Regular Season QBGOAT III: Hard Inflation Adjustment

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Welcome to part three of my series on the greatest regular season quarterbacks of all time. In part one, we looked at the standard metrics, based on Total Adjusted Yards. In part two, we looked at those numbers prorated to the modern 16-game schedule. Today, I’ll be adding a hard inflation adjustment to account for the increase in quarterback usage rate as the league has evolved.

After coming up with the numbers from the first two articles, we can then apply our adjustment for inflation. There are several ways to do this, including simply converting every historical number to 2015 figures, since that’s what is most recent in our collective memory. However, I’m going to take a different route and measure all seasons against a historical average. The steps, as you’ll see below, are a bit involved but pretty simple at their core.

Hard Inflation Adjustment methodology:

  1. Find the total plays run (by quarterbacks only) in every league season.
  2. Find the total such plays for every three year span in history (year n-1, year n, and year n+1)
  3. Find the average plays per league game for every three year span.
  4. Find the average plays per game for the whole of history.
  5. Divide the historical average by each season’s average to find that season’s multiplier.
  6. Multiply each player’s Total Adjusted Yards metrics by the multiplier for the season in which they played.

Using Roger Staubach‘s 1971 and Carson Palmer‘s 2015 as examples:

Staubach’s total value over average was 999. He played in the 14 game era, so his total is prorated to 1142 (999 * (16/14)).1 The average QB plays per game for 1971 was 29.8, so Staubach gets a multiplier of 1.165 (34.7/29.8). Thus, after accounting for his era, his final adjustment is 1330 (1142 * 1.165).

Palmer’s total value over average was 1242. He played in the 16 game era, so he gets no benefit from a prorated schedule. The average QB plays per game for 2015 was 40.8, so Palmer gets a multiplier of 0.851 (34.7/40.8). Therefore, his final value after making the era volume adjustment is 1056 (1242 * 0.851).2

Total Adjusted Yards: Hard Inflation Adjustment

The table below displays every quarterback season that meets the following conditions: at least 300 plays, at least 1500 Total Adjusted Yards, or an absolute value of at least 500 in the “VAL” column.3 It is sorted by VAL but can be sorted to your heart’s content. Read it thus: In 1943 Sid Luckman ran the modern equivalent of 491 plays for 4813 Total Adjusted Yards, good for a 9.79 TAY/P. This was 6.79 TAY/P above average and 7.54 or 9.31 better than replacement, depending on whether you set your baseline for replacement at 75% of average or one standard deviation below average. This gives him a total value over average of 3338 and replacement values of 3707 (75%) and 4575 (1SD).

