2007 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, 38 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA QBR Rk Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
T.Brady NE 2,674 1 2,463 1 54.1% 1 51.9% 87.0 1 599 4,663 6,946 50 1 3 8 69.0% 7/97 2.1
P.Manning IND 1,721 2 1,465 2 37.1% 2 32.6% 76.9 3 537 3,919 5,216 31 4 1 13 65.5% 6/115 3.8
B.Favre GB 1,311 3 1,254 3 24.5% 4 25.1% 70.8 6 549 4,068 4,743 28 6 1 14 66.9% 7/83 1.6
T.Romo DAL 1,191 4 1,171 4 22.5% 5 24.1% 76.9 4 546 4,022 4,467 36 8 1 19 64.6% 5/151 2.1
D.Brees NO 1,159 5 925 7 14.2% 10 12.1% 64.6 9 669 4,280 5,264 28 4 4 17 68.2% 4/82 0.1
C.Palmer CIN 1,087 6 978 5 17.0% 8 16.8% 62.5 13 591 4,008 4,617 26 4 1 19 65.4% 4/67 1.6
D.Garrard JAC 1,019 7 867 8 34.3% 3 29.6% 80.9 2 345 2,391 3,191 18 1 2 3 64.4% 5/51 -0.2
J.Cutler DEN 865 8 638 12 16.0% 9 10.8% 64.3 10 495 3,315 3,747 20 6 2 14 64.0% 6/88 0.2
M.Hasselbeck SEA 842 9 969 6 10.3% 12 16.1% 54.4 17 595 3,739 4,324 28 2 2 12 63.1% 5/88 2.0
D.Anderson CLE 676 10 698 11 8.7% 13 11.3% 62.6 11 534 3,667 3,660 29 2 2 19 57.8% 4/49 0.7
B.Roethlisberger PIT 668 11 734 9 12.7% 11 16.7% 70.5 7 450 2,848 3,146 32 4 3 11 66.0% 1/8 2.4
J.Garcia TB 648 12 636 13 17.4% 7 19.9% 59.4 15 346 2,325 2,711 13 2 1 4 65.3% 2/32 2.0
K.Warner ARI 606 13 709 10 8.3% 14 13.9% 67.9 8 472 3,256 3,336 27 4 5 16 63.1% 4/40 -0.3
D.McNabb PHI 554 14 495 14 5.1% 15 5.3% 54.0 18 515 3,085 3,495 19 3 3 7 61.9% 5/65 1.6
S.Rosenfels HOU 550 15 277 16 21.4% 6 8.0% 75.6 5 246 1,647 2,110 15 1 3 12 64.4% 0/0 3.4
P.Rivers SD 441 16 279 15 3.3% 17 0.1% 54.5 16 486 2,976 3,056 21 5 5 15 60.3% 4/62 2.5
J.Campbell WAS 323 17 183 18 0.4% 18 -2.6% 59.8 14 436 2,562 2,693 12 2 7 11 60.9% 2/32 0.7
M.Schaub HOU 319 18 271 17 5.1% 16 5.0% 62.6 12 301 2,080 2,023 9 3 3 9 67.8% 2/52 0.8
J.Kitna DET 262 19 93 19 -4.5% 19 -6.9% 49.0 22 612 3,733 3,539 18 6 6 20 63.5% 4/107 1.8
C.Pennington NYJ 83 20 -33 22 -6.7% 20 -10.1% 45.4 26 284 1,582 1,627 10 3 0 9 69.4% 2/17 0.8
T.Jackson MIN 45 21 47 20 -8.9% 22 -6.5% 50.6 20 307 1,840 1,660 9 1 2 12 59.9% 1/12 0.4
