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2019 NFL QUARTERBACK RATINGS

Regular season totals, through Week 13

Revised as of 12/3/2019

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.

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

PASSING: Minimum 195 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
D.Prescott DAL 1,245 1 1,291 1 30.1% 3 31.7% 72.9 3 463 3,655 4,117 23 3 1 9 66.8% 6/97 1.7
R.Wilson SEA 1,096 2 981 3 29.5% 4 25.2% 72.1 4 416 2,957 3,673 26 2 1 4 67.7% 4/85 3.5
P.Mahomes KC 1,011 3 1,126 2 32.2% 2 37.2% 76.6 2 364 2,885 3,254 20 0 2 2 64.7% 6/76 1.5
L.Jackson BAL 963 4 928 4 32.7% 1 31.1% 81.6 1 341 2,432 3,082 25 0 0 5 66.9% 1/30 1.1
D.Watson HOU 922 5 797 8 22.8% 7 18.2% 71.9 5 421 2,905 3,444 23 2 3 7 69.5% 2/10 0.8
K.Cousins MIN 859 6 903 5 23.4% 6 25.2% 60.5 10 382 2,854 3,173 23 4 3 4 69.5% 7/100 1.9
A.Rodgers GB 852 7 797 7 18.7% 9 16.8% 55.9 14 440 2,847 3,458 22 0 3 2 64.6% 12/206 3.5
M.Stafford DET 767 8 851 6 28.3% 5 32.7% 68.5 6 307 2,360 2,609 19 1 2 5 64.7% 2/57 2.3
D.Carr OAK 726 9 741 9 17.8% 10 18.4% 56.3 13 383 2,729 3,007 16 1 0 8 71.0% 3/58 1.2
J.Garoppolo SF 541 10 613 10 10.6% 13 13.5% 58.4 12 383 2,731 2,740 21 2 5 10 69.4% 10/116 0.4
T.Brady NE 529 11 568 12 5.3% 15 6.5% 52.5 17 506 3,077 3,317 18 1 1 6 61.7% 9/151 1.2
D.Brees NO 431 12 579 11 15.4% 11 24.5% 61.0 9 244 1,718 1,896 12 0 0 4 75.6% 1/8 1.7
P.Rivers LAC 404 13 449 14 2.1% 16 3.6% 46.2 26 470 3,245 2,998 17 4 2 15 65.5% 12/190 1.8
J.Brissett IND 392 14 536 13 6.8% 14 13.4% 48.2 22 343 2,135 2,299 16 2 3 6 64.9% 7/150 -0.5
R.Tannehill TEN 379 15 319 18 19.8% 8 14.9% 52.9 16 199 1,423 1,501 12 3 3 4 73.6% 3/79 3.8
T.Bridgewater NO 321 16 339 16 14.0% 12 15.4% 47.8 23 206 1,272 1,467 9 1 0 2 68.0% 1/3 -1.2
C.Wentz PHI 320 17 379 15 -0.8% 17 1.0% 64.3 7 465 2,645 2,940 20 3 5 6 62.6% 5/98 3.6
M.Ryan ATL 303 18 335 17 -1.0% 18 0.1% 54.5 15 484 2,980 2,810 20 4 3 12 67.5% 7/144 2.6
J.Goff LAR 236 19 194 21 -3.4% 22 -4.8% 42.2 29 473 3,244 2,779 13 5 4 12 62.7% 6/61 0.9
K.Murray ARI 231 20 136 23 -3.4% 23 -6.6% 59.6 11 466 2,575 2,726 14 2 0 6 64.5% 8/156 0.5
G.Minshew JAX 213 21 203 20 -1.2% 19 -1.7% 43.3 28 357 2,294 2,024 14 3 6 5 61.3% 2/30 0.9
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 180 22 -20 26 -3.2% 21 -12.0% 64.1 8 360 2,102 2,096 13 3 1 11 63.4% 5/67 3.6
C.Keenum WAS 121 23 137 22 -1.7% 20 -0.5% 47.2 25 198 1,235 1,203 9 2 2 4 67.7% 2/23 -2.1
B.Mayfield CLE 110 24 -95 28 -7.2% 24 -14.5% 51.8 19 439 2,657 2,412 15 2 2 14 60.2% 11/129 0.7
J.Allen BUF 80 25 254 19 -7.9% 25 -0.8% 47.3 24 391 2,410 2,090 16 2 2 8 62.3% 4/85 2.5
A.Dalton CIN 59 26 -98 29 -8.8% 26 -15.0% 39.5 30 401 2,289 2,152 10 1 3 8 60.9% 9/132 -0.2
J.Winston TB 17 27 -18 25 -10.6% 27 -11.7% 52.0 18 508 3,378 2,614 22 7 5 20 60.7% 11/184 2.5
M.Trubisky CHI -41 28 62 24 -12.8% 28 -8.6% 38.8 31 386 2,047 1,945 13 0 1 7 63.9% 5/44 2.1
J.Flacco DEN -131 29 -159 31 -18.1% 29 -19.6% 48.3 21 287 1,635 1,325 6 4 3 5 65.8% 5/79 -0.6
M.Rudolph PIT -179 30 -120 30 -21.2% 30 -17.9% 32.9 33 277 1,513 1,182 12 4 0 9 61.8% 7/182 -0.6
S.Darnold NYJ -242 31 -81 27 -22.1% 31 -14.8% 43.4 27 338 1,996 1,442 13 3 1 10 63.2% 6/108 1.8
K.Allen CAR -326 32 -317 32 -23.4% 32 -23.1% 38.3 32 407 2,111 1,694 15 4 6 10 61.6% 3/67 1.7
D.Jones NYG -430 33 -382 33 -28.0% 33 -26.2% 51.4 20 404 2,112 1,472 18 4 8 11 61.6% 4/87 0.0

