2010 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 1,909 1 1,762 1 46.7% 1 42.2% 79.1 1 518 3,719 5,276 36 2 1 3 66.0% 7/111 0.5
P.Rivers SD 1,419 2 1,617 2 27.9% 3 33.3% 66.9 9 582 4,456 4,901 30 3 4 13 66.4% 2/24 2.8
P.Manning IND 1,400 3 1,598 3 19.0% 5 23.3% 71.6 2 696 4,605 5,642 33 2 1 16 66.3% 8/142 3.0
A.Rodgers GB 1,286 4 1,241 4 26.8% 4 25.5% 69.6 6 505 3,710 4,470 28 3 0 10 66.2% 3/26 3.9
M.Ryan ATL 1,122 5 1,080 5 18.0% 6 17.0% 71.2 3 593 3,543 4,623 28 1 2 9 62.8% 12/186 1.5
B.Roethlisberger PIT 1,062 6 1,013 7 31.2% 2 29.2% 67.4 8 414 2,975 3,469 17 3 2 5 63.3% 3/86 2.3
D.Brees NO 1,061 7 1,037 6 13.4% 9 12.8% 70.8 4 681 4,421 5,073 33 4 2 21 68.5% 3/58 1.4
M.Schaub HOU 930 8 926 8 12.2% 11 12.0% 61.0 12 606 4,122 4,480 24 5 3 12 64.3% 8/135 -0.2
J.Freeman TB 816 9 829 9 13.9% 8 14.3% 69.5 7 503 3,256 3,737 25 4 1 6 61.6% 7/119 2.4
C.Palmer CIN 731 10 579 15 7.1% 15 3.4% 55.1 17 613 3,761 4,273 26 3 2 20 62.1% 9/131 1.4
J.Flacco BAL 697 11 686 12 9.4% 12 9.1% 59.1 13 529 3,349 3,678 25 5 2 9 62.6% 11/236 2.1
K.Orton DEN 664 12 708 11 8.3% 14 9.6% 53.8 18 531 3,423 3,648 20 0 1 9 59.3% 10/187 0.8
M.Vick PHI 641 13 644 13 14.1% 7 14.2% 70.4 5 404 2,813 3,016 21 5 2 6 63.1% 2/51 4.8
M.Cassel KC 589 14 793 10 8.4% 13 15.1% 55.8 15 471 2,905 3,225 27 1 1 7 59.3% 5/53 1.4
E.Manning NYG 545 15 609 14 4.1% 17 5.9% 57.7 14 555 3,884 3,625 31 2 3 24 63.4% 9/152 0.7
S.Hill DET 477 16 364 16 6.7% 16 2.5% 53.2 19 431 2,572 2,858 16 1 0 12 62.3% 1/11 0.3
C.Henne MIA 402 17 291 18 1.0% 18 -2.3% 45.7 29 521 3,117 3,211 15 2 1 18 61.8% 5/69 0.9
T.Romo DAL 333 18 359 17 13.2% 10 15.1% 66.4 10 220 1,563 1,555 11 0 0 7 69.8% 1/7 -0.3
J.Kitna DAL 233 19 226 20 -0.5% 19 -0.8% 52.9 20 339 2,264 2,084 16 3 1 12 66.0% 0/0 0.0
D.Garrard JAC 226 20 264 19 -1.8% 21 -0.2% 63.1 11 398 2,466 2,269 23 4 2 15 64.8% 3/81 1.1
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 224 21 139 23 -3.6% 23 -6.4% 52.3 23 466 2,851 2,677 23 3 3 15 58.1% 2/25 2.7
M.Sanchez NYJ 212 22 197 22 -4.3% 24 -4.8% 51.3 25 531 3,105 3,090 17 6 1 13 55.5% 6/128 2.4
K.Collins TEN 150 23 218 21 -3.2% 22 0.4% 55.4 16 290 1,706 1,719 14 1 3 8 58.2% 3/60 3.2
C.McCoy CLE 148 24 84 25 -1.8% 20 -5.8% 52.8 21 245 1,465 1,462 6 1 0 9 61.3% 1/38 1.4
D.McNabb WAS 131 25 58 26 -6.9% 25 -9.3% 47.8 27 509 3,078 2,687 14 8 0 13 58.5% 3/48 1.5
J.Cutler CHI 80 26 54 27 -8.5% 26 -9.3% 51.4 24 484 2,930 2,550 23 4 5 16 60.4% 7/140 1.3
J.Campbell OAK 23 27 92 24 -10.1% 27 -6.9% 48.8 26 361 2,197 1,795 13 7 1 8 59.6% 3/107 0.3
K.Kolb PHI 12 28 21 28 -10.2% 28 -9.4% 44.9 30 200 1,064 1,025 7 2 2 3 61.6% 1/5 1.0
A.Smith SF -26 29 0 29 -12.2% 29 -11.1% 43.8 31 364 2,173 1,828 14 2 2 10 61.1% 3/70 0.4
