1996 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, 35 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
V.Testaverde BAL 1,153 1 1,018 2 18.8% 3 15.2% 585 3,893 4,673 33 2 7 19 59.3% 5/48
B.Favre GB 1,090 2 1,024 1 18.0% 4 16.2% 584 3,628 4,495 39 6 3 13 60.0% 4/75
D.Marino MIA 919 3 909 5 25.7% 1 25.3% 391 2,659 3,256 18 1 2 9 59.6% 12/155
G.Frerotte WAS 867 4 808 8 17.1% 6 15.1% 497 3,293 3,652 12 7 2 11 57.6% 6/107
J.Elway DEN 834 5 963 4 15.0% 8 19.0% 494 3,117 3,704 26 2 4 14 61.7% 4/53
T.Aikman DAL 821 6 839 7 15.4% 7 16.0% 479 3,029 3,603 12 0 4 14 64.2% 9/136
S.Young SF 817 7 730 10 24.8% 2 20.9% 352 2,227 2,945 14 1 2 6 68.2% 3/47
D.Bledsoe NE 799 8 983 3 7.5% 15 11.7% 654 3,876 4,537 27 5 3 15 60.1% 15/199
M.Brunell JAC 767 9 896 6 8.2% 13 11.4% 611 4,081 4,250 19 8 3 19 63.7% 7/155
K.Collins CAR 699 10 739 9 17.5% 5 19.0% 381 2,338 2,913 14 1 3 7 56.2% 10/173
T.Detmer PHI 577 11 580 13 10.2% 12 10.2% 429 2,719 2,967 15 2 4 13 59.8% 4/34
D.Krieg CHI 565 12 422 15 10.8% 11 5.0% 394 2,161 2,881 14 3 2 12 60.2% 5/61
B.Johnson MIN 516 13 611 12 12.7% 9 16.9% 328 2,136 2,448 17 3 1 9 62.9% 4/50
J.Blake CIN 465 14 690 11 1.3% 19 6.8% 594 3,311 3,742 24 3 4 13 56.6% 13/115
S.Humphries SD 432 15 358 16 5.7% 16 2.2% 435 2,505 2,766 18 5 1 13 56.3% 4/51
B.Esiason ARI 430 16 294 18 7.7% 14 1.7% 356 2,179 2,412 11 2 2 14 56.4% 5/119
J.Hostetler OAK 423 17 497 14 3.6% 17 6.1% 435 2,350 2,884 23 2 0 13 60.5% 6/134
S.Bono KC 348 18 233 22 0.9% 20 -3.2% 456 2,419 2,812 12 1 4 12 54.1% 7/189
J.Friesz SEA 321 19 355 17 11.7% 10 14.1% 226 1,548 1,568 8 3 1 4 56.9% 3/26
S.Mitchell DET 317 20 240 20 -0.5% 21 -3.1% 473 2,692 2,844 17 8 0 17 58.2% 9/167
B.Hebert ATL 316 21 135 27 -2.0% 22 -7.3% 513 3,007 3,224 22 6 4 24 60.6% 11/116
K.Graham ARI 241 22 186 23 2.0% 18 -1.1% 293 1,505 1,809 12 1 3 7 53.3% 4/62
J.Harbaugh IND 203 23 235 21 -4.1% 24 -3.0% 443 2,395 2,578 13 4 4 10 57.7% 10/169
C.Chandler HOIL 187 24 180 24 -2.6% 23 -3.0% 347 1,936 2,009 16 5 2 11 57.7% 3/58
M.Tomczak PIT 128 25 275 19 -6.4% 25 -1.0% 416 2,638 2,352 15 1 5 17 55.5% 6/112
J.Everett NO 126 26 156 25 -7.0% 26 -6.1% 487 2,641 2,625 12 3 6 15 57.7% 6/92
F.Reich NYJ 87 27 139 26 -7.2% 27 -5.0% 351 2,067 1,906 15 3 5 16 52.9% 7/106
E.Grbac SF 45 28 121 28 -7.5% 28 -2.4% 202 1,206 1,174 8 0 0 10 62.2% 3/80
