2006 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.

Total QBR (listed as just QBR) is a metric created by the ESPN Stats & Information group. Total QBR is based on the by the quarterback on each play, then adjusts the numbers to a scale of 0-100. QBR as displayed here is adjusted for opponent. There are four main differences between Total QBR and Football Outsiders' DVOA metric (with further explanation here):

  • Total QBR incorporates information from game charting, such as passes dropped or thrown away on purpose.
  • Total QBR splits responsibility on plays between the quarterback, his receivers, and his blockers. Drops, for example, are more on the receiver, as are yards after the catch, and some sacks are more on the offensive line than others.
  • Total QBR has a clutch factor which adds (or subtracts) value for quarterbacks who perform best (or worst) in high-leverage situations.
  • Total QBR combines passing and rushing value into one number and differentiates between scrambles and planned runs.

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.
  • ALEX represents Air Less EXpected on third downs, the average difference between the length of the quarterback's throw and the distance needed for a new set of downs. The number listed here only includes third downs and is not adjusted for passes thrown away or batted down.

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 QBR Rk Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
P.Manning IND 2,317 1 2,293 1 51.3% 1 50.6% 86.4 1 567 4,305 6,144 31 1 1 9 65.5% 4/76 3.6
D.Brees NO 1,409 2 1,483 2 25.6% 2 27.6% 66.7 5 572 4,320 5,002 26 2 2 11 64.7% 4/35 0.8
C.Palmer CIN 1,187 3 1,008 4 21.6% 4 16.7% 67.1 4 554 3,787 4,531 28 8 7 12 62.8% 7/141 1.5
M.Bulger STL 1,145 4 1,275 3 16.7% 9 19.9% 59.4 12 631 3,921 4,874 24 2 3 7 63.9% 8/189 1.1
T.Brady NE 999 5 948 5 17.0% 8 15.5% 68.6 2 544 3,348 4,222 24 8 3 12 62.2% 7/174 3.3
P.Rivers SD 891 6 931 6 17.4% 7 18.7% 67.4 3 490 3,203 3,724 22 4 2 9 62.4% 5/74 1.9
C.Pennington NYJ 739 7 593 11 10.1% 11 5.9% 64.2 7 516 3,207 3,810 17 3 4 15 65.8% 9/134 2.3
T.Romo DAL 696 8 820 7 18.9% 5 24.3% 63.5 8 360 2,761 2,810 19 4 3 13 65.3% 2/32 2.6
D.McNabb PHI 656 9 747 8 18.6% 6 22.7% 62.1 9 337 2,506 2,671 18 1 1 5 57.5% 2/34 1.4
S.McNair BAL 622 10 656 9 9.2% 12 10.4% 66.0 6 478 2,925 3,302 16 5 1 12 64.3% 4/48 0.0
B.Roethlisberger PIT 616 11 441 14 8.2% 13 2.6% 58.0 13 514 3,281 3,443 18 2 2 21 60.6% 4/55 2.0
D.Huard KC 583 12 652 10 24.3% 3 28.4% 54.7 17 262 1,747 2,119 11 3 3 1 60.9% 4/51 0.7
E.Manning NYG 529 13 479 12 4.1% 14 2.7% 48.6 24 544 3,036 3,513 24 6 1 17 58.2% 4/89 2.3
J.Kitna DET 440 14 367 16 -0.6% 16 -2.3% 45.3 27 657 3,814 3,982 21 1 7 21 62.7% 7/115 1.2
B.Favre GB 394 15 467 13 -1.5% 19 0.3% 45.5 26 632 3,748 3,824 18 1 4 18 56.1% 5/53 2.6
M.Brunell WAS 373 16 354 17 10.8% 10 9.7% 42.1 30 276 1,709 1,877 8 2 1 4 63.2% 1/29 -0.3
J.Delhomme CAR 300 17 417 15 -1.0% 17 3.0% 43.0 29 453 2,610 2,782 17 2 4 11 61.3% 6/67 1.7
M.Leinart ARI 277 18 247 18 0.0% 15 -1.2% 60.5 10 397 2,378 2,374 11 6 2 11 58.1% 6/101 0.6
J.Campbell WAS 135 19 152 20 -1.1% 18 0.2% 52.3 18 214 1,242 1,263 10 1 0 6 53.4% 0/0 2.0
T.Green KC 116 20 -18 26 -2.9% 20 -12.4% 48.7 23 222 1,210 1,294 7 1 3 9 61.1% 0/0 2.2
D.Garrard JAC 111 21 110 22 -4.6% 21 -4.6% 60.1 11 261 1,613 1,519 10 1 1 9 60.2% 0/0 4.8
V.Young TEN 95 22 18 23 -6.3% 22 -10.4% 56.1 16 379 2,064 2,032 13 4 1 12 52.5% 4/122 3.0
D.Carr HOU 92 23 -43 27 -8.2% 24 -12.5% 45.8 25 484 2,483 2,677 11 8 6 12 68.9% 4/74 -0.5
J.Plummer DEN 67 24 -1 24 -8.1% 23 -11.2% 49.2 21 335 1,878 1,845 11 3 2 13 55.4% 3/54 2.8
J.P.Losman BUF 65 25 -11 25 -9.0% 25 -11.5% 49.5 20 478 2,695 2,543 19 4 6 13 62.9% 4/104 2.1
R.Grossman CHI 44 26 202 19 -9.8% 26 -5.0% 48.9 22 503 3,052 2,706 23 2 5 20 54.7% 9/169 3.4
M.Hasselbeck SEA 15 27 112 21 -10.6% 27 -6.7% 56.9 15 402 2,220 2,045 18 0 2 15 57.1% 4/74 3.1
J.Harrington MIA -97 28 -236 31 -14.9% 28 -20.2% 51.0 19 401 2,102 1,965 12 3 0 15 58.1% 2/24 0.0
A.Smith SF -147 29 -140 28 -16.0% 29 -15.8% 44.4 28 477 2,694 2,233 16 5 2 16 59.0% 1/27 1.6
B.Johnson MIN -211 30 -196 30 -18.1% 30 -17.6% 39.7 32 466 2,529 2,147 9 5 3 15 62.6% 3/32 0.7
C.Frye CLE -230 31 -250 32 -18.9% 31 -19.9% 42.1 31 436 2,182 1,998 10 1 5 15 64.7% 8/66 2.4
M.Vick ATL -260 32 -151 29 -20.4% 32 -16.5% 58.0 14 433 2,150 1,909 20 4 1 11 52.7% 4/97 7.0
A.Brooks OAK -365 33 -266 33 -37.8% 34 -30.6% 37.8 33 219 926 611 3 1 3 7 57.9% 2/30 1.9
B.Gradkowski TB -452 34 -446 34 -31.5% 33 -31.2% 32.0 34 352 1,508 1,169 9 3 4 9 54.5% 1/4 0.4
A.Walter OAK -669 35 -628 35 -46.2% 35 -44.1% 23.0 35 326 1,399 631 3 3 8 11 53.5% 3/17 3.1

