1991 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 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.

Further information about the table below:

  • 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.

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, 34 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
M.Rypien WAS 1,498 1 1,483 1 42.3% 1 41.7% 430 3,495 4,298 28 4 5 11 59.6% 4/89
W.Moon HOIL 1,297 2 1,345 2 17.5% 7 18.6% 677 4,509 5,411 23 5 1 21 62.0% 9/109
J.Kelly BUF 1,082 3 1,314 3 21.5% 5 28.5% 506 3,613 4,145 33 1 4 17 64.1% 7/143
D.Marino MIA 1,070 4 1,301 4 17.6% 6 23.8% 578 3,773 4,471 25 4 2 13 58.0% 5/67
S.Young SF 860 5 916 5 34.4% 2 37.3% 292 2,426 2,693 17 1 1 8 65.2% 0/0
T.Aikman DAL 841 6 646 9 22.5% 4 14.7% 395 2,532 3,166 11 2 2 10 65.5% 2/42
S.DeBerg KC 754 7 641 10 13.9% 9 10.2% 453 2,798 3,445 17 2 1 14 59.1% 3/41
B.Kosar CLE1 667 8 686 6 8.1% 13 8.7% 534 3,233 3,694 18 5 2 9 62.7% 5/73
J.Harbaugh CHI 637 9 655 8 8.6% 12 9.1% 502 2,911 3,460 15 3 2 15 58.4% 10/222
C.Miller ATL 633 10 679 7 12.5% 10 14.1% 434 2,944 3,024 26 1 1 18 53.7% 3/60
J.Everett LARM 605 11 462 16 6.8% 16 2.6% 524 3,242 3,540 11 3 8 20 56.8% 8/194
S.Bono SF 571 12 462 15 24.2% 3 17.5% 249 1,502 2,075 11 1 5 4 60.0% 5/131
R.Gannon MIN 488 13 622 11 10.1% 11 15.9% 369 2,059 2,519 12 1 1 6 60.5% 2/29
S.Walsh NO 403 14 507 12 14.3% 8 20.9% 259 1,592 1,824 11 2 1 6 55.5% 4/70
J.McMahon PHI 377 15 490 14 7.2% 15 12.7% 332 2,090 2,164 12 0 2 11 60.5% 6/126
J.Hostetler NYG 350 16 389 17 7.4% 14 9.5% 305 1,930 1,990 5 4 2 4 63.0% 3/24
K.O'Brien NYJ 311 17 505 13 -2.0% 18 3.7% 523 3,025 3,168 10 3 2 11 58.7% 8/111
B.Esiason CIN 284 18 238 19 -1.1% 17 -2.7% 437 2,676 2,679 13 7 3 16 57.1% 6/70
J.Schroeder LARD 181 19 147 20 -3.7% 19 -5.1% 388 2,321 2,215 15 3 4 16 53.2% 8/134
J.Elway DEN 180 20 297 18 -5.1% 24 -1.2% 495 2,937 2,655 13 6 2 12 53.9% 4/123
N.O'Donnell PIT 143 21 118 23 -4.2% 21 -5.4% 313 1,749 1,850 11 4 5 7 55.1% 4/49
D.Krieg SEA 135 22 125 22 -4.3% 22 -4.8% 317 1,846 1,789 11 1 4 11 65.8% 2/25
B.Hebert NO 117 23 90 25 -3.8% 20 -5.5% 266 1,507 1,448 9 2 3 8 60.3% 1/2
R.Peete DET 76 24 125 21 -4.9% 23 -1.0% 206 1,281 1,098 5 1 0 9 60.1% 1/21
M.Tomczak GB 73 25 97 24 -6.5% 25 -5.0% 251 1,374 1,368 11 2 2 9 54.2% 3/44
J.Friesz SD 49 26 -46 27 -9.7% 26 -12.5% 521 2,672 2,762 12 5 3 15 53.8% 6/108
E.Kramer DET -84 27 -13 26 -16.0% 27 -11.9% 281 1,540 1,288 11 5 3 8 51.9% 1/15
B.Brister PIT -142 28 -78 29 -21.9% 29 -17.0% 205 1,209 872 9 4 0 9 54.2% 2/23
H.Millen NE -149 29 -75 28 -16.3% 28 -13.8% 464 2,679 2,097 9 4 4 18 60.4% 2/28
J.Kemp 2TM -292 30 -374 32 -26.0% 30 -30.3% 315 1,620 1,179 9 2 2 17 51.9% 2/61
V.Testaverde TB -363 31 -321 31 -27.4% 31 -25.5% 358 1,727 1,302 8 1 2 14 51.6% 6/72
D.Majkowski GB -419 32 -467 34 -39.2% 34 -42.4% 256 1,188 635 3 4 3 8 51.6% 2/25
T.Tupa PHX -422 33 -302 30 -31.9% 33 -26.0% 337 1,856 1,064 6 4 3 13 52.9% 3/43
J.George IND -581 34 -388 33 -28.6% 32 -22.8% 539 2,418 1,884 10 6 3 12 60.7% 6/68

