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QUARTERBACKS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 6

Revised as of 10/15/2019

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, opponent adjustments are currently at 60% strength.

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

PASSING: Minimum 90 passes, 33 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 756 1 781 1 38.7% 2 40.3% 76.6 3 238 2,033 2,251 14 0 2 1 64.2% 4/55 1.8
R.Wilson SEA 682 2 711 3 41.8% 1 44.0% 79.4 2 205 1,603 1,968 14 2 1 0 72.9% 3/47 1.4
D.Prescott DAL 647 3 719 2 34.2% 3 39.3% 81.1 1 217 1,828 2,021 11 0 0 5 70.0% 4/55 1.6
M.Ryan ATL 475 4 529 4 17.0% 6 20.1% 62.9 7 272 1,907 2,011 15 1 1 7 72.1% 4/82 2.4
D.Watson HOU 461 5 483 5 21.4% 4 22.9% 75.9 4 219 1,533 1,767 12 2 1 3 70.0% 1/5 0.4
T.Brady NE 402 6 448 6 15.2% 7 18.2% 57.1 11 238 1,651 1,774 10 0 1 3 65.9% 5/108 2.1
M.Stafford DET 352 7 366 8 19.8% 5 21.0% 58.8 9 182 1,304 1,398 9 2 2 2 62.0% 0/0 2.9
C.Wentz PHI 322 8 394 7 10.9% 10 15.8% 67.8 5 224 1,405 1,616 12 0 0 3 61.2% 1/14 4.8
A.Rodgers GB 305 9 284 9 9.6% 11 8.1% 51.2 15 230 1,495 1,610 8 0 2 2 62.8% 6/125 1.5
K.Cousins MIN 260 10 262 10 13.8% 8 14.0% 49.8 16 168 1,263 1,196 9 3 2 3 70.1% 4/63 1.4
D.Carr OAK 255 11 222 14 11.8% 9 8.8% 49.5 17 171 1,064 1,240 6 0 2 3 73.3% 1/43 -0.4
G.Minshew JAX 236 12 154 19 7.4% 12 1.0% 44.9 21 209 1,350 1,346 9 2 4 2 63.9% 1/26 1.9
P.Rivers LAC 229 13 255 13 2.9% 17 4.4% 46.6 20 251 1,683 1,632 9 2 2 6 67.7% 6/97 2.4
J.Brissett IND 166 14 257 12 4.1% 15 12.4% 47.9 19 173 1,019 1,107 10 1 1 3 65.1% 4/121 -1.7
L.Jackson BAL 162 15 259 11 1.1% 19 8.4% 64.0 6 210 1,419 1,287 11 0 0 5 65.5% 0/0 1.3
T.Bridgewater NO 159 16 210 15 4.4% 14 9.3% 41.2 24 167 999 1,045 7 1 0 2 69.9% 1/3 -1.1
J.Garoppolo SF 153 17 181 16 4.5% 13 7.4% 53.4 13 154 1,115 993 7 1 2 5 69.9% 2/32 -1.4
K.Allen CAR 114 18 163 17 2.1% 18 7.7% 52.5 14 132 822 852 7 2 4 0 65.6% 1/36 3.5
C.Keenum WAS 94 19 154 18 -2.4% 20 3.2% 43.5 22 165 1,069 993 9 1 1 4 66.5% 1/4 -1.5
M.Rudolph PIT 89 20 75 21 2.9% 16 0.7% 47.9 18 97 621 631 7 1 0 2 67.0% 1/32 1.1
J.Winston TB 58 21 -99 28 -7.3% 22 -17.6% 41.1 25 245 1,605 1,306 12 4 1 10 60.6% 2/45 2.4
J.Goff LAR 50 22 -14 25 -8.2% 24 -12.0% 37.2 29 259 1,631 1,418 7 2 3 7 62.2% 3/34 1.7
K.Murray ARI 45 23 105 20 -8.4% 25 -4.8% 56.6 12 257 1,520 1,388 7 1 0 4 65.1% 1/0 -0.4
J.Flacco DEN 44 24 22 22 -8.0% 23 -9.6% 57.9 10 210 1,316 1,191 6 1 2 5 67.0% 3/33 0.6
M.Trubisky CHI 38 25 -2 24 -5.7% 21 -11.5% 37.3 28 114 545 628 3 0 0 2 65.1% 2/13 -0.5
E.Manning NYG 15 26 13 23 -8.6% 26 -9.0% 42.9 23 91 535 510 2 1 1 2 63.6% 0/0 1.4
A.Dalton CIN -20 27 -108 29 -12.3% 27 -17.5% 38.8 27 264 1,501 1,341 7 1 3 5 62.0% 5/58 -0.5
C.Newton CAR -57 28 -19 26 -20.7% 29 -14.2% 19.6 32 94 529 405 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 -0.5
M.Mariota TEN -95 29 -56 27 -20.2% 28 -16.4% 31.5 31 182 1,007 716 7 2 0 2 60.3% 2/25 0.2
J.Allen BUF -125 30 -139 30 -22.2% 30 -23.4% 36.7 30 175 1,021 742 5 0 2 7 64.2% 1/9 1.6
D.Jones NYG -132 31 -192 31 -24.8% 31 -30.9% 60.7 8 150 854 602 5 0 2 6 60.7% 2/47 -0.5
B.Mayfield CLE -261 32 -288 32 -31.3% 32 -33.4% 39.8 26 213 1,362 688 5 1 1 11 57.1% 2/31 0.5
J.Rosen MIA -431 33 -431 33 -65.8% 33 -65.8% 18.8 33 125 476 48 1 1 0 5 53.2% 2/36 6.7

