2002 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 3/31/2020

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, 36 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
R.Gannon OAK 1,469 1 1,555 1 22.8% 4 24.8% 652 4,459 5,485 26 6 3 10 68.2% 6/85
C.Pennington NYJ 1,412 2 1,486 2 40.6% 1 43.3% 421 2,988 4,121 22 1 1 5 69.6% 2/53
T.Green KC 1,225 3 1,201 3 27.1% 3 26.3% 495 3,546 4,254 26 1 0 12 61.3% 6/90
P.Manning IND 1,075 4 1,031 5 15.8% 7 14.7% 611 4,065 4,673 27 3 2 19 66.7% 7/95
K.Collins NYG 999 5 1,080 4 16.4% 6 18.6% 572 3,906 4,280 19 7 1 14 61.6% 14/125
M.Hasselbeck SEA 938 6 927 7 21.8% 5 21.4% 443 2,910 3,572 15 0 4 10 64.3% 8/167
J.Garcia SF 936 7 971 6 15.4% 8 16.5% 543 3,217 4,107 21 0 1 10 62.7% 3/55
S.McNair TEN 811 8 776 10 13.4% 9 12.4% 514 3,219 3,767 22 5 2 15 61.7% 5/91
T.Brady NE 779 9 815 8 8.2% 14 9.0% 630 3,551 4,312 28 4 4 14 62.8% 8/184
B.Johnson TB 746 10 780 9 13.4% 10 14.5% 468 2,898 3,464 22 5 2 6 62.9% 4/50
B.Griese DEN 726 11 687 13 12.3% 11 11.1% 468 2,974 3,478 15 2 0 15 67.1% 6/102
D.Bledsoe BUF 608 12 667 14 2.7% 19 4.1% 662 3,968 4,356 24 6 4 15 61.7% 14/209
M.Bulger STL 597 13 750 12 34.7% 2 44.9% 222 1,721 1,911 14 0 1 6 65.7% 0/0
B.Favre GB 584 14 760 11 3.8% 16 8.3% 578 3,435 3,945 27 4 4 16 62.2% 13/270
T.Maddox PIT 524 15 413 19 9.2% 13 4.9% 403 2,664 2,788 20 2 2 15 62.7% 4/50
M.Vick ATL 514 16 512 16 7.4% 15 7.3% 449 2,675 2,934 16 2 3 8 56.5% 5/128
J.Kitna CIN 441 17 397 20 2.8% 18 1.4% 495 3,032 3,143 16 4 4 16 62.7% 4/76
J.Fiedler MIA 409 18 536 15 9.5% 12 15.9% 304 1,927 2,148 14 1 1 9 61.7% 1/28
M.Brunell JAC 403 19 446 17 3.1% 17 4.6% 441 2,551 2,831 17 3 2 7 60.8% 1/16
D.Culpepper MIN 399 20 306 22 -0.5% 20 -3.4% 600 3,590 3,747 18 10 7 21 61.1% 7/93
D.Brees SD 344 21 430 18 -1.3% 23 1.2% 548 3,104 3,279 17 2 0 15 61.1% 7/97
A.Brooks NO 333 22 161 23 -1.8% 24 -6.6% 569 3,291 3,334 27 5 6 15 54.0% 6/57
D.McNabb PHI 267 23 309 21 -0.8% 22 0.8% 387 2,119 2,451 17 1 4 6 58.9% 4/84
J.Miller CHI 221 24 160 24 -0.8% 21 -3.7% 332 1,830 2,027 13 4 2 9 57.7% 5/91
T.Couch CLE 98 25 15 25 -7.9% 25 -10.6% 474 2,645 2,590 18 4 2 17 62.2% 9/93
P.Ramsey WAS 28 26 -13 28 -9.3% 26 -12.0% 246 1,401 1,221 9 3 5 6 52.0% 4/55
Q.Carter DAL -17 27 -36 30 -12.3% 27 -13.6% 240 1,332 1,173 7 2 2 8 57.3% 3/38
