Single Season Total Adjusted Yards per Play Index Scores

I recently posted the top single seasons in Total Adjusted Yards per Play (and New TAYP) marginal value and value above replacement. In my original article on marginal value, I found value by finding a quarterback’s rate stat relative to league average and multiplying that by his total number of plays. This time around, I was to account for the variance of the era in which a quarterback played. To do this, I’m going to take a page from Pro Football Reference and use Index Scores.1

The beauty of Index Scores is that they do a great job taking the league passing environment into account and presenting single, elegant number. With the league average score always set to 100, the metric is easy to interpret at a glance.

Like PFR, I compared quarterback stats based on the league average for a three year period (year n-1, n, and n+1).2 However, my methodology differed slightly from theirs when it came to calculating standard deviations. Instead of finding the standard deviations for all quarterbacks with at least 14 pass attempts per scheduled game over a three year period, I included all quarterbacks, weighted based on volume. The exact steps aren’t the same as those in the established model, but the overall effect is similar: mitigating the impact of low-volume outlier seasons (e.g., Ryan Nassib‘s 2015 or Josh Johnson‘s 2012).

If you’d like further explanation of the numbers, feel free to ask in the comments. Without further ado, let’s check out some stats.

Total Adjusted Yards Per Play Index Scores

This table shows the TAY/P and New TAYP Index Scores for every quarterback season since 1992 with at least 300 plays. Read it thus: In 2004, Peyton Manning had 524 plays and picked up 12.58 TAY/P and 10.94 NTAYP. His TAY/P Index Score was 141, and his NTAYP Index Score was 142, nearly three full standard deviations above average.

