2020 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, through Week 7

Revised as of 10/27/2020

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.

Because it is still early in the season, opponent adjustments are currently at 60% strength and will increase gradually until they hit full strength after Week 10.

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.

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 105 passes, 32 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA QBR Rk Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
P.Mahomes KC 716 1 753 1 32.6% 1 34.9% 84.9 2 252 1,835 2,293 16 0 0 1 65.7% 2/25 -0.2
T.Brady TB 639 2 591 5 25.0% 5 22.3% 71.3 16 274 1,853 2,293 18 1 0 4 66.4% 11/215 2.7
D.Watson HOU 623 3 604 4 25.6% 4 24.5% 72.5 15 259 1,979 2,215 15 1 0 5 70.0% 2/39 0.4
J.Allen BUF 620 4 639 2 24.3% 7 25.4% 82.6 3 271 1,936 2,252 16 0 2 4 67.6% 5/87 3.3
R.Tannehill TEN 598 5 616 3 30.8% 2 32.1% 82.2 4 210 1,521 1,962 15 1 1 2 68.8% 6/77 2.3
D.Carr LV 585 6 540 7 26.6% 3 23.7% 80.9 5 221 1,653 2,046 13 1 3 2 72.7% 7/166 3.4
A.Rodgers GB 522 7 552 6 24.7% 6 26.7% 85.4 1 215 1,567 1,884 17 0 0 2 66.2% 3/33 5.0
D.Brees NO 477 8 419 10 21.8% 9 17.8% 80.7 7 218 1,556 1,813 11 1 1 3 73.3% 2/48 -0.9
R.Wilson SEA 473 9 539 8 19.0% 11 23.1% 80.6 8 236 1,774 1,900 22 0 0 6 71.2% 3/63 5.4
M.Ryan ATL 404 10 454 9 9.1% 14 11.6% 73.6 13 300 2,054 2,157 12 1 1 2 66.9% 3/39 2.1
J.Herbert LAC 397 11 372 12 21.3% 10 19.3% 74.4 12 192 1,477 1,527 12 0 1 3 68.1% 1/20 2.3
T.Bridgewater CAR 358 12 315 14 10.6% 12 8.0% 70.9 19 248 1,836 1,815 8 0 1 5 72.2% 5/89 0.0
J.Goff LAR 341 13 336 13 10.6% 13 10.3% 71.1 18 231 1,708 1,727 12 2 0 4 68.3% 3/54 3.1
J.Garoppolo SF 285 14 244 20 22.7% 8 17.8% 70.9 20 132 958 1,067 7 1 0 3 66.9% 2/33 1.5
D.Prescott DAL 283 15 377 11 6.7% 16 12.6% 75.5 11 231 1,790 1,662 9 0 3 4 68.3% 2/4 2.4
K.Murray ARI 268 16 272 17 5.1% 18 5.3% 73.5 14 256 1,776 1,696 13 0 1 7 69.3% 5/37 4.2
P.Rivers IND 239 17 286 16 6.9% 15 10.4% 62.1 21 203 1,576 1,392 7 1 0 6 70.1% 5/60 1.7
M.Stafford DET 223 18 265 19 5.1% 17 8.2% 71.2 17 213 1,464 1,406 10 0 0 4 64.1% 6/118 1.7
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 214 19 270 18 3.7% 19 7.5% 80.7 6 206 1,486 1,455 10 0 0 7 70.4% 8/108 1.2
B.Roethlisberger PIT 206 20 287 15 3.1% 20 8.7% 58.3 23 222 1,359 1,442 13 0 0 4 68.5% 6/107 -0.4
B.Mayfield CLE 140 21 110 23 -1.0% 21 -3.1% 76.6 9 207 1,305 1,297 15 1 0 7 64.4% 1/16 2.0
G.Minshew JAX 99 22 115 22 -6.1% 23 -5.2% 53.7 25 288 1,729 1,703 13 0 3 5 66.2% 6/72 0.5
L.Jackson BAL 59 23 58 24 -5.7% 22 -5.8% 76.1 10 177 1,043 946 10 1 1 2 63.0% 0/0 0.6
K.Cousins MIN 57 24 133 21 -6.3% 24 0.1% 48.0 28 188 1,410 1,028 11 1 1 9 64.9% 1/19 1.3
N.Foles CHI -45 25 -132 26 -14.5% 25 -21.1% 50.8 27 199 1,066 1,003 6 1 0 6 64.4% 4/98 1.7
J.Burrow CIN -92 26 -47 25 -15.6% 26 -13.4% 57.2 24 319 1,820 1,530 9 1 3 5 67.0% 2/24 1.4
D.Lock DEN -157 27 -193 29 -34.0% 31 -39.3% 28.9 32 108 617 337 1 0 1 4 56.4% 1/4 5.9
D.Haskins WAS -189 28 -184 28 -29.6% 27 -29.1% 31.6 31 159 838 568 4 1 2 3 61.0% 2/19 -0.6
C.Newton NE -193 29 -165 27 -32.1% 28 -29.0% 42.5 29 141 916 481 2 1 0 7 67.2% 0/0 -3.6
D.Jones NYG -359 30 -443 31 -33.5% 30 -38.7% 60.6 22 249 1,290 807 5 1 3 7 62.4% 5/48 -0.5
S.Darnold NYJ -394 31 -440 30 -45.1% 32 -49.1% 41.1 30 177 793 397 3 1 0 6 59.1% 7/130 0.3
C.Wentz PHI -408 32 -486 32 -32.1% 29 -36.1% 52.7 26 306 1,554 1,006 10 2 1 10 58.8% 6/124 3.0