PASSING, OTHERS: 10-194 passes

Player Team DYAR YAR DVOA VOA QBR Pass Yards EYds TD FK FL INT C% DPI ALEX
M.Schaub ATL 222 234 38.6% 41.4% 78.9 67 561 660 3 0 1 1 76.9% 0/0 -0.7
D.Hodges PIT 178 192 31.3% 34.6% 50.4 64 506 581 3 0 0 2 67.2% 4/52 -4.3
M.Moore KC 136 118 10.0% 7.2% 53.0 98 594 704 4 2 0 0 65.6% 1/8 -0.7
B.Roethlisberger PIT 98 -31 12.2% -18.6% 30.8 64 338 469 0 1 0 1 56.5% 2/26 3.3
D.Blough DET 92 70 28.8% 19.4% 53.4 40 259 310 2 0 0 1 57.9% 0/0 1.2
R.Griffin BAL 29 47 13.8% 29.7% 82.0 18 125 133 1 0 0 1 75.0% 0/0 7.8
E.Manning NYG 5 14 -10.3% -8.8% 39.1 91 535 497 2 1 1 2 63.6% 0/0 1.4
D.Lock DEN -2 14 -12.3% -3.5% 45.8 28 134 141 2 0 0 1 64.3% 1/37 4.0
C.Daniel CHI -7 19 -12.8% -6.9% 56.5 71 387 356 3 0 0 2 70.3% 1/9 -1.3
M.Barkley BUF -12 -59 -23.2% -70.3% 20.8 17 118 64 0 1 0 1 56.3% 0/0 1.8
C.Newton CAR -17 -2 -13.9% -11.5% 19.7 94 529 460 0 0 0 1 56.8% 0/0 -0.5
M.Glennon OAK -29 -25 -48.4% -43.1% 20.8 12 53 23 1 2 0 0 60.0% 0/0 -2.7
M.Mariota TEN -55 -41 -16.3% -15.1% 33.0 182 1,007 772 7 2 0 2 60.3% 2/25 0.2
N.Foles JAX -66 -56 -19.8% -18.4% 34.3 125 669 524 3 0 2 2 66.4% 1/5 1.5
J.Driskel DET -80 -84 -22.6% -23.2% 48.8 114 639 453 4 1 0 4 60.2% 2/15 -1.4
C.McCoy WAS -101 -192 -67.1% -117.1% 18.4 33 77 8 0 2 0 1 66.7% 0/0 -3.7
B.Allen DEN -124 -163 -32.1% -38.7% 38.6 93 456 307 3 0 0 2 46.4% 1/24 0.2
B.Hoyer IND -180 -135 -54.3% -43.4% 15.1 70 332 93 4 1 1 4 53.8% 1/35 -0.3
L.Falk NYJ -277 -356 -65.2% -80.4% 10.1 89 320 36 0 1 1 3 64.4% 0/0 -0.8
R.Finley CIN -291 -317 -59.9% -64.2% 22.4 98 388 85 2 1 3 2 47.1% 2/20 -0.9
J.Rosen MIA -389 -419 -60.5% -64.3% 19.7 125 476 105 1 1 0 5 53.2% 2/36 6.7
D.Haskins WAS -619 -590 -75.6% -72.6% 14.2 157 629 -66 2 3 1 6 54.1% 1/7 -0.1