YearPlayerPlyTAYTAY/PVal/P75Rep/PSDRep/PVal75RepSDRep
1943Sid Luckman49148139.796.797.549.31333837074575
2004Peyton Manning50246009.164.325.535.86217127782942
1984Dan Marino56746918.273.814.925.28216227942995
1947Otto Graham43042519.904.916.167.36210826443163
1945Sammy Baugh40230237.535.195.787.76208623213118
1976Bert Jones53039417.443.844.745.77203625123060
1949Otto Graham51347379.243.915.246.47200726893317
1942Cecil Isbell56836886.493.514.266.12199424173474
2007Tom Brady59349448.343.354.604.79198627252837
1934Dutch Clark45130526.774.284.906.34193122112859
1953Otto Graham44935167.824.275.166.44191923182892
1970John Brodie51138137.463.544.525.21181123112664
1947Sammy Baugh62138056.132.903.705.17179823003209
2011Aaron Rodgers52846328.773.344.704.77176524822516
1982Dan Fouts60044667.442.944.064.45176424392668
1959Johnny Unitas63744406.972.703.774.79172124013055
1948Tommy Thompson41731707.604.014.916.40167020452669
1960Milt Plum42935078.183.874.945.99165821212569
2011Drew Brees62050238.102.674.034.10165724992539
1949Johnny Lujack49733446.723.314.165.68164720712825
1975Ken Anderson58337886.502.783.714.76161921612778
2006Peyton Manning55242687.732.894.104.33159422632389
2004Daunte Culpepper64046817.312.473.684.01158423582567
1994Steve Young49839717.983.184.384.54158321802259
1961George Blanda42934818.123.644.765.42156020402324
1939Frank Filchock34926077.464.435.196.22154918142174
1963Y.A. Tittle49336677.443.134.215.00154420752463
2013Peyton Manning60748948.072.523.913.80152923702307
1992Steve Young48937487.673.134.264.65152820832271
1967Sonny Jurgensen65741826.372.323.334.26152221872798
1945Sid Luckman50626765.292.963.545.53149617912795
1941Cecil Isbell50829645.832.943.665.10149318612592
1998Randall Cunningham43135278.183.454.644.93148919982123
1999Kurt Warner49538437.762.984.174.45147620682204
1953Norm Van Brocklin43930136.863.314.205.48145318432404
1981Ken Anderson53638557.202.703.834.21144820492256
1981Dan Fouts63342796.762.263.393.78143421452389
1948Charlie Conerly54833976.202.613.515.00142719202740
1946Otto Graham32429309.044.375.536.86141617942225
2011Tom Brady60646987.762.333.683.75140922312271
1974Ken Anderson52933346.302.663.574.59140718892430
1966Len Dawson35630488.573.895.065.79138418002058
1962Y.A. Tittle53139177.372.603.804.37138420172323
1959Charlie Conerly33628158.374.105.176.20137917382084
1976Ken Stabler41028466.953.354.255.28137317412165
1984Joe Montana46234337.422.974.084.43137218872050
2000Jeff Garcia58741237.022.303.483.66135320452150
1983Joe Theismann50335917.142.673.794.25134219042136
1941Sid Luckman25120658.245.356.077.51134015211881
1975Fran Tarkenton59635495.962.243.174.22133218862517
1971Roger Staubach36627437.493.634.605.37133016831966
1998Steve Young57440337.032.303.483.77132019982165
1968Daryle Lamonica54533776.202.423.374.56132018342485
1974Ken Stabler44229276.622.983.894.91131717202172
2004Donovan McNabb50937787.422.593.804.12131619322098
1965John Brodie49834056.842.643.694.62131618392301
1976Fran Tarkenton60034715.792.193.094.12131418532474
1961Sonny Jurgensen59640326.762.203.344.10131419932444
1948Otto Graham51740707.882.543.875.01131320022591
1976Jim Hart53432266.042.453.354.38130717872339
1942Sammy Baugh45826725.842.853.605.46130616482499
1991Mark Rypien43433057.612.994.144.56129817991980
1993Steve Young52937377.062.453.603.87129719072048
1964Johnny Unitas45732957.212.833.934.78129617962185
1968Joe Namath47230616.492.713.664.85128017252289
1989Joe Montana44833907.572.824.014.23126417951894
1936Dutch Clark46224865.392.723.394.69125615642163
1986Dan Marino60439576.552.083.203.60125619312176
1969Daryle Lamonica54133506.202.313.284.47125017752419
1958Johnny Unitas48933486.842.553.624.55124817732227
2009Philip Rivers49438277.752.523.834.10124618912024
2009Drew Brees51139187.662.443.744.01124619142051
1948Y.A. Tittle49538827.842.513.844.98124119012465
1948Frankie Albert48338167.892.563.895.03123718822433
1974Fran Tarkenton50630776.082.443.354.37123516952213
2008Drew Brees61943817.081.983.263.58122720162216
1980Brian Sipe59638766.512.063.173.49122618882078
1954Norm Van Brocklin39826776.723.073.985.14122215862048
1967Joe Namath61034655.682.002.924.28122117822613
1958Bobby Layne55235876.502.213.284.21121818102323
1966Tom Flores35928978.063.394.565.28121716371897
1967John Hadl55232445.882.203.124.48121517222474
1979Roger Staubach56135346.302.163.203.62121317932030
1962Len Dawson41331017.502.924.074.91120716802027
2010Tom Brady49338127.742.433.764.01119818521978
1995Brett Favre57539546.872.083.283.42119718861969
1961John Brodie42531347.372.813.954.71119516802001
2014Aaron Rodgers50140298.042.383.803.60119419031802
1951Bob Waterfield28221277.564.235.066.19119214261744
1982Ken Anderson61639606.431.933.063.44118818812116
1943Sammy Baugh56628875.102.102.854.62118716122613
2000Peyton Manning56138246.812.103.273.45117618381938
1975Bert Jones54632015.862.143.074.13116916772255
1988Boomer Esiason43231907.382.703.874.30116816741861
1956Tobin Rote67237815.621.732.703.49116518192349
1947Sid Luckman54629255.362.132.944.40116216022401
1991Steve Young35127827.933.314.464.88116015661711
2005Peyton Manning47234677.352.453.683.95115817351865
2009Brett Favre52839157.422.193.503.76115618451987
1967Fran Tarkenton54533646.172.123.134.06115517072215
1949Sammy Baugh41725736.182.763.625.13115215072138
1945Bob Waterfield37820325.383.053.635.62115113712121
1967Johnny Unitas58535136.001.952.963.90114217352280
1966Bart Starr35526067.343.204.245.18113715041838
1950Norm Van Brocklin37523916.373.013.855.14113114461930
1983Joe Montana57837146.431.953.073.53112917752041
1978Roger Staubach54131435.812.083.013.67112416291989
1977Bert Jones58431985.471.922.813.78112416422210
2008Philip Rivers49336297.352.263.533.86111517441903
2012Peyton Manning54140767.532.063.433.45111318541864
2006Drew Brees57138766.791.953.163.39111218031933
1959Norm Van Brocklin56535216.231.973.034.06111117132294
1947Spec Sanders60041006.841.853.104.31111018572582
1951Norm Van Brocklin30621266.953.634.465.59110913641709
1967Roman Gabriel53132556.132.083.094.03110516422136
1984Neil Lomax60437956.281.832.943.29110217751989
1973Roman Gabriel67436195.371.632.563.56109917292402
1972Joe Namath46528386.112.363.304.14109915331925
1989Jim Everett54736936.752.003.193.41109517441865
2012Tom Brady59343387.321.843.213.23109219041915
2002Trent Green48033727.032.283.463.59109216621722
2009Aaron Rodgers59742117.061.833.143.40109118712031
1957Johnny Unitas58335196.031.872.913.77109116982199
1976Roger Staubach57031405.511.912.813.85109016032192
2000Daunte Culpepper53436036.752.043.213.39108617161811
1967Daryle Lamonica56531605.601.922.844.20108316032372
2002Rich Gannon64141306.441.692.883.00108318451926
2003Peyton Manning56438426.811.913.143.38108017701910
2001Kurt Warner54837046.761.973.163.31107817341815
2009Peyton Manning55239577.171.943.253.52107317941942
1977Roger Staubach57831215.401.852.743.71107015832144
1968Earl Morrall43428916.672.473.524.25106915241842
1966Don Meredith49931276.272.133.164.11106215782048
1968Bill Nelsen39027026.922.723.774.50106114721758
1990Warren Moon65141636.401.622.823.08105718342003
1969Roman Gabriel56633925.991.872.903.65105716402065
2015Carson Palmer49939307.872.123.553.26105617751630
1971Greg Landry48729366.022.173.133.90105615261902
1966Frank Ryan53132536.131.993.023.96105516052105
2009Tony Romo56940257.071.843.153.42105017941946
1995Scott Mitchell58338336.581.792.993.13104117391824
1953Y.A. Tittle40824876.102.553.444.72103914011922
2010Philip Rivers54739347.201.893.223.47103317591899
1980Ron Jaworski50432736.502.053.163.48103215921752
1948Sammy Baugh51528825.591.992.894.39102814922263
1940Sammy Baugh35120935.952.923.684.94102812941738
1998Vinny Testaverde41930087.182.453.633.92102615211643
1953Bobby Thomason46726815.742.183.074.35102114362033
1949Tommy Thompson35622326.272.863.715.23101813211861
1960Norm Van Brocklin47430556.452.143.224.26101315242020
1935Ed Danowski64525573.971.572.173.76101013972423
1972Greg Landry51029175.721.982.923.76100914861916
1961Billy Wade40328467.062.503.644.39100814671772
1933Glenn Presnell76731454.101.312.013.16100415392426
2010Aaron Rodgers51337147.251.943.273.5299416741806
1954Y.A. Tittle48427615.712.052.974.1399414361997
2009Matt Schaub60341456.871.652.953.2299217811942
1952Otto Graham61130164.941.612.443.8098614942324
1987Bernie Kosar42529216.882.323.463.9198414681662
1968Len Dawson30921486.953.184.125.3298212731642
1991Jim Kelly51533606.531.913.063.4898115761789
2003Trent Green52535486.761.873.093.3497916221751