J.Harrington ATL 41 22 27 21 -9.4% 23 -8.5% 43.3 28 380 2,023 1,932 7 0 0 7 61.8% 2/48 -1.0
D.Culpepper OAK 33 23 -75 25 -8.5% 21 -14.9% 49.4 21 209 1,176 1,055 5 3 3 5 58.7% 1/5 -0.1
T.Edwards BUF 3 24 -59 24 -11.0% 24 -11.9% 36.3 31 280 1,519 1,417 7 4 0 8 56.8% 2/37 0.2
V.Young TEN -30 25 -81 26 -12.3% 25 -12.7% 46.9 24 409 2,377 2,137 9 4 2 17 62.6% 3/55 1.7
K.Boller BAL -96 26 -91 27 -15.3% 26 -14.8% 47.4 23 295 1,573 1,452 9 1 4 10 62.0% 3/79 2.8
D.Huard KC -123 27 -140 28 -16.6% 28 -15.5% 38.5 30 367 2,023 1,647 11 2 3 13 62.2% 3/58 -1.5
B.Griese CHI -124 28 -53 23 -18.3% 29 -11.9% 45.2 27 275 1,675 1,218 9 4 0 12 62.6% 1/12 -1.4
B.Croyle KC -160 29 -247 34 -21.6% 32 -25.0% 35.2 32 240 1,115 1,011 6 1 3 6 57.2% 0/0 0.3
C.Lemon MIA -163 30 -178 30 -18.9% 30 -18.1% 45.5 25 334 1,596 1,457 6 3 3 6 56.5% 3/29 1.6
E.Manning NYG -190 31 -239 32 -16.4% 27 -16.1% 52.0 19 557 3,109 2,681 23 5 6 19 56.5% 4/58 0.1
K.Clemens NYJ -200 32 -265 35 -22.6% 33 -25.4% 31.5 34 274 1,390 1,132 5 3 1 9 52.8% 4/84 0.4
M.Bulger STL -224 33 -228 31 -19.7% 31 -17.4% 42.4 29 414 2,115 1,810 11 2 3 13 58.9% 5/109 0.0
R.Grossman CHI -235 34 -363 36 -26.0% 34 -32.3% 27.8 36 249 1,204 952 4 3 2 7 55.6% 1/15 0.7
S.McNair BAL -242 35 -147 29 -28.1% 35 -19.3% 33.2 33 216 1,001 818 2 1 5 4 66.0% 2/38 1.0
J.McCown OAK -295 36 -241 33 -32.9% 36 -27.6% 29.7 35 207 1,068 678 10 8 2 10 58.6% 1/21 2.0
A.Smith SF -553 37 -489 37 -52.8% 37 -46.8% 18.2 38 208 779 316 2 1 5 4 49.5% 1/10 2.7
T.Dilfer SF -681 38 -696 38 -55.4% 38 -54.0% 20.4 37 244 983 312 7 5 1 11 52.6% 1/17 1.1

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
T.Collins WAS 285 251 28.0% 24.9% 71.1 113 828 975 5 2 2 0 64.4% 2/26 1.7
Q.Gray JAC 267 263 17.3% 18.3% 73.6 154 919 1,118 10 1 1 4 55.6% 1/13 0.6
J.Delhomme CAR 150 211 13.2% 24.8% 55.8 91 584 700 8 1 0 1 65.1% 2/66 0.9
T.Green MIA 148 75 4.9% -0.8% 44.7 146 922 946 5 1 0 7 62.0% 3/36 -0.1
K.Collins TEN 133 138 12.7% 15.7% 52.3 87 496 632 0 0 1 0 61.0% 1/17 2.8
C.Redman ATL 113 152 0.2% 6.0% 46.2 159 1,025 954 10 1 1 5 60.7% 3/72 -1.3
S.Hill SF 84 89 3.1% 7.8% 58.9 84 458 590 5 0 2 1 70.1% 0/0 1.6
