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Is this a thinly-veiled Brady/Manning post?

Is this a thinly-veiled Brady/Manning post?

Last weekend, I looked at career rushing stats in wins and losses; today I will do the same but for quarterbacks.

I looked at all games, including playoffs, from 1960 to 2011, for all quarterbacks with at least 5,000 career passing yards over that time period. The table below lists the following information for each passer:

– His first year (or 1960, if he played before 1960) and his last year (or 2011, if still active)
– All the franchises he played for (which you can search for in the search box)
– His number of career wins, and his touchdown rate, interception rate, yards per attempt and Adjusted Yards per Attempt (which includes a 20-yard bonus for touchdown passes and a 45-yard penalty for interceptions) in wins1
– His number of career losses, and his touchdown rate, interception rate, yards per attempt and Adjusted Yards per Attempt in losses

The table is sorted by AY/A in wins; unsurprisingly, Aaron Rodgers — who is the career leader in that metric — tops this table, too. In fact, Rodgers is also the leader in AY/A in losses. Note that this table includes all games played by the quarterback, not just his starts.

RkPlayerYearsTeamsPYDWinTD%_WINT%_WY/A_WAY/A_WLossTD%_LINT%_LY/A_LAY/A_L
1Aaron Rodgers2005--2011gnb19147497.6%1.3%8.78.3274.3%2.5%7.46.4
2Matt Schaub2004--2011atl-htx17936485.3%1.7%8.78.1533.5%3.3%7.25.8
3Tony Romo2005--2011dal21666606.6%2.1%8.77.9434.3%3.4%75.5
4Kurt Warner1998--2009ram-nyg-crd36296816.8%2.2%8.77.8573.3%4.4%7.25.3
5Daunte Culpepper1999--2009min-mia-rai-det25133457.1%2.2%8.77.8643.3%4%6.95.1
6Bob Berry1965--1975min-atl9197327.4%2.3%8.67.7364.2%7.4%7.13.8
7Steve Young1985--1999tam-sfo364501256.8%1.7%8.37.6602.9%4.2%7.25.3
8Philip Rivers2004--2011sdg26105696.2%2.3%8.57.6394%3.1%7.36
9Ben Roethlisberger2004--2011pit29729905.7%2.2%8.47.6383.7%4.9%7.25
10John Friesz1990--2000sdg-was-sea-nwe8699195%1%7.87.5382.6%4%5.84
11Bart Starr1960--1971gnb22810996.6%2.9%8.67.5412.4%5.9%6.74.1
12Don Meredith1960--1968dal17750518.5%3.3%8.87.5503.5%6%6.23.6
13Drew Brees2001--2011sdg-nor43722976.5%1.7%87.4663.4%3.7%6.75.1
14Ken O'Brien1984--1993nyj-phi25598565.8%1.7%87.4722.1%3.6%6.34.7
15J.P. Losman2004--2011buf-rai-mia6271175.8%1.5%7.97.4282.5%4.4%6.14.1
16Trent Green1997--2008was-ram-kan-mia28794595.3%2.1%8.27.3633.6%3.8%7.15.5
17Rob Johnson1995--2003jax-buf-tam-was-rai5947204.8%1.5%7.97.3252.8%3.6%6.75.1