T.Dilfer TB -5 29 -32 29 -11.3% 29 -12.2% 509 2,620 2,580 12 3 4 18 55.9% 4/105
W.Moon MIN -24 30 -48 30 -12.5% 30 -14.1% 266 1,479 1,319 7 2 4 9 54.5% 4/44
J.Kelly BUF -88 31 -83 31 -14.6% 31 -14.5% 415 2,523 1,953 14 5 4 19 59.0% 5/117
N.O'Donnell NYJ -206 32 -157 32 -27.7% 34 -23.8% 206 1,010 729 4 0 2 6 58.8% 0/0
R.Mirer SEA -244 33 -343 34 -24.5% 33 -30.0% 286 1,448 1,141 5 0 4 11 51.7% 6/79
D.Brown NYG -302 34 -340 33 -21.7% 32 -23.3% 448 2,116 1,870 12 3 6 18 54.2% 5/55
T.Banks STL -519 35 -493 35 -31.2% 35 -30.3% 424 2,209 1,376 15 9 10 15 52.6% 5/53

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
P.Justin IND 370 327 34.7% 29.3% 134 781 1,154 2 0 0 0 58.3% 1/39
S.McNair HOIL 188 286 8.2% 18.2% 153 1,152 1,038 6 3 2 3 61.5% 1/11
C.Erickson MIA 159 121 12.8% 7.0% 113 705 744 4 1 2 2 55.6% 1/4
R.Gannon KC 143 171 12.2% 16.7% 95 450 686 6 0 1 1 60.7% 0/0
S.Matthews CHI 116 110 86.4% 81.4% 18 155 253 1 0 0 0 76.5% 0/0
R.Peete PHI 78 112 -2.6% 1.0% 144 939 843 3 0 1 5 59.7% 1/6
M.Rypien PHI 58 73 47.5% 63.5% 13 76 157 1 0 0 0 76.9% 0/0
J.Brohm SF 29 41 2.9% 8.5% 36 179 206 1 0 0 0 61.8% 0/0
E.Wilhelm CIN 20 13 8.7% 1.6% 15 74 107 1 0 0 1 58.3% 0/0
J.George ATL 18 -72 -8.7% -21.1% 112 590 611 3 3 0 3 56.6% 1/4
J.Martin STL 15 15 -5.0% -5.1% 38 207 218 3 1 0 2 67.6% 1/10
B.Kosar MIA -8 29 -14.8% 2.2% 38 174 165 1 0 0 0 75.0% 0/0
W.Wilson DAL -23 -23 -28.9% -28.6% 19 72 74 0 0 0 1 44.4% 2/30
E.Zeier BAL -33 -63 -32.1% -51.5% 24 84 81 1 1 1 1 50.0% 1/27
J.Miller PIT -35 -19 -31.6% -22.2% 28 112 90 0 1 0 0 52.0% 0/0
D.Klingler OAK -45 -35 -39.9% -33.2% 26 73 65 0 0 0 0 43.5% 0/0
S.Beuerlein CAR -54 -26 -16.9% -14.0% 142 740 681 8 5 3 2 56.1% 2/40
J.Lewis DEN -57 -63 -61.2% -66.4% 18 51 15 0 0 0 1 52.9% 0/0
C.Weldon TB -71 -56 -106.4% -86.8% 12 65 -36 0 0 1 1 55.6% 0/0
D.Majkowski DET -81 -141 -22.6% -31.1% 113 492 459 3 3 0 3 53.9% 2/17
B.Nagle ATL -82 -99 -81.3% -96.0% 17 39 -17 1 0 1 1 46.2% 0/0
E.Kramer CHI -87 -97 -19.7% -20.7% 158 733 702 3 1 0 4 48.7% 1/10
G.Torretta SEA -88 -91 -95.4% -98.3% 19 24 -36 1 0 0 1 31.3% 1/30
B.Musgrave DEN -95 -135 -37.3% -48.5% 57 240 163 0 0 2 2 59.6% 0/0
D.Nussmeier NO -127 -62 -50.1% -30.2% 52 254 90 1 1 1 1 57.1% 0/0
S.Walsh STL -158 -189 -39.5% -48.5% 81 307 212 0 1 0 5 44.0% 1/8
T.Collins BUF -162 -100 -36.0% -26.5% 108 656 303 4 0 2 5 58.5% 0/0
D.Kanell NYG -180 -135 -54.0% -43.4% 68 178 93 1 2 0 1 38.3% 2/37