2009Tom Brady56139096.971.743.053.3297717101860
1934Cliff Battles29617145.783.293.925.3597711611587
1973Roger Staubach50328545.681.942.873.8797514451947
1973John Hadl38724226.252.523.454.4597413361723
1972Fran Tarkenton58731725.401.662.593.4497315232018
1932Walt Holmer49223894.851.982.703.6897213261809
1974Jim Hart53829305.441.802.713.7396914592010
1987John Elway49432236.521.963.103.5596815321757
2013Philip Rivers51538247.431.883.263.1696716811627
2007Peyton Manning51835516.851.863.113.3096516111709
2002Chad Pennington41029087.102.343.533.6696114471499
2013Nick Foles34428658.332.784.174.0795714341398
2004Brett Favre53335366.631.793.003.3395716021776
1963Johnny Unitas60135445.901.592.663.4595416012076
2005Carson Palmer52735346.701.813.033.3195315981743
1970Fran Tarkenton60533235.491.572.553.2495015441961
1990Steve DeBerg47031856.782.013.203.4694415041626
1999Peyton Manning52334416.581.802.993.2794115661710
1987Joe Montana45330076.632.073.213.6693814551662
1980Dan Fouts64337965.911.462.572.8993716521856
2006Donovan McNabb34325977.572.733.944.1793613511429
1944Frank Filchock41622215.332.253.024.7993612571996
1982Joe Montana67739845.881.382.512.8993516971956
1969Fran Tarkenton60934465.661.532.563.3193415622019
1995Erik Kramer51333906.611.823.023.1693315471621
1956Ed Brown35723216.502.613.594.3793312801561
2013Drew Brees61843597.061.512.902.7993217891724
2004Trent Green57637086.441.612.823.1492416201808
1972Norm Snead46726745.721.982.913.7592313611755
1997Steve Young40228046.982.283.463.7391713891498
2000Kurt Warner34425407.382.663.844.0291613221383
1965Johnny Unitas38925416.532.343.394.3190913171679
2005Tom Brady54735856.551.662.883.1690715771727
1975Roger Staubach55929855.341.622.553.6190514252016
1965Fran Tarkenton49029596.041.852.903.8390514191874
1970Craig Morton31421346.792.873.854.5490212101427
1962Babe Parilli33424317.282.703.854.6990212841564
1966John Hadl47731316.561.893.063.7890014581804
1970Daryle Lamonica49028175.751.832.813.5089613761714
1968Don Meredith44527636.212.013.063.8089413611687
1968Fran Tarkenton51930685.921.712.773.5088914341814
1979Jim Zorn60333825.611.472.512.9388815121766
2007Tony Romo53635586.641.652.903.0988415521654
1969Joe Namath46326795.791.912.884.0788313321883
2003Steve McNair42129426.982.093.313.5687913951499
2000Elvis Grbac54234346.341.622.802.9887915171614
1961Y.A. Tittle42428116.632.073.213.9787913621682
1946Sid Luckman46421814.701.892.594.2887612031986
1963Tobin Rote36225677.092.423.594.2087612991521
1992Dan Marino58035116.051.512.643.0387515341757
2005Matt Hasselbeck47832126.731.833.063.3387514591590
1999Steve Beuerlein58336556.271.502.692.9787115671728
2000Rich Gannon52733576.361.652.833.0086914911585
2004Drew Brees44230086.801.963.173.5086914031548
1986Boomer Esiason50031016.211.742.863.2686914271629
1987Dan Marino46329836.441.873.013.4786913971608
1960Johnny Unitas66537335.611.302.383.4386715842280
1943Tony Canadeo48923344.771.772.524.2986512322097
2012Drew Brees61442226.881.412.772.7986217021714
1970Sonny Jurgensen47627285.731.812.793.4886213291657
2012Aaron Rodgers56739667.001.522.892.9186216381649
2008Peyton Manning54436336.681.582.863.1886115541730
1973Ken Anderson50827575.431.692.623.6285913331840
1954Bobby Layne41323685.732.082.994.1585812361716
1948Jim Hardy34921136.062.463.364.8585811721694
2014Ben Roethlisberger57240857.151.492.912.7085216601545
1981Joe Montana52532106.121.622.753.1385114411644
1932Bob Campiglio35618735.272.393.114.0985011051454
1983Lynn Dickey51731616.121.642.763.2284814271665
1973Fran Tarkenton46425805.561.832.763.7684712801743
1985Joe Montana53032056.041.602.713.0384714361605
2000Brian Griese34124557.192.473.653.8384412471308
1969Craig Morton44026556.031.912.943.6984112941624
1959Milt Plum46228086.081.812.883.9183713301805
1957Tommy O'Connell21117158.133.975.015.8783710561237
1933Cliff Battles45421044.631.842.543.6983611531678
2008Chad Pennington49033306.801.712.983.3083614591618
1975Joe Ferguson46425595.521.802.733.7983512661757
1976Mike Livingston51726915.211.612.513.5483212971832
1990Joe Montana56835426.241.462.662.9283215091657
1997Mark Brunell47030376.461.772.943.2183013811509
1990Jim Kelly37426126.982.213.403.6682712731371
1998Chris Chandler36925676.972.243.423.7182412601367
1997Brett Favre54333736.211.522.692.9682314611609
1990Randall Cunningham60937296.121.352.542.8082115481706
1951Bobby Layne59828084.691.372.203.3382013171993
1995Troy Aikman41928216.741.953.143.2981513161377
1965Rudy Bukich43326276.071.872.923.8581212661668
2011Matthew Stafford63742686.701.272.632.7081116761717
1981Doug Williams52331576.041.542.673.0580613941596
1991Dan Marino59135345.981.362.512.9380214851730
1983Dan Fouts34723556.782.313.433.8980211901350
1993Troy Aikman42427556.501.893.043.3180112901403
1978Archie Manning60730645.051.322.252.9280013661770
1951Johnny Lujack33919205.662.343.174.3079310751458
2014Peyton Manning54138507.121.462.872.6779015551446
2004Marc Bulger51232646.381.542.753.0878914081575
1940Ace Parker35718705.242.212.974.2378910591509
1989Boomer Esiason51432326.281.532.722.9478813991512
2007Brett Favre53934796.451.462.702.8978614591562
1955Otto Graham40823945.871.932.913.6978611881506
1933Bob Monnett41119324.691.902.603.7678410711546
1978Dan Fouts47025375.391.662.603.2678212211534
1943Irv Comp37118965.112.112.864.6378210611716
1936Arnie Herber45920034.361.702.363.6678010861681
1986Tommy Kramer39525446.441.973.093.5078012211381
1969Sonny Jurgensen63133765.351.232.263.0177614261899
2012Matt Ryan58439746.801.332.702.7177515751586
1975Billy Kilmer48425735.321.602.533.5977412241735
1978Terry Bradshaw46825195.381.652.583.2577312091521
2015Tom Brady59241807.061.312.742.4577316251453
1963Tom Flores30321837.212.543.714.3277011231309
2004Jake Plummer56234856.211.372.582.9176914481631
2010Michael Vick45531826.991.693.023.2776813721489
1993John Elway59735215.901.292.442.7176714561615
2011Tony Romo51235486.931.502.862.9276714621495
1985Boomer Esiason46128136.101.662.773.0976412761424
2015Russell Wilson53738527.181.422.862.5776415361380
2011Eli Manning57638886.751.322.682.7576315441582
1945Roy Zimmerman31214894.782.443.035.017619431562
2008Kurt Warner59337836.381.282.562.8876115171709
1973Jim Hart46224825.371.632.573.5675411861648
2005Jake Plummer49231596.431.532.753.0375213541489
1966Sonny Jurgensen56430885.471.332.373.3175213361867
1988Jim Everett54332896.061.382.552.9875013851620
1972Billy Kilmer32319606.072.323.264.1075010531325
1989Mark Rypien49530996.261.512.692.9174613341443
1994Dan Marino59335876.051.252.452.6174314541547
1948Ray Mallouf25216486.542.943.845.347419681345
2007David Garrard36825767.002.013.263.4573911981268
1980Vince Ferragamo44127016.121.682.793.1073912291369
1992Troy Aikman51430725.981.442.572.9673813211519
2009Ben Roethlisberger54835936.561.332.642.9072814441591
2012Robert Griffin46932917.021.552.922.9372513661375
1985Ken O'Brien53431005.801.362.472.7972513191489
1964Sonny Jurgensen54330995.711.342.433.2872513181780
2005Trent Green53833606.241.352.572.8472513841531
2006Marc Bulger60936706.031.192.402.6372214591598
1965Earl Morrall41024425.951.762.813.7372111511533
1985Dan Fouts42626176.141.692.803.1272111951331
1939Arnie Herber28615855.552.523.284.317219371232
2008Jay Cutler63239386.231.142.412.7371915241728
1996Vinny Testaverde55333296.021.302.482.7271713701505
1980Steve Bartkowski52230385.821.372.492.8071612971462
2014Tony Romo41630547.351.693.112.9170412911207
1998Doug Flutie37424676.601.873.053.3469811401249
1963Earl Morrall46126845.821.512.593.3769611931557
1946Bob Waterfield48720664.241.422.133.8269410371861
1939Cecil Isbell42819864.641.622.373.4169210151457
1949Frankie Albert48532726.751.422.763.9869113361930
1992Bobby Hebert45227446.071.532.663.0569012041377
1996Brett Favre56633645.941.222.402.6468813571496
1983Dan Marino31721066.652.173.293.7568810431188
2001Jeff Garcia53932716.071.272.472.6268713331412
2001Steve McNair48630166.201.412.612.7568512681339
1968John Hadl55827915.001.232.173.3768512111878
1947Tommy Thompson36718705.091.862.674.136849801517
1976James Harris23815386.472.873.774.816838971143
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2004Vinny Testaverde51624864.81-0.021.191.51-11613782
1976Bobby Douglass33611973.56-0.030.861.90-11291638
2010Shaun Hill40921595.28-0.031.301.55-12531636
1977Richard Todd40914393.52-0.030.861.83-13350748
2001Daunte Culpepper42120034.76-0.031.161.31-14490552
1969Pete Beathard49419033.85-0.030.942.13-144651053
1978Matt Robinson35813193.69-0.040.891.55-16318556
1998Peyton Manning55325994.70-0.031.151.44-16638798
