 26 0.8% 133 806 734 6 1 2 4 59.7% 2/73
K.Stewart PIT 67 29 35 29 -7.8% 29 -9.4% 321 1,677 1,741 11 3 2 8 52.6% 4/95
K.Graham PIT -28 30 -2 32 -13.9% 32 -11.3% 162 853 773 1 0 1 1 45.6% 3/27
J.Plummer ARI -34 31 2 31 -12.2% 30 -11.1% 496 2,814 2,598 13 2 4 19 57.2% 9/216
T.Couch CLE -54 32 16 30 -15.1% 34 -10.0% 226 1,365 1,028 7 2 0 9 64.6% 2/42
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Kitna SEA -77 33 -112 36 -13.7% 31 -14.9% 459 2,437 2,269 18 8 7 16 62.7% 1/20
D.Kanell ATL -78 34 -185 40 -21.8% 38 -36.3% 124 462 484 2 2 0 5 49.6% 3/42
T.Banks BAL -83 35 -60 34 -15.6% 35 -14.4% 292 1,429 1,387 8 5 0 7 55.4% 3/18
B.Huard SEA -88 36 -83 35 -25.1% 41 -24.4% 102 468 387 3 2 0 2 55.1% 1/6
T.Aikman DAL -96 37 55 28 -16.5% 36 -8.0% 274 1,543 1,306 7 0 2 13 59.8% 8/100
C.Batch DET -101 38 -135 38 -14.8% 33 -16.1% 450 2,228 2,065 13 2 3 15 54.3% 3/40
T.Dilfer BAL -187 39 -195 41 -22.8% 39 -23.3% 250 1,349 1,042 12 6 2 11 59.1% 1/19
C.Chandler ATL -196 40 -130 37 -19.7% 37 -16.8% 375 1,965 1,577 10 6 1 12 58.2% 5/90
S.Case DET -210 41 -171 39 -43.5% 45 -37.6% 103 414 236 1 0 1 4 61.5% 0/0
C.McNown CHI -269 42 -226 42 -25.1% 40 -22.9% 310 1,466 1,190 8 2 3 9 55.2% 3/127
S.Mitchell CIN -294 43 -288 43 -35.4% 43 -34.9% 204 866 575 3 2 2 8 47.8% 3/38
D.Pederson CLE -314 44 -379 44 -32.4% 42 -36.7% 227 931 764 2 3 0 8 55.7% 4/70
R.Leaf SD -539 45 -543 45 -35.5% 44 -35.7% 358 1,709 1,049 11 4 5 18 50.0% 5/59
Ak.Smith CIN -700 46 -751 46 -51.4% 46 -54.3% 303 998 438 3 2 8 6 44.7% 4/55

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Martin JAC 183 169 81.9% 74.6% 33 307 408 2 0 0 1 66.7% 0/0
N.O'Donnell TEN 96 99 10.7% 11.3% 67 507 486 2 0 0 3 56.3% 1/21
J.Miller CHI 46 36 -2.7% -4.4% 82 375 499 1 1 0 1 58.8% 0/0
M.Hasselbeck GB 34 11 14.2% -3.1% 20 102 154 1 0 0 0 52.6% 0/0
M.Bishop NE 21 10 23.8% 5.0% 10 74 78 1 0 0 1 33.3% 0/0
R.Mirer SF 20 19 2.8% 1.6% 22 115 146 1 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0
C.Greisen ARI -34 -22 -49.3% -35.9% 13 44 25 1 0 1 0 60.0% 0/0
W.Moon KC -54 -63 -34.6% -38.3% 40 162 113 1 1 0 1 44.1% 1/16
D.Huard MIA -59 -75 -24.7% -28.4% 67 296 269 1 0 0 3 61.9% 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Friesz NE -77 -97 -64.9% -78.9% 24 50 4 0 0 0 1 52.4% 2/45
B.Brister MIN -109 -94 -94.0% -82.4% 21 76 -42 0 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0
D.Brown ARI -152 -143 -42.7% -40.8% 80 407 182 2 0 2 3 58.0% 1/5
Jeff Lewis CAR -155 -167 -72.9% -77.8% 39 69 -9 0 1 0 1 50.0% 2/16
D.Johnson ATL -172 -170 -49.0% -48.6% 80 329 135 2 0 3 3 53.7% 1/9
