2009 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, 34 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 2,021 1 1,649 6 40.4% 2 30.9% 74.1 5 581 4,314 5,910 28 2 2 13 65.7% 6/133 2.5
P.Manning IND 1,771 2 1,849 1 34.0% 5 36.0% 80.7 2 581 4,429 5,560 33 1 0 16 68.8% 10/211 2.1
P.Rivers SD 1,762 3 1,712 3 41.7% 1 39.8% 77.2 3 510 4,093 5,121 28 3 3 9 65.6% 10/164 3.9
D.Brees NO 1,692 4 1,730 2 36.7% 3 37.8% 82.0 1 533 4,241 5,168 34 2 6 11 70.9% 5/82 1.8
B.Favre MIN 1,646 5 1,710 4 34.5% 4 36.3% 74.4 4 564 3,965 5,139 33 0 2 7 69.0% 7/143 1.5
M.Schaub HOU 1,624 6 1,685 5 29.3% 6 30.8% 72.9 6 606 4,633 5,442 29 1 1 15 68.6% 2/40 0.7
T.Romo DAL 1,432 7 1,333 7 28.0% 7 25.3% 65.5 13 585 4,268 4,896 26 1 4 9 63.6% 7/62 0.0
B.Roethlisberger PIT 1,227 8 1,298 9 23.2% 8 25.2% 69.0 10 557 3,977 4,544 26 3 3 11 66.7% 6/126 3.0
A.Rodgers GB 1,105 9 1,327 8 17.8% 9 23.6% 69.1 9 589 4,114 4,591 30 3 4 7 65.3% 11/148 2.9
E.Manning NYG 975 10 845 11 17.3% 10 13.5% 71.7 7 538 3,816 4,075 27 4 6 13 62.5% 3/51 2.3
K.Warner ARI 907 11 1,108 10 14.5% 11 20.2% 66.2 12 531 3,585 4,080 27 5 5 12 67.2% 6/111 -0.4
K.Orton DEN 711 12 743 12 8.4% 15 9.3% 56.9 17 571 3,637 3,889 21 2 2 11 62.4% 7/141 0.2
M.Ryan ATL 702 13 458 16 12.4% 13 4.2% 67.7 11 465 2,816 3,347 22 3 2 13 59.1% 5/28 1.6
J.Flacco BAL 667 14 731 13 8.4% 14 10.3% 58.5 15 536 3,361 3,663 21 5 2 11 63.6% 6/160 0.9
C.Palmer CIN 583 15 626 14 7.8% 16 9.2% 58.6 14 492 2,913 3,270 21 4 2 11 61.3% 6/82 0.9
D.McNabb PHI 485 16 518 15 4.5% 17 5.6% 58.2 16 479 3,291 3,137 22 6 3 9 60.5% 6/78 3.1
C.Henne MIA 449 17 287 18 3.4% 18 -1.8% 53.1 20 476 2,695 3,095 12 4 0 13 61.2% 3/60 2.5
V.Young TEN 427 18 393 17 13.9% 12 11.9% 69.6 8 270 1,808 1,945 10 4 0 7 59.1% 1/20 0.6
D.Garrard JAC 249 19 279 19 -4.1% 19 -3.3% 54.4 19 557 3,359 3,194 15 5 6 10 61.4% 7/84 0.2
J.Campbell WAS 181 20 219 20 -6.1% 20 -5.0% 55.2 18 551 3,301 3,128 20 7 3 14 65.1% 4/62 -1.8
K.Collins TEN -139 21 -134 23 -21.0% 22 -20.7% 37.6 24 224 1,178 948 6 1 2 8 55.1% 0/0 2.2
M.Bulger STL -203 22 -38 21 -23.2% 26 -13.4% 30.7 31 261 1,384 1,079 5 2 1 6 57.1% 1/13 -1.0
B.Quinn CLE -207 23 -212 25 -22.8% 24 -23.0% 41.7 23 275 1,242 1,155 8 1 2 6 53.1% 1/28 1.8
A.Smith SF -210 24 -39 22 -19.5% 21 -12.7% 41.8 22 394 2,228 1,724 18 2 1 12 60.8% 2/72 -0.6
T.Edwards BUF -229 25 -202 24 -29.6% 31 -27.5% 29.1 33 206 1,017 688 6 1 0 6 60.4% 1/2 -2.9
R.Fitzpatrick BUF -238 26 -304 27 -26.6% 29 -30.9% 35.2 28 248 1,299 914 9 1 2 9 56.2% 0/0 0.2
J.Delhomme CAR -260 27 -377 30 -23.1% 25 -28.5% 37.3 25 340 1,834 1,392 8 2 3 18 56.3% 0/0 2.1