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-104 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
T.Taylor LAC 17 32 -2.2% 5.5% 24.2 32 207 184 0 0 0 0 53.3% 0/0 7.0
C.J.Beathard SF -1 8 -11.4% -8.1% 49.6 39 203 218 1 0 1 0 63.9% 1/10 -15.0
C.Keenum CLE -26 -32 -46.4% -55.5% 33.7 10 46 24 0 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0 0.5
K.Allen WAS -26 21 -15.6% -7.6% 70.7 87 504 433 4 0 1 1 68.8% 1/19 -0.5
J.Driskel DEN -71 -148 -26.5% -43.4% 41.3 75 334 274 3 0 0 2 54.7% 4/42 -0.8
B.Hoyer NE -75 -97 -55.7% -68.4% 35.3 26 112 34 0 0 1 1 62.5% 0/0 4.7
N.Mullens SF -84 -50 -28.7% -21.7% 36.4 81 553 270 2 1 1 3 69.9% 0/0 -1.2
J.Stidham NE -110 -128 -78.0% -89.2% 21.3 24 117 -17 1 0 0 3 47.8% 1/16 -3.2
M.Trubisky CHI -117 -46 -30.0% -18.5% 53.6 93 502 339 6 1 0 3 59.3% 0/0 4.3
B.Rypien DEN -130 -137 -58.3% -61.0% 61.4 41 285 45 2 1 0 4 69.2% 1/8 2.5
J.Flacco NYJ -152 -216 -38.8% -50.4% 38.6 84 329 236 1 0 0 1 52.6% 1/6 1.7
A.Smith WAS -163 -177 -114.9% -123.9% 3.3 23 6 -95 0 1 0 0 52.9% 0/0 -4.3
A.Dalton DAL -220 -252 -47.3% -52.5% 18.6 92 398 191 1 1 0 3 61.2% 2/13 0.3

