2011 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
D.Brees NO 2,259 1 2,363 1 38.3% 2 40.6% 82.3 2 678 5,303 6,761 46 0 1 14 71.7% 7/75 0.5
A.Rodgers GB 2,059 2 2,121 2 46.6% 1 48.4% 83.8 1 537 4,438 5,670 45 3 0 6 68.7% 11/159 4.1
T.Brady NE 1,994 3 1,956 3 35.3% 3 34.4% 73.8 4 645 5,043 6,149 40 3 3 12 66.0% 3/55 1.7
T.Romo DAL 1,344 4 1,280 5 26.8% 4 25.0% 69.0 6 555 3,969 4,683 31 1 3 10 66.9% 5/76 2.1
M.Stafford DET 1,171 5 1,312 4 15.0% 9 18.1% 60.5 13 700 4,772 5,203 41 3 1 16 63.6% 4/86 1.0
M.Ryan ATL 1,120 6 1,204 6 18.8% 6 21.0% 69.3 5 587 4,011 4,541 29 2 3 11 62.1% 7/91 1.1
P.Rivers SD 1,117 7 1,038 8 17.0% 7 15.0% 64.9 9 610 4,414 4,723 27 3 5 20 63.3% 8/117 3.0
E.Manning NYG 1,110 8 1,136 7 16.2% 8 16.9% 64.2 10 618 4,686 4,783 29 3 4 16 61.4% 10/202 3.3
B.Roethlisberger PIT 870 9 841 9 13.4% 10 12.6% 68.3 7 555 3,806 4,039 21 3 5 14 63.6% 5/110 4.4
M.Schaub HOU 701 10 690 10 24.4% 5 23.9% 73.8 3 307 2,370 2,541 15 2 1 6 61.7% 1/17 2.2
M.Vick PHI 628 11 573 11 10.8% 11 8.9% 67.8 8 443 3,145 3,161 18 3 2 13 60.8% 2/25 1.9
A.Dalton CIN 573 12 481 12 5.6% 12 2.9% 49.5 21 540 3,224 3,546 20 1 2 13 58.3% 12/212 1.8
A.Smith SF 448 13 354 16 3.3% 13 0.3% 54.5 16 492 2,857 3,100 17 3 2 5 61.7% 5/79 -0.7
J.Flacco BAL 413 14 389 14 0.0% 17 -0.6% 63.7 11 574 3,407 3,531 20 3 6 12 57.7% 11/280 2.2
C.Newton CAR 407 15 428 13 0.8% 15 1.5% 56.6 14 551 3,810 3,289 21 3 2 17 60.3% 3/37 1.6
M.Hasselbeck TEN 391 16 371 15 0.6% 16 0.0% 51.4 19 536 3,410 3,209 18 3 1 14 61.8% 4/75 0.5
C.Palmer OAK 295 17 298 17 2.5% 14 2.7% 53.5 17 344 2,627 2,142 13 1 1 16 61.2% 3/36 -0.4
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 185 18 194 19 -6.3% 23 -6.1% 50.1 20 591 3,702 3,377 24 4 1 23 62.5% 11/236 0.9
T.Jackson SEA 165 19 61 23 -5.8% 22 -9.1% 46.1 25 495 2,790 2,725 14 3 4 9 60.8% 5/135 2.3
J.Cutler CHI 157 20 207 18 -3.5% 19 -1.0% 60.5 12 339 2,140 1,866 13 4 2 7 58.1% 3/35 1.4
M.Moore MIA 133 21 124 21 -5.7% 21 -6.1% 55.7 15 388 2,266 2,182 16 6 6 9 60.6% 6/110 2.5
D.Orlovsky IND 121 22 36 24 -2.2% 18 -8.5% 47.3 23 204 1,118 1,259 6 4 3 4 64.2% 2/21 2.3
R.Grossman WAS 98 23 75 22 -7.9% 24 -8.6% 41.5 28 481 2,920 2,576 16 1 5 19 58.5% 3/42 3.7
K.Orton 2TM 97 24 170 20 -5.4% 20 -1.0% 53.0 18 262 1,686 1,481 9 0 2 9 60.4% 3/32 -1.2
M.Sanchez NYJ -56 25 -13 25 -12.6% 25 -11.5% 42.1 27 581 3,220 2,930 26 1 6 17 57.2% 11/201 1.1
J.Freeman TB -96 26 -84 26 -13.7% 26 -13.4% 46.1 24 575 3,422 2,882 16 2 3 22 63.8% 6/82 -1.2
K.Kolb ARI -131 27 -123 27 -18.4% 28 -17.9% 33.3 31 282 1,698 1,285 9 5 2 8 58.6% 4/44 -2.9
C.McCoy CLE -132 28 -161 28 -15.1% 27 -16.0% 45.9 26 498 2,532 2,491 14 6 1 11 57.6% 7/60 -0.7