A.Rodgers GB 78 60 28.7% 20.6% 78.8 30 194 265 1 0 0 0 74.1% 0/0 -4.0
T.Smith BAL 65 15 1.4% -7.2% 56.1 80 421 509 2 1 1 0 53.3% 0/0 1.0
M.Leinart ARI 35 27 -6.3% -4.6% 34.6 116 624 640 2 0 0 3 53.6% 0/0 1.5
M.Moore CAR 32 -24 -7.1% -12.9% 49.9 118 686 684 3 1 0 4 56.8% 0/0 3.2
C.Batch PIT 17 17 -4.1% -2.1% 58.2 36 223 220 2 0 0 3 48.6% 1/47 5.4
B.Bollinger MIN 16 5 -6.8% -7.4% 41.5 57 355 311 1 0 1 1 67.3% 0/0 -2.6
J.Sorgi IND 13 -18 -5.2% -18.3% 19.3 38 117 197 1 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0 -4.9
T.Rattay ARI -4 1 -13.3% -9.0% 65.8 28 163 151 3 1 0 2 55.6% 0/0 1.2
B.Johnson DAL -4 -10 -17.0% -23.7% 34.1 12 70 54 0 0 0 0 63.6% 0/0 -2.5
S.Wallace SEA -12 -5 -16.9% -10.3% 19.5 31 202 153 2 0 1 1 67.9% 1/5 0.8
J.P.Losman BUF -18 -40 -12.7% -12.5% 33.1 188 1,101 908 4 1 1 6 63.8% 0/0 3.1
B.Berlin STL -25 -6 -26.1% -13.6% 3.0 28 153 100 0 0 0 1 60.7% 0/0 -0.5
B.Gradkowski TB -36 -55 -33.7% -44.4% 37.3 25 106 79 0 0 0 1 59.1% 0/0 0.8
C.Nall GB -45 -28 -49.1% -33.1% 29.2 18 75 34 1 1 1 0 46.7% 0/0 -3.3
K.Holcomb MIN -50 -83 -20.1% -25.2% 30.5 94 407 381 2 1 0 1 52.5% 2/15 -1.4
J.T.O'Sullivan DET -50 -6 -25.0% -14.1% 4.2 30 126 107 1 1 0 2 50.0% 0/0 -0.3
P.Ramsey DEN -54 -7 -27.5% -9.6% 59.9 50 247 193 1 0 1 1 61.7% 1/22 1.9
A.J.Feeley PHI -56 -100 -19.1% -23.8% 52.9 106 671 490 5 1 0 8 57.3% 1/15 5.3
L.McCown TB -58 42 -17.0% -4.7% 50.7 153 904 726 5 1 2 3 68.6% 1/11 -2.0
C.Weinke SF -74 -61 -52.8% -44.4% 2.7 27 73 42 1 0 0 0 59.1% 0/0 -3.3
K.Orton CHI -89 -39 -28.3% -15.4% 28.2 83 444 296 3 2 0 2 54.4% 0/0 -1.0
C.Frye CLE -108 -127 -126.3% -143.3% 0.5 15 3 -71 0 0 0 1 40.0% 0/0 5.0
B.Volek SD -126 -133 -172.5% -180.1% 0.0 12 -1 -108 0 0 0 1 30.0% 0/0 4.6
J.Russell OAK -163 -233 -46.9% -60.2% 19.8 74 311 145 2 2 2 4 55.4% 1/30 3.0
D.Carr CAR -204 -278 -32.6% -37.8% 20.0 150 553 489 3 1 0 5 53.7% 2/46 -1.7
G.Frerotte STL -216 -209 -29.7% -26.7% 32.6 177 955 641 7 1 1 12 56.6% 2/37 3.1
B.Leftwich ATL -227 -243 -68.1% -68.9% 6.6 64 244 12 1 2 2 2 55.2% 0/0 -1.7
V.Testaverde CAR -254 -269 -31.8% -30.5% 31.0 181 892 641 5 2 1 6 55.0% 2/50 0.3
