Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

QUARTERBACKS 2007

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, 51 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
T.Brady NE 2,674 1 2,463 1 54.1% 1 51.9% 599 4,663 6,946 50 1 3 8 69.0% 7/97
P.Manning IND 1,721 2 1,465 2 37.1% 2 32.6% 537 3,919 5,216 31 4 1 13 65.5% 6/115
B.Favre GB 1,311 3 1,254 3 24.5% 5 25.1% 549 4,068 4,743 28 6 1 14 66.9% 7/83
T.Romo DAL 1,191 4 1,171 4 22.5% 6 24.1% 546 4,022 4,467 36 8 1 19 64.6% 5/151
D.Brees NO 1,159 5 925 7 14.2% 12 12.1% 669 4,280 5,264 28 4 4 17 68.2% 4/82
C.Palmer CIN 1,095 6 978 5 17.0% 10 16.8% 591 4,008 4,617 26 4 1 19 65.4% 4/67
D.Garrard JAC 1,019 7 867 8 34.3% 3 29.6% 345 2,391 3,191 18 1 2 3 64.4% 5/51
J.Cutler DEN 865 8 638 12 16.0% 11 10.8% 495 3,315 3,747 20 6 2 14 64.0% 6/88
M.Hasselbeck SEA 842 9 969 6 10.3% 14 16.1% 595 3,739 4,324 28 2 2 12 63.1% 5/88
D.Anderson CLE 676 10 698 11 8.7% 15 11.3% 534 3,667 3,660 29 2 2 19 57.8% 4/49
B.Roethlisberger PIT 668 11 734 9 12.7% 13 16.7% 450 2,848 3,146 32 4 3 11 66.0% 1/8
J.Garcia TB 648 12 636 13 17.4% 8 19.9% 346 2,325 2,711 13 2 1 4 65.3% 2/32
K.Warner ARI 606 13 709 10 8.3% 16 13.9% 472 3,256 3,336 27 4 5 16 63.1% 4/40
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
D.McNabb PHI 554 14 495 14 5.1% 17 5.3% 515 3,085 3,495 19 3 3 7 61.9% 5/65
S.Rosenfels HOU 550 15 277 16 21.4% 7 8.0% 246 1,647 2,110 15 1 3 12 64.4% 0/0
P.Rivers SD 441 16 279 15 3.3% 20 0.1% 486 2,976 3,056 21 5 5 15 60.3% 4/62
J.Campbell WAS 323 17 183 20 0.4% 21 -2.6% 436 2,562 2,693 12 2 7 11 60.9% 2/32
M.Schaub HOU 319 18 271 17 5.1% 18 5.0% 301 2,080 2,023 9 3 3 9 67.8% 2/52
T.Collins WAS 285 19 251 19 28.0% 4 24.9% 113 828 975 5 2 2 0 64.4% 2/26
Q.Gray JAC 267 20 263 18 17.3% 9 18.3% 154 919 1,118 10 1 1 4 55.6% 1/13
J.Kitna DET 262 21 93 22 -4.5% 23 -6.9% 612 3,733 3,539 18 6 6 20 63.5% 4/107
T.Green MIA 148 22 75 23 4.9% 19 -0.8% 146 922 946 5 1 0 7 62.0% 3/36
C.Redman ATL 113 23 152 21 0.2% 22 6.0% 159 1,025 954 10 1 1 5 60.7% 3/72
C.Pennington NYJ 83 24 -33 29 -6.7% 25 -10.1% 284 1,582 1,627 10 3 0 9 69.4% 2/17
T.Jackson MIN 45 25 47 24 -8.9% 28 -6.5% 307 1,840 1,660 9 1 2 12 59.9% 1/12
J.Harrington ATL 41 26 27 26 -9.4% 29 -8.5% 380 2,023 1,932 7 0 0 7 61.8% 2/48
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
M.Leinart ARI 35 27 27 27 -6.3% 24 -4.6% 116 624 640 2 0 0 3 53.6% 0/0
D.Culpepper OAK 33 28 -75 33 -8.5% 27 -14.9% 209 1,176 1,055 5 3 3 5 58.7% 1/5
M.Moore CAR 32 29 -24 28 -7.1% 26 -12.9% 118 686 684 3 1 0 4 56.8% 0/0
T.Edwards BUF 3 30 -59 32 -11.0% 30 -11.9% 280 1,519 1,417 7 4 0 8 56.8% 2/37
J.P.Losman BUF -18 31 -40 30 -12.7% 32 -12.5% 188 1,101 908 4 1 1 6 63.8% 0/0
V.Young TEN -30 32 -81 34 -12.3% 31 -12.7% 409 2,377 2,137 9 4 2 17 62.6% 3/55