1995Gus Frerotte39518784.75-0.041.161.30-17457514
1985John Elway64528494.42-0.031.081.40-17699905
1975Steve Grogan41515273.68-0.040.891.95-17369808
1984John Elway43119064.42-0.041.071.43-17463616
1979Mike Phipps31212724.08-0.060.981.40-18305436
1982Jim Plunkett51122834.46-0.041.091.47-19556751
2010Alex Smith34618165.25-0.061.271.52-20439528
2013Tom Brady59933025.51-0.031.351.25-20810748
2008Tyler Thigpen46923685.04-0.051.221.55-24574726
1959Bobby Layne53122424.22-0.051.022.05-245421088
1971Jim Plunkett54520763.81-0.050.921.69-25500921
2014Nick Foles28515835.56-0.101.311.11-28375317
1996Boomer Esiason33215424.64-0.091.101.34-28364445
2011Andy Dalton50927375.37-0.061.301.37-29662696
2006Brett Favre61129284.79-0.051.161.39-29710849
2009Matt Ryan46023715.16-0.071.241.50-33568691
1989Chris Miller55225884.69-0.061.131.35-34622743
1973Bobby Douglass39514443.65-0.090.851.85-34335730
2012Andy Dalton53629005.41-0.061.301.32-34699709
2008Kyle Orton47723945.02-0.071.201.52-34573727
1997Jeff Blake36516814.60-0.101.081.35-35394493
1990Vinny Testaverde42519944.69-0.081.111.37-35472583
2001Charlie Batch34616224.69-0.101.101.24-35379430
2007Philip Rivers47623414.92-0.081.171.36-36558648
1979Doug Williams46118704.05-0.080.951.38-37440634
2003David Carr31114844.77-0.121.101.35-37343420
1971Fran Tarkenton59022383.79-0.060.901.67-38531987
1985Neil Lomax52422924.37-0.071.041.36-38545712
1962Fran Tarkenton50123534.69-0.081.121.69-38559849
2015Matt Ryan57932955.69-0.071.371.08-38795627
1967Frank Ryan41216303.96-0.090.921.85-39378762
1987Dave Krieg35615844.45-0.111.031.48-40366528
1976Dan Pastorini44515593.51-0.090.811.84-40360820
1994Neil O'Donnell39518534.70-0.101.101.26-40433495
2004Kurt Warner30914544.71-0.131.081.40-40333434
2013Matt Ryan60933385.48-0.071.321.21-41804740
1980Joe Ferguson48221014.36-0.091.021.34-43493646
1996Stan Humphries41018924.62-0.111.081.32-43441541
2001Doug Flutie53625284.71-0.081.121.26-43600678
1986David Archer35215304.34-0.120.991.40-44350492
1988Bubby Brister42319334.57-0.101.061.50-44450634
1960Billy Wade33413944.17-0.140.941.99-45314664
1979Greg Landry55722554.05-0.090.951.37-48528763
1958Charlie Conerly32413404.14-0.160.921.85-50297598
1990Timm Rosenbach54625544.68-0.091.101.36-51600742
1999Tony Banks33915684.63-0.151.041.32-51353447
2004Joey Harrington53825504.74-0.101.111.44-52599774
1978Ron Jaworski52118933.63-0.100.831.50-52434781
2009Carson Palmer48825005.12-0.111.201.47-52586717
1996Mike Tomczak39318064.59-0.131.051.29-53412508
1999Drew Bledsoe57226784.68-0.091.101.38-54629787
1986Phil Simms51522484.36-0.111.011.41-55520729
1969Mike Taliaferro44116563.75-0.130.842.03-57372896
1977Jim Plunkett40013623.41-0.140.741.72-57297686
2000Brad Johnson36416564.55-0.161.021.19-60369434
1997Scott Mitchell53524514.58-0.111.061.33-60568713
1994Jim Kelly45921424.67-0.131.071.23-60491563
1991Neil O'Donnell32714524.43-0.190.971.38-61317453
1997Vinny Testaverde47721774.56-0.141.041.31-65496626
1998Steve Beuerlein36916834.56-0.181.011.30-65372479
1987Ken O'Brien47120864.42-0.141.001.46-65473688
2002Jim Miller31214194.55-0.210.981.11-65306346
2010Jason Campbell36818855.12-0.181.151.40-66421516
1957Tobin Rote42016824.00-0.160.881.74-66371731
1999Kerry Collins32915034.57-0.210.991.26-69324415
1970Len Dawson39714883.75-0.170.811.50-69320594
2009David Garrard58429835.11-0.121.191.46-69694850
2015Blake Bortles60334015.64-0.111.321.03-69798623
1996Chris Chandler33415094.51-0.210.971.22-70325406
1988John Elway54424734.54-0.131.041.47-70566801
2006Matt Leinart39018204.66-0.181.031.26-71402491
1991Dave Krieg32414244.40-0.220.941.35-71303437
2008David Garrard60129884.98-0.121.161.48-71694888
1977Billy Kilmer30510093.31-0.240.651.62-72199494
2006Ben Roethlisberger50823904.70-0.141.071.30-72543659
2014Mark Sanchez31016825.42-0.241.180.98-73366303
1955Charlie Conerly34512863.73-0.220.771.55-75265534
1985Mike Pagel41217554.26-0.180.931.25-75383514
1941Sammy Baugh40210882.70-0.190.531.97-76215793
1968Pete Beathard30110593.52-0.250.691.88-76207567
1975Steve Ramsey33411633.48-0.230.701.75-78232585
1942Tommy Thompson55115662.84-0.140.602.46-793331358
2015Blaine Gabbert28815805.48-0.281.160.87-80335252
1998Trent Dilfer44820404.55-0.181.001.30-80450580
1969Dick Shiner31212073.87-0.260.771.52-80242476
1972Archie Manning75527463.64-0.110.831.67-816261262
1999Jon Kitna50523324.62-0.161.031.31-82522661
1971Jim Hart35813003.63-0.230.731.51-82263540
1979David Whitehurst39115333.92-0.210.821.24-83321486
1977Fran Tarkenton38612853.33-0.220.671.64-84259633
1996Jim Harbaugh43819874.53-0.190.991.23-84434541
1937Bob Snyder3449302.70-0.240.491.49-84170512
1965Sonny Jurgensen47719164.02-0.180.871.80-84416859
1991Boomer Esiason45320094.44-0.190.971.38-84439627
1990Don Majkowski31314114.50-0.270.921.18-85289371
1984Warren Moon52122354.29-0.160.951.30-85495679
2001Brad Johnson57526704.64-0.151.051.20-85603688
1985Dave Krieg57524714.30-0.150.961.28-86554737
2010David Garrard41821315.10-0.211.121.37-87467575
1981Lynn Dickey40217204.28-0.220.901.29-88364519
2005Aaron Brooks47822484.71-0.191.041.31-90495626
1970Bob Berry41115233.70-0.220.761.45-90313597
2003Chad Pennington31614584.61-0.280.941.19-90297375
2003Byron Leftwich42619944.68-0.211.011.26-91430535
1990Boomer Esiason46521264.57-0.201.001.26-92463584
1963Dick Wood42018654.45-0.220.941.56-93396653
1982Lynn Dickey43818784.29-0.210.911.29-94399566
1979Pat Haden34413273.86-0.270.761.18-94261406
2014Kyle Orton42022805.43-0.221.190.99-94500415
1979Craig Morton44417423.92-0.220.821.24-96364551
1994Rick Mirer40018224.56-0.240.961.12-97383446
1999Dan Marino34515524.49-0.280.911.19-98315410
2012Andrew Luck63033515.32-0.161.211.23-98764776
1934Ed Matesic3798442.23-0.260.361.80-98137682
1963Norm Snead51020974.12-0.190.881.67-98451853
1980Jim Plunkett38316064.19-0.260.861.17-98328449
1961Eddie LeBaron35014974.28-0.280.861.61-99300565
2014Matthew Stafford58532105.49-0.171.251.04-99729611
1993Jim McMahon36415824.34-0.270.881.15-99321418
1967Bob Griese45815833.45-0.230.692.06-103318943
1968Billy Kilmer44617703.97-0.230.821.55-104365692
1963Fran Tarkenton44218014.07-0.230.841.63-104372721
2013Jason Campbell29715435.20-0.351.030.93-105307276
1994Drew Bledsoe68531814.64-0.151.051.20-106716824
2014Ryan Tannehill58732135.48-0.181.231.03-106724606
1982Bill Kenney35114724.20-0.300.821.20-106288422
1970Al Woodall31711363.58-0.340.641.33-106204423
1976Jim Plunkett37212323.31-0.290.611.65-107228613
2006Matt Hasselbeck39317974.57-0.270.941.17-107369458
1964Charley Johnson58924674.19-0.180.911.76-1085361037
1967John Brodie46917883.81-0.240.781.71-111364800
2003Jake Delhomme47422094.66-0.230.991.24-111469586
1967Babe Parilli45115493.43-0.250.672.04-111304919
1978Joe Theismann52118333.52-0.210.721.38-112374721
1997Erik Kramer48221504.46-0.230.941.21-113453584
1996Dave Krieg36516094.41-0.310.871.11-114317406
1991Jay Schroeder40817704.34-0.280.871.29-115356525
1932Jack McBride46212132.63-0.250.471.45-115217670
1994Steve Walsh34715524.47-0.330.871.02-116301356
2009Jason Campbell54827495.02-0.211.091.36-116600747
2012Sam Bradford53828275.26-0.221.151.17-116620630
2014Andy Dalton47725765.41-0.251.160.96-119555459
1980Jim Hart47219804.20-0.250.861.18-119406556
2001Trent Green53524434.57-0.220.971.12-120521599
2006Rex Grossman48822434.60-0.250.961.19-120471582
2012Jake Locker32816755.11-0.371.001.02-120329335
1947Bud Schwenk52524974.76-0.231.022.22-1225331168
2007Joey Harrington36717114.66-0.330.921.11-122336406
1974Bert Jones44915103.37-0.280.631.66-124284743
1977Joe Theismann3159943.15-0.400.491.46-125155461
2006Vince Young43219684.55-0.290.921.15-125398497
1994Randall Cunningham54124694.56-0.240.961.12-127522607
1953George Blanda57619203.33-0.220.671.94-1283841120
1935Arnie Herber3406872.02-0.380.221.82-12876616
2015Ryan Tannehill56431175.53-0.231.210.92-128683519
2000Steve Beuerlein57125664.49-0.220.951.13-129545647
2013Ryan Fitzpatrick35418355.18-0.371.020.92-130361324
1984Pat Ryan31712824.04-0.410.701.05-131222334
1955Eddie LeBaron34612363.57-0.380.611.39-131211481
2000Vinny Testaverde56125154.48-0.240.941.12-133529629
1982David Woodley38515994.16-0.350.781.16-134299446
1981Bill Kenney31012584.06-0.430.691.08-134214334
1994Boomer Esiason44119794.49-0.310.891.05-136393462
2005Drew Bledsoe54625374.65-0.250.971.25-136532682
1992Rich Gannon33613924.14-0.400.731.12-136246375
2010Carson Palmer57929355.07-0.241.091.35-137631779
2003Tommy Maddox52824474.63-0.260.961.21-139508639
1958Lamar McHan35513853.90-0.400.681.61-140241571