J.Beck MIA -327 -340 -54.9% -55.0% 13.3 118 486 157 1 2 5 3 57.5% 0/0 1.0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
T.Jackson MIN 84 1 74 1 27.3% 5 28.0% 41 260 350 3 1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 65 2 58 3 26.0% 6 23.0% 30 204 288 2 1
C.Lemon MIA 65 3 52 4 25.3% 7 20.1% 28 103 273 4 0
D.Garrard JAC 57 4 60 2 15.1% 11 16.9% 37 199 312 1 0
D.Anderson CLE 56 5 45 6 37.6% 4 38.3% 17 83 204 3 0
L.McCown TB 52 6 50 5 87.3% 1 84.0% 10 118 160 0 0
J.Cutler DEN 36 7 32 7 9.8% 15 9.1% 30 208 219 1 2
D.McNabb PHI 33 8 22 13 3.7% 17 1.7% 38 239 210 0 3
S.Rosenfels HOU 30 9 30 8 43.2% 2 44.5% 10 61 112 1 0
T.Brady NE 28 10 27 10 4.6% 16 9.2% 24 112 174 2 1
T.Romo DAL 26 11 24 12 12.6% 13 10.9% 22 137 148 2 1
K.Boller BAL 26 12 26 11 14.7% 12 18.7% 18 96 134 0 0
A.Smith SF 25 13 28 9 38.2% 3 47.7% 9 92 94 0 0
D.Brees NO 23 14 16 15 15.8% 10 11.6% 13 60 118 1 0
K.Clemens NYJ 22 15 6 22 2.2% 19 -1.0% 25 112 155 1 0
Q.Gray JAC 21 16 21 14 24.3% 8 27.2% 9 63 94 0 0
J.Garcia TB 16 17 16 16 1.4% 20 5.0% 22 121 131 1 1
T.Smith BAL 15 18 13 17 18.8% 9 12.7% 9 56 74 1 1
E.Manning NYG 14 19 12 18 0.5% 21 3.3% 16 83 96 1 2
T.Edwards BUF 11 20 10 19 11.4% 14 11.0% 10 52 64 0 0
V.Young TEN 10 21 7 21 -9.4% 25 -7.8% 75 401 304 3 3
M.Leinart ARI 10 22 6 23 2.6% 18 2.0% 10 43 68 0 0
B.Griese CHI 6 23 4 24 -0.8% 22 -0.8% 8 30 51 0 1
M.Schaub HOU 4 24 4 25 -5.6% 23 -4.0% 14 54 65 0 0
J.P.Losman BUF 3 25 1 27 -9.7% 26 -7.6% 18 112 71 0 2
J.McCown OAK 3 26 3 26 -10.1% 27 -7.3% 25 143 102 0 0
D.Culpepper OAK 2 27 9 20 -11.0% 29 2.7% 15 38 60 3 1
D.Carr CAR 1 28 -3 29 -9.0% 24 -13.2% 14 60 59 0 0
J.Campbell WAS 1 29 -1 28 -11.2% 31 -9.6% 30 183 117 1 4
J.Harrington ATL 0 30 -5 30 -11.1% 30 -21.3% 9 37 33 0 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA -1 31 -6 31 -10.3% 28 -14.5% 21 104 80 0 2
R.Grossman CHI -8 32 -9 32 -25.7% 33 -29.0% 8 38 18 0 1
P.Rivers SD -9 33 -14 33 -22.2% 32 -22.1% 17 41 51 1 1
B.Favre GB -15 34 -16 34 -42.8% 36 -44.5% 8 24 1 0 1
J.Kitna DET -17 35 -20 35 -30.9% 35 -35.5% 17 68 22 0 2
C.Pennington NYJ -19 36 -24 37 -29.4% 34 -29.3% 15 33 36 1 2
S.McNair BAL -23 37 -23 36 -60.6% 37 -56.8% 8 31 -19 0 2