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2019 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 12/30/2019

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. There are five 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.
  • Beginning in 2016, Total QBR is now adjusted for strength of opponent. Total QBR on other stats pages (pre-2016) has not yet been updated with oppponent adjustment

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.

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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
D.Prescott DAL 1,546 1 1,570 1 27.2% 6 27.8% 70.6 4 619 4,732 5,341 30 3 2 9 65.3% 6/97 2.1
D.Brees NO 1,324 2 1,345 3 40.1% 1 40.9% 71.8 3 385 2,882 3,884 27 0 0 4 75.5% 6/71 0.9
P.Mahomes KC 1,322 3 1,361 2 30.0% 3 31.3% 76.4 2 501 3,901 4,384 26 0 2 5 66.0% 7/98 1.5
R.Wilson SEA 1,297 4 1,105 5 25.2% 7 19.8% 69.8 6 561 3,789 4,643 31 3 1 5 66.5% 5/99 3.6
L.Jackson BAL 1,272 5 1,248 4 35.3% 2 34.4% 81.7 1 422 3,021 3,937 36 0 0 6 66.4% 2/73 1.5
D.Carr OAK 1,074 6 1,056 6 18.9% 8 18.4% 62.4 10 540 3,859 4,337 21 2 0 8 70.9% 5/92 1.3
K.Cousins MIN 801 7 881 7 14.5% 10 17.1% 58.7 13 476 3,374 3,605 26 6 3 6 69.3% 8/115 2.4
A.Rodgers GB 796 8 825 9 9.1% 13 9.8% 50.8 20 605 3,707 4,253 26 0 4 4 62.3% 12/206 4.0
R.Tannehill TEN 777 9 763 11 28.1% 5 27.4% 62.5 9 315 2,529 2,649 22 3 3 6 71.0% 3/79 2.9
M.Stafford DET 776 10 846 8 28.8% 4 32.4% 70.2 5 307 2,360 2,622 19 1 2 5 64.7% 2/57 2.3
M.Ryan ATL 742 11 620 16 6.8% 15 3.8% 58.1 14 663 4,152 4,353 26 4 4 14 66.3% 8/176 2.0
J.Garoppolo SF 737 12 772 10 11.2% 11 12.3% 58.8 12 513 3,728 3,658 27 3 5 13 69.4% 10/116 -0.2
D.Watson HOU 725 13 653 14 9.6% 12 7.5% 68.9 7 538 3,580 3,803 26 3 3 12 67.7% 2/10 1.3
P.Rivers LAC 721 14 730 12 6.8% 14 7.0% 48.9 23 625 4,332 4,212 23 5 3 20 66.7% 16/228 1.8
J.Goff LAR 569 15 503 17 2.4% 18 0.8% 48.3 25 649 4,423 4,163 22 5 4 16 63.2% 6/61 1.6
T.Brady NE 558 16 629 15 2.6% 17 4.4% 54.0 16 639 3,830 4,026 24 1 1 8 61.3% 14/234 1.1
C.Wentz PHI 453 17 662 13 -0.5% 20 4.4% 60.8 11 646 3,778 4,049 27 6 6 6 64.0% 6/111 2.4
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 441 18 321 20 1.5% 19 -1.9% 66.6 8 541 3,314 3,415 20 4 1 13 62.3% 9/123 4.0
J.Brissett IND 421 19 486 18 2.9% 16 5.0% 50.5 21 473 2,786 2,998 18 2 4 6 61.5% 10/217 -0.5
T.Bridgewater NO 345 20 337 19 15.7% 9 15.1% 48.6 24 208 1,283 1,506 9 1 0 2 68.2% 1/3 -1.5
K.Murray ARI 289 21 170 23 -3.5% 21 -6.6% 55.5 15 589 3,402 3,448 20 3 2 12 65.0% 9/177 1.4
G.Minshew JAX 201 22 266 21 -4.7% 22 -2.7% 42.9 29 503 3,086 2,805 21 4 6 6 60.8% 7/107 1.7
J.Winston TB 65 23 198 22 -9.6% 25 -6.5% 53.9 18 674 4,769 3,530 33 7 5 30 61.3% 12/217 2.0
B.Mayfield CLE 59 24 -59 27 -9.5% 24 -12.7% 52.3 19 573 3,516 3,044 22 3 2 21 59.7% 14/155 1.3
C.Keenum WAS 52 25 112 24 -8.0% 23 -4.4% 43.9 27 260 1,565 1,414 11 2 2 5 65.3% 4/41 -1.3
A.Dalton CIN 5 26 -81 28 -11.0% 26 -13.4% 39.8 31 559 3,222 2,918 16 2 4 14 60.4% 11/152 0.5
J.Allen BUF -15 27 41 25 -11.6% 27 -9.8% 47.5 26 497 2,827 2,483 20 3 3 9 59.4% 5/111 3.3
M.Trubisky CHI -24 28 -9 26 -11.8% 28 -11.4% 40.0 30 552 2,899 2,818 17 2 2 9 63.5% 7/65 1.5
J.Flacco DEN -139 29 -166 31 -18.6% 29 -20.0% 49.0 22 287 1,635 1,314 6 4 3 5 65.8% 5/79 -0.6
M.Rudolph PIT -219 30 -116 29 -22.7% 32 -17.3% 34.1 33 298 1,633 1,230 13 4 0 9 62.4% 7/182 -0.6
D.Jones NYG -241 31 -227 32 -18.7% 30 -18.3% 53.9 17 498 2,733 2,233 24 4 8 12 61.9% 4/87 0.7
S.Darnold NYJ -290 32 -124 30 -20.4% 31 -15.1% 43.5 28 475 2,818 2,134 19 5 3 13 62.2% 8/130 2.4
K.Allen CAR -408 33 -367 33 -22.7% 33 -21.6% 36.7 32 537 2,913 2,283 17 6 7 16 62.2% 4/101 2.2
D.Haskins WAS -466 34 -435 34 -43.4% 34 -41.3% 26.9 34 233 1,144 530 7 3 2 7 58.9% 3/35 0.2

