1989 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 3/30/2020

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 gamesituations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player'sperformance. Negative DVOA represents below-average offense. DVOA (and its cousin, VOA, which isn't adjusted based onopponent) is further explainedhere.

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, playerswith more Effective Yards than standard yards played better than standardstats would otherwise indicate, while players with fewer Effective Yardsthan standard yards played worse than standard stats would otherwiseindicate. Effective Yards are not the best way to measure total valuebecause 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 drewDefensive Pass Interference. These plays are incorporated into DVOA and DYAR,but are not included in the totals for Passes or Yards.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

PASSING: Minimum 200 passes, 31 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
J.Montana SF 1,381 1 1,315 2 39.0% 1 36.6% 421 3,316 4,097 26 3 6 8 70.4% 1/25
J.Everett LARM 1,360 2 1,357 1 28.1% 2 28.0% 549 4,069 4,644 29 3 1 17 58.9% 6/167
B.Esiason CIN 1,253 3 1,173 4 28.1% 3 25.6% 495 3,229 4,275 28 4 3 11 56.7% 9/208
W.Moon HOIL 1,165 4 1,085 5 25.6% 4 23.1% 500 3,348 4,128 23 6 2 13 60.7% 10/170
M.Rypien WAS 1,129 5 1,184 3 24.0% 5 25.7% 491 3,655 4,126 22 5 7 13 58.9% 5/93
D.Marino MIA 875 6 953 6 13.0% 7 15.1% 560 3,909 4,111 24 2 4 22 56.3% 6/108
B.Kosar CLE1 747 7 750 7 10.7% 8 10.8% 548 3,342 3,772 18 2 0 12 59.1% 7/143
D.Majkowski GB 618 8 704 8 4.0% 12 6.1% 647 4,012 4,118 29 8 3 20 59.4% 6/124
S.DeBerg KC 605 9 633 9 17.0% 6 18.3% 336 2,390 2,554 11 2 0 16 61.1% 3/75
J.Kelly BUF 478 10 528 10 6.4% 10 8.2% 421 2,908 2,843 25 2 4 17 58.5% 3/63
M.Tomczak CHI 392 11 247 15 8.4% 9 1.2% 315 1,993 2,146 16 1 1 16 51.1% 1/38
B.Hebert NO 364 12 455 11 4.1% 11 7.8% 376 2,501 2,430 15 1 1 15 63.1% 5/41
P.Simms NYG 363 13 356 12 1.9% 14 1.6% 445 2,817 2,714 14 4 4 14 56.4% 9/116
D.Krieg SEA 363 14 184 17 -0.1% 16 -5.6% 541 2,990 3,150 21 8 5 18 57.5% 4/59
W.Wilson MIN 348 15 299 13 3.7% 13 1.6% 389 2,311 2,369 9 2 2 11 54.2% 2/40
R.Cunningham PHI 218 16 279 14 -5.3% 19 -3.6% 577 3,040 3,296 21 5 3 14 54.9% 7/75
J.Elway DEN 202 17 129 20 -4.0% 18 -6.6% 450 2,749 2,529 18 4 3 18 54.0% 1/4
S.Beuerlein LARD 189 18 246 16 1.7% 15 5.5% 241 1,494 1,447 13 4 2 9 49.8% 6/106
S.Grogan NE 158 19 71 22 -2.0% 17 -7.1% 270 1,629 1,617 9 2 1 13 51.4% 3/45