A.J.Feeley PHI -56 33 -100 36 -19.1% 39 -23.8% 106 671 490 5 1 0 8 57.3% 1/15
L.McCown TB -58 34 42 25 -17.0% 36 -4.7% 153 904 726 5 1 2 3 68.6% 1/11
K.Boller BAL -81 35 -91 35 -15.3% 33 -14.8% 295 1,573 1,452 9 1 4 10 62.0% 3/79
D.Huard KC -123 36 -140 37 -16.6% 35 -15.5% 367 2,023 1,647 11 2 3 13 62.2% 3/58
B.Griese CHI -124 37 -53 31 -18.3% 37 -11.9% 275 1,675 1,218 9 4 0 12 62.6% 1/12
B.Croyle KC -160 38 -247 44 -21.6% 41 -25.0% 240 1,115 1,011 6 1 3 6 57.2% 0/0
C.Lemon MIA -163 39 -178 39 -18.9% 38 -18.1% 334 1,596 1,457 6 3 3 6 56.5% 3/29
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
E.Manning NYG -190 40 -239 42 -16.4% 34 -16.1% 557 3,109 2,681 23 5 6 19 56.5% 4/58
K.Clemens NYJ -200 41 -265 45 -22.6% 42 -25.4% 274 1,390 1,132 5 3 1 9 52.8% 4/84
D.Carr CAR -204 42 -278 47 -32.6% 47 -37.8% 150 553 489 3 1 0 5 53.7% 2/46
G.Frerotte STL -216 43 -209 40 -29.7% 45 -26.7% 177 955 641 7 1 1 12 56.6% 2/37
M.Bulger STL -224 44 -228 41 -19.7% 40 -17.4% 414 2,115 1,810 11 2 3 13 58.9% 5/109
R.Grossman CHI -235 45 -363 49 -26.0% 43 -32.3% 249 1,204 952 4 3 2 7 55.6% 1/15
S.McNair BAL -242 46 -147 38 -28.1% 44 -19.3% 216 1,001 818 2 1 5 4 66.0% 2/38
V.Testaverde CAR -254 47 -269 46 -31.8% 46 -30.5% 181 892 641 5 2 1 6 55.0% 2/50
J.McCown OAK -289 48 -241 43 -32.9% 48 -27.6% 207 1,068 678 10 8 2 10 58.6% 1/21
J.Beck MIA -327 49 -340 48 -54.9% 50 -55.0% 118 486 157 1 2 5 3 57.5% 0/0
A.Smith SF -552 50 -489 50 -52.8% 49 -46.8% 208 779 316 2 1 5 4 49.5% 1/10
T.Dilfer SF -681 51 -696 51 -55.4% 51 -54.0% 244 983 312 7 5 1 11 52.6% 1/17

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-99 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Delhomme CAR 150 211 13.2% 24.8% 91 584 700 8 1 0 1 65.1% 2/66
K.Collins TEN 133 138 12.7% 15.7% 87 496 632 0 0 1 0 61.0% 1/17
S.Hill SF 84 89 3.1% 7.8% 84 458 590 5 0 2 1 70.1% 0/0
A.Rodgers GB 78 60 28.7% 20.6% 30 194 265 1 0 0 0 74.1% 0/0
T.Smith BAL 65 15 1.4% -7.2% 80 421 509 2 1 1 0 53.3% 0/0
C.Batch PIT 17 17 -4.1% -2.1% 36 223 220 2 0 0 3 48.6% 1/47
B.Bollinger MIN 16 5 -6.8% -7.4% 57 355 311 1 0 1 1 67.3% 0/0
J.Sorgi IND 13 -18 -5.2% -18.3% 38 117 197 1 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0
T.Rattay ARI -4 1 -13.3% -9.0% 28 163 151 3 1 0 2 55.6% 0/0
B.Johnson DAL -4 -10 -17.0% -23.7% 12 70 54 0 0 0 0 63.6% 0/0
S.Wallace SEA -12 -5 -16.9% -10.3% 31 202 153 2 0 1 1 67.9% 1/5
J.T.O'Sullivan DET -24 -6 -25.0% -14.1% 30 126 107 1 1 0 2 50.0% 0/0
Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Passes Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
B.Berlin STL -25 -6 -26.1% -13.6% 28 153 100 0 0 0 1 60.7% 0/0
B.Gradkowski TB -36 -55 -33.7% -44.4% 25 106 79 0 0 0 1 59.1% 0/0
