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2018 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, playoffs not included

Revised as of 9/8/2019

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
P.Mahomes KC 2,031 1 1,904 1 39.9% 1 36.7% 81.6 1 607 4,910 5,970 50 3 2 11 66.4% 7/107 4.5
D.Brees NO 1,631 2 1,679 2 36.7% 2 38.1% 80.8 2 506 3,854 4,963 32 1 1 5 74.6% 13/201 0.1
P.Rivers LAC 1,316 3 1,216 4 27.2% 3 24.3% 70.2 7 540 4,104 4,554 32 0 1 12 68.3% 2/24 1.7
M.Ryan ATL 1,232 4 1,352 3 18.2% 4 21.0% 68.2 9 649 4,638 5,062 35 4 5 7 69.6% 9/203 0.8
B.Roethlisberger PIT 1,204 5 1,070 7 14.5% 8 11.7% 71.8 4 696 4,944 5,418 34 1 2 16 67.4% 9/152 1.4
J.Goff LAR 1,114 6 1,110 6 17.0% 5 16.9% 66.4 11 593 4,450 4,703 32 4 5 10 65.2% 7/142 -0.3
A.Luck IND 1,070 7 1,152 5 13.3% 9 15.2% 71.7 5 656 4,430 4,982 39 3 1 15 67.7% 10/169 0.1
T.Brady NE 1,034 8 1,051 8 15.4% 7 15.8% 70.6 6 589 4,197 4,546 29 2 2 11 66.1% 8/167 2.8
A.Rodgers GB 817 9 694 10 8.1% 12 5.2% 60.6 18 644 4,032 4,533 25 1 3 2 62.9% 9/151 4.5
D.Watson HOU 737 10 722 9 9.5% 11 9.0% 63.8 14 562 3,779 3,889 26 5 2 9 69.1% 6/149 -0.3
R.Wilson SEA 673 11 637 11 11.3% 10 10.2% 65.6 12 471 3,090 3,317 35 4 2 6 66.8% 10/205 2.8
B.Mayfield CLE 628 12 610 12 8.1% 14 7.5% 53.9 25 509 3,549 3,486 27 1 3 14 64.2% 4/100 1.8
K.Cousins MIN 595 13 573 14 2.7% 20 2.2% 62.0 16 646 3,988 4,281 30 2 6 10 70.5% 7/69 1.0
C.Wentz PHI 545 14 574 13 8.1% 13 9.1% 64.2 13 430 2,851 3,016 21 1 6 7 70.1% 5/106 0.5
R.Fitzpatrick TB 473 15 459 17 16.8% 6 16.0% 63.7 15 260 2,283 2,005 17 2 1 12 66.7% 2/34 1.9
J.Winston TB 470 16 489 16 6.9% 15 7.6% 68.6 8 405 2,824 2,723 19 1 2 13 64.7% 6/126 3.2
M.Trubisky CHI 448 17 540 15 3.6% 19 6.5% 72.8 3 457 3,082 3,059 24 3 2 12 66.7% 10/197 2.7
J.Flacco BAL 429 18 329 21 5.4% 16 1.5% 57.4 20 392 2,380 2,675 12 1 1 6 61.7% 8/159 1.7
A.Dalton CIN 404 19 406 19 5.2% 17 5.3% 61.9 17 383 2,405 2,543 21 1 0 10 62.4% 6/95 1.1
M.Stafford DET 396 20 275 23 -0.8% 21 -4.0% 54.0 24 594 3,521 3,619 21 2 3 11 66.2% 10/221 1.3
D.Carr OAK 392 21 281 22 -1.0% 22 -3.9% 48.9 29 598 3,734 3,640 19 5 7 10 69.8% 5/59 0.3
E.Manning NYG 337 22 339 20 -2.5% 24 -2.5% 51.8 27 622 3,946 3,604 21 2 4 11 66.1% 9/164 -0.5
C.Newton CAR 321 23 407 18 -1.4% 23 1.1% 55.9 21 497 3,159 3,096 24 3 0 13 68.7% 6/71 1.1
N.Mullens SF 286 24 232 25 4.2% 18 1.3% 54.9 23 287 2,151 1,893 13 1 0 10 65.2% 5/40 0.1
D.Prescott DAL 112 25 253 24 -8.1% 26 -4.2% 57.8 19 582 3,532 3,098 22 1 5 8 67.7% 4/54 -1.0
N.Foles PHI 74 26 142 26 -5.4% 25 -0.2% 67.4 10 202 1,370 1,155 7 0 2 4 73.1% 3/32 -0.3
