Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 2001

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, 41 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
K.Warner STL 1,805 1 1,765 1 36.7% 1 35.7% 583 4,577 5,492 36 6 4 22 69.3% 7/129
R.Gannon OAK 1,181 2 1,379 2 19.8% 3 25.0% 573 3,636 4,681 27 4 6 8 66.7% 3/49
S.McNair TEN 1,119 3 997 5 26.1% 2 22.0% 470 3,099 3,942 21 2 2 12 61.6% 8/206
J.Garcia SF 1,057 4 1,096 3 17.5% 4 18.6% 533 3,418 4,404 32 5 2 12 62.9% 7/108
B.Favre GB 966 5 1,064 4 15.9% 5 18.6% 540 3,742 4,195 32 10 6 15 61.7% 13/197
P.Manning IND 965 6 812 6 14.7% 7 10.6% 573 3,898 4,309 26 4 2 23 63.5% 4/56
J.Plummer ARI 705 7 679 7 9.5% 10 8.7% 556 3,470 3,712 18 3 3 13 58.2% 10/151
J.Fiedler MIA 624 8 650 9 9.9% 9 10.7% 475 3,109 3,249 20 0 3 18 60.9% 2/40
K.Stewart PIT 557 9 674 8 8.1% 11 12.1% 473 2,937 3,094 14 4 2 11 60.8% 2/34
A.Van Pelt BUF 537 10 405 14 15.2% 6 8.7% 315 1,970 2,369 12 3 1 10 59.0% 7/62
D.Flutie SD 517 11 512 11 3.9% 15 3.8% 547 3,253 3,465 15 3 1 17 57.0% 4/60
B.Johnson TB 500 12 625 10 1.9% 16 5.1% 602 3,156 3,769 13 2 2 11 61.3% 7/104
T.Brady NE 491 13 494 12 5.4% 12 5.5% 456 2,625 3,059 18 9 3 11 64.1% 8/198
M.Brunell JAC 400 14 426 13 0.8% 18 1.5% 529 2,913 3,250 19 5 3 12 61.6% 7/107
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
D.Culpepper MIN 400 15 254 19 4.2% 13 -1.4% 404 2,388 2,634 14 9 6 13 64.7% 7/141
K.Collins NYG 342 16 289 17 -2.4% 19 -3.8% 613 3,513 3,634 19 15 5 16 57.7% 2/40
C.Chandler ATL 304 17 352 16 1.0% 17 2.9% 408 2,580 2,435 16 6 1 12 61.6% 7/120
D.McNabb PHI 251 18 359 15 -3.7% 22 -0.5% 529 2,888 3,064 25 5 3 11 58.1% 7/145
A.Brooks NO 229 19 215 22 -5.1% 25 -5.5% 608 3,480 3,388 26 9 2 20 56.6% 8/127
B.Griese DEN 216 20 202 24 -4.2% 24 -4.7% 489 2,595 2,819 23 6 0 18 61.4% 6/116
T.Green KC 212 21 253 20 -5.3% 26 -4.2% 562 3,570 3,228 17 6 4 23 57.1% 8/160
J.Miller CHI 200 22 247 21 -3.6% 20 -1.8% 409 2,214 2,395 13 4 2 10 58.1% 6/87
C.Batch DET 183 23 257 18 -3.6% 21 -0.6% 371 2,192 2,205 12 2 3 11 59.1% 8/154
T.Dilfer SEA 181 24 203 23 9.9% 8 12.5% 133 939 938 7 3 0 4 59.8% 3/66
V.Testaverde NYJ 96 25 143 25 -8.0% 27 -6.5% 463 2,569 2,606 15 9 2 14 59.4% 5/70
R.Cunningham BAL 95 26 52 27 4.1% 14 -2.7% 103 507 630 3 4 0 2 62.1% 1/4
E.Grbac BAL 79 27 117 26 -8.7% 28 -7.6% 488 2,815 2,748 15 4 4 18 58.0% 7/150
S.Matthews CHI 65 28 -22 30 -3.8% 23 -13.6% 135 649 802 5 2 2 6 65.6% 1/11