C.Nall GB -45 -28 -49.1% -33.1% 18 75 34 1 1 1 0 46.7% 0/0
K.Holcomb MIN -50 -83 -20.1% -25.2% 94 407 381 2 1 0 1 52.5% 2/15
P.Ramsey DEN -54 -7 -27.5% -9.6% 50 247 193 1 0 1 1 61.7% 1/22
C.Weinke SF -74 -61 -52.8% -44.4% 27 73 42 1 0 0 0 59.1% 0/0
K.Orton CHI -89 -39 -28.3% -15.4% 83 444 296 3 2 0 2 54.4% 0/0
C.Frye CLE -108 -127 -126.3% -143.3% 15 3 -71 0 0 0 1 40.0% 0/0
B.Volek SD -126 -133 -172.5% -180.1% 12 -1 -108 0 0 0 1 30.0% 0/0
J.Russell OAK -163 -233 -46.9% -60.2% 74 311 145 2 2 2 4 55.4% 1/30
B.Leftwich ATL -227 -243 -68.1% -68.9% 64 244 12 1 2 2 2 55.2% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
T.Jackson MIN 84 1 74 1 27.3% 5 28.0% 41 260 350 3 1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 65 2 58 3 26.0% 6 23.0% 30 204 288 2 1
C.Lemon MIA 65 3 52 4 25.3% 7 20.1% 28 103 273 4 0
D.Garrard JAC 57 4 60 2 15.1% 11 16.9% 37 199 312 1 0
D.Anderson CLE 56 5 45 6 37.6% 4 38.3% 17 83 204 3 0
L.McCown TB 52 6 50 5 87.3% 1 84.0% 10 118 160 0 0
J.Cutler DEN 36 7 32 7 9.8% 15 9.1% 30 208 219 1 2
D.McNabb PHI 33 8 22 13 3.7% 17 1.7% 38 239 210 0 3
S.Rosenfels HOU 30 9 30 8 43.2% 2 44.5% 10 61 112 1 0
T.Brady NE 28 10 27 10 4.6% 16 9.2% 24 112 174 2 1
T.Romo DAL 26 11 24 12 12.6% 13 10.9% 22 137 148 2 1
K.Boller BAL 26 12 26 11 14.7% 12 18.7% 18 96 134 0 0
A.Smith SF 25 13 28 9 38.2% 3 47.7% 9 92 94 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Brees NO 23 14 16 15 15.8% 10 11.6% 13 60 118 1 0
K.Clemens NYJ 22 15 6 22 2.2% 19 -1.0% 25 112 155 1 0
Q.Gray JAC 21 16 21 14 24.3% 8 27.2% 9 63 94 0 0
J.Garcia TB 16 17 16 16 1.4% 20 5.0% 22 121 131 1 1
T.Smith BAL 15 18 13 17 18.8% 9 12.7% 9 56 74 1 1
E.Manning NYG 14 19 12 18 0.5% 21 3.3% 16 83 96 1 2
T.Edwards BUF 11 20 10 19 11.4% 14 11.0% 10 52 64 0 0
V.Young TEN 10 21 7 21 -9.4% 25 -7.8% 75 401 304 3 3
M.Leinart ARI 10 22 6 23 2.6% 18 2.0% 10 43 68 0 0
B.Griese CHI 6 23 4 24 -0.8% 22 -0.8% 8 30 51 0 1
M.Schaub HOU 4 24 4 25 -5.6% 23 -4.0% 14 54 65 0 0
J.P.Losman BUF 3 25 1 27 -9.7% 26 -7.6% 18 112 71 0 2
J.McCown OAK 3 26 3 26 -10.1% 27 -7.3% 25 143 102 0 0
Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Culpepper OAK 2 27 9 20 -11.0% 29 2.7% 15 38 60 3 1
D.Carr CAR 1 28 -3 29 -9.0% 24 -13.2% 14 60 59 0 0
J.Campbell WAS 1 29 -1 28 -11.2% 31 -9.6% 30 183 117 1 4
J.Harrington ATL 0 30 -5 30 -11.1% 30 -21.3% 9 37 33 0 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA -1 31 -6 31 -10.3% 28 -14.5% 21 104 80 0 2
R.Grossman CHI -8 32 -9 32 -25.7% 33 -29.0% 8 38 18 0 1
P.Rivers SD -9 33 -14 33 -22.2% 32 -22.1% 17 41 51 1 1
B.Favre GB -15 34 -16 34 -42.8% 36 -44.5% 8 24 1 0 1
J.Kitna DET -17 35 -20 35 -30.9% 35 -35.5% 17 68 22 0 2
C.Pennington NYJ -19 36 -24 37 -29.4% 34 -29.3% 15 33 36 1 2
S.McNair BAL -23 37 -23 36 -60.6% 37 -56.8% 8 31 -19 0 2