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Old 08-31-2013   #1
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Default 2012 qbr

So I found this article from Football Outsiders it gives us objective data to analyze 39 quarterbacks from the 2012 season. We all know stats aren't the end all be all of player comparison because none of them include the subjective aspects of the game; the human factor, or the "eyeball test."

Still, the statistic show a clear difference between the #1 guy & #39. Generally I find the spread to be fairly accurate to our human perspective. Few would be surprised to see Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning & Aaron Rodgers at the top of the list. Most would expect to see Mark Sanchez, Matt Cassel, & John Skelton at the bottom.

Where we generally argue is the placement of guys in the middle. Cam Newton, Andy Dalton, & Andrew Luck below Schaub..... gasp!!!

Personally I like Football Outsiders approach to stats in that they try to normalize the numbers so we can more accurately compare #1 to #39. Of course Matthew Stafford is going to look great throwing to megatron.

So my question to you, if you rank your QBs in tiers, how does this list compare to your tiers?
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Revised as of 12/31/2012
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.
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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.
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The simple version: DYAR means a quarterback with more total value. DVOA means a quarterback with more value per play.
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Player Team DYAR
T.Brady NE 2,035
P.Manning DEN 1,800
D.Brees NO 1,444
A.Rodgers GB 1,395
M.Ryan ATL 1,216
T.Romo DAL 1,187
M.Stafford DET 1,148
R.Wilson SEA 867
E.Manning NYG 770
B.Roethlisberger PIT 757
R.Griffin WAS 729
M.Schaub HOU 695
C.Kaepernick SF 553


Player Team DYAR
C.Newton CAR 422
A.Smith SF 420
S.Bradford STL 372
J.Flacco BAL 354
C.Palmer OAK 334
A.Luck IND 255
A.Dalton CIN 192
C.Ponder MIN 175
P.Rivers SD 138
J.Freeman TB 115
R.Fitzpatrick BUF 114
R.Tannehill MIA 37
M.Hasselbeck TEN -4

Player Team DYAR
J.Cutler CHI -73
M.Vick PHI -82
K.Kolb ARI -155
N.Foles PHI -166
J.Locker TEN -267
B.Gabbert JAC -269
C.Henne JAC -287
B.Weeden CLE -290
J.Skelton ARI -323
M.Cassel KC -354
B.Quinn KC -442
R.Lindley ARI -482
M.Sanchez NYJ -611
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