18Chad Pennington2000--2010nyj-mia19241465.1%1.2%7.77.3493.2%4.1%6.64.9
19Boomer Esiason1984--1997cin-nyj-crd38520896.6%2.4%8.27.31033.3%4.4%6.54.6
20Neil Lomax1981--1988crd23156486.4%2.1%8.17.3593%3.3%6.65.2
21David Garrard2002--2010jax16489455.3%1.4%7.87.3442.7%3.4%6.44.9
22Matthew Stafford2009--2011det8220138.1%1.8%7.97.2173.4%4.4%6.34.4
23Joe Montana1979--1994sfo-kan463231406.4%2.2%8.17.2602.7%3.4%6.34.9
24Eddie LeBaron1960--1963dal53311112.5%5.5%9.47.2314.7%8.7%7.13.3
25Peyton Manning1998--2010clt602171506.3%1.9%87.2773.9%4.1%6.95.2
26Ed Brown1960--1965chi-pit-clt7723357.7%5.8%9.77.2332.9%8.8%6.52.6
27Wade Wilson1981--1998min-atl-nor-dal-rai18605666.1%2.6%8.37.2632.4%5.3%6.23.9
28Jay Cutler2006--2011den-chi18637426.6%2.2%8.17.2382.7%4.6%6.54.5
29Josh Freeman2009--2011tam8898175.6%1.8%7.97.2242.8%4.6%6.14.1
30Tom Brady2000--2011nwe452641406.1%1.6%7.87.2433.6%4.2%6.34.5
31Matt Moore2007--2011car-mia5137176.2%1.8%7.87.1192.8%5%6.24
32Chris Chandler1988--2004clt-tam-crd-ram-oti-atl-chi29212725.9%2.6%8.27.11053.1%4.4%6.44.4
33Len Dawson1960--1975cle-kan301121058.7%3.6%8.67.1643.2%6.3%6.63.8
34Joe Flacco2008--2011rav15348494.6%1.2%7.67.1243%4.4%5.94
35Trent Edwards2007--2010buf-jax6019144%1.6%7.77.1222%4.3%5.73.8
36Jeff Garcia1999--2009sfo-cle-det-phi-tam26894635.4%1.3%7.57.1683.4%3.1%6.45.1
37Ken Anderson1971--1986cin341591006.2%2.4%87.1922.7%4.7%6.74.7
38Rudy Bukich1960--1968pit-chi7865307.5%3.5%8.57353.5%8.6%62.3
39Troy Aikman1989--2000dal367911054.8%2.1%7.97762.1%4.1%64.2
40Damon Huard1998--2008mia-nwe-kan6349204.9%1.1%7.47242%4.3%5.84
41Jim Everett1986--1997ram-nor-sdg35957665.7%2.6%8.17973.2%4.2%6.54.6
42Roger Staubach1969--1979dal254911066.1%2.5%87443.5%6.3%6.73.9
43Bert Jones1973--1982clt-ram18589476.4%3.1%8.27583.6%4.6%6.34.3
44Frank Reich1985--1998buf-car-nyj-det6858398.8%2.1%7.77393.3%4.3%6.34.4
45Jeff Hostetler1986--1997nyg-rai-was17464705.5%1.9%7.77402.3%4.1%6.34.5
46Dan Fouts1973--1987sdg45165915.9%3.2%8.36.9953.1%5.5%7.14.7
47Bill Kenney1980--1988kan17374375.9%2.5%86.9493.2%4.2%6.54.6
48Y.A. Tittle1960--1964sfo-nyg11542408.9%4.3%8.76.9232.5%6.9%5.72.7
49Mark Brunell1994--2011gnb-jax-was-nor-nyj33905994.8%1.8%7.66.9913.2%2.9%6.24.9
50Aaron Brooks2000--2006nor-rai20822415.8%1.6%7.56.9543.3%4.1%6.44.7
51Patrick Ramsey2002--2008was-nyj-den5929165.2%2.3%7.86.9243.1%3.8%5.84.2
52Scott Mitchell1992--2001mia-det-rav-cin15925406%2.1%7.76.9452.6%4.6%5.93.9
53Randy Wright1984--1988gnb7106125.4%3.4%8.36.9332.2%5.5%5.93.5
54Rich Gannon1987--2004min-was-kan-rai30434915.5%1.5%7.46.9713%3.6%6.24.6
