Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 2002

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, 47 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
R.Gannon OAK 1,470 1 1,555 1 22.8% 4 24.8% 652 4,459 5,486 26 6 3 10 68.2% 6/85
C.Pennington NYJ 1,412 2 1,486 2 40.6% 1 43.3% 421 2,988 4,121 22 1 1 5 69.6% 2/53
T.Green KC 1,225 3 1,201 3 27.1% 3 26.3% 495 3,546 4,254 26 1 0 12 61.3% 6/90
P.Manning IND 1,076 4 1,031 5 15.8% 8 14.7% 611 4,065 4,674 27 3 2 19 66.7% 7/95
K.Collins NYG 999 5 1,080 4 16.4% 6 18.6% 572 3,906 4,280 19 7 1 14 61.6% 14/125
M.Hasselbeck SEA 938 6 927 7 21.8% 5 21.4% 443 2,910 3,572 15 0 4 10 64.3% 8/167
J.Garcia SF 936 7 971 6 15.4% 9 16.5% 543 3,217 4,107 21 0 1 10 62.7% 3/55
S.McNair TEN 811 8 776 10 13.4% 10 12.4% 514 3,219 3,768 22 5 2 15 61.7% 5/91
T.Brady NE 780 9 815 8 8.2% 16 9.0% 630 3,551 4,312 28 4 4 14 62.8% 8/184
B.Johnson TB 746 10 780 9 13.4% 11 14.5% 468 2,898 3,464 22 5 2 6 62.9% 4/50
B.Griese DEN 726 11 687 13 12.3% 12 11.1% 468 2,974 3,478 15 2 0 15 67.1% 6/102
M.Bulger STL 614 12 750 12 34.7% 2 44.9% 222 1,721 1,911 14 0 1 6 65.7% 0/0
D.Bledsoe BUF 608 13 667 14 2.7% 21 4.1% 662 3,968 4,356 24 6 4 15 61.7% 14/209
B.Favre GB 584 14 760 11 3.8% 18 8.3% 578 3,435 3,945 27 4 4 16 62.2% 13/270
T.Maddox PIT 524 15 413 19 9.2% 14 4.9% 403 2,664 2,788 20 2 2 15 62.7% 4/50
M.Vick ATL 514 16 512 16 7.4% 17 7.3% 449 2,675 2,935 16 2 3 8 56.5% 5/128
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Kitna CIN 441 17 397 20 2.8% 20 1.4% 495 3,032 3,144 16 4 4 16 62.7% 4/76
D.Culpepper MIN 420 18 306 23 -0.5% 22 -3.4% 600 3,590 3,747 18 10 7 21 61.1% 7/93
J.Fiedler MIA 409 19 536 15 9.5% 13 16.0% 304 1,927 2,148 14 1 1 9 61.7% 1/28
M.Brunell JAC 403 20 446 17 3.1% 19 4.6% 441 2,551 2,832 17 3 2 7 60.8% 1/16
D.Brees SD 344 21 430 18 -1.3% 25 1.2% 548 3,104 3,279 17 2 0 15 61.1% 7/97
A.Brooks NO 333 22 161 25 -1.8% 26 -6.6% 569 3,291 3,334 27 5 6 15 54.0% 6/57
K.Stewart PIT 314 23 349 21 16.2% 7 19.3% 173 1,110 1,351 6 1 2 5 66.5% 4/66
D.McNabb PHI 267 24 309 22 -0.8% 24 0.8% 387 2,119 2,451 17 1 4 6 58.9% 4/84
J.Miller CHI 221 25 160 26 -0.8% 23 -3.7% 332 1,830 2,027 13 4 2 9 57.7% 5/91
K.Holcomb CLE 143 26 218 24 8.5% 15 18.9% 110 750 780 8 0 1 4 61.0% 1/12
C.Redman BAL 106 27 -24 34 -2.6% 28 -13.1% 193 942 1,146 7 2 3 3 53.6% 4/80
T.Couch CLE 99 28 15 30 -7.9% 29 -10.6% 474 2,645 2,591 18 4 2 17 62.2% 9/93
A.J.Feeley PHI 92 29 74 27 -2.0% 27 -3.8% 162 954 938 6 2 0 5 56.2% 3/29