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-89 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
D.Brees NO 109 98 23.2% 19.8% 71.0 47 400 404 2 0 0 2 76.1% 0/0 6.1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 70 -32 5.7% -18.7% 32.6 64 338 432 0 1 0 1 56.5% 2/26 3.3
D.Hodges PIT 49 71 13.9% 24.8% 84.6 29 200 225 1 0 0 1 75.9% 1/7 -6.8
S.Darnold NYJ 46 42 -2.7% -3.4% 56.2 80 490 499 3 1 0 1 69.9% 2/21 1.0
C.Daniel CHI 38 38 -2.2% -2.3% 64.9 65 382 394 3 0 0 2 73.3% 1/9 -1.3
R.Tannehill TEN 9 7 -2.1% -4.3% 10.3 20 109 95 0 0 0 1 81.3% 0/0 -1.4
M.Barkley BUF -22 -61 -33.4% -72.0% 24.5 17 118 50 0 1 0 1 56.3% 0/0 1.8
R.Fitzpatrick MIA -92 -132 -31.3% -40.0% 36.7 75 407 243 2 0 0 4 56.5% 0/0 2.6
C.McCoy WAS -115 -189 -74.5% -115.2% 21.7 33 77 -10 0 2 0 1 66.7% 0/0 -3.7
D.Haskins WAS -166 -153 -132.6% -123.6% 21.1 19 86 -116 0 0 0 3 52.9% 0/0 4.0
L.Falk NYJ -319 -357 -73.2% -80.8% 9.1 89 320 -20 0 1 1 3 64.4% 0/0 -0.8

RUSHING: Minimum 3 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
L.Jackson BAL 87 1 108 1 16.2% 11 23.2% 61 464 419 2 2
K.Murray ARI 63 2 71 2 24.3% 8 28.8% 34 242 272 2 0
D.Prescott DAL 52 3 59 3 42.3% 5 50.4% 15 137 189 2 0
D.Jones NYG 47 4 38 7 54.9% 4 41.6% 12 89 162 2 1
R.Wilson SEA 40 5 42 5 19.2% 10 20.3% 26 160 183 3 0
G.Minshew JAX 38 6 40 6 60.0% 2 63.6% 17 128 125 0 0
D.Watson HOU 33 7 46 4 12.2% 12 21.6% 27 173 178 5 3
A.Rodgers GB 31 8 26 9 72.8% 1 60.0% 8 71 99 0 0
J.Brissett IND 25 9 23 11 9.9% 13 7.6% 17 72 142 1 0
C.Wentz PHI 23 10 27 8 8.1% 16 11.7% 18 85 136 1 0
M.Ryan ATL 21 11 19 13 32.0% 6 29.0% 10 65 82 1 0
J.Allen BUF 20 12 7 17 -1.5% 18 -8.2% 34 164 181 3 2
M.Stafford DET 17 13 24 10 23.0% 9 39.2% 10 67 73 0 0
T.Brady NE 13 14 10 16 8.9% 15 3.7% 6 7 75 3 0
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 13 15 13 14 55.9% 3 59.6% 3 19 43 0 0
P.Mahomes KC 10 16 21 12 4.8% 17 23.7% 11 85 65 0 1
M.Rudolph PIT 6 17 0 19 9.4% 14 -12.7% 5 22 35 0 0
D.Hodges PIT 6 18 6 18 26.1% 7 28.6% 3 30 24 0 0
B.Mayfield CLE 1 19 -3 23 -10.5% 19 -19.2% 7 36 26 1 1
M.Mariota TEN -2 20 12 15 -13.8% 20 -0.3% 23 130 69 1 1
M.Trubisky CHI -2 21 0 20 -22.1% 21 -14.2% 5 21 11 0 0
J.Rosen MIA -3 22 -3 22 -30.6% 26 -29.5% 3 13 4 0 0
R.Griffin BAL -3 23 -1 21 -31.7% 27 -18.7% 3 10 4 0 0
J.Flacco DEN -5 24 -4 24 -23.3% 22 -21.4% 6 15 20 0 0
T.Hill NO -7 25 -7 27 -24.4% 24 -24.9% 10 60 25 0 0
P.Rivers LAC -8 26 -4 25 -38.6% 31 -26.7% 5 24 3 0 0
J.Garoppolo SF -8 27 -6 26 -26.6% 25 -23.0% 8 16 21 1 1
K.Cousins MIN -8 28 -16 30 -23.9% 23 -34.6% 12 42 32 1 2
D.Carr OAK -10 29 -11 28 -57.4% 33 -61.5% 5 30 -7 0 1
C.Daniel CHI -11 30 -17 32 -40.8% 32 -56.9% 6 6 2 0 0
J.Winston TB -14 31 -18 33 -36.1% 29 -42.6% 12 44 10 0 0
A.Dalton CIN -15 32 -16 31 -34.5% 28 -36.4% 9 17 14 2 2
K.Allen CAR -18 33 -19 34 -87.6% 36 -90.4% 4 9 -24 0 0
T.Bridgewater NO -19 34 -33 36 -36.2% 30 -54.1% 13 35 13 0 0
C.Keenum WAS -21 35 -15 29 -69.7% 35 -53.3% 5 15 -23 0 2
J.Goff LAR -25 36 -25 35 -67.2% 34 -65.8% 7 13 -26 1 1
C.Newton CAR -47 37 -55 37 -224.4% 37 -258.8% 5 -2 -94 0 2