55Earl Morrall1960--1976det-nyg-clt-mia17529927.9%4.8%8.96.9444.2%6.9%6.63.6
56Sonny Jurgensen1960--1974phi-was31546747.7%3.9%8.46.9794.5%4.9%6.84.7
57Steve DeBerg1978--1998sfo-den-tam-kan-mia-atl34752725.4%2.3%7.86.91143.2%4.9%6.44.2
58Steve Beuerlein1988--2003rai-dal-crd-jax-car-den24317645.6%2.3%7.86.8663.4%4.2%6.85
59Fran Tarkenton1961--1978min-nyg488061316.8%2.8%86.81173.6%5.5%6.54.1
60John Brodie1960--1973sfo30783786.7%3.3%8.26.8793.3%6%6.13.5
61Doug Flutie1986--2005chi-nwe-buf-sdg15209485.2%2.4%7.86.8452.9%3.9%64.3
62Johnny Unitas1960--1973clt-sdg323351076.3%3.8%8.46.8592.7%7.3%6.53.2
63Joe Namath1965--1977nyj-ram28299686.4%4%8.56.8713.3%6.8%6.53.5
64Matt Ryan2008--2011atl14832436.1%1.9%7.56.8222.4%3%6.14.8
65Craig Erickson1992--1997tam-clt-mia7625184.8%2.7%7.96.8343.2%3.9%6.54.8
66Marc Bulger2002--2009ram23758424.9%2.6%7.86.8573.1%3.3%6.85.4
67Matt Cassel2005--2011nwe-kan11769425.1%2%7.66.8303.5%3.3%5.74.3
68Tom Flores1960--1969rai-buf-kan11960408.3%3.8%8.36.8442.8%6.7%5.72.8
69Phil Simms1979--1993nyg351411025.3%2.5%7.76.7723%4.3%6.44.6
70Derek Anderson2006--2011cle-crd-car9148215.5%2.4%7.76.7322.7%4.6%5.73.6
71Michael Vick2001--2011atl-phi18889655.8%2.4%7.76.7512.8%3.4%6.34.9
72Brett Favre1991--2010atl-gnb-nyj-min776932016.3%2.2%7.66.71253.2%4.9%6.44.3
73Craig Morton1965--1982dal-nyg-den291431186.7%3.7%8.26.7822.6%6.5%6.23.4
74Steve Pelluer1985--1990dal-kan6870173.3%2.2%7.66.7262.9%4.7%6.94.8
75Dan Marino1983--1999mia658711555.7%2.4%7.76.71054.1%3.9%6.85.1
76Donovan McNabb1999--2011phi-was-min408591065.4%2%7.46.7742.9%2.6%6.15
77Dave Krieg1980--1998sea-kan-det-crd-chi-oti400421136.7%3%7.96.7983%4.4%6.54.5
78Warren Moon1984--2000oti-min-sea-kan521951085.5%2.6%7.76.61103.1%4.2%6.84.9
79Jim Kelly1986--1996buf393301106.1%3.2%86.6673.1%4.6%6.64.6
80John Hadl1962--1977sdg-ram-gnb-oti339411037%3.7%8.26.6923.3%7.8%6.12.7
81Bernie Kosar1985--1996cle-dal-mia25254674.8%1.9%7.46.6663.1%3.4%6.65.1
82Jake Delhomme1999--2011nor-car-cle-htx22822655.5%2.9%7.86.6453.1%4.2%6.64.8
83Vince Evans1977--1995chi-rai9511377.1%3.8%8.26.6572.4%6%6.33.6
84John Elway1983--1998den564391635%2.6%7.76.6922.8%3.9%6.34.6
85Drew Bledsoe1993--2006nwe-buf-dal459461025.1%1.9%7.46.6992.4%4.2%5.94
86Jason Campbell2006--2011was-rai14417323.8%1.7%7.36.6393.3%2.7%6.45.3
87Pete Liske1964--1972nyj-den-phi5170167%2.6%7.66.6232.2%8.2%5.92.3
88Jeff George1990--2001clt-atl-rai-min-was28603485.5%2.7%7.76.6853.2%2.9%6.65.4
89Alex Smith2005--2011sfo13038334.4%1.1%76.6392.9%4.3%64.1