YearPlayerTmPlyTAY/PNTAY/PTAY/P+NTAYP+
2004Peyton ManningIND52412.5810.94141142
2006Peyton ManningIND57311.3910.07133136
1998Randall CunninghamMIN47710.849.33133133
2015Carson PalmerCRD56511.379.80131133
2007Tom BradyNE62311.469.84133133
1992Steve YoungSF50710.589.17132132
1994Steve YoungSF55010.819.00134132
2011Aaron RodgersGNB58411.759.89132131
2013Peyton ManningDEN68411.489.52131130
2013Nick FolesPHI38711.399.47131129
2014Aaron RodgersGNB58111.289.40130129
2000Brian GrieseDEN38210.098.59128128
2005Peyton ManningIND48510.919.42127128
2002Chad PenningtonNYJ44310.278.60129128
2000Kurt WarnerRAM38510.548.48132127
2011Drew BreesNOR69411.269.45128127
2000Daunte CulpepperMIN5979.568.45123127
1993Steve YoungSF56210.038.45127126
1995Troy AikmanDAL4679.828.41125126
2003Steve McNairTEN44710.078.93122125
2000Peyton ManningIND6289.528.26123125
2007David GarrardJAX38210.248.98122125
1998Vinny TestaverdeNYJ46410.058.40126124
1998Steve YoungSF6359.858.36124124
2012Peyton ManningDEN60810.699.05123124
1999Kurt WarnerRAM55110.358.42128124
2000Jeff GarciaSF6579.688.14124124
2009Philip RiversSD52511.109.15125124
2011Tom BradyNE67511.099.08126123
1995Erik KramerCHI5729.528.12122123
1998Chris ChandlerATL4089.818.22124123
2014Tony RomoDAL47610.608.84123122
2009Drew BreesNOR54310.899.01123122
1995Brett FavreGNB6429.728.06124122
1995Scott MitchellDET6509.318.06120122
2005Matt HasselbeckSEA4949.978.75120122
1993Troy AikmanDAL4509.368.01121122
1998Doug FlutieBUF4149.448.12121122
2002Trent GreenKC5279.768.04124122
2005Ben RoethlisbergerPIT31010.278.68122122
2004Daunte CulpepperMIN66910.368.58124121
2004Ben RoethlisbergerPIT3549.918.56120121
1998Troy AikmanDAL3469.348.03120121
2001Kurt WarnerRAM6129.708.01123121
1997Steve YoungSF4419.848.00125121
2012Tom BradyNE67710.478.74121121
2004Donovan McNabbPHI53110.198.54122121
2007Peyton ManningIND5429.978.55120121
2015Cam NewtonCAR6459.898.76115121
2006Donovan McNabbPHI36310.348.41124121
2013Philip RiversSD59610.578.67123120
2010Tom BradyNE53410.698.82121120
2001Steve McNairTEN5438.927.96116120
1998John ElwayDEN4119.097.95118120
2009Peyton ManningIND58410.548.75121120
2000Rich GannonRAI5909.097.77119120
2005Carson PalmerCIN5449.778.48118120
2008Philip RiversSD52410.428.66121120
1997Mark BrunellJAX5169.187.85119119
2014Ben RoethlisbergerPIT64910.408.57121119
2006Tony RomoDAL3819.618.23118119
2015Russell WilsonSEA61410.088.60117119
1996Steve YoungSF4029.207.79119119
2003Jake PlummerDEN3429.588.22118119
1995Vinny TestaverdeCLE4279.127.72118119
2011Matt SchaubHOU31410.608.58122119
2002Michael VickATL5548.767.73115119
2009Brett FavreMIN56710.368.57119118
2010Ben RoethlisbergerPIT43710.238.60118118
2012Robert GriffinWAS5329.968.51116118
2004Drew BreesSD4509.768.25119118
2010Aaron RodgersGNB55510.278.58118118
2010Philip RiversSD59510.558.58120118
2015Andy DaltonCIN45210.168.54118118
2006Drew BreesNOR5869.938.15121118
2004Brett FavreGNB5559.638.23118118
1999Peyton ManningIND5829.337.82119118
2003Peyton ManningIND6029.698.15119118
1995Jim HarbaughIND4029.097.66118118
2008Chad PenningtonMIA5139.978.46117118
2014Peyton ManningDEN61910.078.44118118
2004Tom BradyNE5159.498.20117118
2000Elvis GrbacKC6068.927.57117118
1993Joe MontanaKC3358.867.51117117
2007Tony RomoDAL5699.658.14117117
2008Peyton ManningIND5779.738.32115117
2015Ben RoethlisbergerPIT4949.908.42115117
2002Rich GannonRAI6929.267.56119117
2009Matt SchaubHOU63310.118.36117117
2002Steve McNairTEN5788.587.53113116
2002Matt HasselbeckSEA4818.937.52116116
1992Dan MarinoMIA6028.627.44115116
2012Drew BreesNOR6979.938.30116116
1995Dan MarinoMIA5159.037.49117116
2003Trent GreenKC5619.767.94119116
2004Trent GreenKC6019.648.00118116
1993Jeff HostetlerRAI5128.397.42112116
1995Neil O'DonnellPIT4558.837.47115116
2013Aaron RodgersGNB33110.258.26119116
2012Matt RyanATL6669.908.28116116
1997Brett FavreGNB5968.787.50115116
2008Drew BreesNOR65410.048.21118116
2009Aaron RodgersGNB6329.938.22116115
2009Tom BradyNE59910.028.22117115
1995Steve YoungSF5228.947.41116115
2012Aaron RodgersGNB6419.868.20115115
2010Michael VickPHI4949.718.24114115
1992Troy AikmanDAL5338.657.27115115
2002Peyton ManningIND6398.677.35114115
2005Jake PlummerDEN5079.437.89115115
2013Drew BreesNOR7029.958.12116114
1992Bobby HebertNOR4698.807.24117114