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
J.Garcia PHI 364 369 17.7% 18.1% 67.1 195 1,273 1,510 10 3 2 2 61.7% 0/0 1.5
C.Batch PIT 276 260 64.1% 59.7% 84.5 56 479 670 5 0 0 0 58.5% 1/23 1.4
T.Rattay TB 205 164 17.5% 11.8% 65.2 108 731 854 4 1 1 2 61.2% 0/0 1.9
S.Rosenfels HOU 159 157 47.9% 47.1% 66.6 40 268 433 3 0 0 1 69.2% 0/0 3.0
A.J.Feeley PHI 154 154 51.5% 51.1% 81.4 39 321 410 3 0 1 0 70.3% 1/15 3.2
K.Boller BAL 118 96 19.9% 14.0% 72.4 60 457 466 5 1 1 2 60.0% 0/0 6.5
M.Schaub ATL 95 74 47.3% 34.1% 71.0 29 200 263 1 0 0 1 66.7% 0/0 3.5
K.Warner ARI 76 153 -4.5% 2.2% 45.2 184 1,249 1,025 6 5 3 5 64.7% 2/28 0.1
C.Lemon MIA 73 69 4.9% 3.9% 47.8 70 388 467 2 0 0 1 58.5% 0/0 2.7
Q.Gray JAC 51 60 27.1% 34.4% 79.4 23 155 175 0 0 0 0 59.1% 1/7 0.8
B.Bollinger MIN 28 3 8.0% -8.9% 30.9 24 104 155 0 0 0 0 72.2% 0/0 -2.3
B.Basanez CAR 24 27 23.3% 28.0% 38.9 11 56 89 0 0 0 0 54.5% 0/0 2.0
B.Leftwich JAC 13 137 -10.1% -0.2% 44.7 193 1,106 1,020 7 1 0 5 59.0% 1/7 1.1
D.Bledsoe DAL 0 16 -11.1% -9.7% 46.1 185 1,038 922 7 1 1 8 53.9% 5/138 1.3
J.Cutler DEN -17 67 -12.7% -4.4% 41.9 151 913 779 9 3 1 5 59.1% 5/48 0.3
M.Cassel NE -53 -49 -91.9% -86.2% 8.5 11 15 -19 0 0 1 0 62.5% 0/0 -6.0
A.Rodgers GB -54 -68 -59.3% -71.9% 7.9 18 28 17 0 0 1 0 40.0% 1/22 5.1
M.Tuiasosopo OAK -82 -70 -100.2% -87.8% 84.2 13 68 -37 1 0 0 2 46.2% 0/0 2.0
J.Martin NO -82 -101 -56.9% -67.6% 2.2 29 185 33 1 2 1 1 66.7% 0/0 -7.8
B.Griese CHI -88 -90 -54.4% -55.3% 14.0 35 198 44 1 0 0 2 56.3% 0/0 0.6
D.Anderson CLE -94 -119 -22.8% -25.9% 42.2 124 730 517 5 1 0 8 56.9% 0/0 1.6
C.Weinke CAR -100 -103 -25.7% -26.2% 22.5 106 570 417 2 1 0 4 58.3% 0/0 2.0
D.Culpepper MIA -111 -79 -23.3% -19.8% 18.3 154 785 582 2 3 0 3 60.9% 0/0 -1.2
C.Simms TB -150 -211 -31.9% -40.4% 34.1 109 553 377 1 0 0 7 55.2% 1/18 1.7
S.Wallace SEA -163 -128 -28.1% -24.5% 51.0 156 851 551 8 1 3 7 58.2% 1/13 1.2
K.Collins TEN -208 -205 -46.3% -45.8% 29.4 94 514 193 1 0 0 6 47.2% 0/0 2.6
T.Jackson MIN -237 -234 -52.7% -52.0% 11.5 88 437 137 2 2 1 4 58.8% 1/32 6.1