1973Archie Manning48016533.44-0.290.641.64-141308787
2003Patrick Ramsey35215834.49-0.400.821.07-141290378
2007Jason Campbell44220644.67-0.320.931.12-141410494
1947Clyde LeForce3168802.78-0.450.361.82-142114576
2001Tom Brady43919614.47-0.320.871.02-142384448
1977Bob Avellini46114943.24-0.310.581.55-143266714
2002Jeff Blake33114314.32-0.430.750.88-144250292
1997Neil O'Donnell48921524.40-0.300.881.15-145430563
2007Tarvaris Jackson34215624.57-0.430.821.01-145281346
2014Colin Kaepernick53828955.38-0.271.140.94-146615506
2008JaMarcus Russell38418114.71-0.380.891.21-147343467
1995Chris Miller41018204.43-0.360.840.98-147345404
1982Steve Bartkowski50421244.21-0.290.831.21-148420613
2005Trent Dilfer35315794.48-0.420.801.08-148284381
1975Steve Bartkowski36712163.32-0.400.531.58-148193581
1998Jake Plummer58426144.47-0.260.931.22-150541710
1989Randall Cunningham65129434.52-0.230.961.18-150623766
2015Joe Flacco37620125.35-0.401.040.75-152389280
2012Ryan Fitzpatrick50326035.17-0.301.071.09-152537546
2010Jay Cutler48023954.99-0.321.011.27-152485608
1954Gary Kerkorian35811553.23-0.430.491.65-153174590
1964John Brodie52621474.08-0.290.801.65-153422870
2002Daunte Culpepper63928844.51-0.240.951.07-154606686
1995Dave Brown48821834.47-0.320.881.02-158428498
1997Jake Plummer35314974.25-0.450.721.00-159255351
2009Alex Smith38418504.81-0.410.891.16-159343446
2010Mark Sanchez50725314.99-0.311.011.27-159513643
1996Scott Mitchell45719994.37-0.350.831.08-160380492
1970Charley Johnson38913663.51-0.410.571.26-160221490
2005Chris Simms33914974.42-0.470.751.02-160254347
1946Frank Filchock48712102.48-0.330.372.06-1621811005
1977Dan Pastorini46714943.20-0.350.541.51-162252705
2003Jay Fiedler33814944.41-0.480.740.99-162252335
1979Steve Bartkowski45517183.78-0.360.671.10-163307499
2000Drew Bledsoe55724634.42-0.290.881.06-164493592
1981Brian Sipe62226334.23-0.260.861.25-164535776
1980Ken Anderson31412333.92-0.530.590.90-165184284
2014Teddy Bridgewater41421745.25-0.401.010.81-166419336
1985Tony Eason32412743.93-0.510.600.92-167193297
1987Dan Fouts39916514.14-0.420.721.17-168286468
1979Tommy Kramer66625863.88-0.250.781.20-169520801
1964George Blanda58425634.39-0.290.881.25-170513727
2006Jon Kitna64429474.58-0.270.941.17-172608755
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1946Spec Sanders34814544.18-0.490.672.00-172235697
2015Teddy Bridgewater45524475.38-0.381.060.77-172483351
1988Chris Miller38116084.22-0.450.721.15-172273438
1967Bart Starr32111283.51-0.540.481.41-173153452
1938Jack Robbins3198482.66-0.540.261.14-17382365
1986Bill Kenney32512813.94-0.530.590.99-173191322
2002Rodney Peete39517044.31-0.440.750.87-174296346
1978Joe Pisarcik38512603.28-0.450.481.15-174184440
2005Michael Vick49022224.54-0.360.871.14-176424558
1977James Harris3059052.97-0.580.311.28-17694390
1961Johnny Unitas64827774.28-0.270.871.62-1785611051
1936Bobby Wilson3437332.14-0.530.141.44-18048493
1991Erik Kramer30812424.04-0.590.570.98-181175303
1944Irv Comp53014532.74-0.340.432.20-1822271166
1980Jim Zorn57523734.13-0.320.791.11-183456638
1993Warren Moon56724314.29-0.320.831.10-184470621
1964Billy Wade45117893.97-0.410.681.54-184309693
1989Jack Trudeau39917104.29-0.460.720.94-185289377
1946Frankie Albert42317864.23-0.450.722.05-189305867
2013Carson Palmer54828475.20-0.351.040.93-191569512
2001Aaron Brooks61627624.48-0.310.891.04-191548638
1986Eric Hipple31712253.87-0.600.510.92-191163291
1963Babe Parilli43618424.23-0.440.721.34-193315583
1996Frank Reich32513414.12-0.600.580.82-195189268
1947Paul Governali47813502.82-0.410.401.86-196191891
1977Greg Landry39111913.05-0.500.391.36-196151530
2011Joe Flacco54027375.07-0.360.991.06-197537572
1999Brian Griese47220534.35-0.430.771.04-202362492
1961Fran Tarkenton45918924.12-0.440.701.46-202321669
1996Jim Kelly39016394.20-0.520.660.91-203258353
1932Dutch Clark54213572.50-0.370.341.33-203187718
1994Chris Miller33013814.18-0.620.580.74-204192244
1988Ken O'Brien45219094.22-0.450.721.15-204324520
1982Ken Stabler35113733.92-0.590.540.92-205189323
1946Bob Hoernschemeyer48320524.25-0.430.742.07-2063591001
1985Eric Hipple45218053.99-0.460.660.97-206296441
1950Y.A. Tittle50714942.95-0.410.431.72-209217871
2001Tony Banks39917064.27-0.520.680.82-209270329
2012Jay Cutler44322145.00-0.470.900.91-209397405
1961Zeke Bratkowski33112993.93-0.630.511.26-210167418
1990Billy Joe Tolliver42718284.28-0.490.700.96-210299410
1974John Hadl43313673.16-0.490.421.45-210184627
1986Mark Malone43517323.99-0.480.631.04-210275451
2008Joe Flacco47321994.65-0.450.831.15-211392545
1978Steve Bartkowski49016173.30-0.430.501.17-211246572
1987Scott Campbell30511783.86-0.700.440.90-213134273
1985Marc Wilson40815973.92-0.530.580.90-216237367
2001Jim Miller39016504.24-0.560.640.79-217250307
2010Donovan McNabb48423494.86-0.450.881.13-218424548
1962Johnny Green32712783.91-0.670.481.32-219155430
1985Tommy Kramer53121424.03-0.410.701.02-220370540
1991Jim Everett53622574.21-0.410.741.16-222398620
1946Charlie O'Rourke36414784.06-0.610.561.89-222203687
1998Jim Harbaugh32212974.03-0.700.490.78-224156250
1997Tony Banks52622444.27-0.430.751.02-225392535
1966George Blanda31612533.96-0.720.451.18-227143373
1936Ed Danowski46410092.17-0.490.181.47-22782683
2006Eli Manning53223464.41-0.430.781.01-229415536
2002Tim Couch45219174.25-0.510.680.81-229308365
1974Len Dawson35210492.98-0.660.251.27-23487447
1978Fran Tarkenton69223493.39-0.340.591.26-235411872
1986Dave Wilson35013313.80-0.670.450.85-235157298
1974Dan Pastorini38211573.03-0.610.301.32-235113504
2015Sam Bradford49826285.28-0.470.970.67-236480336
2004Drew Bledsoe47820744.34-0.500.711.04-237341497
2000Cade McNown31912683.97-0.740.430.61-238139195
1986Randy Wright50320114.00-0.470.641.05-238324528
1981Pat Haden30511313.71-0.780.340.73-239104222
1977Joe Ferguson69822343.20-0.350.541.51-2433761054
1946Bill Dudley4319692.25-0.560.141.83-24360787
1988Don Majkowski38815694.04-0.630.540.97-246208376
1970Dennis Shaw51917853.44-0.480.501.19-248260618
2013Robert Griffin49625015.04-0.510.880.77-252436384
1941Tommy Thompson3958912.25-0.640.081.52-25333601
1986Steve Pelluer43216783.88-0.580.530.94-253230405
1980Steve DeBerg34012603.70-0.750.370.68-254125233
1978Ken Anderson42013103.12-0.610.320.99-257135415
1981Phil Simms36313753.79-0.710.410.80-258150291
1985Lynn Dickey33612293.65-0.790.320.64-266108215
1977Ron Jaworski56617433.08-0.470.421.39-266236786
1940Whizzer White4039542.37-0.660.101.36-26738547
1982Ron Jaworski55922504.02-0.480.651.03-268362575
1960John Brodie36112903.57-0.740.341.38-268122500
1993Craig Erickson48819814.06-0.550.600.87-269293423
2008Gus Frerotte32313724.26-0.840.430.76-270140244
1990Steve Walsh35314124.00-0.770.420.68-272149240
1977Mike Livingston43312632.92-0.630.261.23-273111532
2012Chad Henne30614014.57-0.900.470.49-276144149
1972John Hadl56018213.25-0.490.441.28-277248720
2006Alex Smith48420684.27-0.570.640.87-277309420
1973Marty Domres3239302.88-0.860.081.07-27725347
1955George Shaw49116613.38-0.570.421.20-278207590
1984Marc Wilson32711813.61-0.850.260.62-27886202
2011Matt Moore36617114.67-0.760.600.66-278219243
1989Vinny Testaverde51921884.21-0.540.650.87-279338452
1980Lynn Dickey53320913.93-0.520.590.91-279313482
1993Drew Bledsoe44917913.99-0.630.530.79-281237357
1993Wade Wilson42916963.95-0.660.490.76-284211326
2000Chris Chandler35013683.90-0.810.370.54-285128190
1948Bob Chappuis38517674.59-0.740.591.73-286227666
2014Jay Cutler54127735.13-0.530.880.68-287478369
2009Chad Henne45320824.59-0.630.670.94-288305426
2001Vinny Testaverde43918134.13-0.660.540.68-290236300
1955Y.A. Tittle49916793.36-0.580.401.18-292201591
2012Michael Vick38117924.71-0.770.600.62-292229236
2014Cam Newton49925325.07-0.590.830.63-293413313
1996Steve Bono43617644.05-0.680.510.75-294220327
2003Jeff Blake38415834.13-0.770.460.70-294175270
1975Craig Morton55017513.18-0.540.391.45-295216798
2008Ben Roethlisberger50722854.50-0.590.681.01-299347511
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1950Tommy Thompson3849912.58-0.780.061.35-29923519
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1979Steve Fuller3759082.42-1.72-0.68-0.26-643-256-97
2012Ryan Lindley1612401.49-3.99-2.62-2.60-644-423-420
1964Bill Munson3438522.49-1.89-0.790.06-647-27219
2011Colt McCoy49120154.10-1.330.030.10-6511648
1995Bubby Brister1812171.20-3.59-2.40-2.25-651-434-408
1951Charlie Conerly3133871.23-2.09-1.26-0.13-655-395-41
2009Derek Anderson1873181.70-3.52-2.22-1.95-658-414-364
1933Carl Brumbaugh131-294-2.24-5.04-4.34-3.18-659-568-417
1953Jack Del Bello112-263-2.35-5.90-5.01-3.73-661-561-418