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
Q.Carter DAL -5 29 28 28 -11.6% 30 -8.6% 187 1,011 904 5 3 1 6 52.0% 2/27
J.Kitna CIN -10 30 -67 31 -11.4% 29 -12.9% 605 3,035 3,012 12 7 2 21 54.2% 8/122
T.Detmer DET -14 31 -97 32 -12.5% 31 -20.6% 162 816 808 3 2 1 9 61.7% 2/54
T.Banks WAS -42 32 21 29 -12.8% 32 -10.3% 402 2,189 1,970 10 6 3 9 54.2% 4/55
M.McMahon DET -74 33 -103 33 -19.9% 34 -23.4% 135 534 571 3 0 3 1 45.6% 3/49
A.Wright DAL -87 34 -137 34 -24.7% 36 -32.5% 104 478 399 5 1 2 5 50.0% 3/82
M.Hasselbeck SEA -154 35 -229 37 -17.8% 33 -21.1% 360 1,760 1,646 7 3 2 8 55.2% 4/35
M.Vick ATL -171 36 -250 38 -31.3% 39 -40.6% 136 659 454 2 1 4 3 44.2% 1/32
R.Leaf DAL -188 37 -185 36 -43.2% 40 -42.8% 101 414 217 1 2 2 3 51.7% 2/30
R.Johnson BUF -208 38 -165 35 -24.9% 37 -22.1% 243 1,249 926 5 2 4 7 63.3% 0/0
S.Wynn MIN -355 39 -370 40 -64.9% 41 -67.2% 108 338 49 1 1 2 5 50.0% 0/0
T.Couch CLE -421 40 -335 39 -24.7% 35 -21.9% 508 2,673 1,936 17 4 3 21 60.0% 6/68
C.Weinke CAR -527 41 -474 41 -25.5% 38 -24.0% 569 2,718 2,243 11 7 3 19 54.7% 8/136

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
T.Bouman MIN 155 251 14.6% 30.7% 92 768 695 8 0 0 4 58.0% 1/10
G.Frerotte DEN 125 137 24.0% 27.3% 51 287 456 3 0 1 0 62.5% 1/17
A.J.Feeley PHI 102 79 92.2% 68.9% 14 143 218 2 0 0 1 71.4% 0/0
D.Brees SD 69 86 30.0% 40.3% 28 209 229 1 1 0 0 57.7% 0/0
B.Huard SEA 55 45 31.2% 24.1% 18 122 178 1 0 0 0 52.9% 0/0
K.Graham WAS 48 53 21.1% 24.5% 23 113 187 2 2 0 0 68.4% 1/7
K.Holcomb CLE 47 68 40.2% 63.8% 12 114 137 1 0 0 0 58.3% 0/0
T.Maddox PIT 46 37 62.5% 48.8% 10 150 112 1 0 0 1 77.8% 0/0
T.Brown BUF 36 8 7.8% -6.8% 32 197 204 1 1 0 1 48.4% 0/0
D.Bledsoe NE 34 19 -3.9% -7.1% 71 369 417 2 0 0 2 61.5% 0/0
C.Pennington NYJ 32 22 14.5% 6.6% 21 84 143 1 0 0 0 50.0% 1/16
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
M.Rypien IND 28 21 34.9% 22.6% 10 51 88 0 0 0 0 55.6% 0/0
S.King TB 9 -10 -7.3% -15.6% 34 171 192 0 0 0 1 70.0% 0/0
J.Jackson DEN -7 1 -19.7% -10.3% 14 67 60 0 1 0 0 58.3% 0/0
D.Craig CAR -8 -18 -25.7% -44.2% 10 19 33 0 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0
N.O'Donnell TEN -15 -12 -14.4% -13.6% 82 440 358 2 1 0 2 55.3% 0/0
J.Quinn JAC -31 -89 -18.3% -31.9% 68 318 296 1 1 3 1 52.5% 1/7
C.Stoerner DAL -54 -26 -26.8% -18.6% 55 282 204 3 0 1 5 54.2% 2/70
K.Detmer PHI -57 -83 -72.0% -99.5% 15 42 -2 0 0 0 1 35.7% 0/0