M.Sanchez NYJ -382 28 -376 29 -26.5% 28 -26.3% 32.8 30 390 2,249 1,477 13 6 3 20 54.6% 2/64 0.9
J.Cutler CHI -390 29 -326 28 -21.4% 23 -19.7% 49.9 21 589 3,454 2,537 27 7 1 26 61.3% 5/98 1.4
J.Freeman TB -392 30 -506 32 -31.1% 32 -36.9% 37.0 27 311 1,729 1,050 10 7 2 17 55.2% 2/27 1.7
M.Hasselbeck SEA -468 31 -292 26 -24.8% 27 -19.7% 34.0 29 523 2,776 2,118 17 8 2 16 60.2% 6/110 0.6
M.Cassel KC -650 32 -583 33 -29.3% 30 -28.2% 29.7 32 541 2,634 1,905 16 9 2 15 55.9% 9/98 0.8
M.Stafford DET -653 33 -497 31 -36.6% 33 -30.6% 37.1 26 394 2,091 1,178 13 3 1 20 54.5% 4/99 0.4
J.Russell OAK -834 34 -873 34 -62.0% 34 -64.4% 20.7 34 278 1,081 187 3 3 6 10 49.0% 2/41 -0.6

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
M.Moore CAR 262 278 17.0% 18.8% 64.6 148 986 1,095 8 2 0 2 61.6% 1/9 -1.6
C.Redman ATL 196 123 14.0% 4.7% 64.6 125 746 896 4 1 0 3 59.0% 2/12 1.8
K.Kolb PHI 152 132 11.8% 8.9% 62.2 100 711 740 4 0 1 2 64.6% 0/0 2.6
T.Jackson MIN 105 126 75.6% 92.9% 68.8 21 201 241 1 0 0 0 66.7% 0/0 -1.8
B.Leftwich TB 89 -13 1.4% -13.0% 61.0 112 597 680 4 2 0 3 54.6% 1/11 -0.7
D.Carr NYG 83 94 30.2% 35.9% 70.7 34 214 273 1 0 0 0 65.6% 0/0 -6.0
B.Croyle KC 68 30 15.8% 0.7% 74.8 43 212 308 2 1 0 0 57.5% 0/0 0.9
B.Volek SD 64 76 18.5% 24.1% 77.9 32 230 261 1 0 0 1 64.5% 0/0 -1.5
B.Gradkowski OAK 63 2 -5.0% -11.0% 58.3 160 923 923 6 1 3 3 55.8% 1/19 4.3
C.Pennington MIA 14 46 -8.5% -2.2% 40.5 79 394 429 1 1 1 1 71.2% 0/0 4.9
M.Vick PHI 3 11 -7.4% 0.6% 75.9 13 86 78 1 0 0 0 46.2% 0/0 17.5
B.Hoyer NE -1 0 -11.5% -11.2% 48.6 29 124 138 0 0 0 0 70.4% 0/0 -2.8
D.Dixon PIT -11 -34 -18.4% -33.7% 41.9 26 145 107 1 0 0 1 46.2% 0/0 -2.8
M.Leinart ARI -17 2 -14.5% -10.7% 45.9 79 426 373 0 0 0 3 66.2% 1/19 1.0
S.Wallace SEA -17 -17 -13.3% -13.2% 44.7 131 607 635 3 2 2 2 65.5% 2/21 0.8
M.Flynn GB -38 -33 -53.7% -48.1% 30.7 13 52 20 0 0 0 1 58.3% 1/36 3.5
K.Clemens NYJ -45 -55 -38.3% -44.3% 10.6 29 105 73 0 1 0 0 52.0% 0/0 -0.2
M.Brunell NO -75 -117 -50.2% -72.7% 9.5 31 93 52 0 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0 3.9
J.T.O'Sullivan CIN -84 -108 -155.9% -197.5% 2.3 14 9 -68 0 0 2 0 40.0% 0/0 -10.0
T.Collins WAS -88 -73 -78.9% -66.8% 6.8 26 123 -15 0 2 0 0 52.2% 0/0 -8.3
B.Brohm BUF -92 -50 -56.0% -35.4% 11.8 31 138 40 0 0 0 2 58.6% 0/0 -1.8
C.Frye OAK -98 -75 -26.2% -22.7% 43.5 92 514 390 1 0 0 4 62.4% 2/36 5.3
D.Culpepper DET -99 -131 -19.7% -23.3% 35.9 172 804 746 3 3 0 6 57.8% 1/27 2.3
C.Painter IND -139 -199 -82.5% -112.9% 0.6 31 67 -32 0 0 1 2 28.6% 0/0 4.4
C.Simms DEN -177 -164 -158.8% -148.4% 1.5 22 -16 -143 0 0 1 1 29.4% 0/0 1.8