2002Jake Plummer55719873.57-1.190.000.13-662071
2009Mark Sanchez39213843.53-1.69-0.39-0.12-664-152-47
2009Josh Freeman3139693.10-2.13-0.82-0.55-665-256-173
1997Heath Shuler2243861.72-2.97-1.80-1.53-666-403-342
1963Milt Plum108-200-1.84-6.15-5.08-4.29-667-550-465
1957Babe Parilli2142251.05-3.11-2.07-1.22-668-445-261
1962John Hadl3569632.70-1.88-0.730.11-669-26138
1962Cotton Davidson41112132.95-1.63-0.490.35-670-200145
2013Geno Smith47719784.14-1.40-0.02-0.12-671-8-58
1956Eddie LeBaron187570.30-3.59-2.62-1.83-671-489-342
1962Sam Etcheverry155650.42-4.35-3.16-2.58-672-488-398
1967Steve Tensi4539902.19-1.49-0.570.79-674-258358
1950Jim Hardy4046811.69-1.67-0.830.46-676-336185
2006Bruce Gradkowski36610932.98-1.86-0.65-0.42-680-237-153
1953Eddie LeBaron2542180.86-2.69-1.81-0.53-684-458-134
1973Bert Jones188150.08-3.66-2.72-1.73-687-511-324
1969Jack Kemp48311872.46-1.43-0.450.74-688-220355
1964Mickey Slaughter2404291.79-2.89-1.72-1.36-693-413-325
1978Bill Troup3857411.93-1.80-0.87-0.20-693-335-79
1995Trent Dilfer43513833.18-1.61-0.41-0.27-700-179-117
1941Len Barnum165-230-1.40-4.29-3.57-2.13-707-588-351
1967Rick Norton180-48-0.27-3.94-3.02-1.66-709-543-299
1932Benny Friedman4656281.35-1.53-0.810.17-709-37581
2013Eli Manning52021764.18-1.370.02-0.08-71011-43
1982Archie Manning2986262.10-2.40-1.27-0.89-714-379-266
1934Homer Griffith265-55-0.21-2.70-2.07-0.64-714-549-169
1971Bobby Douglass3927962.03-1.82-0.86-0.09-714-337-34
2001Chris Weinke54018733.47-1.32-0.130.02-715-6811
1984Joe Ferguson3739482.54-1.92-0.80-0.45-716-300-168
2014Derek Carr55324114.36-1.300.12-0.08-71666-46
1968Tom Sherman3184821.51-2.26-1.32-0.12-720-419-39
1978Scott Bull191-16-0.08-3.81-2.88-2.21-729-550-423
1968Norm Snead3949272.35-1.85-0.80-0.06-729-315-26
1944Charlie McGibbony171-201-1.18-4.26-3.49-1.72-729-597-294
2003Joey Harrington54719473.56-1.33-0.110.14-730-6175
1970Mike Taliaferro2472380.96-2.96-1.98-1.29-730-488-318
1965Milt Plum41610132.43-1.76-0.710.22-733-29690
2009Jake Delhomme33210003.01-2.21-0.91-0.64-735-301-212
1946Dave Ryan4114201.02-1.79-1.090.60-736-447247
2003Drew Bledsoe50217183.42-1.47-0.250.00-737-1231
1973Gary Huff213560.26-3.47-2.54-1.54-740-541-328
1966Terry Nofsinger2352270.97-3.17-2.13-1.19-744-501-280
1958Bart Starr3015471.82-2.47-1.40-0.47-744-421-142
1967Jack Kemp51711442.21-1.46-0.540.82-756-281423
1977Joe Pisarcik3926291.60-1.95-1.06-0.09-763-415-34
1992Browning Nagle42211532.73-1.81-0.68-0.29-765-285-123
2013Joe Flacco58925064.25-1.300.09-0.01-76553-9
2004A.J. Feeley36910192.76-2.08-0.87-0.54-766-320-199
1973Mike Phipps54012492.31-1.42-0.490.51-770-265274
1963Bob Waters134-195-1.46-5.77-4.69-3.90-771-627-522
1942Chet Wetterlund125-400-3.19-6.18-5.43-3.57-773-680-447
1939Hugh McCullough2911070.37-2.66-1.90-0.87-774-553-253
1951Chuck Ortmann3012270.75-2.57-1.74-0.61-774-524-184
1998Craig Whelihan3197322.29-2.44-1.25-0.96-777-400-307
1981Vince Evans48914162.90-1.60-0.47-0.09-781-232-43
1982Joe Ferguson49814592.93-1.57-0.45-0.06-782-222-32
1951Adrian Burk3744601.23-2.10-1.26-0.13-784-473-50
1966Dick Wood2714841.78-2.89-1.72-1.00-785-468-271
1987Mark Malone3879792.53-2.03-0.89-0.44-786-345-168
1942Parker Hall3382190.65-2.34-1.590.27-790-53891
2008Ryan Fitzpatrick43414193.27-1.83-0.55-0.23-793-240-99
1954Lamar McHan4337881.82-1.83-0.920.24-793-398105
2000Akili Smith3086562.13-2.58-1.40-1.23-794-432-377
1968Mike Taliaferro2381050.44-3.34-2.39-1.20-794-569-285
1939Darrell Tully193-217-1.12-4.15-3.39-2.36-800-654-455
1961Sam Etcheverry3136262.00-2.56-1.42-0.66-801-444-208
2000Ryan Leaf3417972.34-2.38-1.20-1.02-809-407-347
2007Trent Dilfer2393811.60-3.39-2.15-1.96-810-512-467
1961Frank Tripucka40410012.48-2.01-0.88-0.22-811-358-90
1976Richard Todd2832060.73-2.87-1.97-0.94-812-558-265
1988Vinny Testaverde49414933.02-1.65-0.49-0.05-818-240-26
1948Ray Evans3815431.42-2.17-1.270.22-829-48685
1996Dave Brown44512732.86-1.87-0.68-0.44-831-305-196
1992Stan Gelbaugh2945021.71-2.84-1.70-1.32-834-500-387
1966Rudy Bukich4209002.14-2.00-0.96-0.02-840-405-9
1975John Hadl52010932.10-1.62-0.690.37-840-357193
1943Dean McAdams252-83-0.33-3.33-2.58-0.82-841-652-206
1988Rusty Hilger3337122.14-2.54-1.37-0.93-844-455-311
1992Boomer Esiason3065471.79-2.76-1.62-1.24-845-497-379
1961George Herring2633301.26-3.23-2.11-1.44-847-553-379
2012Mark Sanchez43915553.54-1.93-0.57-0.55-850-249-240
1976Joe Namath3212970.93-2.67-1.77-0.73-855-567-236
1966Randy Johnson4248942.11-2.03-0.99-0.05-860-422-22
2009Matt Cassel53819493.62-1.60-0.30-0.03-862-159-15
2005David Carr51316443.20-1.69-0.47-0.19-868-240-99
1997Kerry Collins3959872.50-2.20-1.02-0.75-869-405-297
1981Dan Pastorini168-112-0.66-5.16-4.04-3.65-869-680-615
1934Cliff Montgomery243-268-1.10-3.59-2.97-1.53-873-722-372
1965Tommy Wade108-423-3.92-8.12-7.07-6.14-876-763-663
1969Rick Norton209-66-0.32-4.20-3.23-2.04-878-675-426
2001Jon Kitna56718353.24-1.56-0.36-0.21-882-203-120
1942Dean McAdams3722240.60-2.38-1.630.23-885-60884
1948Sam Vacanti179650.37-4.97-3.64-2.50-887-649-446
2014Blake Bortles49719183.86-1.80-0.38-0.58-892-190-290
1970Terry Bradshaw3564991.40-2.52-1.54-0.85-895-546-301
1938Whizzer White4495381.20-2.00-1.20-0.31-896-538-140
1955Lamar McHan4247751.83-2.12-1.13-0.35-897-479-148
1998Ryan Leaf2663561.34-3.39-2.21-1.92-900-586-509
1986Jack Trudeau4259992.35-2.12-1.00-0.60-902-427-255
1972Jim Plunkett58612892.20-1.54-0.610.23-905-356137
1959King Hill3546031.70-2.56-1.50-0.47-907-530-166
1939Frank Patrick198-309-1.56-4.58-3.83-2.80-910-760-555
1992Kelly Stouffer217670.31-4.23-3.10-2.71-918-671-588
1953Charlie Conerly4888151.67-1.88-1.000.28-919-486138
1979Jeff Komlo4609812.13-2.00-0.97-0.55-922-446-252
1998Bobby Hoying2542761.09-3.64-2.46-2.17-925-625-551
1975Mike Phipps4577741.69-2.03-1.10-0.04-926-501-18
1942Harry Hopp250-181-0.72-3.71-2.96-1.10-928-741-276
1940Hugh McCullough30940.01-3.02-2.26-1.00-931-698-308
1974Gary Huff4296311.47-2.17-1.26-0.24-932-541-102
1946Irv Comp283-137-0.48-3.30-2.59-0.91-933-734-256
1967Randy Johnson4197611.82-2.24-1.22-0.29-937-513-122
1978Steve DeBerg3714441.19-2.54-1.60-0.94-941-595-348
1943Frankie Sinkwich4804941.03-1.98-1.220.54-949-588261
1940Billy Patterson3641520.42-2.61-1.86-0.59-951-675-216
2006Andrew Walter3125591.79-3.05-1.84-1.62-954-576-504
2010Jimmy Clausen3197392.32-2.99-1.66-1.41-954-531-449
1946Marion Pugh2341320.56-4.11-2.94-1.61-960-687-376
1934Manny Rapp350-90-0.26-2.74-2.12-0.68-961-743-240
1961Norm Snead55915802.83-1.73-0.590.16-969-33291
1946George Terlep2532110.84-3.84-2.67-1.34-969-674-338
1977Steve Bartkowski239-127-0.53-4.08-3.19-2.22-976-764-531
1971Dennis Shaw4507581.68-2.17-1.21-0.44-979-545-197
1999Jake Plummer4029402.34-2.44-1.25-0.97-980-500-390
2005Kyle Orton3969552.41-2.48-1.26-0.98-983-498-390
2005Alex Smith210400.19-4.70-3.48-3.20-988-731-673
1977Randy Hedberg149-460-3.09-6.64-5.75-4.78-989-857-712
2009JaMarcus Russell2734271.56-3.66-2.36-2.09-1001-644-571
1976Kim McQuilken190-321-1.69-5.28-4.38-3.35-1004-833-636
1974Bob Lee289420.14-3.50-2.59-1.56-1010-747-452
1956Bobby Thomason3172160.68-3.21-2.24-1.45-1019-710-460
1964Don Meredith49811442.30-2.08-0.98-0.13-1035-491-67
1960Ralph Guglielmi48510432.15-2.16-1.08-0.04-1048-525-18
1970Joe Kapp3442770.80-3.11-2.14-1.45-1072-735-497
1976Gary Marangi3792870.76-2.84-1.94-0.90-1075-734-343
1949Stan Heath180-466-2.59-6.00-5.14-3.63-1081-928-654
1935Ed Matesic330-298-0.90-3.30-2.70-1.11-1089-892-367
1960Jim Ninowski50610872.15-2.16-1.08-0.04-1093-548-18
1942Bud Schwenk75911551.52-1.46-0.721.14-1108-542868
1949Don Panciera2632911.11-4.22-2.89-1.66-1109-759-437
1964Y.A. Tittle3936071.54-2.83-1.74-0.89-1113-683-348
1960Zeke Bratkowski2941460.50-3.81-2.73-1.69-1121-804-496
2002David Carr52713682.60-2.16-0.97-0.84-1137-511-444
1952Frank Tripucka295-164-0.56-3.88-3.05-1.69-1144-899-498
2011Blaine Gabbert44212482.82-2.61-1.25-1.19-1153-553-524
1968Dan Darragh295-51-0.17-3.95-3.00-1.81-1164-885-533
1950Tobin Rote3801070.28-3.07-2.24-0.95-1168-849-359
1953Babe Parilli311-82-0.26-3.82-2.93-1.65-1185-910-513
1940Davey O'Brien6738301.23-1.80-1.040.22-1208-698151
1975Archie Manning5357181.34-2.38-1.45-0.39-1271-774-208
1936Don Jackson193-807-4.19-6.85-6.18-4.89-1320-1192-942
1959Tobin Rote317320.10-4.17-3.10-2.07-1321-982-657
1948Jack Jacobs336-158-0.47-4.07-3.17-1.67-1367-1065-562
1973Dan Pastorini4702430.52-3.22-2.29-1.29-1516-1076-606
1933Joe Lillard587-57-0.10-2.89-2.19-1.03-1695-1286-607
1943Ronnie Cahill375-632-1.68-4.69-3.94-2.17-1758-1477-814
1935Johnny Gildea408-875-2.14-4.54-3.94-2.35-1855-1610-960

