1993 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
J.Elway DEN 1,493 1 1,343 2 27.8% 4 25.0% 590 3,732 5,122 25 3 4 10 63.5% 12/197
S.Young SF 1,353 2 1,466 1 30.9% 3 35.4% 491 3,831 4,438 29 4 4 16 68.9% 4/44
T.Aikman DAL 1,280 3 1,167 3 35.6% 1 32.4% 417 2,945 3,948 15 3 2 6 69.5% 5/58
J.Montana KC 917 4 846 5 34.2% 2 31.7% 311 2,082 2,877 13 1 0 7 60.7% 6/111
B.Esiason NYJ 904 5 885 4 16.9% 8 17.4% 496 3,272 3,826 16 8 5 11 61.1% 4/39
J.Hostetler LARD 817 6 734 7 17.7% 6 15.8% 458 3,032 3,387 14 4 2 10 56.5% 4/121
P.Simms NYG 739 7 778 6 15.1% 9 17.6% 438 2,779 3,267 15 5 2 9 62.4% 6/159
B.Brister PHI 592 8 523 10 17.5% 7 15.2% 326 1,745 2,469 14 1 1 5 59.2% 3/33
S.Beuerlein PHX 557 9 650 8 8.4% 17 12.6% 445 2,954 3,058 18 1 4 16 62.0% 2/57
J.George IND 536 10 473 12 8.5% 16 7.2% 433 2,305 2,935 8 2 2 6 57.8% 4/62
J.Kelly BUF 530 11 552 9 5.6% 20 7.2% 493 3,183 3,280 18 4 3 18 62.1% 5/58
S.Mitchell MIA 471 12 439 14 19.6% 5 18.4% 241 1,721 1,874 12 2 0 8 57.1% 0/0
N.O'Donnell PIT 449 13 515 11 2.6% 22 5.6% 526 2,857 3,241 14 1 4 7 56.1% 1/24
B.Hebert ATL 448 14 463 13 4.3% 21 5.9% 454 2,783 2,949 24 4 5 16 61.8% 3/138
J.McMahon MIN 437 15 366 15 8.6% 14 6.2% 354 1,843 2,399 9 2 2 8 61.0% 3/69
J.Friesz SD 397 16 221 22 14.5% 10 4.1% 249 1,304 1,789 6 0 0 4 54.5% 2/17
S.Humphries SD 386 17 348 17 7.2% 18 6.4% 342 1,839 2,218 12 1 1 9 53.4% 3/43
S.DeBerg 2TM 353 18 242 20 11.0% 11 5.2% 244 1,564 1,752 7 2 0 10 60.2% 4/62
W.Moon HOIL 350 19 361 16 -1.6% 23 -0.2% 557 3,248 3,416 21 6 6 21 58.6% 3/33
V.Testaverde CLE1 299 20 300 18 8.7% 13 9.8% 244 1,697 1,623 14 1 3 9 57.3% 3/29
S.Salisbury MIN 285 21 293 19 9.6% 12 11.4% 208 1,327 1,492 9 1 2 6 59.3% 4/55
D.Krieg KC 274 22 187 23 8.5% 15 3.3% 212 1,098 1,497 7 3 2 3 55.6% 5/148
T.J.Rubley LARM 237 23 223 21 7.1% 19 6.9% 202 1,217 1,366 8 1 1 6 57.2% 2/5
B.Favre GB 194 24 42 25 -5.8% 24 -9.0% 552 3,114 3,190 19 7 5 24 61.4% 9/127
D.Bledsoe NE 101 25 56 24 -7.7% 25 -8.3% 444 2,388 2,477 15 2 2 15 50.2% 8/74
B.Kosar 2TM -53 26 25 26 -15.1% 26 -8.2% 228 1,060 1,005 8 4 1 3 57.8% 3/80
D.Klingler CIN -118 27 -71 27 -16.1% 28 -13.1% 385 1,732 1,745 6 3 4 6 55.4% 2/26