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
S.Beuerlein DAL 383 230 29.9% 13.5% 143 860 1,272 5 0 0 2 49.6% 5/49
P.Simms NYG 265 155 17.0% 5.4% 158 876 1,118 8 1 2 4 59.0% 1/16
T.Marinovich LARD 152 141 49.2% 44.9% 40 243 400 3 0 0 0 57.5% 0/0
J.Rutledge WAS 141 83 97.2% 52.6% 24 169 297 1 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0
M.Vlasic KC 135 142 33.3% 35.4% 46 300 430 2 1 0 0 63.6% 3/40
M.Pagel LARM 64 63 26.4% 26.0% 27 150 223 2 0 0 0 40.7% 0/0
F.Reich BUF 50 67 6.2% 12.2% 45 263 303 6 0 0 2 65.9% 1/9
B.J.Tolliver ATL 43 0 -3.4% -11.1% 90 498 511 4 0 2 2 48.8% 1/27
C.Carlson HOIL 38 48 43.0% 57.2% 13 105 108 1 0 0 0 58.3% 0/0
P.T.Willis CHI 37 41 15.2% 18.0% 20 162 163 1 0 0 1 61.1% 0/0
S.Secules MIA 11 12 -0.4% 0.2% 14 84 98 1 0 0 1 61.5% 0/0
B.Kiel GB 3 82 -10.2% 13.1% 52 335 278 3 0 1 2 59.2% 1/10
Tr.Taylor NYJ -6 -6 -21.8% -22.4% 10 76 37 1 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0
E.Wilhelm CIN -24 -49 -21.1% -31.7% 43 209 160 0 0 0 2 57.1% 1/14
V.Evans LARD -45 -69 -49.5% -70.5% 16 116 33 1 0 0 2 42.9% 1/14
M.Herrmann IND -46 -52 -44.6% -48.7% 19 137 48 0 0 0 3 57.9% 1/22
S.Gelbaugh PHX -75 -285 -20.9% -48.4% 129 580 509 3 1 2 10 51.7% 2/30
K.Stouffer SEA -81 -84 -91.7% -94.2% 17 48 -29 0 0 0 1 40.0% 0/0
B.Gagliano SD -129 -123 -83.6% -79.8% 27 51 -32 0 1 1 1 39.1% 0/0
D.Hollas CIN -133 -172 -47.9% -58.5% 62 257 111 1 1 1 4 58.2% 2/26
W.Wilson MIN -144 -261 -27.8% -41.4% 131 756 497 3 3 1 9 60.0% 1/26
C.Chandler 2TM -170 -408 -27.1% -49.4% 170 680 626 5 3 2 10 51.7% 4/56
P.Ryan PHI -233 -296 -129.1% -160.9% 31 77 -158 0 2 0 4 37.0% 0/0
T.Hodson NE -257 -204 -69.9% -57.9% 77 291 5 1 0 2 4 52.9% 0/0
B.Goebel PHI -268 -314 -81.9% -94.0% 62 230 -60 0 1 1 6 53.6% 1/19
J.Carlson TB -323 -338 -80.0% -83.2% 76 331 -62 1 1 1 6 47.7% 1/21

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 32 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
S.Young SF 186 1 179 1 47.4% 1 45.3% 58 421 659 4 0
J.Harbaugh CHI 106 2 110 2 20.5% 8 21.9% 60 361 482 2 1
J.Elway DEN 103 3 103 3 32.6% 5 32.3% 45 270 410 6 3
J.Hostetler NYG 98 4 89 4 47.1% 3 41.9% 33 280 349 2 0
R.Gannon MIN 96 5 88 5 47.3% 2 42.5% 32 255 335 2 0
R.Peete DET 42 6 46 6 26.5% 7 30.8% 19 134 175 2 1
J.Schroeder LARD 41 7 40 7 36.7% 4 35.9% 18 104 159 0 0
C.Miller ATL 39 8 34 9 19.3% 9 14.8% 28 234 183 0 3
J.Kemp PHI 28 9 34 8 8.6% 15 12.9% 29 188 164 0 0
T.Tupa PHX 23 10 17 12 9.2% 14 3.5% 19 105 132 1 0
B.Hebert NO 22 11 19 11 32.1% 6 26.0% 10 68 90 0 0
J.McMahon PHI 19 12 23 10 14.9% 10 20.5% 13 62 97 1 0
C.Chandler PHX 15 13 12 15 3.4% 17 0.5% 20 115 106 0 1
J.Kelly BUF 15 14 17 13 9.5% 12 12.5% 11 55 84 1 0
D.Marino MIA 14 15 16 14 10.3% 11 12.9% 13 62 57 1 0
S.Bono SF 10 16 4 18 9.4% 13 -3.5% 9 55 54 0 1
J.George IND 10 17 6 17 4.6% 16 -1.8% 11 45 64 0 0
B.Esiason CIN 9 18 9 16 -2.3% 18 -3.0% 17 72 93 0 0
D.Majkowski GB 2 19 -2 21 -10.3% 20 -13.8% 22 115 87 2 3
W.Wilson MIN 2 20 0 19 -8.0% 19 -12.0% 8 43 31 0 0
D.Hollas CIN 1 21 -1 20 -10.4% 21 -14.8% 10 72 32 0 1
K.O'Brien NYJ -6 22 -2 22 -18.7% 23 -14.9% 16 66 51 0 0
N.O'Donnell PIT -6 23 -4 24 -18.6% 22 -16.7% 16 86 56 1 2
M.Tomczak GB -7 24 -3 23 -22.1% 25 -16.6% 13 96 33 1 1
H.Millen NE -11 25 -6 25 -20.5% 24 -16.3% 23 105 72 1 1
T.Aikman DAL -12 26 -10 26 -40.2% 26 -35.5% 8 16 3 1 0
J.Everett LARM -24 27 -25 27 -41.4% 27 -42.5% 15 56 4 0 1
E.Kramer DET -40 28 -36 28 -47.3% 28 -43.8% 18 49 -10 1 0
J.Friesz SD -43 29 -45 29 -95.8% 32 -99.0% 8 7 -63 0 2
B.Kosar CLE1 -57 30 -60 30 -66.3% 29 -69.1% 18 81 -57 0 3
V.Testaverde TB -78 31 -77 31 -81.4% 31 -80.3% 26 115 -96 0 3
W.Moon HOIL -115 32 -115 32 -75.8% 30 -75.9% 27 74 -137 2 6