90Jim Zorn1976--1987sea-gnb-tam21249524.9%2.9%7.86.6682.8%5.4%6.13.7
91Lynn Dickey1971--1985oti-gnb23914526.5%4.4%8.46.6763.5%6.6%74.1
92Jon Kitna1997--2011sea-cin-det-dal30104565.7%2%7.46.6862.8%4.7%6.34.3
93Eric Hipple1981--1989det11009306.3%3%7.86.6361.8%5.5%6.44
94Bob Griese1967--1980mia265591087.4%3.9%8.16.5623.5%6.4%6.43.5
95Chris Miller1987--1999atl-ram-den19789375.7%2.4%7.56.5633.6%4.2%6.34.5
96Gus Frerotte1994--2008was-det-den-cin-min-mia-ram21666585.1%2.7%7.66.5602.5%4.1%6.24.4
97Matt Hasselbeck1999--2011gnb-sea-oti35891915.1%2.4%7.56.5803%3.4%6.34.8
98Tarvaris Jackson2006--2011min-sea7239274.5%3.1%7.86.5232.8%3.4%5.84.3
99Jeff Blake1992--2005nyj-cin-nor-rav-crd-phi-chi21711425.1%2.1%7.46.5773.6%3.6%6.34.7
100Tony Eason1983--1990nwe-nyj11703355.1%2.8%7.76.5313.3%3.4%6.75.2
101Jim Harbaugh1987--2000chi-clt-rav-sdg27194784.8%2.1%7.36.5932.3%3.6%6.24.6
102Don Majkowski1987--1996gnb-clt-det12906344.8%2.8%7.76.5432.6%4.2%64.2
103Gary Hogeboom1982--1989dal-clt-crd9598315.1%2.6%7.56.5282.7%6.1%6.74
104Joe Theismann1974--1985was26988956%2.8%7.66.5592.4%5.1%6.34.1
105Randall Cunningham1985--2001phi-min-dal-rav32405986.1%2.6%7.66.5733.1%3.6%6.34.7
106Byron Leftwich2003--2010jax-atl-pit-tam10439305%1.6%7.16.5312.6%3.5%6.24.7
107Tony Banks1996--2005ram-rav-was-htx15315435.2%2.2%7.46.5522%3.7%5.94.3
108Bobby Hebert1985--1996nor-atl22331635.2%3%7.76.5553.5%5%6.24.1
109Greg Landry1968--1984det-clt-chi16100556.7%3.9%8.16.5652.5%4.7%6.34.2
110Eli Manning2004--2011nyg30095775.5%2.2%7.36.4543.7%4.5%6.74.7
111Jay Fiedler1998--2005min-jax-mia-nyj12499505%2.6%7.56.4292.5%5.9%63.4
112Stan Humphries1989--1997was-sdg18538554.4%2.3%7.46.4392.2%5.1%5.93.7
113Jim Plunkett1971--1986nwe-sfo-rai28175855.6%3.4%7.96.4823.2%7.1%6.43.2
114Elvis Grbac1994--2001sfo-kan-rav17492614.8%2.4%7.46.4393.1%4.4%6.24.3
115Richard Todd1976--1985nyj-nor21636515.2%3.6%7.96.4703.2%7%6.23.1
116Steve Grogan1975--1990nwe27457806.7%4.3%8.26.4713.5%7.2%6.83.6
117Frank Ryan1960--1970ram-cle-was15833669.3%4.4%8.26.4424%6.1%6.63.9
118Carson Palmer2004--2011cin-rai25659505.9%2.9%7.66.4593.8%3.5%6.95.3
119Shaun Hill2005--2011min-sfo-det6209185.5%1.8%7.16.4163.2%2.8%6.35.1
120Mark Rypien1988--2001was-cle-ram-phi-clt20249585.7%3.3%7.76.4472.9%3.6%6.54.9
121Bubby Brister1986--2000pit-phi-nyj-den-min14801475.7%2.3%7.36.4511.9%4.3%5.93.9
122Kerry Collins1995--2011car-nor-nyg-rai-oti-clt42478924.4%2.1%7.26.41132.7%4%6.14.3
123Steve McNair1995--2007oti-rav330681004.6%2.1%7.26.4722.6%3.4%6.44.9
124Charlie Batch1998--2011det-pit10610405.2%2.8%7.56.3373.1%3.4%6.65.1