M.Moreno SD -180 -213 -59.6% -68.4% 62 189 54 0 1 2 2 50.9% 0/0
R.Lucas NYJ -224 -243 -85.0% -91.5% 48 193 -67 0 1 1 4 52.4% 0/0
A.Wright DAL -300 -342 -89.1% -99.9% 66 143 -98 0 1 2 3 41.5% 2/57
S.Wynn CLE -396 -357 -113.8% -103.7% 67 78 -228 0 0 2 1 40.7% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 38 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Culpepper MIN 209 1 209 1 39.5% 5 41.1% 72 490 760 7 0
R.Gannon OAK 189 2 189 2 38.5% 6 38.7% 74 545 709 4 1
D.McNabb PHI 183 3 188 3 36.8% 8 38.9% 76 647 687 6 2
K.Stewart PIT 153 4 137 4 38.0% 7 31.1% 62 449 601 7 2
S.King TB 122 5 121 6 28.0% 14 29.9% 58 371 478 5 0
J.Garcia SF 118 6 122 5 26.9% 15 28.7% 60 422 488 4 1
C.McNown CHI 97 7 104 7 30.8% 13 34.5% 43 329 385 3 0
S.McNair TEN 96 8 96 8 26.3% 16 26.8% 52 417 401 0 1
J.Fiedler MIA 95 9 89 9 33.0% 11 30.4% 38 282 375 1 0
M.Brunell JAC 63 10 59 10 22.8% 18 20.8% 36 238 278 2 1
R.Johnson BUF 59 11 54 11 25.2% 17 20.8% 41 307 279 1 1
P.Manning IND 51 12 49 12 36.3% 9 33.4% 20 130 199 1 0
J.Kitna SEA 49 13 39 18 14.5% 24 9.2% 29 139 248 1 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Flutie BUF 44 14 43 16 19.6% 20 19.7% 24 172 200 1 0
J.Blake NO 41 15 47 13 3.5% 28 8.9% 44 257 241 1 2
G.Frerotte DEN 40 16 43 15 51.5% 3 57.4% 12 76 138 1 0
C.Batch DET 39 17 37 19 9.3% 27 7.0% 34 208 236 2 0
S.Case DET 39 18 44 14 64.4% 2 75.5% 13 121 126 1 0
S.Mitchell CIN 39 19 36 20 91.7% 1 86.6% 8 62 114 1 0
J.Plummer ARI 37 20 41 17 13.3% 25 17.3% 26 190 183 0 1
R.Cunningham DAL 30 21 32 21 20.0% 19 22.0% 16 96 139 1 0
E.Grbac KC 30 22 28 23 15.3% 23 14.7% 20 119 144 1 0
B.Griese DEN 29 23 29 22 17.4% 22 17.3% 20 110 141 1 0
B.Johnson WAS 28 24 26 26 35.8% 10 32.0% 9 68 108 1 0
T.Green STL 27 25 28 25 43.6% 4 41.3% 10 78 106 1 0
C.Chandler ATL 23 26 24 27 31.9% 12 34.3% 10 66 89 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
B.Favre GB 23 27 23 28 12.0% 26 15.2% 19 119 111 0 0
D.Bledsoe NE 19 28 21 29 -1.5% 30 -2.1% 36 164 201 2 0
T.Dilfer BAL 16 29 15 30 19.5% 21 15.4% 12 82 79 0 0
A.Brooks NO 16 30 28 24 -4.8% 32 2.6% 33 175 171 2 0
Ak.Smith CIN 15 31 8 31 -2.9% 31 -7.7% 37 224 166 0 4
T.Banks BAL 10 32 4 33 -0.3% 29 -4.3% 13 62 53 0 0
K.Collins NYG 2 33 5 32 -9.6% 33 -7.0% 20 88 76 1 0
V.Testaverde NYJ -21 34 -21 34 -48.7% 36 -53.8% 9 46 -6 0 2
D.Pederson CLE -26 35 -34 36 -45.7% 35 -56.1% 15 71 -4 0 1
J.Harbaugh SD -34 36 -33 35 -84.5% 38 -83.8% 11 27 -44 0 1
R.Leaf SD -46 37 -52 38 -61.3% 37 -66.3% 18 58 -40 0 2
S.Beuerlein CAR -54 38 -46 37 -39.5% 34 -35.5% 34 110 17 1 1