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
M.Schaub ATL 221 232 38.5% 41.0% 78.3 67 561 660 3 0 1 1 76.9% 0/0 -0.7
M.Moore KC 171 114 15.4% 6.6% 56.4 98 594 751 4 2 0 0 65.6% 1/8 -0.7
D.Lock DEN 141 195 2.4% 7.6% 48.3 162 994 1,028 7 1 1 3 64.1% 4/71 1.3
B.Roethlisberger PIT 72 -31 6.0% -18.6% 26.1 64 338 433 0 1 0 1 56.5% 2/26 3.3
C.Newton CAR 25 -7 -7.0% -12.3% 21.0 94 529 516 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 -0.5
R.Griffin BAL 14 -6 -5.7% -13.3% 52.6 43 206 233 1 0 0 2 60.5% 0/0 1.4
C.Daniel CHI -9 16 -13.2% -7.6% 58.2 71 387 353 3 0 0 2 70.3% 1/9 -1.3
M.Glennon OAK -25 -25 -43.3% -43.9% 23.8 12 53 28 1 2 0 0 60.0% 0/0 -2.7
S.Mannion MIN -36 -50 -36.7% -47.1% 24.7 22 119 64 0 0 1 1 57.1% 0/0 -4.8
E.Manning NYG -38 27 -14.9% -8.4% 34.9 153 983 746 6 2 1 5 62.3% 1/24 2.3
B.Hundley ARI -42 -44 -61.2% -63.9% 78.8 13 38 10 0 0 0 0 45.5% 0/0 6.0
M.Mariota TEN -60 -33 -16.8% -14.3% 33.6 183 1,031 770 7 2 0 2 60.5% 2/25 0.2
N.Foles JAX -76 -60 -21.1% -18.9% 34.1 125 669 509 3 0 2 2 66.4% 1/5 1.5
J.Driskel DET -90 -90 -24.0% -24.0% 47.7 114 639 440 4 1 0 4 60.2% 2/15 -1.4
AJ McCarron HOU -95 -90 -43.5% -41.7% 26.6 42 182 107 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 3.0
B.Allen DEN -114 -167 -30.4% -39.4% 38.6 93 456 321 3 0 0 2 46.4% 1/24 0.2
D.Blough DET -116 -222 -20.8% -29.6% 32.4 189 880 814 4 1 0 5 54.0% 1/30 1.7
M.Barkley BUF -118 -163 -50.6% -65.9% 9.4 53 344 80 0 2 1 3 54.0% 0/0 1.4
C.McCoy WAS -118 -193 -76.3% -117.7% 13.6 33 77 -15 0 2 0 1 66.7% 0/0 -3.7
D.Hodges PIT -121 -134 -22.0% -23.2% 30.1 175 944 730 5 2 1 8 63.3% 6/91 -1.3
B.Hoyer IND -174 -138 -52.8% -44.3% 16.1 70 332 101 4 1 1 4 53.8% 1/35 -0.3
W.Grier CAR -202 -180 -65.7% -59.8% 2.6 59 182 23 0 0 1 3 53.8% 1/29 -0.5
R.Finley CIN -291 -320 -59.8% -64.7% 23.4 98 388 85 2 1 3 2 47.1% 2/20 -0.9
L.Falk NYJ -313 -361 -72.2% -81.6% 9.2 89 320 -13 0 1 1 3 64.4% 0/0 -0.8
J.Rosen MIA -409 -428 -63.1% -65.4% 18.3 125 476 77 1 1 0 5 53.2% 2/36 6.7