2009Tony RomoDAL59910.058.10117114
2007Ben RoethlisbergerPIT4789.067.85112114
1992Warren MoonHOO3898.647.23115114
2015Tom BradyNE6809.958.18116114
2005Tom BradyNE5779.477.82116114
2011Tony RomoDAL5679.888.10115114
2004Marc BulgerRAM5409.167.74114114
1995John ElwayDEN6058.717.26114114
2009Ben RoethlisbergerPIT5809.718.03114114
2015Tyrod TaylorBUF5049.288.16109114
1998Mark BrunellJAX4318.407.27112114
2002Jeff GarciaSF6068.567.26113114
2012Russell WilsonSEA5109.338.04110114
1992Jim KellyBUF5138.257.14112113
1994Troy AikmanDAL4058.587.26113113
1998Steve McNairTEN6028.357.25111113
1999Jeff GeorgeMIN3738.697.31113113
2008Matt RyanATL4839.377.91112113
2007Jeff GarciaTB3669.387.73115113
2011Matt RyanATL6049.498.01112113
2008Jake DelhommeCAR4409.327.88112113
2002Jay FiedlerMIA3308.567.20113113
1994Dan MarinoMIA6558.597.21113113
2002Donovan McNabbPHI4488.257.18110113
2008Jay CutlerDEN6659.267.85111113
2011Eli ManningNYG6319.697.97114113
1996Vinny TestaverdeBAL6178.627.16113113
1996Dan MarinoMIA4028.697.16114112
2005Trent GreenKC5589.257.64114112
2006Carson PalmerCIN5688.887.53112112
1999Steve BeuerleinCAR6488.737.22114112
2014Tom BradyNE6249.527.96112112
1999Mark BrunellJAX5178.227.20109112
1996John ElwayDEN5428.477.14112112
2004Jake PlummerDEN5819.037.54113112
2004Chad PenningtonNYJ4138.947.53112112
2001Jeff GarciaSF6028.567.14112112
2014Ryan FitzpatrickHOU3729.437.91111112
2010Josh FreemanTB5609.317.85110112
1997Kordell StewartPIT5488.137.07109112
2015Kirk CousinsWAS5859.617.98112112
2007Derek AndersonCLE5528.927.57111112
2006Philip RiversSD5128.847.44111112
2001Rich GannonRAI6398.447.11111112
2007Brett FavreGNB5609.467.56115112
1996Mark BrunellJAX6878.147.07109112
2015Drew BreesNOR6639.797.97114112
2011Michael VickPHI5129.277.86110112
2010Peyton ManningIND6989.267.82110111
2014Andrew LuckIND6939.517.87112111
1993John ElwayDEN6348.336.94112111
1997Chris ChandlerATL4248.307.02111111
1994Craig EricksonTB4478.257.06110111
1995Jim EverettNOR6188.347.02111111
2014Drew BreesNOR7069.427.85111111
2006Marc BulgerRAM6398.907.38112111
1996Brett FavreGNB6328.387.01111111
1997John ElwayDEN5868.246.98110111
2015Jameis WinstonTB6039.167.91107111
1999Rich GannonRAI6108.587.03113111
2012Cam NewtonCAR6369.217.75109111
2013Russell WilsonSEA5309.237.76109111
2005Marc BulgerRAM3218.687.43109111
2003Daunte CulpepperMIN5598.777.32111110
2008Kurt WarnerCRD6269.317.57112110
2014Russell WilsonSEA5939.427.76111110
1993Phil SimmsNYG4658.206.83111110
1997Dan MarinoMIA5868.236.90110110
2007Carson PalmerCIN5978.787.40109110
2011Matthew StaffordDET7169.377.70111110
1995Jeff GeorgeATL6278.506.89112110
1999Steve McNairTEN4198.216.94109110
1999Brad JohnsonWAS5748.506.93112110
2014Matt RyanATL6849.297.71109110
1994Jim EverettNOR5768.406.90111110
2010Matt SchaubHOU6159.337.59110109
2004Jake DelhommeCAR5858.357.23107109
2002Brad JohnsonTB4848.356.85111109
2011Philip RiversSD6219.377.63111109
2004Matt HasselbeckSEA5188.537.20109109
2001Kordell StewartPIT5677.966.87107109
2002Kerry CollinsNYG6078.306.83110109
1996Gus FrerotteWAS5208.226.81110109
2012Eli ManningNYG5668.897.60106109
2001Brett FavreGNB5708.496.86112109
2012Ben RoethlisbergerPIT4919.197.59109109
2008Matt SchaubHOU4219.167.41111109
2008Aaron RodgersGNB6138.757.40107109
2010Matt RyanATL6208.657.51105109
2013Colin KaepernickSF5368.897.59106109
1997Jeff GeorgeRAI5968.056.76109109
2001Peyton ManningIND6118.296.82110109
1998Charlie BatchDET3817.866.75107109
2003Matt HasselbeckSEA5808.677.11110109
1998Drew BledsoeNE5457.906.75107109
2009Vince YoungTEN3148.757.43107108
2007Jay CutlerDEN5258.757.22109108
1998Brett FavreGNB6298.246.73110108
2000Mark BrunellJAX6147.706.65106108
2011Cam NewtonCAR6689.007.53108108
2007Matt HasselbeckSEA6178.627.19108108
2010Kyle OrtonDEN5488.887.44107108
1995Mark BrunellJAX4527.576.73103108
2002Tommy MaddoxPIT4157.976.74107108
1995Stan HumphriesSD5347.886.72106108
2010Matt CasselKC4969.057.43108108
2011Ben RoethlisbergerPIT5699.157.50109108
1994Brett FavreGNB6558.256.74110108
1995Warren MoonMIN6778.056.70108108
1993Boomer EsiasonNYJ5368.276.59111108
1999Jeff GarciaSF4358.066.74108108
1997Drew BledsoeNE5808.006.66108108
1997Brad JohnsonMIN5137.916.66107108
2008Jeff GarciaTB4258.747.27107108