M.Hasselbeck SEA -173 30 -123 31 -16.8% 31 -15.2% 52.3 22 472 2,798 2,208 12 1 5 17 60.3% 3/60 0.8
S.Bradford STL -186 31 -12 30 -15.6% 30 -11.3% 46.9 28 622 3,262 2,997 18 5 2 13 60.4% 4/37 0.1
B.Favre MIN -291 32 -363 33 -23.1% 32 -26.0% 38.4 32 382 2,317 1,567 11 2 3 19 61.1% 7/125 1.7
D.Anderson ARI -308 33 -245 32 -25.4% 33 -22.5% 32.7 33 352 1,890 1,322 7 2 2 10 51.8% 4/83 1.2
J.Clausen CAR -760 34 -765 34 -48.0% 34 -48.2% 13.8 34 336 1,295 607 3 5 1 9 53.0% 3/50 -1.7

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
V.Young TEN 353 358 20.5% 20.9% 59.4 170 1,174 1,378 10 1 3 2 59.6% 6/126 4.9
D.Stanton DET 174 84 12.2% 0.0% 60.2 123 722 840 4 1 1 3 59.5% 0/0 0.3
S.Wallace CLE 152 114 11.4% 5.8% 48.9 107 661 750 4 0 0 2 63.4% 1/14 4.5
T.Tebow DEN 135 143 13.6% 15.2% 56.0 87 627 619 5 1 0 3 51.3% 2/33 3.6
M.Stafford DET 91 80 2.9% 1.2% 50.1 100 504 645 6 0 1 1 59.4% 1/27 -1.4
T.Thigpen MIA 47 10 -0.4% -8.8% 29.9 70 385 412 2 0 0 2 53.2% 1/32 4.6
L.McCown JAC 44 28 25.9% 12.6% 27.0 19 120 154 0 0 0 0 57.9% 0/0 2.0
T.Bouman JAC 39 26 5.0% -0.4% 66.1 35 216 250 2 0 0 2 52.9% 2/55 1.2
B.Hoyer NE 27 27 16.1% 16.0% 60.0 15 122 118 1 0 0 1 46.7% 0/0 2.8
J.Johnson TB 18 19 7.1% 8.4% 60.3 18 103 104 0 0 0 0 87.5% 0/0 -1.8
M.Brunell NYJ 2 7 -9.0% -3.6% 62.9 14 110 80 2 0 0 1 53.8% 0/0 -0.2
M.Flynn GB -24 -23 -15.9% -15.8% 25.0 73 392 369 3 0 1 2 60.6% 2/4 1.4
S.McGee DAL -25 -39 -19.6% -24.3% 64.5 47 200 207 2 1 0 0 52.4% 1/8 -3.0
T.Pike CAR -29 -27 -45.2% -42.7% 2.0 13 37 30 0 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0 11.0
D.Carr SF -31 -35 -60.1% -66.3% 4.6 13 62 9 0 0 0 1 41.7% 0/0 2.5
C.Batch PIT -43 -62 -23.9% -29.6% 53.4 54 326 212 3 1 0 3 61.2% 1/12 3.0
D.Dixon PIT -81 -85 -45.6% -47.1% 21.4 38 216 79 0 1 1 1 68.8% 0/0 0.8
J.Webb MIN -86 -127 -24.8% -31.4% 47.7 97 435 390 0 1 0 3 60.7% 1/42 -0.7
T.Smith SF -94 -104 -20.0% -20.9% 43.2 166 1,070 728 5 4 0 4 51.4% 2/60 4.4
R.Bartel ARI -103 -86 -54.7% -47.7% 29.2 30 138 50 0 0 0 1 57.1% 0/0 10.5
B.St. Pierre CAR -105 -127 -80.4% -95.0% 10.9 31 150 -21 1 0 0 2 46.4% 0/0 -3.6
B.Gradkowski OAK -106 -60 -21.0% -16.8% 26.3 167 974 719 5 2 1 7 53.2% 2/51 -0.1
T.Jackson MIN -111 -148 -37.2% -45.9% 27.9 65 289 192 3 1 0 4 58.6% 1/5 4.7
R.Grossman WAS -129 -96 -24.7% -21.2% 33.0 141 788 594 7 0 4 4 56.9% 1/19 0.7
B.Croyle KC -139 -158 -128.0% -143.6% 6.1 23 9 -93 0 0 0 1 42.1% 0/0 -3.8
C.Whitehurst SEA -141 -167 -33.2% -37.3% 21.5 106 501 323 2 1 0 3 58.0% 0/0 0.0
B.Brohm BUF -191 -199 -130.9% -135.6% 24.4 26 101 -131 0 0 1 3 43.5% 0/0 3.3
R.Smith TEN -196 -152 -98.8% -79.2% 3.6 41 200 -85 0 0 0 4 50.0% 1/20 -2.0
