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Mark Sanchez, David Garrard and your ANY/A leaders

Posted by Chase Stuart on September 29, 2010

In week 1, Mark Sanchez went 10/21 for only 74 yards and threw no touchdowns; while he wasn't intercepted, he was sacked twice for 14 yards lost. For the game, he had an ugly 2.61 ANY/A average. The day before, David Garrard had a fantastic performance that largely went unnoticed by the national media: he was 16/21 for 170 yards, threw 3 TDs, was sacked just once for 5 yards, and didn't throw an interception. That comes out to an average of 10.2 adjusted net yards per pass, good enough to win almost any game you play. Sanchez looked like he was hopelessly lost and confused by the NFL game; Garrard appeared primed for a bounceback year.

And then weeks 2 and 3 happened. Garrard averaged -0.04 ANY/A in 25 passes in week two and then only 0.3 ANY/A last weekend against the Eagles. Despite his great game against the Broncos, he's averaging only 2.8 ANY/A on the season. Sanchez, meanwhile, improved to a 7.9 ANY/A average against New England and then an 11.3 ANY/A ratio in Miami on Sunday night. For the season, he's up to a 7.6 ANY/A average, dispelling any notions of a sophomore slump (he averaged 4.1 ANY/A as a rookie).

So who are the ANY/A leaders so far in 2010?

Rk Player Cmp Att Yds TD Int Sk SkYds Rate Y/A AY/A ANY/A
1 Peyton Manning 87 126 1013 9 0 3 19 116.9 8.04 9.47 9.10
2 Jay Cutler 60 91 870 6 2 8 39 109.7 9.56 9.89 8.70
3 Tom Brady 66 98 758 8 2 2 16 109.1 7.73 8.45 8.12
4 Kyle Orton 83 125 1078 4 2 5 28 97.3 8.62 8.54 8.00
5 Michael Vick 54 89 750 6 0 11 71 110.2 8.43 9.78 7.99
6 Philip Rivers 73 121 1087 7 4 7 52 95.3 8.98 8.65 7.77
7 Mark Sanchez 46 79 550 6 0 5 34 104.9 6.96 8.48 7.57
8 Donovan McNabb 62 102 833 2 1 5 36 89.2 8.17 8.12 7.40
9 Drew Brees 85 112 856 6 2 5 35 107.6 7.64 7.91 7.27
10 Tony Romo 88 128 940 4 2 1 5 93.9 7.34 7.27 7.17
11 Matt Ryan 67 106 705 5 1 5 30 94.3 6.65 7.17 6.58
12 Aaron Rodgers 72 105 759 5 3 3 21 93.3 7.23 6.90 6.51
13 Chad Henne 56 93 659 3 1 7 37 88.1 7.09 7.25 6.37
14 Matt Schaub 70 101 845 5 4 11 63 94.7 8.37 7.57 6.27
15 Seneca Wallace 34 55 370 2 1 3 13 86.2 6.73 6.64 6.07
16 Bruce Gradkowski 28 56 417 2 2 3 24 71.8 7.45 6.55 5.81
17 Josh Freeman 49 83 544 4 2 6 29 84.6 6.55 6.43 5.67
18 Vince Young 30 43 338 3 2 5 40 96.9 7.86 7.16 5.58
19 Matt Cassel 42 77 494 4 3 2 10 75.4 6.42 5.70 5.43
20 Eli Manning 67 102 810 5 6 7 51 81.7 7.94 6.27 5.40
21 Carson Palmer 69 122 707 3 3 3 22 71.3 5.80 5.18 4.88
22 Matt Hasselbeck 57 90 623 4 5 5 25 75.4 6.92 5.31 4.77
23 Joe Flacco 59 108 664 4 5 3 19 66.3 6.15 4.81 4.50
24 Derek Anderson 51 98 580 3 3 6 60 67.6 5.92 5.15 4.28
25 Shaun Hill 63 107 660 3 5 4 20 66.7 6.17 4.63 4.28
26 Alex Smith 72 119 732 2 5 7 35 66.2 6.15 4.60 4.06
27 Sam Bradford 69 117 655 4 5 6 48 68.1 5.60 4.36 3.76
28 Brett Favre 60 97 597 2 6 6 42 60.4 6.15 3.78 3.16
29 Jimmy Clausen 23 48 247 0 2 1 8 46.1 5.15 3.27 3.04
30 David Garrard 44 74 448 4 5 9 70 66.7 6.05 4.09 2.81
31 Jason Campbell 30 52 267 1 2 6 48 61.9 5.13 3.79 2.57
32 Matt Moore 20 49 307 2 4 8 59 41.8 6.27 3.41 1.89
33 Trent Edwards 29 52 241 1 2 7 63 58.3 4.63 3.29 1.83

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