1996Brad JohnsonMIN3608.226.67110108
2014Joe FlaccoBAL6009.057.54107108
2014Eli ManningNYG6309.167.53108108
2009Eli ManningNYG5488.957.32108107
1997Elvis GrbacKC3637.836.63107107
2008Eli ManningNYG5128.437.23105107
2005Byron LeftwichJAX3448.217.07105107
2012Matt SchaubHOU5769.077.44108107
2006Steve McNairBAL5008.316.98107107
1993Steve BeuerleinCRD4697.706.54106107
1992Jim EverettRAM5337.716.47107107
2002Brian GrieseDEN4988.136.65109107
2000Steve McNairTEN4927.866.54107107
2008Donovan McNabbPHI6238.657.20107107
1994Stan HumphriesSD4977.956.64107107
1999Chris ChandlerATL3557.766.64105107
2007Kurt WarnerCRD4818.427.06106107
1997Warren MoonSEA5757.926.56108107
2003Aaron BrooksNOR5948.146.92106107
2002Drew BledsoeBUF6867.946.60107107
1994Joe MontanaKC5308.176.62109107
2012Tony RomoDAL6978.827.36106107
2002Mark BrunellJAX4897.966.59107107
2009Kurt WarnerCRD5398.747.21106107
1993Jim KellyBUF5317.726.46106107
2003Jeff GarciaSF4618.196.88106106
2006Michael VickATL5527.706.88102106
2007Drew BreesNOR6808.567.00107106
2000Kerry CollinsNYG5987.906.46108106
2001Jake PlummerCRD5897.896.60106106
1992Jim HarbaughCHI4367.506.36105106
2013Jay CutlerCHI3858.697.36104106
2005Drew BreesSD5408.366.93107106
2015Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ6288.937.51105106
2011Carson PalmerRAI3568.947.31107106
1999Doug FlutieBUF5927.616.54104106
1993Jeff GeorgeIND4467.266.41102106
2013Tony RomoDAL5798.927.34106106
2015Jay CutlerCHI5429.167.49107106
2009Donovan McNabbPHI5018.887.13108106
2007Matt SchaubHOU3168.226.94105106
1996Troy AikmanDAL5187.666.48105106
2004Byron LeftwichJAX5027.796.78103106
2005Steve McNairTEN5148.326.86106106
2004Brian GrieseTB3768.426.78108105
2015Brian HoyerHOU4018.587.45101105
1995Jeff HostetlerRAI3397.766.47105105
1997Steve McNairTEN5477.436.40103105
2001Jay FiedlerMIA5507.816.48105105
1996Drew BledsoeNE6777.746.42105105
1995Jeff BlakeCIN6447.836.44106105
2005Kurt WarnerCRD4048.206.79105105
2012Matthew StaffordDET7838.577.19103105
1994Jeff BlakeCIN3627.846.44106105
1997Jim HarbaughIND3867.386.35103105
1996Ty DetmerPHI4597.816.37106105
2002Brett FavreGNB5967.776.41105105
2003Jon KitnaCIN5757.926.68104105
1992Stan HumphriesSD5107.626.18106105
2000Shaun KingTB5387.336.29102105
2000Kordell StewartPIT3977.196.29101105
1993Neil O'DonnellPIT5537.646.23106104
1992Mark RypienWAS5387.386.14104104
1993Bubby BristerPHI3487.436.22104104
2010Joe FlaccoBAL5538.507.00104104
2004Billy VolekTEN3927.806.62103104
2000Rob JohnsonBUF3977.346.25102104
2007Donovan McNabbPHI5548.176.76104104
2000Jay FiedlerMIA4347.346.23102104
1996Jeff BlakeCIN6657.566.30104104
2001Mark BrunellJAX5697.326.35101104
2013Cam NewtonCAR6138.557.13103104
2010Eli ManningNYG5698.406.95103104
1996Kerry CollinsCAR4147.476.28103104
2008Kerry CollinsTEN4348.306.81104104
2015Matt RyanATL6678.747.30103104
2008Tony RomoDAL4868.436.80105104
2002Jon KitnaCIN5137.446.31102104
2006Tom BradyNE5688.106.58105104
2000Donovan McNabbPHI7007.406.20103104
1992Neil O'DonnellPIT3677.326.08104104
2008Matt CasselNE6108.526.78106103
2004David CarrHOU5777.986.54104103
1994Warren MoonMIN6577.716.31105103
1992Vinny TestaverdeTB4297.126.06102103
2014Brian HoyerCLE4828.657.17103103
2004Michael VickATL4727.596.54101103
1997Gus FrerotteWAS4497.626.19105103
2015Alex SmithKC5878.937.25105103
2013Andrew LuckIND6498.637.08103103
1994Drew BledsoeNE7577.386.28101103
2014Philip RiversSD6318.787.14104103
2002Aaron BrooksNOR6207.486.25102103
1994Jeff HostetlerRAI5427.456.26102103
2003Marc BulgerRAM5867.756.49102103
2009Kyle OrtonDEN5878.556.79105103
2009Joe FlaccoBAL5618.376.79104103
2009Matt RyanATL4817.976.78100103
1999Elvis GrbacKC5447.516.19103103
2010Drew BreesNOR6858.366.83103103
2012Josh FreemanTB6128.436.97102103
2008Trent EdwardsBUF4228.186.68103103
1999Gus FrerotteDET3317.516.17103103
1994Jeff GeorgeATL5867.536.22103102
2008David GarrardJAX6407.846.67100102
2015Matthew StaffordDET6678.997.19105102
1994John ElwayDEN5987.576.20103102
2009David GarrardJAX6177.956.73100102
2003Tom BradyNE5837.816.42103102
2000Brett FavreGNB6407.446.07103102
1998Neil O'DonnellCIN3867.106.09100102
1992Brett FavreGNB5527.345.93104102
1995Steve BonoKC5697.356.17101102
2004Aaron BrooksNOR6297.516.39101102
2008Shaun HillSF3277.996.62101102