J.Blake BAL -41 28 -44 31 -13.1% 28 -13.3% 327 1,864 1,583 13 2 5 10 56.1% 2/32
S.Matthews WAS -86 29 -1 26 -16.6% 30 -11.2% 245 1,196 1,146 11 1 0 6 52.8% 5/41
K.Warner STL -95 30 -349 34 -17.3% 31 -33.7% 240 1,291 1,117 3 6 2 11 66.1% 1/21
R.Peete CAR -111 31 -13 27 -15.3% 29 -11.6% 413 2,444 1,998 15 3 6 13 58.8% 5/69
J.Martin STL -112 32 -33 29 -19.8% 32 -13.7% 203 1,143 885 7 0 2 10 64.2% 0/0
J.Harrington DET -279 33 -241 32 -20.9% 34 -19.5% 436 2,226 1,929 12 0 1 15 50.2% 8/126
J.Plummer ARI -329 34 -293 33 -20.1% 33 -19.1% 569 2,717 2,504 18 5 5 18 54.2% 11/151
C.Hutchinson DAL -595 35 -544 35 -48.1% 36 -44.9% 281 1,317 503 7 3 9 8 51.4% 2/29
D.Carr HOU -1,130 36 -1,044 36 -47.4% 35 -44.6% 529 2,108 981 9 13 5 15 53.3% 9/182

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI
K.Stewart PIT 314 349 16.2% 19.3% 173 1,110 1,351 6 1 2 5 66.5% 4/66
D.Johnson ATL 143 46 26.3% 1.0% 60 437 503 2 3 0 2 66.1% 0/0
K.Holcomb CLE 143 218 8.5% 18.9% 110 750 780 8 0 1 4 61.0% 1/12
K.Detmer PHI 113 117 50.6% 53.0% 29 216 301 2 0 0 0 67.9% 0/0
C.Redman BAL 106 -24 -2.6% -13.1% 193 942 1,146 7 2 3 3 53.6% 4/80
A.J.Feeley PHI 92 74 -2.0% -3.8% 162 954 938 6 2 0 5 56.2% 3/29
C.Sauter CHI 56 24 71.3% 24.0% 9 59 131 0 0 0 0 66.7% 1/4
D.Pederson GB 56 48 20.9% 16.2% 28 126 216 1 0 0 0 70.4% 0/0
J.Delhomme NO 51 46 78.2% 69.2% 11 107 114 0 0 0 0 80.0% 0/0
A.Randle El PIT 31 30 30.7% 29.4% 9 35 101 0 0 0 0 87.5% 1/44
D.Flutie SD 10 10 6.9% 7.2% 10 64 60 0 0 0 0 30.0% 0/0
T.Rattay SF 6 -16 -9.1% -16.3% 48 212 266 2 2 0 0 60.5% 0/0
S.Beuerlein DEN -15 37 -13.1% -6.3% 129 845 606 6 3 1 5 58.6% 3/47
V.Testaverde NYJ -31 -78 -16.1% -23.7% 92 437 459 3 0 2 3 65.1% 3/47
D.Wuerffel WAS -40 -44 -17.1% -17.8% 102 636 478 3 1 1 6 63.7% 1/13
A.Smith CIN -68 -176 -43.6% -95.5% 36 82 75 0 0 1 1 37.5% 0/0
T.Dilfer SEA -68 51 -17.4% -6.5% 175 1,134 789 4 1 1 6 56.3% 4/31
S.King TB -73 -92 -55.7% -67.2% 28 75 33 0 0 0 1 37.0% 0/0
R.Lucas MIA -77 -138 -17.8% -23.2% 174 959 817 4 4 3 6 57.9% 3/36
D.Garrard JAC -82 -61 -36.4% -29.9% 52 191 149 1 0 0 2 51.1% 0/0
R.Johnson TB -105 -145 -26.4% -32.3% 106 442 409 1 0 2 2 65.5% 1/19
C.Weinke CAR -155 -162 -70.5% -73.3% 45 139 -1 0 0 0 3 44.7% 0/0
R.Fasani CAR -191 -267 -74.2% -99.2% 50 112 -16 0 2 0 3 34.9% 0/0
M.McMahon DET -204 -290 -32.6% -41.6% 157 774 487 7 2 1 9 42.8% 4/86