M.Lytle CAR -76 -107 -49.9% -65.8% 33 109 54 1 0 0 2 56.7% 1/8
J.George WAS -143 -170 -60.1% -69.6% 48 133 40 0 0 0 3 54.8% 0/0
S.Mitchell CIN -145 -172 -167.2% -196.6% 14 23 -122 0 0 0 3 33.3% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 36 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Culpepper MIN 144 1 127 1 28.2% 5 25.3% 60 423 596 5 1
K.Stewart PIT 141 2 119 2 24.2% 8 20.6% 73 533 608 5 3
D.McNabb PHI 124 3 112 3 24.1% 10 23.3% 68 493 541 2 0
S.McNair TEN 122 4 105 4 18.8% 12 16.8% 68 419 572 5 1
M.Vick ATL 93 5 84 6 64.8% 1 61.9% 28 304 299 1 1
J.Fiedler MIA 80 6 85 5 13.3% 13 17.2% 58 332 414 4 3
B.Johnson TB 76 7 62 8 25.8% 7 21.8% 30 128 325 3 0
R.Johnson BUF 76 8 69 7 40.9% 2 40.0% 33 243 277 1 0
M.Brunell JAC 68 9 59 9 34.9% 3 31.4% 30 231 260 1 0
P.Manning IND 52 10 56 10 27.2% 6 32.8% 25 165 218 4 1
J.Garcia SF 47 11 40 12 2.8% 19 2.3% 53 269 340 5 1
B.Griese DEN 44 12 36 14 12.6% 14 10.6% 32 190 230 1 1
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
J.Plummer ARI 42 13 33 16 24.2% 9 19.0% 25 171 180 0 0
R.Gannon OAK 40 14 36 13 4.5% 17 5.3% 44 250 268 2 1
C.Weinke CAR 38 15 44 11 11.8% 15 19.1% 25 135 205 6 0
A.Brooks NO 35 16 33 15 -1.6% 22 0.3% 68 361 309 1 0
T.Green KC 23 17 19 17 7.3% 16 7.2% 26 162 143 0 0
K.Warner STL 20 18 18 18 28.3% 4 26.4% 11 77 84 0 0
T.Banks WAS 19 19 12 20 2.1% 20 -0.6% 29 160 133 2 1
C.Batch DET 18 20 14 19 21.8% 11 17.5% 8 46 79 0 0
J.Kitna CIN 15 21 9 21 3.9% 18 -1.0% 16 83 106 1 2
B.Favre GB 10 22 6 22 0.8% 21 -2.6% 15 70 76 1 0
A.Van Pelt BUF 6 23 5 23 -3.7% 23 -1.4% 10 37 63 0 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 2 24 -1 26 -11.1% 24 -10.2% 30 149 120 0 1
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
V.Testaverde NYJ -2 25 1 24 -17.1% 26 -6.2% 8 40 19 0 0
T.Brady NE -5 26 -1 25 -17.7% 27 -10.4% 15 62 54 0 0
K.Collins NYG -7 27 -9 27 -18.2% 28 -17.0% 22 83 72 0 1
Q.Carter DAL -8 28 -10 28 -16.5% 25 -14.2% 34 158 116 1 1
M.McMahon DET -11 29 -12 29 -20.3% 29 -17.6% 26 146 71 1 2
T.Couch CLE -12 30 -20 31 -23.5% 30 -28.1% 24 141 40 0 2
C.Chandler ATL -15 31 -17 30 -26.5% 32 -26.1% 16 85 40 0 0
R.Lucas MIA -21 32 -26 34 -37.7% 33 -37.8% 8 6 11 1 0
A.Wright DAL -22 33 -24 32 -37.9% 34 -37.4% 15 60 11 0 1
J.Miller CHI -25 34 -25 33 -59.0% 36 -57.8% 8 4 -19 0 1
E.Grbac BAL -25 35 -33 36 -51.8% 35 -61.3% 9 26 -12 1 1
D.Flutie SD -25 36 -31 35 -24.1% 31 -24.9% 39 201 94 1 2