2001Daunte CulpepperMIN4707.406.18102102
1993Bobby HebertATL4837.086.01101102
1997Troy AikmanDAL5767.196.07101102
2012Andrew LuckIND7038.146.91100102
2003Brett FavreGNB5087.966.39104102
1998Dan MarinoMIA5817.316.06102102
2005Donovan McNabbPHI3938.006.44104102
2015Marcus MariotaTEN4388.497.14100102
2011Alex SmithSF5238.276.87101102
2004Carson PalmerCIN4617.426.35100102
2006Chad PenningtonNYJ5347.776.38102102
1992Randall CunninghamPHI5317.125.87102102
2012Joe FlaccoBAL5848.386.88102102
1996Scott MitchellDET5106.936.0698102
2005Jake DelhommeCAR4758.196.41105102
2014Ryan TannehillMIA6788.457.00101102
1993Stan HumphriesSD3506.985.95100101
2015Eli ManningNYG6558.707.10102101
2013Andy DaltonCIN6578.546.90103101
2003Brad JohnsonTB6067.636.31102101
2005Mark BrunellWAS5087.846.37102101
1999Charlie BatchDET3347.436.03103101
2014Alex SmithKC5528.736.97104101
2005Michael VickATL5117.226.3697101
2003Donovan McNabbPHI5787.656.29102101
2009Carson PalmerCIN5157.856.5899101
1992Dave KriegKC4987.115.81102101
2005Aaron BrooksNOR5007.486.35100101
2008Jason CampbellWAS5737.956.48101101
1998Trent GreenWAS6007.125.95100101
2010Ryan FitzpatrickBUF5007.966.62100101
1999Jeff BlakeCIN4827.315.99101101
2001Brad JohnsonTB6427.206.05100101
1992Chris ChandlerCRD4786.925.77100101
1999Jon KitnaSEA5626.955.9898101
1997Trent DilferTB4517.185.93101101
2005Eli ManningNYG6027.576.31100101
2013Tom BradyNE6798.436.85101101
2015Blake BortlesJAX7008.307.0398101
2005Kerry CollinsRAI6157.416.3099101
2007Jason CampbellWAS4667.666.38100101
1999Brett FavreGNB6587.355.96102101
2002Daunte CulpepperMIN7007.186.0199100
2013Matthew StaffordDET6818.596.83103100
1996Boomer EsiasonCRD3717.405.94102100
2006Ben RoethlisbergerPIT5347.686.24101100
1995Chris ChandlerHOO4057.055.9998100
2013Ben RoethlisbergerPIT6378.556.82103100
1995Gus FrerotteWAS4417.165.9999100
1995Jim KellyBUF5017.265.98100100
1996Jeff HostetlerRAI4717.155.92100100
2000Jeff BlakeNOR3837.215.86101100
1998Rich GannonKC4237.145.88100100
2011Jay CutlerCHI3508.216.70101100
1997Erik KramerCHI5297.105.87100100
1997Scott MitchellDET5876.935.8799100
1993Warren MoonHOO6026.795.8098100
2001Doug FlutieSD5997.155.9899100
2005Brad JohnsonMIN3267.626.22101100
2003Chad PenningtonNYJ3367.596.15101100
2004Vinny TestaverdeDAL5457.296.1399100
2006Matt HasselbeckSEA4157.146.1797100
2002Tom BradyNE6657.435.94102100
2006Matt LeinartCRD4097.386.1699100
2001Donovan McNabbPHI6147.275.96100100
2008Tyler ThigpenKC4997.456.3597100
2010Carson PalmerCIN6307.846.4999100
2001Chris ChandlerATL4317.415.94102100
2014Colin KaepernickSF6218.006.8396100
2000Steve BeuerleinCAR6397.105.80100100
1998Trent DilferTB4966.865.8198100
2002Drew BreesSD5797.305.92101100
2012Sam BradfordRAM6018.056.679999
1999Kerry CollinsNYG3667.325.8510299
2010David GarrardJAX4557.806.469899
1998Jake PlummerCRD6476.985.799999
1996Kent GrahamCRD3147.045.829999
2015Philip RiversSD7118.796.9110399
1996Mike TomczakPIT4397.135.8110099
2007Tarvaris JacksonMIN3497.466.229899
2012Jay CutlerCHI4977.896.639799
1999Dan MarinoMIA3847.035.809999
2001Alex Van PeltBUF3337.435.8810299
1993Jim McMahonMIN3876.835.709899
1999Troy AikmanDAL4827.185.8010099
2012Carson PalmerRAI6028.356.6110199
1994Jim KellyBUF5077.055.879899
2010Jon KitnaDAL3648.306.3910299
2013Alex SmithKC6098.186.689999
1996Dave KriegCHI4077.095.789999
1998Peyton ManningIND6127.195.7410199
1999Ray LucasNYJ3246.975.779999
1999Drew BledsoeNE6367.175.7610099
2007Philip RiversSD5037.576.169999
2014Cam NewtonCAR5827.886.739598
1995Dave BrownNYG5456.965.819798
2010Mark SanchezNYJ5527.616.349798
2010Jay CutlerCHI5167.826.349898
2005Drew BledsoeDAL5687.286.039898
1996Stan HumphriesSD4576.945.729898
2011Andy DaltonCIN5697.746.499698
2011Matt HasselbeckTEN5458.176.4710098
2006Vince YoungTEN4567.015.959698
2003Tommy MaddoxPIT5707.075.939798
2004Kerry CollinsRAI5497.205.899898
1997Vinny TestaverdeBAL5246.855.639898
1996Chris ChandlerHOO3736.935.679898
2003Byron LeftwichJAX4627.195.929898
2002Jim MillerCHI3426.885.749798
1994Rick MirerSEA4426.765.759598
1997Jeff BlakeCIN4016.915.619898
2015Derek CarrRAI6258.256.779798
2013Matt RyanATL7048.176.569998
1996Jim HarbaughIND4896.935.649897
2003Jay FiedlerMIA3617.175.899897
2013Carson PalmerCRD6198.046.549897
2001Trent GreenKC5977.095.729997