RUSHING: Minimum 7 rushes, 37 players ranked

Player Team DYAR Rk YAR Rk DVOA Rk VOA Runs Yards EYds TD FUM
L.Jackson BAL 241 1 219 1 23.5% 10 20.2% 124 989 1,050 7 5
K.Murray ARI 127 2 122 2 27.9% 8 26.2% 62 458 528 4 0
D.Prescott DAL 86 3 81 3 33.7% 5 31.0% 30 229 339 3 0
J.Allen BUF 82 4 57 9 5.8% 22 0.3% 80 442 522 8 6
C.Wentz PHI 71 5 76 4 21.7% 11 23.7% 36 196 320 1 0
D.Jones NYG 69 6 68 6 23.9% 9 23.3% 34 245 300 2 2
R.Wilson SEA 63 7 54 10 18.0% 13 13.8% 44 289 294 3 2
J.Driskel DET 56 8 54 11 40.6% 3 38.7% 21 152 207 1 0
A.Rodgers GB 54 9 50 12 39.3% 4 35.4% 21 158 201 1 0
J.Winston TB 51 10 40 15 18.6% 12 11.9% 32 230 238 0 0
R.Tannehill TEN 48 11 62 8 43.9% 2 60.2% 17 140 175 3 0
J.Brissett IND 45 12 43 14 13.2% 18 12.1% 33 150 235 3 0
P.Mahomes KC 43 13 63 7 29.4% 6 48.7% 19 172 177 1 1
G.Minshew JAX 40 14 44 13 17.1% 16 19.9% 35 248 191 0 2
D.Watson HOU 37 15 68 5 2.3% 23 14.8% 50 321 269 5 3
M.Ryan ATL 28 16 27 16 17.3% 14 16.1% 18 110 135 1 1
B.Mayfield CLE 23 17 20 19 13.0% 19 9.2% 15 86 118 2 1
B.Allen DEN 23 18 20 20 45.7% 1 38.1% 7 42 82 0 0
T.Hill NO 21 19 20 18 9.8% 20 8.8% 16 127 120 1 0
T.Brady NE 20 20 19 21 17.1% 15 15.5% 7 20 96 3 0
R.Finley CIN 18 21 21 17 28.2% 7 34.4% 9 77 76 0 0
S.Darnold NYJ 16 22 18 22 13.5% 17 16.5% 10 58 81 2 0
M.Rudolph PIT 14 23 9 25 9.8% 21 2.6% 11 50 79 0 0
R.Fitzpatrick MIA 14 24 8 26 -3.3% 24 -6.9% 26 131 144 4 1
M.Mariota TEN 6 25 10 24 -6.2% 27 -1.8% 23 130 87 1 1
D.Haskins WAS 6 26 12 23 -3.4% 25 6.6% 12 77 60 0 1
A.Dalton CIN 5 27 6 27 -7.1% 28 -5.9% 15 56 86 3 2
J.Flacco DEN 4 28 5 28 -4.8% 26 -2.8% 7 24 43 0 0
K.Allen CAR -1 29 -3 29 -13.3% 29 -16.3% 12 57 42 1 0
M.Trubisky CHI -11 30 -3 30 -22.2% 30 -14.8% 21 85 52 1 1
K.Cousins MIN -15 31 -15 32 -25.4% 31 -25.4% 17 57 46 1 1
T.Bridgewater NO -16 32 -29 35 -29.1% 33 -43.1% 15 44 31 0 0
J.Garoppolo SF -19 33 -16 33 -28.5% 32 -25.8% 19 48 41 1 2
M.Stafford DET -21 34 -13 31 -44.0% 35 -32.4% 14 63 -1 0 2
D.Hodges PIT -24 35 -25 34 -70.4% 36 -73.5% 7 40 -26 0 1
J.Goff LAR -27 36 -30 36 -43.9% 34 -47.5% 11 21 -1 2 1
D.Carr OAK -64 37 -62 37 -94.9% 37 -91.3% 15 52 -94 1 5