T.Tebow DEN -222 29 -276 30 -22.8% 29 -25.6% 38.6 29 301 1,507 1,237 12 2 4 6 47.0% 2/54 4.0
M.Cassel KC -279 30 -169 29 -26.0% 31 -20.1% 48.4 22 291 1,586 1,131 10 3 2 8 59.9% 4/39 0.9
S.Bradford STL -325 31 -374 33 -24.0% 30 -26.0% 31.4 33 396 1,884 1,587 6 3 6 6 53.7% 5/78 0.9
J.Skelton ARI -325 32 -349 32 -27.5% 32 -28.7% 37.3 30 298 1,745 1,160 11 3 0 14 55.3% 2/20 1.4
C.Painter IND -374 33 -312 31 -33.2% 34 -29.5% 30.9 34 261 1,412 855 6 2 3 9 54.5% 3/74 1.6
C.Ponder MIN -404 34 -378 34 -31.5% 33 -30.1% 32.4 32 321 1,698 1,052 13 3 2 12 54.7% 3/30 -0.7
B.Gabbert JAC -1,010 35 -897 35 -46.5% 35 -42.5% 22.2 35 457 1,888 924 12 6 4 11 51.1% 4/59 -1.8

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
J.Campbell OAK 340 326 19.8% 18.6% 56.2 169 1,151 1,347 6 1 0 3 61.0% 3/40 -0.4
M.Flynn GB 225 169 47.3% 32.8% 83.5 54 496 617 6 0 1 2 67.3% 1/21 8.7
J.Locker TEN 143 172 22.0% 28.7% 64.1 70 505 544 4 0 0 0 52.3% 0/0 3.3
D.McNabb MIN 71 35 -4.7% -8.0% 54.6 172 916 992 4 1 0 2 60.3% 3/65 0.4
C.Henne MIA 67 100 -2.7% 1.5% 62.5 123 801 727 4 0 0 4 57.1% 1/41 -1.2
J.Delhomme HOU 26 39 2.3% 9.3% 60.1 30 194 188 1 0 1 0 67.9% 0/0 -3.2
M.Leinart HOU 14 4 4.9% -6.2% 40.5 13 57 90 1 0 0 0 76.9% 0/0 -7.0
C.Redman ATL 9 15 -6.1% -2.0% 20.4 28 188 149 0 0 0 1 64.3% 0/0 -1.4
J.Kitna DAL 4 -5 -5.2% -19.3% 64.1 10 87 57 1 0 0 2 60.0% 0/0 5.3
S.McGee DAL 3 -8 -10.0% -14.7% 47.7 41 157 182 1 0 0 0 63.2% 0/0 1.2
C.Batch PIT 0 2 -11.1% -10.2% 21.8 26 198 138 0 0 0 1 62.5% 0/0 -0.2
K.Clemens STL -5 -19 -11.9% -14.1% 34.6 100 466 524 2 1 0 1 53.3% 2/51 1.6
J.Webb MIN -12 -56 -13.8% -23.9% 58.6 66 360 333 3 0 1 2 54.0% 0/0 1.0
S.Wallace CLE -15 -89 -13.3% -23.7% 59.8 111 537 546 2 0 1 2 52.4% 2/36 -1.4
M.Kafka PHI -30 -32 -38.0% -39.7% 9.9 17 101 49 0 0 0 2 68.8% 0/0 -6.3
R.Bartel ARI -32 -36 -32.1% -34.7% 20.3 23 80 79 1 0 0 1 45.5% 1/23 5.8
K.Collins IND -50 -76 -18.8% -22.8% 16.8 102 423 455 2 1 3 1 50.5% 1/34 1.8
B.Gradkowski CIN -51 -46 -58.4% -54.2% 20.1 19 102 17 1 0 0 1 44.4% 0/0 -3.2
J.P.Losman MIA -66 -70 -95.9% -100.2% 5.3 15 22 -20 0 0 0 0 60.0% 0/0 -4.0
T.J.Yates HOU -81 -15 -19.7% -12.7% 43.1 148 868 649 3 1 3 3 63.4% 2/25 -1.7
V.Young PHI -83 -56 -21.7% -18.2% 40.3 122 832 522 4 2 0 9 57.9% 0/0 2.8
J.Johnson TB -91 -72 -46.8% -39.2% 44.2 39 222 82 1 0 0 2 52.8% 0/0 3.9
J.Beck WAS -143 -132 -26.0% -24.9% 38.1 147 764 576 2 2 1 4 61.5% 0/0 0.1
J.McCown CHI -146 -110 -50.5% -40.6% 32.7 62 371 100 2 2 0 4 63.6% 0/0 0.4
T.Palko KC -150 -210 -28.0% -34.7% 32.4 145 718 515 2 0 1 7 60.9% 0/0 -0.2
K.Boller OAK -158 -154 -95.4% -93.2% 7.5 32 142 -64 0 2 0 3 53.6% 0/0 0.1
C.Whitehurst SEA -160 -138 -49.2% -44.0% 19.7 64 254 120 1 1 1 1 48.2% 1/11 3.4