R.Mirer SEA -160 28 -208 30 -15.7% 27 -16.0% 535 2,553 2,581 12 5 4 17 57.0% 3/34
J.Everett LARM -187 29 -157 29 -21.4% 31 -18.7% 294 1,523 1,213 8 3 4 9 49.3% 3/58
W.Wilson NO -217 30 -72 28 -19.2% 30 -12.6% 422 2,242 1,859 12 5 3 15 57.6% 0/0
C.Erickson TB -224 31 -391 34 -18.7% 29 -23.3% 492 2,813 2,109 18 7 3 21 51.3% 3/50
J.Harbaugh CHI -265 32 -342 32 -22.5% 32 -24.7% 367 1,787 1,523 7 4 7 11 62.3% 3/93
M.Rypien WAS -303 33 -308 31 -25.3% 33 -24.6% 336 1,413 1,332 4 3 4 9 52.0% 2/61
R.Peete DET -360 34 -386 33 -31.1% 34 -31.4% 290 1,487 966 6 6 5 13 62.5% 3/40

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
E.Kramer DET 424 417 37.8% 37.8% 140 966 1,274 8 0 1 3 64.4% 0/0
D.Marino MIA 417 429 31.4% 33.7% 159 1,163 1,357 8 3 1 3 60.7% 2/31
R.Cunningham PHI 270 316 29.8% 34.2% 116 810 972 5 1 0 5 69.7% 0/0
S.Bono SF 206 180 37.3% 31.6% 65 398 624 0 0 0 1 63.9% 2/24
M.Buck NO 65 37 5.4% -0.5% 58 423 405 4 1 1 3 59.3% 0/0
C.Chandler PHX 49 -10 -4.2% -11.3% 108 451 639 3 0 2 2 50.5% 0/0
F.Reich BUF 37 5 8.0% -7.3% 32 106 207 2 0 0 0 61.5% 0/0
J.Schroeder CIN 28 -63 -8.5% -16.1% 173 736 883 5 2 3 2 49.4% 2/28
C.Conklin WAS -1 -9 -11.4% -11.3% 95 451 475 4 0 1 3 52.9% 1/32
B.J.Tolliver ATL -14 26 -13.7% -5.2% 79 449 416 3 0 0 5 51.3% 1/13
B.Nagle NYJ -20 -26 -27.0% -31.3% 17 50 71 0 0 0 0 42.9% 3/16
D.Pederson MIA -28 -36 -53.7% -65.4% 10 36 15 0 1 1 0 50.0% 0/0
J.Trudeau IND -31 13 -14.0% -8.8% 167 978 835 2 1 1 7 52.1% 1/6
S.Walsh NO -38 -31 -27.7% -24.7% 38 271 132 2 0 0 3 52.6% 0/0
C.Carlson HOIL -52 -83 -19.8% -24.0% 100 550 421 2 2 1 4 56.7% 1/9
J.Garrett DAL -62 -55 -72.1% -64.4% 21 53 -2 0 0 1 0 47.4% 0/0
K.Graham NYG -68 -63 -55.1% -50.8% 25 51 32 0 0 0 0 36.4% 1/10
C.Weldon TB -69 -67 -122.2% -118.9% 12 44 -44 0 0 0 1 54.5% 0/0
M.Tomczak PIT -89 -129 -34.3% -43.4% 61 355 189 2 2 0 5 53.7% 2/62
D.Majkowski IND -90 -90 -65.5% -63.8% 26 93 11 0 1 0 1 54.2% 0/0
T.Philcox CLE1 -96 -112 -24.3% -25.3% 117 628 456 4 0 2 6 48.1% 1/37
V.Evans LARD -97 -132 -29.1% -34.6% 88 553 299 3 3 1 4 59.2% 1/12
A.Ware DET -138 -105 -53.7% -42.3% 52 251 73 1 0 0 2 44.4% 0/0
