Originally Posted by Rey
I don't know what else to say but you are incorrect.
Drew Brees by far benefits the most from YAC as a whole.
But what you can also see is that even if you give Schaub the difference in their YAC so that it was equal, he's still not passing for that many yards.
Well a couple post up you say 08-current, then post a link to 06-10 its hard to argue for or against a moving target. Maybe on your 06-10 list you should work the math of yac as a % of yards because Matt is at 44.9% Drew is at 46.8 Favre 50.66 Rivers 46.36 Manning 40.1 McNabb 48.12 Brady 46.46 Romo 43.8 Eli 41.1 Big Ben 41.49 Jason Campbell 51 Palmer 41.1
also per that link which I find interesting
My formula for "Normalized, Optimized, Air Yards Per Dropback" is:
NOAY/DB = (Passing Yards - Sack Yards - YAC - 32*INT)/(Attempts + Sacks) + 3.9
The 32 is in there because that preserves the ratio of INT and yardage Brian used in his passer formula. The 3.9 is in there because it gives the average 2010 QB a NOAY/DB of roughly 6.2, which is the average yards per attempt this year.
Here is the table of those same 39 players again, this time sorted by NOAY/DB, with their traditional Y/A numbers also listed for comparison:
Player NOAY/DB Y/A
Peyton Manning 7.39 7.54
Tom Brady 7.07 7.7
Matt Ryan 7.01 6.9
Tony Romo 6.98 8.04
Aaron Rodgers 6.95 7.98
Philip Rivers 6.95 8.04
Jeff Garcia 6.91 7.25
Matt Schaub 6.89 7.86