V.Testaverde TB 153 20 61 23 -6.5% 20 -9.3% 520 2,837 2,831 20 1 2 21 53.8% 6/82
K.O'Brien NYJ 126 21 141 19 -7.3% 21 -6.9% 527 2,927 2,841 12 3 5 17 60.8% 1/30
C.Miller ATL 106 22 159 18 -8.2% 22 -6.8% 570 3,114 3,069 16 6 7 10 53.5% 4/89
B.Brister PIT 35 23 -17 25 -9.6% 23 -11.9% 388 1,913 1,963 9 1 3 8 54.7% 6/100
J.McMahon SD 20 24 81 21 -10.2% 24 -7.4% 347 1,953 1,780 10 2 1 10 55.3% 1/39
J.Schroeder LARD 1 25 -56 27 -11.0% 25 -15.5% 216 1,408 1,022 8 2 3 13 46.9% 3/65
R.Peete DET -60 26 -79 28 -15.4% 27 -16.7% 223 1,312 1,054 5 3 3 9 52.8% 4/93
G.Hogeboom PHX -80 27 -47 26 -14.4% 26 -13.0% 404 2,324 1,879 14 2 1 19 56.0% 3/31
B.Gagliano DET -117 28 -119 29 -18.5% 29 -18.7% 258 1,508 1,112 6 1 2 12 50.6% 3/73
J.Trudeau IND -128 29 28 24 -16.3% 28 -10.0% 387 2,163 1,838 15 8 1 12 52.6% 3/27
S.Walsh DAL -138 30 -133 30 -20.6% 30 -20.3% 232 1,283 984 5 2 1 9 50.2% 1/7
T.Aikman DAL -299 31 -269 31 -26.7% 31 -25.1% 311 1,565 1,144 9 1 0 17 53.4% 2/7

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Young SF 407 479 48.3% 58.9% 105 914 1,105 8 1 0 3 69.6% 2/23
J.Fourcade NO 376 291 37.7% 26.6% 120 834 1,124 7 2 0 4 57.0% 4/54
F.Reich BUF 262 260 34.3% 34.0% 91 677 820 7 0 2 2 60.9% 0/0
T.Kramer MIN 93 124 -0.5% 3.2% 148 831 827 7 0 0 6 56.6% 0/0
C.Chandler IND 32 6 -5.3% -10.1% 83 520 500 2 0 0 3 48.8% 0/0
E.Wilhelm CIN 31 50 -2.6% 2.5% 59 408 337 4 0 0 2 53.6% 0/0
S.Pelluer KC 17 -6 -6.0% -13.1% 56 232 288 1 1 1 0 55.3% 0/0
Do.Williams WAS 14 71 -8.8% 0.8% 95 575 502 1 0 0 3 54.8% 0/0
M.Wilson NE 8 53 -10.3% -5.7% 161 918 796 3 1 1 5 50.3% 0/0
H.Millen ATL 2 -2 -10.7% -11.7% 60 361 272 1 0 1 2 62.0% 1/19
K.Mackey NYJ -2 -20 -12.4% -22.5% 28 107 136 0 0 1 1 44.0% 0/0
S.Secules MIA -5 -23 -12.7% -18.2% 50 286 250 1 0 0 3 44.0% 0/0
S.Humphries WAS -7 -8 -19.1% -20.1% 13 82 64 1 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0
J.Harbaugh CHI -18 26 -12.5% -9.1% 193 1,118 996 5 1 1 8 63.4% 4/85
T.Ramsey IND -20 -54 -16.8% -26.5% 54 254 257 1 0 0 1 48.0% 0/0
J.Hostetler NYG -35 -32 -24.0% -23.2% 46 253 169 3 1 1 2 51.3% 0/0
M.Pagel CLE1 -37 -39 -53.1% -56.1% 14 60 20 1 0 0 1 35.7% 0/0
D.Archer SD -44 -49 -70.9% -77.6% 14 50 0 0 0 0 1 41.7% 0/0
C.Carlson HOIL -64 -84 -41.0% -50.4% 34 129 85 0 1 0 1 48.4% 0/0
R.Jaworski KC -72 -47 -27.6% -21.9% 64 368 255 2 2 0 5 59.0% 0/0
G.Kubiak DEN -87 -81 -33.3% -31.7% 63 231 199 2 0 1 2 58.2% 2/40
P.Ryan NYJ -102 -115 -63.1% -69.6% 32 127 19 1 0 0 3 50.0% 0/0
T.Rosenbach PHX -108 -126 -87.5% -99.9% 25 73 -33 0 0 1 1 40.9% 0/0