RUSHING: Minimum 4 rushes, 39 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
K.Murray ARI 146 1 142 1 35.8% 4 34.5% 59 449 544 7 1
R.Wilson SEA 66 2 78 2 47.6% 2 58.0% 24 242 235 0 0
D.Jones NYG 60 3 53 4 35.8% 5 29.7% 26 297 232 0 1
C.Wentz PHI 58 4 31 8 14.8% 11 2.3% 34 169 291 5 2
C.Newton NE 54 5 64 3 8.8% 13 12.8% 43 234 308 5 1
S.Darnold NYJ 46 6 41 5 60.5% 1 51.5% 13 118 155 1 0
D.Prescott DAL 44 7 32 7 31.2% 6 19.7% 17 94 169 3 0
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 38 8 40 6 18.1% 9 19.1% 21 138 182 2 0
R.Tannehill TEN 25 9 24 9 22.3% 8 20.9% 13 66 111 1 1
T.Bridgewater CAR 23 10 12 15 9.0% 12 -1.4% 21 135 132 1 0
A.Rodgers GB 20 11 18 13 46.9% 3 39.4% 7 46 72 0 0
J.Herbert LAC 16 12 23 11 3.9% 15 10.1% 19 107 113 2 2
J.Driskel DEN 16 13 7 19 29.8% 7 6.2% 6 28 65 0 0
M.Trubisky CHI 12 14 14 14 16.4% 10 21.6% 8 87 60 0 0
M.Stafford DET 12 15 6 20 6.4% 14 -3.1% 12 75 72 0 0
J.Allen BUF 12 16 23 10 -7.3% 21 -2.5% 39 212 202 3 2
J.Goff LAR 8 17 9 17 -2.7% 19 -1.9% 13 51 82 2 0
L.Jackson BAL 7 18 20 12 -8.9% 22 -3.0% 44 352 178 2 1
K.Cousins MIN 4 19 2 24 -3.7% 20 -8.6% 9 43 45 0 1
D.Brees NO 4 20 8 18 -1.4% 16 10.4% 4 5 37 2 0
B.Mayfield CLE 4 21 2 23 -2.0% 18 -6.0% 7 43 37 0 0
P.Mahomes KC 3 22 11 16 -10.1% 23 -4.8% 29 172 98 2 1
J.Garoppolo SF 3 23 5 21 -2.0% 17 8.5% 4 23 24 0 0
K.Allen WAS -1 24 1 25 -16.7% 26 -9.5% 5 27 20 1 0
G.Minshew JAX -3 25 4 22 -14.6% 24 -8.5% 23 125 77 1 1
D.Watson HOU -7 26 -3 26 -16.5% 25 -13.7% 29 144 100 1 1
J.Stidham NE -10 27 -9 27 -48.0% 31 -43.8% 4 6 -3 0 0
J.Flacco NYJ -10 28 -10 28 -47.5% 30 -49.2% 5 14 -3 0 1
T.Taylor LAC -13 29 -13 30 -57.4% 34 -57.7% 5 8 -10 0 0
A.Dalton DAL -18 30 -22 32 -62.8% 35 -75.0% 6 18 -16 0 1
D.Haskins WAS -20 31 -28 36 -39.9% 29 -51.6% 10 29 6 1 1
M.Ryan ATL -20 32 -11 29 -56.2% 33 -35.5% 9 35 -14 0 0
D.Carr LV -21 33 -21 31 -37.1% 28 -36.2% 13 49 12 0 2
T.Brady TB -23 34 -27 33 -51.3% 32 -58.1% 9 6 -11 2 3
J.Hurts PHI -23 35 -27 34 -67.6% 36 -77.0% 9 40 -24 0 2
J.Burrow CIN -24 36 -28 35 -25.8% 27 -27.7% 28 98 73 3 3
B.Roethlisberger PIT -30 37 -33 37 -104.3% 39 -113.4% 6 6 -46 0 2
D.Lock DEN -42 38 -35 38 -95.9% 38 -82.1% 8 15 -61 1 3
T.Hill NO -62 39 -61 39 -77.8% 37 -76.5% 14 46 -76 1 2