2006Jake DelhommeCAR4577.395.909997
1998Steve BeuerleinCAR4096.955.579997
2000Brad JohnsonWAS4077.075.5710097
2014Mark SanchezPHI3558.336.629997
2001Charlie BatchDET3867.025.709897
2011Joe FlaccoBAL5927.876.399897
2005Chris SimmsTB3487.175.919797
2012Andy DaltonCIN6007.946.449897
1994Randall CunninghamPHI5986.855.699697
1997Jake PlummerCRD3876.555.559597
2008Joe FlaccoBAL4937.496.049897
2006Jon KitnaDET6857.195.859797
2006Rex GrossmanCHI5067.155.859797
1994Vinny TestaverdeCLE4097.365.6710197
2004Kurt WarnerNYG3267.275.789997
1994Steve WalshCHI3846.955.679797
2014Nick FolesPHI3338.166.589897
1994Neil O'DonnellPIT4366.955.669797
2009Chad HenneMIA4847.416.089697
2015Josh McCownCLE3348.226.699797
2000Vinny TestaverdeNYJ6286.795.529797
2008Kyle OrtonCHI5067.425.999797
2010Shaun HillDET4507.846.149997
2014Matthew StaffordDET6718.266.569996
1999Billy Joe TolliverNOR3136.555.529596
1996Frank ReichNYJ3636.585.539596
1999Brian GrieseDEN5256.725.509696
2009Jason CampbellWAS5857.866.0110096
2001Aaron BrooksNOR6886.845.609696
2007Jon KitnaDET6297.145.899596
2013Ryan FitzpatrickTEN4047.876.419696
2010Jason CampbellRAI3957.776.059896
1993Drew BledsoeNE4776.275.389396
2003Jake DelhommeCAR5037.225.719896
2008Ben RoethlisbergerPIT5377.155.889596
2015Aaron RodgersGNB6638.136.619696
1997Neil O'DonnellNYJ5376.465.419496
2007Vince YoungTEN4847.035.849496
2012Ryan TannehillMIA5507.516.289495
1992Rich GannonMIN3496.465.209795
2004Drew BledsoeBUF4946.805.629595
2014Andy DaltonCIN5498.126.469795
2003David CarrHOU3317.225.669895
2002Jeff BlakeBAL3556.765.519595
2007Chad PenningtonNYJ3016.995.809495
2006Eli ManningNYG5566.905.659595
1999Tony BanksBAL3776.635.389695
2010Chad HenneMIA5437.245.969495
2002Rodney PeeteCAR4226.645.489495
2015Ryan TannehillMIA6548.046.559595
2013Robert GriffinWAS5757.676.319495
2000Drew BledsoeNE6236.725.349795
2004Joey HarringtonDET5586.955.549695
2004Jeff GarciaCLE3076.795.549595
2012Jake LockerTEN3797.386.209395
2011Matt MooreMIA4047.256.139295
2005Josh McCownCRD3156.905.619595
1997Tony BanksRAM5776.565.309595
1996Jim KellyBUF4356.565.339594
2006Brett FavreGNB6467.225.589794
1993Wade WilsonNOR4566.425.239594
2008JaMarcus RussellRAI4137.105.729594
1995Chris MillerRAM4586.645.419494
2001Kerry CollinsNYG6436.735.409594
2001Tom BradyNE4906.895.399794
2003Kerry CollinsNYG5396.645.519394
2010Alex SmithSF3767.595.849794
2012Ryan FitzpatrickBUF5727.776.129694
2014Teddy BridgewaterMIN4817.886.339594
1999Shane MatthewsCHI3026.775.259794
2010Donovan McNabbWAS5297.435.819594
2014Kyle OrtonBUF4877.946.319594
1994Boomer EsiasonNYJ4876.825.369694
2007Kyle BollerBAL3146.655.629193
2015Brock OsweilerDEN3177.876.429393
2012Michael VickPHI4337.336.079293
1999Kent GrahamNYG3326.265.189293
2002Tim CouchCLE4916.485.309393
2006J.P. LosmanBUF5096.765.449493
1998Jim HarbaughBAL3566.185.149293
2013Ryan TannehillMIA6737.416.159193
2015Teddy BridgewaterMIN5268.116.389693
2008Brett FavreNYJ5627.145.569593
2003Quincy CarterDAL6026.555.399293
2006Jake PlummerDEN3576.715.409393
2004Josh McCownCRD4666.325.299193
2015Andrew LuckIND3337.426.348893
2005Gus FrerotteMIA5346.615.379292
1998Kordell StewartPIT5725.935.079092
2004Tim RattaySF3726.475.279292
1993Craig EricksonTB5186.115.039292
2010Matt HasselbeckSEA4857.055.669292
2011Ryan FitzpatrickBUF6347.475.909492
1995Drew BledsoeNE6796.295.229192
2001Brian GrieseDEN5396.455.219392
1996Bobby HebertATL5306.605.109592
2007Eli ManningNYG5716.675.469192
2001Vinny TestaverdeNYJ4906.565.209492
2005Brett FavreGNB6436.685.309392
2001Elvis GrbacBAL5166.475.169392
2005Trent DilferCLE3696.825.289492
2009Jay CutlerCHI6166.845.499192
1994Dave BrownNYG4526.385.169291
2007Joey HarringtonATL3916.895.419391
2003Patrick RamseyWAS3796.585.239391
2014Austin DavisRAM3217.576.099291
1999Jim HarbaughSD5056.164.989191
1996Steve BonoKC4866.355.019391
2009Alex SmithSF4076.875.449291
1994Heath ShulerWAS3036.195.129091
2008Gus FrerotteMIN3386.855.349391
2005Brooks BollingerNYJ3316.155.218991
2011Tim TebowDEN4196.555.768691
2006Alex SmithSF5066.675.209391
1992Jay SchroederRAI3065.574.718991
2011Rex GrossmanWAS4887.205.749291
1999Trent DilferTB3056.134.919191
2000Jake PlummerCRD5346.134.929190
2000Chris ChandlerATL3926.184.929190
2004Kyle BollerBAL5296.055.048990