A.J.Feeley STL -192 -171 -40.6% -37.5% 27.8 107 477 261 1 1 2 2 54.6% 0/0 -2.4
L.McCown JAC -251 -274 -73.5% -79.3% 22.9 61 260 -17 0 1 1 4 53.6% 1/23 3.1
C.Hanie CHI -470 -484 -78.6% -80.7% 19.0 118 474 -77 3 1 0 8 51.5% 0/0 1.6

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 42 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
C.Newton CAR 188 1 184 1 14.5% 12 13.9% 117 718 953 14 0
M.Vick PHI 131 2 107 2 27.5% 6 20.5% 66 599 544 1 4
A.Rodgers GB 71 3 68 3 18.7% 11 17.4% 48 269 335 3 0
J.Freeman TB 70 4 65 4 13.8% 14 12.0% 44 238 360 4 3
C.Ponder MIN 59 5 64 5 36.5% 2 40.7% 25 217 224 0 1
T.Brady NE 57 6 51 6 10.9% 19 8.4% 32 119 311 3 0
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 38 7 39 9 5.2% 23 5.4% 40 231 253 0 2
M.Ryan ATL 38 8 43 7 19.8% 7 23.9% 21 107 176 2 0
A.Smith SF 38 9 39 8 11.4% 18 12.2% 33 195 202 2 1
J.Flacco BAL 34 10 32 10 19.3% 9 17.1% 19 108 176 1 2
J.Skelton ARI 34 11 31 11 19.8% 8 16.8% 20 135 156 0 1
D.Brees NO 33 12 29 12 30.5% 5 24.7% 16 90 135 1 0
J.Webb MIN 32 13 25 15 14.1% 13 8.5% 22 154 164 2 0
C.Hanie CHI 25 14 28 14 36.4% 3 40.5% 13 98 85 0 0
M.Cassel KC 25 15 23 17 13.5% 15 11.8% 19 104 129 0 0
J.Beck WAS 24 16 24 16 36.9% 1 38.0% 9 44 90 2 0
M.Hasselbeck TEN 21 17 20 18 32.1% 4 30.3% 9 64 83 0 0
C.Henne MIA 20 18 28 13 19.0% 10 31.2% 14 109 92 1 1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 18 19 15 21 9.2% 21 5.6% 16 83 103 0 0
C.Painter IND 18 20 20 19 10.3% 20 12.3% 13 109 100 0 0
J.McCown CHI 16 21 16 20 12.2% 17 12.4% 10 70 85 0 0
P.Rivers SD 14 22 13 22 7.5% 22 5.5% 11 51 85 1 0
T.J.Yates HOU 10 23 11 23 12.7% 16 13.6% 8 65 54 0 0
M.Stafford DET 7 24 9 24 -2.2% 24 -0.1% 16 83 70 0 1
M.Sanchez NYJ 7 25 8 25 -8.2% 26 -7.5% 26 110 137 6 3
J.Johnson TB 2 26 0 28 -8.0% 25 -11.8% 11 67 50 0 1
V.Young PHI 2 27 4 26 -10.0% 27 -6.4% 15 83 58 0 0
D.McNabb MIN 0 28 1 27 -12.7% 28 -10.2% 11 62 43 1 1
J.Cutler CHI -1 29 0 29 -14.5% 30 -12.2% 11 57 36 1 1
K.Kolb ARI -1 30 -1 31 -14.2% 29 -13.8% 12 62 46 0 1
A.Dalton CIN -4 31 -2 32 -14.6% 31 -13.8% 29 163 96 1 1
T.Romo DAL -4 32 -5 33 -18.0% 33 -19.4% 12 53 42 1 1
J.Campbell OAK -6 33 -1 30 -19.1% 35 -12.8% 13 67 46 2 2
T.Jackson SEA -11 34 -26 40 -19.1% 36 -29.3% 29 113 86 1 1
C.McCoy CLE -11 35 -27 41 -16.5% 32 -23.0% 50 216 145 0 3
R.Grossman WAS -14 36 -16 35 -42.5% 40 -46.2% 8 14 1 1 1
C.Palmer OAK -16 37 -14 34 -32.1% 37 -29.7% 12 22 21 1 0
E.Manning NYG -18 38 -24 38 -43.3% 41 -54.5% 12 34 1 1 1
M.Moore MIA -21 39 -20 37 -34.9% 38 -34.3% 17 75 20 2 1
S.Bradford STL -25 40 -25 39 -58.6% 42 -58.7% 9 42 -19 0 1
B.Gabbert JAC -35 41 -31 42 -38.9% 39 -35.8% 29 107 17 0 3
T.Tebow DEN -36 42 -17 36 -18.3% 34 -15.1% 117 668 349 6 6