D.Stanton DET -243 -296 -74.3% -88.1% 12.4 57 240 -21 0 0 1 6 51.9% 1/9 6.6
S.Hill SF -261 -119 -36.3% -22.6% 35.9 173 804 483 5 2 1 2 56.9% 4/73 -2.4
J.Johnson TB -265 -340 -43.2% -52.3% 37.6 137 626 295 4 5 0 7 50.4% 2/49 -0.8
K.Boller STL -352 -327 -39.4% -37.4% 23.2 192 782 525 3 0 1 6 56.0% 1/7 -0.9
D.Anderson CLE -399 -479 -43.6% -50.2% 22.4 193 815 445 3 2 2 10 44.8% 2/43 1.4
K.Null STL -439 -451 -63.7% -65.1% 16.9 136 482 77 3 1 1 8 62.0% 0/0 -0.8

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
A.Rodgers GB 136 1 135 1 45.7% 3 45.8% 43 324 488 5 1
D.Garrard JAC 60 2 69 2 4.4% 19 7.8% 60 337 385 4 3
J.Campbell WAS 60 3 64 3 20.4% 10 23.0% 33 243 272 1 1
D.McNabb PHI 55 4 56 4 42.1% 4 43.0% 20 154 192 2 1
J.Freeman TB 51 5 49 7 33.9% 6 31.1% 23 165 205 0 0
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 51 6 50 6 25.2% 9 26.8% 25 146 205 1 0
B.Quinn CLE 51 7 51 5 41.1% 5 40.8% 16 101 190 1 0
C.Palmer CIN 48 8 43 9 18.6% 11 17.3% 25 104 207 3 0
M.Sanchez NYJ 43 9 47 8 12.8% 13 17.1% 27 119 212 3 1
T.Romo DAL 43 10 41 11 60.7% 1 59.2% 16 121 139 1 0
J.Cutler CHI 41 11 34 13 15.4% 12 10.5% 28 180 204 1 1
D.Brees NO 40 12 43 10 49.9% 2 55.7% 9 46 137 2 0
B.Roethlisberger PIT 36 13 39 12 11.0% 14 13.0% 22 98 195 2 1
J.Russell OAK 32 14 30 14 32.8% 7 28.4% 12 52 130 0 0
M.Stafford DET 32 15 27 15 26.2% 8 21.1% 18 110 134 2 0
V.Young TEN 24 16 23 16 -0.1% 23 -2.6% 44 286 243 2 4
M.Ryan ATL 23 17 22 17 9.0% 16 6.6% 19 61 144 1 0
M.Vick PHI 21 18 14 19 7.5% 18 -1.5% 21 98 153 2 0
B.Gradkowski OAK 16 19 17 18 7.5% 17 8.0% 15 103 98 0 1
J.Johnson TB 15 20 7 22 3.4% 20 -5.0% 20 145 101 0 2
E.Manning NYG 11 21 11 21 9.6% 15 9.7% 10 81 61 0 3
D.Culpepper DET 10 22 4 23 1.3% 21 -7.3% 15 92 87 0 0
T.Edwards BUF 8 23 12 20 -1.4% 25 4.9% 14 106 70 0 0
D.Stanton DET 4 24 0 25 0.6% 22 -12.2% 8 34 48 1 0
C.Henne MIA 2 25 1 24 -6.7% 26 -10.0% 9 39 43 1 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 1 26 -3 28 -10.2% 27 -15.4% 20 123 79 0 1
K.Boller STL 1 27 -5 30 -0.1% 24 -19.2% 13 68 65 0 1
A.Smith SF 0 28 -2 27 -11.8% 28 -15.2% 14 61 57 0 0
P.Rivers SD -1 29 -1 26 -14.0% 29 -13.6% 16 60 55 1 0
J.Delhomme CAR -3 30 -3 29 -14.6% 30 -17.5% 11 60 44 0 1
K.Orton DEN -8 31 -6 31 -20.2% 32 -18.4% 17 77 45 0 0
T.Brady NE -13 32 -9 32 -20.2% 31 -19.1% 18 55 72 1 0
J.Flacco BAL -28 33 -23 33 -33.5% 34 -28.8% 25 70 32 0 0
M.Cassel KC -34 34 -37 35 -31.2% 33 -31.9% 38 196 49 0 2
S.Wallace SEA -35 35 -36 34 -72.8% 37 -78.7% 9 -7 -37 1 1
6-P.White MIA -44 36 -40 36 -58.2% 36 -54.3% 20 74 -33 0 1
M.Schaub HOU -53 37 -51 37 -43.7% 35 -43.0% 26 83 -1 0 1