2011Mark SanchezNYJ6097.045.719090
2012Christian PonderMIN5607.315.789290
2011Josh FreemanTB6197.145.699190
2015Blaine GabbertSF3317.806.139290
2000Cade McNownCHI3575.864.878890
2001Jim MillerCHI4356.264.999190
2003Jeff BlakeCRD4126.205.058990
2001Tony BanksWAS4466.314.989190
1993Rick MirerSEA6015.784.778990
2012Brandon WeedenCLE5657.375.729390
2007Damon HuardKC3716.575.219090
2006Joey HarringtonMIA4136.245.058989
2007Marc BulgerRAM4176.255.198889
2010Derek AndersonCRD3576.395.338789
1992Jeff GeorgeIND3475.534.558989
1996Trent DilferTB5425.974.838989
2013Jason CampbellCLE3447.365.819189
2001Matt HasselbeckSEA3996.084.938989
2010Sam BradfordRAM6396.835.319189
2007Cleo LemonMIA3626.365.158889
2014Jay CutlerCHI6247.645.909289
2000Charlie BatchDET4975.934.778989
1994Chris MillerRAM3656.384.919289
2005Joey HarringtonDET3756.194.968989
2015Joe FlaccoBAL4377.726.029189
2012Philip RiversSD5867.275.629289
1993Brett FavreGNB6106.094.669289
1998Tony BanksRAM4895.844.698989
1996Jim EverettNOR5055.844.758889
2000Tony BanksBAL3135.974.748989
2006Brad JohnsonMIN4866.384.929088
1995Rick MirerSEA4765.984.848888
1996Rick MirerSEA3205.804.718888
1999Kordell StewartPIT3535.544.658688
2013Mike GlennonTB4746.675.708488
2011Tarvaris JacksonSEA5236.835.488888
2011Colt McCoyCLE5476.615.478688
1993Jim HarbaughCHI4285.574.608788
2009Mark SanchezNYJ4166.315.098788
2011Matt CasselKC3106.675.458788
2006David CarrHOU5266.364.879088
2012Matt CasselKC3136.885.518888
2015Sam BradfordPHI5747.705.929188
1998Kerry Collins2TM4145.574.578788
2013Matt SchaubHOU3846.895.648687
2013Terrelle PryorRAI3816.865.618687
2001Jon KitnaCIN6335.574.728487
2002Jake PlummerCRD6105.734.738687
2008Marc BulgerRAM4866.244.878887
1993David KlinglerCIN4245.664.478887
2003Kordell StewartCHI3275.504.728487
2014Geno SmithNYJ4487.115.708787
1995Rodney PeetePHI4405.884.688786
2012Chad HenneJAX3496.675.388686
2008Derek AndersonCLE3185.924.788586
2011John SkeltonCRD3196.635.278686
1992John ElwayDEN3865.334.208786
1992Browning NagleNYJ4384.894.198386
2000Jon KitnaSEA4995.904.488986
2003Drew BledsoeBUF5365.744.628686
2003Kelly HolcombCLE3285.894.628786
2011Christian PonderMIN3466.525.238686
2006Charlie FryeCLE4745.884.648686
2013Geno SmithNYJ5496.655.478486
2015Colin KaepernickSF3127.135.758586
1995Trent DilferTB4855.714.598586
2005Kyle BollerBAL3355.824.598685
1995Dave KriegCRD5936.014.588885
2013EJ ManuelBUF3746.725.458585
2008Ryan FitzpatrickCIN4585.624.698385
1997Danny KanellNYG3285.634.358785
2003Joey HarringtonDET5815.774.558685
2001Tim CouchCLE5435.714.538685
2005David CarrHOU5425.564.548485
1999Tim CouchCLE4955.444.338585
2009Matt HasselbeckSEA5446.344.758785
2002Joey HarringtonDET4415.854.538785
2015Peyton ManningDEN3467.095.688585
1995Kerry CollinsCAR4995.794.528685
2013Chad HenneJAX5657.015.378885
2013Eli ManningNYG6006.645.358484
1997Todd CollinsBUF4605.334.258484
1996Tony BanksRAM4775.314.318384
2013Joe FlaccoBAL6806.705.328484
2010Brett FavreMIN3896.464.738884
1993Jim EverettRAM3115.454.198684
2001Chris WeinkeCAR6035.424.338383
1993Rodney PeeteDET3314.914.118183
2009Josh FreemanTB3345.594.538283
2012Blaine GabbertJAX3166.235.078283
1996Dave BrownNYG4975.184.198283
2011Sam BradfordRAM4056.074.958283
2003Drew BreesSD3895.814.298683
2014Derek CarrRAI6436.565.348183
2012Mark SanchezNYJ5026.045.028083
2009Matt CasselKC5785.514.448182
2009Matthew StaffordDET4125.894.398482
2013Brandon WeedenCLE3036.205.108082
1998Danny KanellNYG3364.953.948181
2009Jake DelhommeCAR3515.604.338281
1995Boomer EsiasonNYJ4355.454.208381
2004A.J. FeeleyMIA3894.903.988081
1998Donald HollasRAI3254.953.888181
1997Kerry CollinsCAR4344.823.898081
2014Josh McCownTB3866.075.077680
1999Jake PlummerCRD4474.573.577878
2006Bruce GradkowskiTB3884.943.777878
1993Mark RypienWAS3444.763.477977
2014Blake BortlesJAX5826.184.757776
2005Kyle OrtonCHI4114.393.507476
2002Chad HutchinsonDAL3004.593.567575
2002David CarrHOU5774.493.537474
1998Craig WhelihanSD3534.313.167574
2000Ryan LeafSD3814.143.207273
2015Nick FolesRAM3586.414.647773
2000Akili SmithCIN3443.973.197173
2006Andrew WalterRAI3343.933.136972
1992Stan GelbaughSEA3053.572.597271
2011Blaine GabbertJAX4864.883.677170
1992Boomer EsiasonCIN3183.602.407269
2010Jimmy ClausenCAR3524.182.987069