K.O'Brien PHI -143 -96 -25.8% -19.8% 152 592 594 4 2 2 3 51.8% 1/11
C.Miller ATL -166 -182 -46.9% -49.2% 74 283 147 1 2 0 3 48.5% 1/38
S.Secules NE -208 -195 -33.3% -30.8% 143 879 475 2 4 0 9 56.0% 3/43
P.T.Willis CHI -221 -190 -64.0% -55.8% 66 248 36 0 1 1 4 50.0% 1/39
R.Gannon WAS -261 -202 -40.4% -32.8% 140 614 363 3 2 0 7 59.7% 1/21

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 31 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
S.Young SF 152 1 140 1 38.0% 6 34.2% 60 416 575 2 0
J.Hostetler LARD 108 2 105 2 34.9% 7 34.3% 41 225 414 5 0
D.Klingler CIN 98 3 97 3 51.2% 2 49.7% 30 289 345 0 0
J.Harbaugh CHI 72 4 68 4 17.5% 14 15.8% 43 290 346 4 1
R.Mirer SEA 66 5 59 6 12.6% 16 8.3% 53 353 373 3 2
W.Wilson NO 66 6 63 5 54.5% 1 50.6% 24 238 213 0 1
B.Esiason NYJ 52 7 58 7 20.1% 12 26.0% 25 130 227 1 0
J.Kelly BUF 40 8 40 8 39.5% 5 39.2% 17 116 150 0 0
J.Elway DEN 38 9 37 9 23.9% 11 21.2% 22 169 174 0 1
C.Carlson HOIL 30 10 29 12 42.5% 4 38.9% 9 44 113 2 0
V.Testaverde CLE1 30 11 29 11 43.2% 3 44.2% 10 79 105 0 0
N.O'Donnell PIT 28 12 28 13 34.4% 8 34.1% 14 118 109 0 0
C.Erickson TB 27 13 31 10 25.4% 10 28.5% 16 103 121 0 0
R.Peete DET 24 14 25 14 4.4% 17 2.9% 34 177 184 1 0
V.Evans LARD 23 15 22 15 27.9% 9 25.9% 11 58 93 0 0
R.Gannon WAS 21 16 20 16 17.5% 13 15.6% 17 92 101 1 0
J.Montana KC 17 17 12 17 15.2% 15 8.3% 13 74 81 0 0
B.Favre GB 12 18 10 18 -4.8% 19 -6.9% 37 237 178 1 2
W.Moon HOIL 9 19 -8 24 -9.0% 20 -16.5% 31 159 154 1 1
R.Cunningham PHI 6 20 8 19 -4.5% 18 0.3% 15 113 61 1 2
S.Mitchell MIA 1 21 -2 21 -11.4% 21 -14.8% 16 93 63 0 1
T.J.Rubley LARM -6 22 -1 20 -16.8% 22 -13.0% 19 113 62 0 1
T.Aikman DAL -7 23 -9 26 -21.3% 23 -21.2% 20 136 38 0 2
S.Beuerlein PHX -7 24 -4 22 -26.1% 24 -19.1% 9 54 21 0 1
J.George IND -8 25 -9 25 -30.8% 26 -35.9% 9 44 12 0 0
B.Brister PHI -11 26 -8 23 -26.8% 25 -22.7% 13 47 28 0 1
P.Simms NYG -14 27 -13 27 -31.8% 27 -30.4% 13 39 19 0 1
B.Hebert ATL -14 28 -15 28 -33.3% 28 -33.3% 13 53 16 0 2
J.Everett LARM -17 29 -21 29 -41.9% 30 -49.1% 12 49 2 0 0
J.McMahon MIN -35 30 -35 30 -36.0% 29 -37.0% 26 101 24 0 0
D.Bledsoe NE -62 31 -62 31 -72.3% 31 -70.5% 20 87 -71 0 3