125Bill Nelsen1963--1972pit-cle15004466.5%4.1%86.3433%7.2%6.53.4
126Charley Johnson1961--1975crd-oti-den24410687.3%4.7%8.36.3703%5.9%6.33.6
127Steve Bartkowski1975--1986atl-ram24916605.9%3.1%7.66.3733.5%5.2%6.54.3
128Sam Bradford2010--2011ram567684.1%1.5%6.96.3181.9%2.5%5.64.5
129Gary Danielson1977--1988det-cle14000424.9%2.9%7.56.3433.5%5.3%6.74.4
130Brian Sipe1974--1983cle23896606%3.2%7.66.3623%5.4%6.23.8
131Jay Schroeder1985--1994was-rai-cin-crd20854715.2%2.7%7.46.3502.7%5.3%6.64.3
132Virgil Carter1968--1976chi-cin-sdg5127215.7%3%7.56.3242.1%4.7%5.63.5
133Tommy Kramer1977--1990min-nor25651645.9%2.8%7.46.3662.9%5.7%6.23.7
134Brad Johnson1994--2008min-was-tam-dal304571024.6%2.1%7.16.2702.9%3.9%6.24.5
135Kelly Holcomb1995--2007tam-clt-cle-buf-min645395.5%3.4%7.76.2294%4.5%6.54.6
136Quincy Carter2001--2004dal-nyj6491204.7%2.2%7.16.2181.8%5.3%5.93.5
137Ryan Fitzpatrick2005--2011ram-cin-buf10936226.2%2.4%7.26.2342.9%4.5%5.93.9
138Neil O'Donnell1991--2003pit-nyj-cin-oti23399725%2%76.2582.5%2.3%6.35.4
139James Harris1969--1979buf-ram-sdg8479445.8%4.2%86.2341.8%6.6%63.1
140Brian Griese1998--2008den-mia-tam-chi19440535.2%2.8%7.46.2403.3%4.2%6.64.7
141Terry Bradshaw1970--1983pit318221257%4.3%86.2623%7.3%6.12.9
142Bill Munson1964--1979ram-det-sea-sdg-buf12940416.4%2.6%7.26.2582.8%5%6.13.9
143Steve Tensi1966--1970sdg-den5558158.5%4.4%86.1293.5%5.7%5.83.3
144Jeff Kemp1981--1991ram-sfo-sea-phi6403286.7%2.9%7.36.1261.9%5.5%6.33.8
145Ty Detmer1993--2001gnb-phi-sfo-cle-det6499184.9%2.5%7.16.1242.7%4.6%6.54.4
146Billy Wade1960--1966ram-chi11390346.1%3.5%7.66.1333.8%6.3%6.43.7
147Dave M. Brown1992--2000nyg-crd10304294.1%2.5%7.26.1421.9%4.2%5.84
148Mark Sanchez2009--2011nyj10364305.1%2%6.96.1222.9%5%6.24
149Joe Ferguson1973--1990buf-det-tam-clt30631836.4%3.1%7.46.11073%5.8%6.13.5
150Norm Snead1961--1976was-phi-min-nyg-sfo30797576.9%4.3%7.96.11143.5%6.7%6.73.7
151Dennis Shaw1970--1975buf-crd6347125.9%5.3%8.46.1342.8%8.1%6.52.9
152Vince Ferragamo1977--1986ram-buf-gnb12564357.1%3.7%7.66.1422.9%7.1%6.53.4
153Jake Plummer1997--2006crd-den30593744.7%2.5%7.16.1752.9%4.8%6.44.3
154Tommy Maddox1992--2005den-ram-nyg-pit8754275.9%3.2%7.46.1282.6%5.3%6.13.7
155Daryle Lamonica1963--1974buf-rai210821047.8%4.6%86.1373%7.3%62.8
156Kyle Orton2005--2011chi-den-kan14532364.5%1.9%6.86.1353%3.1%6.45
157Roman Gabriel1962--1977ram-phi29780875.7%2.6%7.16.1793.2%4%5.84.1
158Bob Lee1969--1980min-atl-ram5416605.9%4.8%8.16.1241.2%6.2%52.3
159David Carr2002--2010htx-car-nyg-sfo14433323.4%2.2%76.1612.7%3.4%6.24.7