P.Ramsey WAS 28 30 -13 33 -9.3% 30 -12.0% 246 1,401 1,221 9 3 5 6 52.0% 4/55
S.Beuerlein DEN -15 31 37 29 -13.1% 33 -6.3% 129 845 606 6 3 1 5 58.6% 3/47
Q.Carter DAL -17 32 -36 36 -12.3% 31 -13.6% 240 1,332 1,173 7 2 2 8 57.3% 3/38
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
D.Wuerffel WAS -40 33 -44 37 -17.1% 36 -17.8% 102 636 478 3 1 1 6 63.7% 1/13
J.Blake BAL -40 34 -44 38 -13.1% 32 -13.3% 327 1,864 1,583 13 2 5 10 56.1% 2/32
T.Dilfer SEA -68 35 51 28 -17.4% 38 -6.5% 175 1,134 789 4 1 1 6 56.3% 4/31
R.Lucas MIA -77 36 -138 39 -17.8% 39 -23.2% 174 959 817 4 4 3 6 57.9% 3/36
S.Matthews WAS -86 37 -1 31 -16.6% 35 -11.2% 245 1,196 1,146 11 1 0 6 52.8% 5/41
K.Warner STL -95 38 -349 45 -17.3% 37 -33.7% 240 1,291 1,117 3 6 2 11 66.1% 1/21
R.Johnson TB -105 39 -145 40 -26.4% 43 -32.3% 106 442 409 1 0 2 2 65.5% 1/19
R.Peete CAR -111 40 -13 32 -15.3% 34 -11.6% 413 2,444 1,998 15 3 6 13 58.8% 5/69
J.Martin STL -112 41 -33 35 -19.8% 40 -13.7% 203 1,143 885 7 0 2 10 64.2% 0/0
M.McMahon DET -204 42 -290 43 -32.6% 44 -41.6% 157 774 487 7 2 1 9 42.8% 4/86
J.Harrington DET -279 43 -241 42 -20.9% 42 -19.5% 436 2,226 1,929 12 0 1 15 50.2% 8/126
C.Chandler CHI -320 44 -210 41 -38.1% 45 -28.9% 185 872 523 4 0 3 4 64.0% 0/0
J.Plummer ARI -329 45 -293 44 -20.1% 41 -19.1% 569 2,717 2,504 18 5 5 18 54.2% 11/151
C.Hutchinson DAL -595 46 -544 46 -48.1% 47 -44.9% 281 1,317 503 7 3 9 8 51.4% 2/29
D.Carr HOU -1,129 47 -1,044 47 -47.4% 46 -44.6% 529 2,108 981 9 13 5 15 53.3% 9/182

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
D.Johnson ATL 143 46 26.3% 1.0% 60 437 503 2 3 0 2 66.1% 0/0
K.Detmer PHI 113 117 50.6% 53.0% 29 216 301 2 0 0 0 67.9% 0/0
C.Sauter CHI 56 24 71.3% 24.0% 9 59 131 0 0 0 0 66.7% 1/4
D.Pederson GB 56 48 20.9% 16.2% 28 126 216 1 0 0 0 70.4% 0/0
J.Delhomme NO 51 46 78.2% 69.2% 11 107 114 0 0 0 0 80.0% 0/0
A.Randle El PIT 31 30 30.7% 29.4% 9 35 101 0 0 0 0 87.5% 1/44
D.Flutie SD 10 10 6.9% 7.2% 10 64 60 0 0 0 0 30.0% 0/0
T.Rattay SF 6 -16 -9.1% -16.3% 48 212 266 2 2 0 0 60.5% 0/0
V.Testaverde NYJ -31 -78 -16.1% -23.7% 92 437 459 3 0 2 3 65.1% 3/47
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
A.Smith CIN -68 -176 -43.6% -95.5% 36 82 75 0 0 1 1 37.5% 0/0
S.King TB -73 -92 -55.5% -67.2% 28 75 33 0 0 0 1 37.0% 0/0
D.Garrard JAC -82 -61 -36.4% -29.9% 52 191 149 1 0 0 2 51.1% 0/0
C.Weinke CAR -155 -162 -70.5% -73.3% 45 139 -1 0 0 0 3 44.7% 0/0