In the second part of the series, Luckman’s legendary 1943 season leapfrogged the great Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Tom Brady seasons to take the top spot. Today, not only does it remain at the top, but it also significantly increased its lead. After prorating for scheduling changes and adjusting for inflation, the gap between Luckman’s 1943 and Manning’s runner up 2004 campaign is about the same as the gap between Manning and Glenn Presnell‘s 154th ranked 1933 season. While Luckman’s performance was so good that it would stand in any era, I think this points out a flaw in the methodology right off the bat.

In the first part of the series, we saw that the top of the list was littered with seasons from the past quarter century, with a paucity of highly regarded older seasons. After applying these hard inflation adjustments, however, the top of the list contains several seasons from the 1930s and 40s. Cecil Isbell, trigger man behind some stellar Don Hutson performances, rockets up the leader boards. Likewise, Dutch Clark and Tommy Thompson, fellow quarterbacks of a bygone era, rate quite highly. Sammy Baugh and Otto Graham see multiple seasons near the top of the list, while modern players like Manning, Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers see significant drops.

Some readers may believe this is perfectly acceptable and that great seasons from ancient NFL history should rank very highly. Others may think that applying so much extra credit to adjust for the increase in quarterback usage gives an unfair advantage to field generals of old. After all, by prorating and adjusting for inflation, we are essentially giving the guys of yesteryear credit for plays they never ran. Given that there is generally an inverse relationship between volume and efficiency, we may not just be giving credit for imaginary plays, but we may be doing so based on a level of play the quarterbacks were unlikely to sustain.4