D.Flutie NE -124 -115 -31.7% -30.3% 96 443 316 2 0 1 4 40.0% 1/22
B.J.Tolliver SD -125 -100 -21.4% -19.3% 195 1,016 808 5 2 2 8 48.4% 1/31
T.Blackledge PIT -146 -148 -51.1% -51.8% 64 257 97 1 0 1 3 36.7% 1/9
J.Ferguson TB -170 -124 -41.3% -33.2% 95 495 222 3 0 1 6 49.4% 0/0
T.Eason 2TM -181 -73 -29.2% -18.4% 158 893 560 4 1 2 6 56.4% 2/34
E.Hipple DET -204 -245 -167.9% -199.6% 23 64 -173 0 0 0 3 38.9% 0/0
T.Tupa PHX -208 -208 -34.7% -34.7% 149 865 435 3 1 1 8 48.9% 2/35
K.Stouffer SEA -239 -304 -68.8% -84.5% 68 180 13 0 2 1 3 49.2% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 34 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
J.Montana SF 123 1 124 1 62.9% 2 63.6% 32 262 405 3 0
J.Harbaugh CHI 105 2 98 2 38.2% 4 34.8% 43 280 386 3 0
R.Cunningham PHI 87 3 65 6 9.2% 16 3.8% 83 637 532 4 9
S.Pelluer KC 81 4 78 4 100.4% 1 96.3% 14 147 241 2 0
J.Elway DEN 76 5 77 5 26.8% 8 27.3% 37 259 321 3 2
B.Gagliano DET 76 6 82 3 34.2% 5 37.6% 33 207 296 4 0
B.Esiason CIN 54 7 57 7 18.8% 13 20.7% 38 285 242 0 1
R.Peete DET 47 8 46 9 22.5% 10 22.0% 28 157 229 4 3
T.Aikman DAL 44 9 49 8 11.8% 14 14.2% 38 302 225 0 3
D.Majkowski GB 43 10 45 10 1.6% 20 2.2% 60 370 325 5 4
P.Simms NYG 37 11 35 12 21.9% 11 20.5% 21 152 164 1 0
J.Fourcade NO 34 12 31 14 39.0% 3 35.2% 14 91 126 1 0
J.McMahon SD 32 13 32 13 11.6% 15 11.8% 24 145 172 0 0
W.Moon HOIL 28 14 22 18 -3.6% 24 -5.4% 54 280 298 4 3
S.Young SF 26 15 35 11 6.4% 18 12.9% 25 138 162 2 1
B.Hebert NO 25 16 24 16 20.4% 12 18.9% 16 100 112 0 0
J.Kelly BUF 25 17 24 17 7.8% 17 7.0% 23 139 149 2 1
D.Flutie NE 24 18 26 15 23.8% 9 25.8% 14 93 105 0 0
J.Trudeau IND 22 19 19 19 6.0% 19 3.2% 18 102 140 2 1
T.Tupa PHX 19 20 16 20 29.9% 7 23.6% 11 80 78 0 0
J.Schroeder LARD 14 21 13 22 34.2% 6 30.8% 8 51 56 0 0
D.Krieg SEA 13 22 16 21 -2.8% 23 -0.4% 24 156 129 0 2
B.Kosar CLE1 9 23 11 23 -4.3% 25 -2.1% 18 85 103 1 0
J.Everett LARM 7 24 10 24 -1.6% 22 2.6% 12 60 67 1 0
G.Kubiak DEN 7 25 5 26 0.1% 21 -3.6% 9 43 58 0 1
M.Tomczak CHI 6 26 2 28 -6.7% 26 -10.6% 18 78 99 1 0
M.Rypien WAS 3 27 9 25 -7.9% 27 -0.2% 14 79 64 1 2
G.Hogeboom PHX 1 28 4 27 -11.3% 28 -8.5% 20 94 87 1 1
V.Testaverde TB -6 29 -3 30 -18.5% 30 -15.5% 19 133 54 0 1
W.Wilson MIN -6 30 -2 29 -17.7% 29 -13.8% 23 143 69 1 1
B.Brister PIT -12 31 -18 32 -29.2% 31 -37.8% 14 56 19 0 0
S.Beuerlein LARD -12 32 -13 31 -39.4% 32 -41.5% 10 44 3 0 0
K.O'Brien NYJ -22 33 -22 33 -68.6% 33 -67.3% 8 18 -23 0 0
T.Blackledge PIT -40 34 -46 34 -85.3% 34 -96.0% 8 18 -53 0 2