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QUARTERBACKS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 2

Revised as of 9/17/2019

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.

Because it is early in the season, there are currently no opponent adjustments. Opponent adjustments will begin after Week 4.

Clicking on a player's name will bring you to his FO player page with advanced stats through the most recent season.

PASSING: Minimum 30 passes, 33 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk QBR Rk Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
D.Prescott DAL 395 1 83.0% 1 93.1 1 63 666 876 7 0 0 1 82.3% 0/0 4.1
P.Mahomes KC 383 2 61.7% 3 92.5 2 79 811 947 7 0 1 0 71.4% 1/12 0.3
T.Brady NE 300 3 60.9% 4 84.1 4 67 589 744 5 0 0 0 68.8% 2/13 0.3
L.Jackson BAL 298 4 64.3% 2 90.1 3 60 581 724 7 0 0 0 71.9% 0/0 2.5
C.Keenum WAS 231 5 35.2% 6 71.8 6 82 578 716 5 0 0 0 70.0% 0/0 -3.2
M.Stafford DET 206 6 33.2% 7 64.1 10 76 604 656 5 1 1 2 67.1% 0/0 5.0
J.Garoppolo SF 176 7 41.4% 5 66.7 8 53 455 510 4 0 0 2 67.3% 2/32 -1.4
R.Wilson SEA 150 8 28.2% 8 63.9 11 64 431 512 5 0 1 0 78.2% 2/42 -1.9
P.Rivers LAC 87 9 5.9% 10 61.6 13 75 596 527 3 1 0 2 65.7% 2/15 4.3
D.Brees NO 85 10 15.6% 9 72.9 5 47 400 371 2 0 0 2 76.1% 0/0 6.1
C.Wentz PHI 84 11 5.0% 11 66.6 9 86 526 536 4 0 0 2 64.6% 0/0 6.8
J.Flacco DEN 73 12 1.6% 12 62.2 12 86 531 562 2 1 0 1 69.1% 2/24 -0.5
D.Carr OAK 55 13 1.1% 13 50.6 15 67 437 434 2 0 0 2 70.3% 1/43 2.9
A.Rodgers GB 39 14 -2.5% 15 36.1 24 72 352 417 3 0 1 0 62.5% 2/63 1.2
J.Brissett IND 35 15 -1.9% 14 47.2 17 60 303 353 5 1 1 1 70.4% 2/55 -3.7
J.Goff LAR 7 16 -9.7% 16 31.0 27 72 439 397 2 1 1 1 62.7% 2/24 1.4
A.Dalton CIN 5 17 -10.4% 18 38.3 22 102 678 543 4 0 2 1 65.6% 1/15 -1.1
G.Minshew JAX 4 18 -10.2% 17 46.5 19 63 450 309 3 2 1 1 77.6% 0/0 -1.4
E.Manning NYG -5 19 -11.9% 19 37.3 23 91 535 483 2 1 1 2 63.6% 0/0 1.4
M.Mariota TEN -7 20 -13.0% 20 46.9 18 58 335 279 4 1 0 0 66.0% 1/14 -2.1
K.Murray ARI -17 21 -13.7% 21 46.3 20 102 599 507 2 1 0 1 58.1% 1/0 0.9
D.Watson HOU -20 22 -15.9% 22 71.2 7 70 366 308 3 2 0 1 61.0% 0/0 2.3
T.Bridgewater NO -26 23 -27.4% 27 18.3 31 32 137 93 0 1 0 0 58.6% 0/0 0.3
J.Allen BUF -34 24 -18.4% 25 54.1 14 72 476 335 2 0 2 2 65.2% 1/9 1.2
M.Ryan ATL -38 25 -17.3% 23 48.1 16 94 582 446 5 0 0 5 67.4% 2/35 5.9
C.Newton CAR -39 26 -17.6% 24 26.4 29 94 529 430 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 -0.5
B.Roethlisberger PIT -44 27 -21.6% 26 25.0 30 64 338 278 0 1 0 1 56.5% 2/26 3.3
S.Darnold NYJ -52 28 -28.5% 29 33.3 25 46 164 170 1 1 0 0 68.3% 0/0 -0.9
M.Trubisky CHI -79 29 -28.2% 28 27.5 28 77 328 265 0 0 0 1 58.3% 1/6 -1.1
K.Cousins MIN -79 30 -42.8% 31 15.8 32 44 313 94 2 1 1 2 52.4% 1/15 6.7
B.Mayfield CLE -106 31 -34.3% 30 40.4 21 80 549 226 2 0 0 4 61.1% 1/16 1.2
J.Winston TB -156 32 -50.6% 32 31.1 26 68 350 104 2 2 0 3 60.0% 1/16 -1.3
R.Fitzpatrick MIA -217 33 -77.4% 33 11.9 33 56 246 -32 1 0 0 4 50.0% 0/0 1.5

PASSING, OTHERS: 8-29 passes

Player Team DYAR DVOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
N.Foles JAX 35 72.9% 94.5 8 75 82 1 0 0 0 62.5% 0/0 12.0
M.Rudolph PIT 7 -5.5% 52.5 19 112 109 2 0 0 1 63.2% 0/0 1.5
L.Falk NYJ -3 -13.0% 40.9 27 183 136 0 0 0 0 80.0% 0/0 -3.4
T.Siemian NYJ -67 -165.5% 1.4 8 -14 -56 0 0 0 0 50.0% 0/0 0.0
J.Rosen MIA -199 -148.5% 2.8 25 75 -154 0 0 0 2 38.1% 0/0 9.0

RUSHING: Minimum 2 rushes, 26 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk DVOA Rk Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
D.Prescott DAL 30 1 62.6% 6 6 84 100 0 0
D.Watson HOU 27 2 78.2% 4 6 46 86 2 0
L.Jackson BAL 27 3 27.4% 8 15 129 108 0 0
G.Minshew JAX 24 4 116.1% 1 7 62 69 0 0
J.Allen BUF 19 5 13.6% 13 13 62 98 2 0
R.Wilson SEA 11 6 92.5% 2 4 35 27 0 0
P.Rivers LAC 10 7 75.4% 5 2 18 31 0 0
M.Stafford DET 10 8 18.1% 11 6 36 45 0 0
M.Mariota TEN 9 9 14.0% 12 8 56 48 0 0
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 9 10 78.8% 3 2 14 29 0 0
C.Wentz PHI 9 11 7.2% 15 6 9 55 1 0
J.Brissett IND 7 12 3.2% 16 8 35 53 0 0
M.Ryan ATL 7 13 49.1% 7 3 28 25 0 0
J.Winston TB 7 14 19.0% 10 5 25 32 0 0
J.Goff LAR 5 15 25.2% 9 2 4 23 1 0
E.Manning NYG 3 16 7.5% 14 2 8 15 0 0
M.Trubisky CHI 2 17 -0.9% 17 4 19 17 0 0
J.Garoppolo SF 1 18 -1.1% 18 2 10 10 0 0
R.Griffin BAL -1 19 -18.4% 19 3 10 9 0 0
T.Hill NO -2 20 -35.1% 20 2 8 2 0 0
T.Bridgewater NO -5 21 -63.9% 23 2 5 -5 0 0
K.Murray ARI -9 22 -47.7% 21 5 17 -3 0 0
D.Carr OAK -11 23 -93.0% 24 3 21 -15 0 1
A.Dalton CIN -11 24 -199.4% 25 2 1 -22 0 1
K.Cousins MIN -20 25 -62.0% 22 6 21 -17 1 2
C.Newton CAR -55 26 -258.1% 26 5 -2 -111 0 2