J.McCown ARI -229 -214 -181.2% -169.9% 23 16 -205 0 0 1 2 38.9% 1/4
H.Burris CHI -242 -343 -78.4% -106.4% 55 186 -40 3 1 2 5 35.3% 1/2
G.Frerotte CIN -263 -255 -56.2% -54.8% 93 364 130 1 2 0 4 53.0% 1/14
C.Chandler CHI -320 -210 -38.1% -28.9% 185 872 523 4 0 3 4 64.0% 0/0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.McNabb PHI 200 1 192 1 50.4% 2 47.9% 57 469 699 6 1
M.Vick ATL 162 2 176 2 17.9% 11 20.2% 103 825 798 8 4
S.McNair TEN 142 3 145 3 36.4% 4 37.0% 58 449 546 3 1
J.Garcia SF 139 4 138 4 34.4% 5 33.3% 56 381 553 3 0
J.Plummer ARI 111 5 109 6 42.0% 3 40.8% 35 286 409 2 0
D.Culpepper MIN 106 6 109 5 8.1% 17 7.8% 95 614 660 10 6
T.Green KC 94 7 90 7 59.6% 1 56.9% 27 228 315 1 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 69 8 59 8 22.2% 10 18.4% 33 207 297 1 0
A.Brooks NO 57 9 54 9 11.5% 16 8.3% 47 267 340 2 0
T.Brady NE 46 10 38 10 12.8% 15 7.7% 27 120 249 1 1
J.Fiedler MIA 39 11 35 12 14.4% 12 13.9% 22 113 183 3 1
D.Garrard JAC 38 12 32 15 31.3% 7 18.2% 21 144 186 2 1
M.McMahon DET 36 13 34 14 31.9% 6 30.0% 13 99 141 3 1
P.Manning IND 35 14 32 16 13.4% 13 10.6% 26 155 186 2 1
D.Carr HOU 35 15 37 11 4.4% 20 5.2% 45 293 237 3 3
R.Gannon OAK 30 16 34 13 7.3% 18 8.1% 31 171 200 3 0
M.Brunell JAC 29 17 25 19 3.7% 21 2.2% 34 213 191 0 0
D.Bledsoe BUF 28 18 25 18 13.3% 14 10.0% 18 78 149 2 1
T.Couch CLE 27 19 26 17 22.5% 9 21.2% 14 71 118 0 0
D.Wuerffel WAS 19 20 17 22 29.5% 8 22.4% 9 77 86 0 0
B.Griese DEN 15 21 15 23 -2.4% 24 -2.7% 26 118 151 1 0
K.Stewart PIT 15 22 19 20 -2.8% 25 -2.1% 34 186 176 2 1
R.Johnson TB 13 23 8 27 5.4% 19 -0.9% 14 73 82 0 0
J.Blake BAL 12 24 13 25 -6.0% 28 -1.1% 22 118 103 1 1
R.Lucas MIA 11 25 18 21 -4.7% 27 -1.4% 27 132 156 2 1
R.Fasani CAR 10 26 13 24 2.8% 22 4.5% 17 96 86 0 0
C.Pennington NYJ 7 27 12 26 -4.1% 26 -0.2% 16 54 88 2 0
C.Hutchinson DAL 6 28 7 28 -1.8% 23 0.1% 14 81 54 0 0
H.Burris CHI 6 29 1 30 -7.7% 29 -10.9% 16 102 68 0 1
D.Brees SD 3 30 4 29 -7.8% 30 -9.4% 28 141 107 1 0
J.Kitna CIN -2 31 -2 31 -11.7% 31 -14.4% 18 57 79 4 2
B.Johnson TB -7 32 -3 32 -23.5% 32 -17.7% 10 43 27 0 1
Q.Carter DAL -14 33 -15 33 -24.0% 33 -27.6% 21 98 44 0 1
B.Favre GB -20 34 -19 34 -38.6% 34 -37.5% 15 75 8 0 2
R.Peete CAR -26 35 -26 35 -57.5% 35 -56.9% 9 29 -19 1 1
T.Maddox PIT -29 36 -33 36 -77.0% 36 -79.7% 10 52 -38 0 2
K.Collins NYG -32 37 -35 37 -77.9% 37 -82.9% 12 27 -40 0 0