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QUARTERBACKS 2019

Regular season totals, through Week 5

Revised as of 10/8/2019

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.

Because it is early in the season, opponent adjustments are currently at 50% 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 75 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 662 1 707 1 39.9% 1 43.4% 79.6 2 202 1,767 1,945 11 0 1 0 66.0% 2/25 1.4
D.Prescott DAL 507 2 591 2 33.6% 3 41.0% 80.6 1 176 1,559 1,596 11 0 0 5 70.0% 1/5 1.1
R.Wilson SEA 507 3 543 3 37.1% 2 40.6% 76.6 3 169 1,319 1,536 12 2 1 0 73.5% 2/42 1.8
T.Brady NE 379 4 400 4 19.3% 6 20.9% 62.8 9 194 1,337 1,518 10 0 0 2 63.8% 5/108 2.9
D.Watson HOU 361 5 390 5 21.4% 5 24.0% 70.6 4 177 1,253 1,386 11 2 1 1 69.6% 1/5 0.8
M.Stafford DET 353 6 376 6 28.0% 4 30.7% 62.9 8 146 1,066 1,207 9 1 2 2 63.3% 0/0 3.6
M.Ryan ATL 328 7 308 8 11.4% 10 10.0% 62.4 10 234 1,568 1,619 11 0 1 7 70.3% 4/82 2.7
A.Rodgers GB 277 8 247 11 11.5% 9 9.1% 56.5 12 190 1,216 1,364 6 0 2 1 63.1% 6/125 0.9
G.Minshew JAX 250 9 197 14 12.1% 8 7.2% 51.3 15 178 1,199 1,206 9 2 4 1 66.7% 1/26 1.4
C.Wentz PHI 247 10 320 7 10.3% 12 16.6% 64.8 6 182 1,113 1,266 10 0 0 2 60.3% 1/14 5.4
D.Carr OAK 241 11 216 12 10.5% 11 8.3% 50.6 17 171 1,064 1,221 6 0 2 3 73.3% 1/43 -0.4
J.Garoppolo SF 195 12 199 13 15.4% 7 15.9% 51.6 14 119 887 859 7 1 1 4 69.0% 2/32 -1.3
J.Brissett IND 183 13 248 10 5.6% 13 11.6% 50.1 18 173 1,019 1,130 10 1 1 3 65.1% 4/121 -1.7
J.Winston TB 180 14 131 17 4.6% 15 0.3% 47.4 20 184 1,239 1,164 11 3 0 5 62.2% 2/45 2.2
P.Rivers LAC 177 15 250 9 1.9% 17 7.3% 49.1 19 205 1,387 1,334 7 2 1 4 69.3% 6/97 3.1
L.Jackson BAL 141 16 170 15 1.6% 18 4.2% 63.6 7 177 1,191 1,085 11 0 0 5 65.4% 0/0 1.6
T.Bridgewater NO 128 17 164 16 5.4% 14 10.1% 41.8 26 128 777 795 6 1 0 2 70.8% 1/3 -0.4
C.Keenum WAS 122 18 109 18 2.4% 16 0.9% 46.2 22 140 903 890 7 1 1 4 69.2% 1/4 -2.3
J.Goff LAR 106 19 105 19 -4.1% 22 -4.2% 44.3 23 231 1,583 1,367 7 1 3 7 63.1% 3/34 2.0
M.Rudolph PIT 79 20 74 21 1.3% 19 0.6% 47.3 21 97 621 618 7 1 0 2 67.0% 1/32 1.1
K.Allen CAR 78 21 102 20 0.6% 20 4.3% 54.0 13 98 613 643 5 2 4 0 66.7% 1/36 5.1
K.Cousins MIN 60 22 63 22 -4.0% 21 -3.6% 35.5 29 138 938 760 5 3 2 2 68.8% 2/39 1.1
J.Flacco DEN 29 23 21 24 -8.7% 24 -9.4% 59.9 11 181 1,149 1,007 6 1 2 4 67.5% 3/33 -1.1
E.Manning NYG 25 24 9 25 -7.0% 23 -9.6% 43.7 24 91 535 523 2 1 1 2 63.6% 0/0 1.4
M.Mariota TEN 19 25 37 23 -9.0% 25 -7.1% 37.1 27 161 951 772 7 2 0 0 63.0% 1/14 -0.6
M.Trubisky CHI 10 26 -6 26 -9.7% 26 -11.9% 34.3 31 114 545 589 3 0 0 2 65.1% 2/13 -0.5
A.Dalton CIN -8 27 -106 29 -11.7% 27 -18.6% 35.1 30 223 1,284 1,154 7 1 3 4 63.5% 4/43 -1.2
C.Newton CAR -51 28 -22 27 -19.7% 29 -14.9% 19.8 33 94 529 413 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 -0.5
D.Jones NYG -55 29 -40 28 -18.4% 28 -16.4% 66.6 5 118 692 538 4 0 2 3 64.2% 2/47 -1.4
K.Murray ARI -138 30 -110 30 -21.0% 30 -19.0% 50.9 16 221 1,180 933 4 1 0 4 63.3% 1/0 -1.1
J.Allen BUF -138 31 -144 31 -23.4% 31 -23.9% 36.7 28 175 1,021 723 5 0 2 7 64.2% 1/9 1.6
J.Rosen MIA -209 32 -234 33 -44.8% 33 -48.8% 43.0 25 95 421 216 1 1 0 3 51.2% 2/36 10.8
B.Mayfield CLE -216 33 -233 32 -31.8% 32 -33.5% 33.4 32 176 1,113 548 4 1 1 8 56.6% 2/31 0.2
L.Falk NYJ -314 34 -363 34 -72.3% 34 -81.9% 10.3 34 89 320 -14 0 1 1 3 64.4% 0/0 -0.8