T.Collins CHI -289 -306 -163.8% -172.6% 1.1 29 53 -241 0 0 0 5 37.0% 0/0 4.9
J.Delhomme CLE -312 -310 -42.6% -42.4% 27.0 155 810 374 2 1 1 7 63.5% 1/15 0.4
M.Moore CAR -324 -342 -42.8% -44.5% 36.9 155 766 383 5 2 2 9 55.6% 3/44 1.0
T.Edwards 2TM -335 -329 -58.4% -57.6% 26.1 112 416 116 2 0 0 5 55.0% 3/67 -3.9
J.Skelton ARI -349 -281 -53.4% -45.3% 23.6 134 564 184 2 2 1 2 48.0% 1/4 -0.1
M.Hall ARI -550 -535 -105.6% -103.1% 8.8 92 277 -280 1 3 2 6 50.0% 0/0 1.1

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 38 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
M.Vick PHI 192 1 195 1 29.0% 8 29.6% 90 681 784 9 3
A.Rodgers GB 98 2 96 2 24.6% 9 23.5% 51 368 431 4 1
J.Freeman TB 96 3 85 3 18.9% 12 16.1% 56 373 429 0 2
D.Garrard JAC 79 4 83 4 13.5% 13 13.7% 54 279 427 5 4
T.Tebow DEN 73 5 66 7 23.3% 10 20.8% 38 231 284 6 0
B.Roethlisberger PIT 67 6 71 5 39.4% 4 40.8% 22 184 259 2 1
J.Cutler CHI 65 7 68 6 33.0% 6 32.5% 32 251 260 1 1
C.McCoy CLE 64 8 53 9 48.9% 2 38.2% 21 141 224 1 0
J.Webb MIN 56 9 55 8 53.1% 1 52.3% 18 124 192 2 0
M.Hasselbeck SEA 46 10 45 10 38.5% 5 38.9% 13 70 170 3 0
E.Manning NYG 32 11 33 11 47.4% 3 47.1% 12 87 117 0 1
D.Stanton DET 28 12 31 12 20.5% 11 25.2% 15 116 125 1 0
J.Campbell OAK 28 13 25 15 1.4% 20 2.8% 35 233 177 1 1
M.Sanchez NYJ 28 14 26 14 8.8% 17 8.2% 21 115 158 3 2
D.McNabb WAS 26 15 28 13 13.4% 14 15.5% 20 158 138 0 1
S.McGee DAL 21 16 21 16 32.0% 7 31.8% 11 75 84 0 0
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 18 17 16 17 -3.5% 24 -3.4% 36 271 171 0 2
M.Schaub HOU 17 18 16 19 9.9% 16 8.8% 11 36 92 0 0
C.Whitehurst SEA 17 19 16 18 12.2% 15 13.4% 12 50 81 1 0
K.Orton DEN 16 20 13 20 6.4% 18 3.4% 16 104 97 0 2
T.Smith SF 9 21 12 21 -4.0% 25 0.8% 18 123 82 1 2
P.Rivers SD 9 22 11 22 -0.7% 21 1.8% 14 67 81 0 0
T.Edwards BUF 7 23 6 24 1.9% 19 -4.3% 14 58 79 0 0
V.Young TEN 7 24 4 27 -1.9% 22 -6.4% 16 132 66 0 2
A.Smith SF 6 25 7 23 -2.9% 23 1.4% 11 66 46 0 0
M.Ryan ATL 6 26 5 25 -11.0% 29 -8.6% 29 141 115 0 1
S.Bradford STL 4 27 5 26 -6.0% 26 -6.9% 17 72 77 1 0
M.Cassel KC 1 28 3 28 -13.0% 31 -9.6% 23 134 87 0 0
S.Hill DET 1 29 1 29 -9.4% 27 -10.8% 20 124 85 0 1
T.Brady NE 0 30 1 30 -12.4% 30 -11.2% 16 43 91 1 0
T.Thigpen MIA -2 31 0 31 -10.8% 28 -12.2% 12 66 46 0 1
B.Gradkowski OAK -2 32 -1 32 -13.2% 32 -14.4% 9 46 28 0 0
J.Kitna DAL -6 33 -4 33 -16.7% 33 -15.5% 23 149 71 1 2
K.Kolb PHI -7 34 -11 34 -25.6% 35 -32.3% 11 65 22 0 1
C.Palmer CIN -14 35 -15 35 -25.2% 34 -25.1% 17 61 47 0 1
J.Flacco BAL -21 36 -27 36 -27.2% 36 -29.7% 25 93 58 1 2
J.Clausen CAR -44 37 -45 37 -78.1% 38 -79.0% 16 43 -55 0 2
C.Henne MIA -55 38 -53 38 -61.4% 37 -63.2% 22 73 -43 0 2