R.Fasani CAR -191 -267 -74.2% -99.2% 50 112 -16 0 2 0 3 34.9% 0/0
J.McCown ARI -230 -214 -181.2% -169.9% 23 16 -205 0 0 1 2 38.9% 1/4
H.Burris CHI -242 -343 -78.4% -106.4% 55 186 -40 3 1 2 5 35.3% 1/2
G.Frerotte CIN -263 -255 -56.2% -54.8% 93 364 130 1 2 0 4 53.0% 1/14

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.McNabb PHI 200 1 192 1 50.4% 2 47.9% 57 469 699 6 1
M.Vick ATL 162 2 176 2 17.9% 11 20.2% 103 825 798 8 4
S.McNair TEN 142 3 145 3 36.4% 4 37.0% 58 449 546 3 1
J.Garcia SF 139 4 138 4 34.4% 5 33.3% 56 381 553 3 0
J.Plummer ARI 111 5 109 6 42.0% 3 40.8% 35 286 409 2 0
D.Culpepper MIN 106 6 109 5 8.1% 17 7.8% 95 614 660 10 6
T.Green KC 94 7 90 7 59.6% 1 56.9% 27 228 315 1 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 69 8 59 8 22.2% 10 18.4% 33 207 297 1 0
A.Brooks NO 57 9 54 9 11.5% 16 8.3% 47 267 340 2 0
T.Brady NE 46 10 38 10 12.8% 15 7.7% 27 120 249 1 1
J.Fiedler MIA 39 11 35 12 14.4% 12 13.9% 22 113 183 3 1
D.Garrard JAC 38 12 32 15 31.3% 7 18.2% 21 144 186 2 1
M.McMahon DET 36 13 34 14 31.9% 6 30.0% 13 99 141 3 1
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
P.Manning IND 35 14 32 16 13.4% 13 10.6% 26 155 186 2 1
D.Carr HOU 35 15 37 11 4.4% 20 5.2% 45 293 237 3 3
R.Gannon OAK 30 16 34 13 7.3% 18 8.1% 31 171 200 3 0
M.Brunell JAC 29 17 25 19 3.7% 21 2.2% 34 213 191 0 0
D.Bledsoe BUF 28 18 25 18 13.3% 14 10.0% 18 78 149 2 1
T.Couch CLE 27 19 26 17 22.5% 9 21.2% 14 71 118 0 0
D.Wuerffel WAS 19 20 17 22 29.5% 8 22.4% 9 77 86 0 0
B.Griese DEN 15 21 15 23 -2.4% 24 -2.7% 26 118 151 1 0
K.Stewart PIT 15 22 19 20 -2.8% 25 -2.1% 34 186 176 2 1
R.Johnson TB 13 23 8 27 5.4% 19 -0.9% 14 73 82 0 0
J.Blake BAL 12 24 13 25 -6.0% 28 -1.1% 22 118 103 1 1
R.Lucas MIA 11 25 18 21 -4.7% 27 -1.4% 27 132 156 2 1
R.Fasani CAR 10 26 13 24 2.8% 22 4.5% 17 96 86 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
C.Pennington NYJ 7 27 12 26 -4.1% 26 -0.2% 16 54 88 2 0
C.Hutchinson DAL 6 28 7 28 -1.8% 23 0.1% 14 81 54 0 0
H.Burris CHI 6 29 1 30 -7.7% 29 -10.9% 16 102 68 0 1
D.Brees SD 3 30 4 29 -7.8% 30 -9.4% 28 141 107 1 0
J.Kitna CIN -2 31 -2 31 -11.7% 31 -14.4% 18 57 79 4 2
B.Johnson TB -7 32 -3 32 -23.5% 32 -17.7% 10 43 27 0 1
Q.Carter DAL -14 33 -15 33 -24.0% 33 -27.6% 21 98 44 0 1
B.Favre GB -20 34 -19 34 -38.6% 34 -37.5% 15 75 8 0 2
R.Peete CAR -26 35 -26 35 -57.5% 35 -56.9% 9 29 -19 1 1
T.Maddox PIT -29 36 -33 36 -77.0% 36 -79.7% 10 52 -38 0 2
K.Collins NYG -32 37 -35 37 -77.9% 37 -82.9% 12 27 -40 0 0