I won’t offer too much in the way of commentary today, but I would like to point out the highs and lows of one Nick Foles. His too-good-to-be-true 2013 campaign rates as the tenth most efficient in the last quarter century, as measured by New TAYP. However, just two short years and one new team later, Foles contributed the seventh most inefficient season of any quarterback on the list.3

That’s the most glaring thing that stood out to me. How about you?

 

  1.  The explanation, in their own words:

    First, for each stat for each year for each league, we computed two things:

    1. the league average for that stat in that league during the three-year period with the given year in the middle. For example, the “league average” for the 1963 AFL would be the aggregate average of the stats accumulated in the AFL from 1962 to 1964. (NOTE: the 1960 AFL and the 1969 AFL, as well as the current season, will be based on only two years worth of data rather than three.)
    2. the standard deviation of the stat for all individuals who had 14 or more pass attempts per scheduled game during the three-year period.

    Next, we computed how many standard deviations away from the league average each player was in each of his seasons. We multiply that number by 15 and add it to 100, and that is the number you see.

    Bottom line:

    • On all stats, 100 is league average.
    • On all stats (including sack percentage and interception percentage), a higher number means better than average
    • The greatest passing seasons of all time are in the 140s. A typical league-leading season in most categories will be in the high 120s or the low-to-mid 130s.
    • Except for 1992, which doesn’t have a preceding year in the data set, and 2015, which doesn’t have a trailing year.
    • The most comparable turnaround I can think of is 1991-1993 Mark Rypien, who went from Super Bowl winning QB with one of the best QB seasons in modern history to one of the worst starting QBs in the league, dumped from his team, and on five different rosters for the brief remainder of his career. This all happened i what should have been his prime. Curious, indeed.