I am generally in agreement with the latter opinion. However, I still believe that it’s necessary to make some sort of modification to the metrics in order to account for modern trends in the passing game. Such a harsh multiplier seems like overkill to me, so I will amend the methodology in subsequent posts. If I am honest, I suspected I would have to do this from the beginning. However, I thought it was important to start off this way in order to explore and discuss all avenues this type of study can take. In the interest of academic integrity, I felt obliged to post this version of the formula if for no other reason than to rule it out. For those who agree with using a steep adjustment for inflation, I see your argument and am glad to provide you with the results. I’m not sure there’s one right way to go about this, so we can consider this one of many possibilities. You may like this way, while others may prefer another way. There’s plenty of room for respectful disagreement among fans.

I’m sure you have an opinion; I’d love to hear it in the comments.

 

  1. We did this in the last article, so I won’t go into further detail here.
  2. Numbers may be off by a negligible amount due to rounding. The numbers aren’t really 40.8 and 34.7; they’re 40.814453125 and 34.7241017891093, but no one wants to read that. Similarly, his multiplier is actually 0.850779543. Be thankful I spared you in the body of the narrative.
  3. All values taken after prorating to a 16 game schedule and then using a steep volume adjustment to account for era differences.
  4. And how many among us, even those who revel in the apotheosis of era of grainy black and white photographs, would actually take Isbell’s 1942 over Brady’s 2007 or Rodgers’s 2011? UPDATE: Based on a question about the validity of this statement, given that little published research actually addresses this topic (at least not rigorously tested research), I think it is wise to revise this idea. It is probably more prudent to say that, as quarterbacks continue to run more plays, their efficiency, as expressed by their box score stats, will eventually move closer to their actual, or true, value. Players with historically great numbers on low volume tend to revert to their true efficiency level. Likewise, players with historically awful efficiency numbers tend to revert to their true level. Sometimes it’s easier to fall back on colloquialisms rather than provide a nuanced explanation, and I made that mistake here. I was referring, specifically, to the former group of players but phrased it as though I was covering the latter group as well. I apologize for the confusion.