K.Stewart PIT -208 -220 -104.1% -109.5% 35 52 -103 0 0 0 2 40.0% 0/0
S.Salisbury SD -209 -216 -31.1% -31.9% 173 870 563 5 1 2 7 51.6% 2/20
B.Hobert OAK -215 -128 -40.1% -28.5% 112 615 306 4 2 4 5 55.3% 1/14
G.Foley NYJ -295 -313 -52.9% -55.5% 120 490 168 3 0 1 7 49.1% 1/32

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 36 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
J.Blake CIN 129 1 119 2 36.9% 7 33.0% 50 331 491 2 0
S.Young SF 115 2 123 1 37.5% 6 40.9% 42 319 438 4 0
J.Elway DEN 110 3 103 3 42.9% 4 39.4% 36 260 404 4 0
S.McNair HOIL 86 4 85 4 40.8% 5 40.2% 27 171 320 2 1
M.Brunell JAC 82 5 73 5 12.4% 16 9.7% 60 410 433 3 2
V.Testaverde BAL 79 6 72 6 52.4% 3 47.4% 23 197 273 2 0
R.Mirer SEA 57 7 51 7 23.5% 11 19.5% 30 194 251 2 0
S.Mitchell DET 50 8 51 8 15.2% 14 15.4% 28 91 251 4 0
B.Johnson MIN 40 9 39 10 13.2% 15 12.7% 24 100 206 1 0
B.Esiason ARI 39 10 41 9 63.1% 1 66.4% 9 57 126 1 0
B.Favre GB 37 11 37 13 4.4% 18 4.3% 37 145 255 2 0
R.Gannon KC 35 12 37 12 57.8% 2 62.3% 12 81 121 0 0
D.Krieg CHI 29 13 30 14 23.8% 10 24.3% 10 14 128 1 0
J.Kelly BUF 27 14 38 11 17.7% 13 28.7% 13 72 131 2 0
C.Chandler HOIL 27 15 27 16 18.5% 12 18.1% 18 120 128 0 0
E.Grbac SF 25 16 29 15 29.6% 9 35.9% 10 36 103 2 0
B.Hebert ATL 24 17 23 17 30.6% 8 28.1% 10 63 99 1 0
J.Harbaugh IND 22 18 22 18 -1.1% 20 -1.0% 37 204 199 1 0
K.Graham ARI 17 19 22 19 7.1% 17 13.1% 16 95 100 0 1
T.Aikman DAL 17 20 18 20 2.9% 19 4.3% 18 54 120 1 1
J.Hostetler OAK 16 21 16 21 -1.6% 21 -1.6% 31 183 152 1 2
K.Stewart PIT 11 22 2 25 -7.9% 24 -11.3% 38 179 207 5 1
T.Banks STL 10 23 6 23 -7.2% 23 -9.4% 40 230 179 0 1
S.Bono KC 4 24 3 24 -2.6% 22 -4.1% 8 47 41 0 0
D.Brown NYG 2 25 10 22 -11.1% 25 -6.0% 35 183 127 0 0
T.Detmer PHI -1 26 -2 26 -13.3% 26 -14.3% 20 71 76 1 1
F.Reich NYJ -12 27 -13 27 -36.8% 30 -39.7% 8 21 7 0 1
J.Everett NO -16 28 -19 30 -39.8% 33 -43.7% 9 13 5 0 0
D.Bledsoe NE -17 29 -21 32 -32.4% 29 -37.0% 13 38 21 0 1
T.Collins BUF -18 30 -18 29 -38.9% 32 -38.1% 13 56 7 0 1
J.Brohm SF -19 31 -20 31 -55.1% 35 -56.6% 8 52 -12 0 1
S.Humphries SD -20 32 -23 34 -32.1% 28 -34.4% 15 31 27 0 1
R.Peete PHI -23 33 -15 28 -37.4% 31 -28.2% 14 41 13 1 1
T.Dilfer TB -28 34 -23 33 -29.5% 27 -26.2% 27 122 52 0 2
D.Majkowski DET -38 35 -39 35 -79.6% 36 -81.0% 11 35 -47 0 2
K.Collins CAR -53 36 -54 36 -48.0% 34 -49.1% 20 61 -16 0 2