M.Mariota TEN 65 27 18 28 -8.5% 27 -10.4% 55.5 22 373 2,289 2,035 11 4 1 8 68.9% 7/117 1.6
A.Smith WAS -53 28 95 27 -13.5% 29 -6.9% 49.3 28 350 2,033 1,722 10 4 1 5 63.3% 4/77 0.3
C.Keenum DEN -63 29 -41 29 -12.7% 28 -12.2% 46.9 31 620 3,634 3,127 18 6 2 14 62.6% 7/88 0.1
S.Darnold NYJ -110 30 -139 30 -15.2% 30 -16.2% 48.4 30 445 2,653 2,062 17 2 1 15 57.9% 1/5 1.1
R.Tannehill MIA -186 31 -251 32 -20.8% 32 -24.1% 35.0 33 309 1,694 1,302 17 1 4 9 64.5% 3/44 0.9
B.Bortles JAX -221 32 -177 31 -18.9% 31 -17.4% 45.7 32 435 2,549 1,986 13 4 2 10 60.3% 0/0 0.2
J.Allen BUF -534 33 -476 33 -35.9% 33 -33.2% 52.0 26 350 1,840 1,007 10 4 1 11 53.0% 6/150 3.6
J.Rosen ARI -1,145 34 -1,067 34 -53.7% 34 -50.8% 26.1 34 439 1,943 608 11 4 5 14 55.5% 5/70 -0.7

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-199 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
K.Allen CAR 158 170 67.4% 73.7% 95.7 31 266 376 2 0 0 0 64.5% 2/69 4.2
M.Barkley BUF 109 111 56.0% 57.5% 87.0 26 224 278 2 0 0 0 60.0% 0/0 4.4
M.Glennon ARI 73 79 45.4% 49.5% 76.4 22 166 194 1 0 0 0 71.4% 0/0 -8.3
L.Jackson BAL 24 69 -9.2% -5.5% 45.2 186 1,119 1,020 6 0 2 3 58.6% 4/54 0.2
J.Garoppolo SF -9 -20 -12.5% -14.2% 29.9 102 620 518 5 2 0 3 59.6% 3/53 -1.9
T.Bridgewater NO -46 -40 -39.7% -36.1% 33.6 25 110 67 1 0 0 1 60.9% 0/0 1.0
J.Driskel CIN -61 -109 -16.4% -20.5% 31.6 193 872 851 6 2 1 2 59.7% 3/54 -2.0
J.Dobbs PIT -85 -74 -124.0% -109.4% 53.8 12 43 -55 0 0 0 1 50.0% 0/0 -3.3
B.Osweiler MIA -85 -50 -17.7% -15.0% 37.5 195 1,112 925 7 0 1 4 63.8% 1/3 1.4
J.Johnson WAS -87 -110 -25.8% -29.7% 50.1 100 520 360 3 2 0 3 57.1% 0/0 1.6
M.Cassel DET -96 -107 -90.7% -99.7% 10.5 18 46 -33 0 0 0 1 41.2% 0/0 -0.3
C.McCoy WAS -119 -114 -40.8% -39.6% 41.5 58 338 160 3 1 0 3 65.4% 1/13 3.7
T.Heinicke CAR -140 -112 -49.1% -41.5% 19.9 58 303 106 1 0 0 3 62.5% 0/0 4.1
C.Daniel CHI -152 -87 -37.9% -26.4% 29.6 87 462 250 3 3 0 2 69.7% 2/21 -3.9
B.Gabbert TEN -154 -102 -35.5% -27.3% 28.4 106 576 305 4 0 0 4 61.0% 0/0 0.5
C.J.Beathard SF -156 -188 -24.3% -27.0% 43.3 188 1,101 740 8 1 3 7 60.4% 1/6 -1.1
J.McCown NYJ -184 -223 -36.5% -41.9% 35.2 116 504 334 1 0 0 4 55.0% 0/0 5.3
D.Anderson BUF -208 -180 -56.9% -50.7% 26.9 75 438 83 0 0 2 4 60.0% 0/0 1.3
S.Bradford ARI -213 -268 -50.8% -61.1% 30.3 86 366 143 2 1 2 4 62.5% 0/0 2.2
D.Kizer GB -262 -234 -102.7% -92.8% 28.2 45 152 -126 0 0 1 2 48.8% 0/0 4.1
T.Taylor CLE -264 -258 -53.5% -52.6% 29.1 97 382 142 2 1 0 2 50.6% 2/34 0.5
M.Sanchez WAS -300 -297 -154.6% -153.5% 5.0 42 96 -240 0 1 0 3 54.3% 0/0 -0.7