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
L.Jackson BAL 261 1 263 1 19.0% 8 19.3% 156 1223 1,212 7 7
K.Murray ARI 102 2 101 2 12.3% 12 12.1% 81 558 541 4 0
J.Allen BUF 100 3 76 5 6.4% 18 2.1% 95 523 621 9 6
R.Tannehill TEN 82 4 94 3 48.8% 1 58.1% 25 201 289 4 0
C.Wentz PHI 78 5 71 7 14.2% 10 11.8% 51 252 399 1 2
D.Watson HOU 77 6 86 4 9.8% 15 12.4% 69 435 436 7 4
P.Mahomes KC 66 7 75 6 28.2% 5 34.1% 31 230 272 2 1
D.Prescott DAL 63 8 55 10 12.4% 11 9.5% 41 287 331 3 1
A.Rodgers GB 61 9 55 11 36.0% 4 31.0% 27 202 235 1 0
J.Brissett IND 57 10 65 8 10.0% 14 13.1% 45 237 321 4 1
J.Driskel DET 52 11 52 12 37.3% 3 37.3% 21 152 199 1 0
J.Winston TB 51 12 50 13 12.0% 13 11.5% 41 264 275 1 0
G.Minshew JAX 48 13 57 9 7.9% 17 11.6% 54 353 285 0 2
B.Mayfield CLE 46 14 50 14 20.4% 7 22.8% 24 144 209 3 1
D.Jones NYG 45 15 38 16 8.0% 16 5.0% 40 283 268 2 4
M.Ryan ATL 38 16 39 15 18.0% 9 18.5% 25 156 175 1 1
R.Wilson SEA 32 17 23 18 -0.8% 22 -4.1% 60 342 275 3 3
T.Brady NE 32 18 30 17 21.9% 6 20.0% 11 46 141 3 0
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 31 19 14 22 1.5% 21 -5.9% 42 259 255 5 3
R.Finley CIN 22 20 21 19 37.5% 2 34.3% 9 77 85 0 0
A.Dalton CIN 21 21 20 20 2.0% 19 1.1% 23 84 157 4 2
K.Allen CAR 18 22 15 21 1.9% 20 -0.9% 24 111 138 2 0
M.Trubisky CHI 9 23 13 23 -7.8% 27 -5.7% 41 199 171 2 1
R.Griffin BAL 9 24 0 28 -1.8% 23 -11.7% 15 76 81 0 0
T.Hill NO 7 25 5 26 -7.7% 26 -9.2% 27 156 132 1 0
D.Haskins WAS 6 26 6 25 -5.1% 24 -4.8% 16 102 80 0 1
M.Mariota TEN 5 27 10 24 -6.8% 25 -2.4% 23 130 85 1 1
D.Lock DEN 1 28 4 27 -10.8% 28 -5.3% 13 73 50 0 1
M.Rudolph PIT -1 29 -4 29 -13.4% 29 -17.4% 13 50 51 0 0
S.Darnold NYJ -7 30 -5 30 -19.9% 32 -18.3% 15 70 47 2 2
K.Cousins MIN -9 31 -9 32 -19.5% 31 -19.8% 18 71 66 1 1
J.Garoppolo SF -10 32 -7 31 -18.4% 30 -16.5% 24 65 89 1 2
D.Hodges PIT -16 33 -12 33 -34.5% 34 -28.8% 12 79 15 0 1
M.Stafford DET -19 34 -14 34 -40.2% 36 -32.9% 14 63 5 0 2
T.Bridgewater NO -21 35 -30 35 -34.0% 33 -43.8% 15 44 20 0 0
J.Goff LAR -32 36 -35 36 -36.6% 35 -39.2% 19 46 20 2 1
D.Carr OAK -49 37 -42 37 -60.8% 37 -54.1% 19 84 -41 2 5