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
M.Vick ATL 261 1 271 1 35.2% 4 34.0% 119 1038 1,038 2 4
D.McNabb PHI 96 2 88 2 57.7% 1 50.9% 24 217 314 3 1
D.Garrard JAC 53 3 63 4 16.5% 8 20.5% 37 260 292 0 1
S.McNair BAL 53 4 59 5 33.2% 5 36.0% 21 135 210 1 1
V.Young TEN 51 5 77 3 1.9% 13 6.2% 75 551 402 7 4
C.Frye CLE 45 6 53 6 6.6% 9 8.6% 40 215 258 3 2
P.Manning IND 40 7 46 7 49.2% 2 48.8% 10 54 149 4 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 32 8 28 9 36.6% 3 29.9% 14 112 121 0 1
J.Campbell WAS 27 9 28 8 20.3% 7 16.6% 17 114 125 0 0
C.Pennington NYJ 24 10 22 13 4.7% 10 4.3% 24 119 153 0 0
S.Wallace SEA 19 11 24 12 28.0% 6 32.7% 10 123 81 0 1
T.Brady NE 19 12 25 11 1.1% 14 -0.2% 26 121 156 0 1
T.Romo DAL 14 13 13 17 -0.2% 15 -1.8% 21 109 117 0 1
J.Garcia PHI 14 14 15 15 4.5% 11 1.3% 15 87 104 0 1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 13 15 11 19 -3.5% 16 -9.0% 23 105 132 2 1
D.Carr HOU 13 16 26 10 -4.9% 19 -2.9% 40 212 199 2 2
M.Leinart ARI 13 17 15 14 2.6% 12 2.7% 14 63 85 2 0
B.Johnson MIN 9 18 6 22 -6.3% 20 -10.5% 21 83 104 1 1
J.Plummer DEN 9 19 13 16 -4.8% 18 -2.3% 20 123 109 1 2
B.Gradkowski TB 6 20 9 20 -7.2% 21 -9.5% 35 167 152 0 2
T.Jackson MIN 6 21 12 18 -4.7% 17 2.6% 15 77 67 1 0
J.Kitna DET 2 22 -1 27 -10.5% 23 -13.3% 28 153 90 2 3
T.Green KC 1 23 1 25 -8.6% 22 -10.2% 11 57 48 0 1
A.Smith SF 0 24 1 26 -12.2% 25 -15.3% 32 161 128 2 3
B.Leftwich JAC -1 25 5 23 -13.0% 26 -7.6% 16 49 64 2 1
C.Palmer CIN -1 26 3 24 -11.4% 24 -11.9% 14 47 65 0 0
A.Brooks OAK -5 27 7 21 -15.1% 27 -8.1% 18 125 64 0 1
K.Boller BAL -16 28 -24 32 -40.2% 31 -52.6% 11 43 4 0 1
E.Manning NYG -17 29 -18 28 -39.0% 30 -41.8% 11 33 6 0 2
J.Harrington MIA -19 30 -22 31 -33.6% 29 -39.5% 12 28 20 0 1
M.Brunell WAS -20 31 -20 30 -54.8% 33 -58.5% 9 31 -13 0 2
B.Favre GB -24 32 -24 33 -54.9% 34 -57.5% 10 30 -15 1 2
J.P.Losman BUF -24 33 -19 29 -27.4% 28 -25.5% 32 135 64 1 3
A.Walter OAK -41 34 -39 34 -101.1% 36 -96.4% 9 30 -64 0 3
P.Rivers SD -45 35 -44 35 -43.0% 32 -44.0% 24 60 1 0 2
D.Brees NO -50 36 -53 36 -73.6% 35 -79.3% 16 57 -59 0 3
J.Cutler DEN -67 37 -66 37 -158.5% 37 -159.3% 9 10 -119 0 4