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-74 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
D.Brees NO 105 97 21.9% 19.3% 71.8 47 400 398 2 0 0 2 76.1% 0/0 6.1
B.Roethlisberger PIT 49 -34 0.6% -19.3% 32.2 64 338 403 0 1 0 1 56.5% 2/26 3.3
D.Hodges PIT 34 41 41.1% 51.2% 96.7 9 68 99 0 0 0 0 77.8% 1/7 -6.0
C.Daniel CHI 33 36 -3.3% -2.6% 65.7 65 382 387 3 0 0 2 73.3% 1/9 -1.3
S.Darnold NYJ -7 -40 -13.5% -24.5% 41.6 46 164 231 1 1 0 0 68.3% 0/0 -0.9
M.Barkley BUF -29 -61 -39.8% -72.3% 22.8 17 118 41 0 1 0 1 56.3% 0/0 1.8
C.McCoy WAS -129 -191 -82.1% -116.4% 20.1 33 77 -29 0 2 0 1 66.7% 0/0 -3.7
R.Fitzpatrick MIA -163 -194 -58.5% -67.6% 23.6 58 275 55 1 0 0 4 51.9% 0/0 2.8
D.Haskins WAS -168 -154 -134.3% -124.2% 18.6 19 86 -119 0 0 0 3 52.9% 0/0 4.0

RUSHING: Minimum 3 rushes, 32 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
K.Murray ARI 56 1 67 1 31.1% 6 39.3% 26 207 225 2 0
L.Jackson BAL 55 2 61 2 11.8% 9 14.4% 45 309 290 1 2
D.Prescott DAL 51 3 52 3 54.9% 3 55.9% 12 126 174 1 0
D.Jones NYG 44 4 35 6 51.7% 5 39.0% 11 80 153 2 1
G.Minshew JAX 42 5 43 4 72.6% 1 75.6% 16 126 131 0 0
R.Wilson SEA 36 6 39 5 25.7% 7 28.2% 19 127 150 2 0
M.Ryan ATL 25 7 20 10 53.8% 4 41.3% 8 58 84 1 0
J.Brissett IND 23 8 22 8 7.9% 11 7.0% 17 72 136 1 0
A.Rodgers GB 22 9 19 11 56.8% 2 46.2% 7 59 76 0 0
D.Watson HOU 21 10 24 7 9.9% 10 13.6% 19 129 116 3 3
J.Allen BUF 14 11 6 15 -4.4% 16 -8.7% 34 164 168 3 2
M.Stafford DET 13 12 18 12 18.1% 8 29.7% 9 57 62 0 0
C.Wentz PHI 12 13 15 13 -0.6% 14 2.5% 16 62 103 1 0
P.Mahomes KC 12 14 21 9 7.9% 12 23.4% 11 85 69 0 1
T.Hill NO 4 15 -1 18 -1.2% 15 -14.2% 7 43 36 0 0
M.Rudolph PIT 4 16 1 16 0.6% 13 -10.3% 5 22 29 0 0
M.Trubisky CHI -2 17 0 17 -21.5% 19 -13.4% 5 21 11 0 0
J.Flacco DEN -3 18 -1 20 -19.0% 18 -15.5% 5 14 21 0 0
J.Rosen MIA -3 19 -2 21 -31.8% 22 -28.6% 3 13 4 0 0
M.Mariota TEN -3 20 9 14 -15.6% 17 -2.7% 22 125 62 1 1
R.Griffin BAL -5 21 -1 19 -41.2% 27 -19.5% 3 10 1 0 0
J.Winston TB -7 22 -11 24 -25.1% 20 -33.3% 11 43 22 0 0
P.Rivers LAC -7 23 -4 22 -36.2% 24 -26.1% 5 24 5 0 0
J.Goff LAR -10 24 -9 23 -35.3% 23 -32.3% 6 20 8 1 0
C.Daniel CHI -11 25 -18 27 -39.9% 26 -57.8% 6 6 3 0 0
D.Carr OAK -11 26 -11 26 -64.5% 30 -63.9% 5 30 -11 0 1
K.Cousins MIN -12 27 -19 28 -30.8% 21 -41.3% 11 41 19 1 2
J.Garoppolo SF -14 28 -11 25 -57.4% 29 -48.3% 5 10 -10 0 1
T.Bridgewater NO -17 29 -33 31 -37.7% 25 -61.7% 12 33 9 0 0
A.Dalton CIN -22 30 -24 29 -52.5% 28 -55.4% 8 15 -12 1 2
B.Mayfield CLE -23 31 -25 30 -124.8% 31 -133.6% 3 1 -39 0 1
C.Newton CAR -49 32 -55 32 -232.7% 32 -260.9% 5 -2 -98 0 2