N.Peterman BUF -380 -500 -85.1% -108.6% 9.3 88 252 -103 1 0 0 7 55.0% 2/18 -1.2
C.Kessler JAX -458 -393 -59.7% -52.8% 27.4 153 555 131 2 2 3 2 64.9% 1/15 0.0

RUSHING: Minimum 8 rushes, 42 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
J.Allen BUF 192 1 178 1 33.3% 5 30.0% 81 638 757 8 3
M.Trubisky CHI 114 2 119 2 22.9% 12 24.6% 57 425 502 3 1
B.Bortles JAX 107 3 91 4 26.8% 8 20.7% 51 370 451 1 2
D.Watson HOU 95 4 83 5 7.8% 21 5.4% 89 550 566 6 2
M.Mariota TEN 86 5 54 10 15.1% 17 5.2% 59 361 422 2 3
R.Wilson SEA 83 6 94 3 23.3% 11 27.8% 50 382 366 0 2
C.Newton CAR 71 7 71 6 2.7% 26 2.7% 89 502 512 4 2
M.Ryan ATL 68 8 67 7 33.9% 4 32.9% 24 132 267 3 0
A.Rodgers GB 66 9 64 9 18.4% 14 17.8% 38 274 306 2 2
B.Roethlisberger PIT 62 10 67 8 37.8% 2 41.5% 19 111 235 3 0
A.Luck IND 51 11 44 14 25.3% 9 19.7% 26 171 220 0 0
D.Prescott DAL 45 12 41 15 2.0% 27 0.8% 58 320 335 6 4
D.Brees NO 43 13 47 12 29.0% 7 33.0% 13 40 176 4 0
A.Smith WAS 42 14 40 16 13.8% 18 13.0% 34 173 215 1 1
C.Keenum DEN 40 15 45 13 31.2% 6 35.7% 15 101 162 2 1
R.Fitzpatrick TB 40 16 36 18 15.9% 16 12.9% 29 157 195 2 0
P.Mahomes KC 39 17 51 11 3.0% 24 7.8% 47 276 277 2 1
R.Tannehill MIA 39 18 40 17 34.9% 3 36.8% 21 154 148 0 0
J.Winston TB 37 19 32 19 4.7% 23 2.7% 43 283 243 1 3
C.McCoy WAS 30 20 17 25 48.3% 1 21.3% 9 64 106 0 0
T.Brady NE 30 21 27 20 18.1% 15 15.7% 12 44 140 2 0
J.Johnson WAS 27 22 21 23 12.1% 19 6.9% 22 122 145 1 0
J.Rosen ARI 23 23 25 21 25.2% 10 27.6% 14 145 101 0 1
S.Darnold NYJ 23 24 5 33 0.2% 29 -9.5% 30 146 187 1 2
C.Kessler JAX 20 25 22 22 7.5% 22 9.6% 18 124 118 0 0
N.Peterman BUF 18 26 6 32 19.3% 13 -0.9% 10 50 82 1 0
A.Dalton CIN 14 27 16 26 11.9% 20 15.6% 13 101 74 0 0
J.Flacco BAL 13 28 14 27 2.9% 25 3.8% 13 46 94 0 1
M.Stafford DET 12 29 10 30 1.9% 28 -0.7% 16 85 91 0 1
T.Hill NO 12 30 20 24 -7.1% 35 -3.3% 37 194 193 2 1
J.Driskel CIN 10 31 11 28 -2.8% 32 -1.5% 21 134 102 2 1
D.Carr OAK 8 32 9 31 -0.3% 30 0.6% 13 57 70 1 0
C.Wentz PHI 7 33 -4 37 -6.8% 33 -14.8% 25 101 120 0 0
N.Foles PHI 5 34 11 29 -2.7% 31 6.8% 8 18 55 0 0
E.Manning NYG 4 35 -4 36 -7.4% 36 -16.5% 11 24 67 1 0
T.Taylor CLE 4 36 0 35 -6.8% 34 -12.6% 16 122 58 1 2
J.Goff LAR 0 37 3 34 -11.8% 37 -9.9% 26 118 104 2 1
K.Cousins MIN -2 38 -5 38 -13.2% 38 -15.0% 31 124 126 1 1
C.J.Beathard SF -13 39 -8 39 -25.2% 39 -20.5% 18 68 41 1 1
B.Mayfield CLE -20 40 -8 40 -28.6% 41 -18.8% 25 143 42 0 2
P.Rivers LAC -55 41 -56 41 -96.5% 42 -97.9% 10 10 -80 0 1
L.Jackson BAL -112 42 -60 42 -27.2% 40 -20.3% 133 696 278 5 10