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A good QB and a bad QB on the same team

Posted by Doug on July 19, 2006

This is just a quick data dump. It's nothing too fascinating, but it could make for some interesting trivia.

I looked at all cases since 1978 of two quarterbacks on the same team each throwing at least 150 passes. Then I computed the difference between their adjusted yards per attempts. Here are the biggest differences:


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Year TM | Good QB ATT AYPA | Bad QB ATT AYPA | DIFF
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1981 ram | P Haden 267 4.9 | D Pastorini 152 0.7 | 4.2
2002 stl | M Bulger 214 7.9 | J Martin 195 4.3 | 3.6
1995 cle | V Testaverde 392 6.6 | E Zeier 161 3.1 | 3.5
2002 stl | M Bulger 214 7.9 | K Warner 220 4.4 | 3.5
2004 nyg | K Warner 277 7.0 | E Manning 197 3.5 | 3.4
1994 det | D Krieg 212 7.7 | S Mitchell 246 4.3 | 3.4
1996 sea | J Friesz 211 7.2 | R Mirer 265 4.0 | 3.3
1983 sdg | D Fouts 340 7.4 | E Luther 287 4.1 | 3.2
1985 kan | B Kenney 338 6.8 | T Blackledge 172 3.6 | 3.2
1987 nyg | P Simms 282 7.1 | J Rutledge 155 3.9 | 3.2
1983 sea | D Krieg 243 7.5 | J Zorn 205 4.5 | 3.0
1980 den | C Morton 301 5.6 | M Robinson 162 2.6 | 3.0
1997 car | S Beuerlein 153 6.3 | K Collins 381 3.4 | 2.9
1996 sfo | S Young 316 7.2 | E Grbac 197 4.4 | 2.8
1981 nyg | P Simms 316 5.5 | S Brunner 190 2.8 | 2.7
1984 min | T Kramer 236 5.6 | W Wilson 195 2.9 | 2.6
2001 det | C Batch 341 5.8 | T Detmer 151 3.2 | 2.6
1998 kan | R Gannon 354 6.0 | E Grbac 188 3.5 | 2.6
1998 nor | B Tolliver 199 6.7 | K Collins 191 4.1 | 2.5
1984 atl | S Bartkowski 269 6.8 | M Moroski 191 4.3 | 2.5
1994 ram | C Chandler 176 7.6 | C Miller 317 5.2 | 2.4
1985 nwe | S Grogan 156 7.4 | T Eason 299 5.0 | 2.4
1985 was | J Schroeder 209 6.1 | J Theismann 301 3.8 | 2.4
1999 cin | J Blake 389 5.9 | A Smith 153 3.6 | 2.3
1988 min | W Wilson 332 7.5 | T Kramer 173 5.3 | 2.2
2005 phi | D McNabb 357 6.3 | M McMahon 207 4.1 | 2.2
1983 den | S Deberg 215 6.5 | J Elway 259 4.3 | 2.2
1999 bal | T Banks 320 6.1 | S Case 170 3.9 | 2.2
1997 cin | B Esiason 186 8.2 | J Blake 317 6.0 | 2.2
1998 phi | K Detmer 181 4.6 | B Hoying 224 2.5 | 2.1
1995 nyj | B Esiason 389 4.5 | B Brister 170 2.4 | 2.1
1987 chi | J McMahon 210 6.7 | M Tomczak 178 4.6 | 2.1
1984 kan | B Kenney 282 6.4 | T Blackledge 294 4.3 | 2.0
2000 cle | T Couch 215 5.3 | D Pederson 210 3.4 | 2.0
1986 rai | J Plunkett 252 6.8 | M Wilson 240 4.9 | 2.0

With less than 200 attempts, just a couple of interceptions can brutalize your adjusted yards per attempt, so let's re-do the list using plain old yards per attempt instead:


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Year TM | Good QB ATT YPA | Bad QB ATT YPA | DIFF
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1983 sea | D Krieg 243 8.8 | J Zorn 205 5.7 | 3.1
2002 stl | M Bulger 214 8.5 | J Martin 195 6.2 | 2.3
1983 sdg | D Fouts 340 8.8 | E Luther 287 6.5 | 2.2
1991 sfo | S Young 279 9.0 | S Bono 237 6.8 | 2.2
2004 nyg | K Warner 277 7.4 | E Manning 197 5.3 | 2.1
1981 ram | P Haden 267 6.8 | D Pastorini 152 4.7 | 2.1
2002 stl | M Bulger 214 8.5 | K Warner 220 6.5 | 2.0
1995 cle | V Testaverde 392 7.4 | E Zeier 161 5.4 | 2.0
2000 cle | T Couch 215 6.9 | D Pederson 210 5.0 | 1.9
1996 sea | J Friesz 211 7.7 | R Mirer 265 5.8 | 1.9
1984 min | T Kramer 236 7.1 | W Wilson 195 5.2 | 1.9
1997 ari | J Plummer 296 7.4 | K Graham 250 5.6 | 1.8
1994 det | D Krieg 212 7.7 | S Mitchell 246 5.9 | 1.8
1984 atl | S Bartkowski 269 8.0 | M Moroski 191 6.3 | 1.7
1984 kan | B Kenney 282 7.4 | T Blackledge 294 5.8 | 1.6
1999 cin | J Blake 389 6.9 | A Smith 153 5.3 | 1.6
1995 nyj | B Esiason 389 5.8 | B Brister 170 4.3 | 1.6
1992 atl | W Wilson 163 8.4 | C Miller 253 6.9 | 1.5
2002 was | P Ramsey 227 6.8 | S Matthews 237 5.3 | 1.5
1985 cle | G Danielson 163 7.8 | B Kosar 248 6.4 | 1.5
1988 was | M Rypien 208 8.3 | D Williams 380 6.9 | 1.5
2005 phi | D McNabb 357 7.0 | M McMahon 207 5.6 | 1.4
2002 bal | J Blake 295 7.1 | C Redman 182 5.7 | 1.4
1998 car | S Beuerlein 343 7.6 | K Collins 162 6.2 | 1.4
1996 sfo | S Young 316 7.6 | E Grbac 197 6.3 | 1.4
1980 den | C Morton 301 7.1 | M Robinson 162 5.8 | 1.3
1985 buf | B Mathison 228 7.2 | V Ferragamo 287 5.8 | 1.3
1993 min | S Salisbury 195 7.2 | J McMahon 331 5.9 | 1.3
1998 phi | K Detmer 181 5.6 | B Hoying 224 4.3 | 1.3
1994 cin | J Blake 306 7.0 | D Klingler 231 5.7 | 1.3
1985 pit | D Woodley 183 7.4 | M Malone 233 6.1 | 1.3
2000 stl | K Warner 347 9.9 | T Green 240 8.6 | 1.3
1981 nyg | P Simms 316 6.4 | S Brunner 190 5.1 | 1.3
1994 hou | B Richardson 181 6.6 | B Tolliver 240 5.4 | 1.3

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