160Jack Trudeau1986--1995clt-nyj-car10494253.2%2.4%7.16432.3%5.2%5.83.5
161Steve Fuller1979--1986kan-chi7454334%3.5%7.56291.9%4%6.24.5
162Danny White1976--1988dal242431245.8%4%7.76594%5.3%6.74.4
163Archie Manning1971--1984nor-oti-min23911374.4%3.2%7.461103.1%5.1%6.34.1
164Ken Stabler1970--1984rai-oti-nor305791106.6%4.6%7.96643%7.3%6.53.3
165Doug Williams1978--1989tam-was18108495.4%2.8%7.26453.1%4.8%6.54.4
166Joe Pisarcik1977--1984nyg-phi5552254.6%4.1%7.86322.1%5.7%5.73.1
167Jim McMahon1982--1996chi-sdg-phi-min-crd-gnb19260864.5%3.3%7.46402.6%3.8%6.44.8
168Milt Plum1960--1969cle-det-ram-nyg13335466.9%4.9%8.16403.1%6%6.33.7
169Ron Jaworski1974--1989ram-phi-mia-kan29859895.4%2.9%7.26793.4%4.8%6.54.4
170Rodney Peete1989--2004det-dal-phi-was-car16636554.3%3.4%7.56482.2%4.3%6.54.6
171Vinny Testaverde1987--2007tam-cle-rav-nyj-dal-nwe-car475531025.3%3.1%7.361373.3%4.5%6.74.7
172Billy Kilmer1961--1978sfo-nor-was21555886.7%3.7%7.56813.3%5.9%6.13.5
173Tim Couch1999--2003cle11131225.5%3.2%7.36402.7%4.3%64.1
174Erik Kramer1987--1999atl-det-chi-sdg16336384.9%2.4%76483.4%4.1%6.54.7
175Trent Dilfer1994--2007tam-rav-sea-cle-sfo21489685.3%2.7%7.16652%5.1%63.7
176Mike Pagel1982--1993clt-cle-ram9593224.5%2.6%7.16532.9%4.9%63.8
177Kordell Stewart1995--2005pit-chi-rav15490763.5%2.1%6.85.9542.7%5.6%5.53
178Chad Henne2008--2011mia7114143.6%1.7%6.65.9202.4%4.6%6.74.7
179Jim Hart1966--1984crd-was35156935.7%4%7.65.91032.9%5.5%6.23.8
180Vince Young2006--2011oti-phi9102354.5%3%7.15.9272.2%4.9%6.54.3
181Josh McCown2002--2011crd-det-rai-car-chi6998154.2%1.6%6.55.9362.9%5.2%6.23.9
182Mark Malone1981--1989pit-sdg-nyj10733296.3%3%7.15.8442.3%5.9%5.83.2
183Babe Parilli1960--1969rai-nwe-nyj18778647.1%4.1%7.55.8473.2%7.5%5.92.5
184Don Strock1974--1988mia-cle5913377.1%3.6%7.35.8304.5%7.3%6.63.3
185Dick Wood1962--1966sdg-nyj-rai-mia7153177.1%3.4%7.25.8282.6%7.3%5.32.1
186Shaun King1999--2004tam-crd5057195.9%2.3%6.75.8161.1%4.1%5.53.7
187Pat Haden1976--1981ram10024414.4%2.9%75.8263.1%7.1%6.43.3
188Bobby Douglass1969--1978chi-sdg-nor-gnb6493166.2%3.5%7.25.8572.1%5.8%5.12.5
189Cotton Davidson1960--1968kan-rai11451306.5%4.1%7.55.7402.9%7.2%6.33.1
190Steve Bono1985--1999min-pit-sfo-kan-gnb-ram-car10576494.6%1.8%6.45.7262.5%3.7%5.74.1
191Marc Wilson1980--1990rai-nwe14526395.8%4%7.45.7422.8%5.8%6.53.9
192Billy Joe Tolliver1989--1999sdg-atl-oti-kan-nor10760245%2.6%6.85.7533%4.1%6.14.4
193Rick Mirer1993--2003sea-chi-nyj-sfo-rai11969273.9%2.4%6.65.6521.8%4.4%5.53.5
194Steve Ramsey1970--1976nor-den6437235.4%5.9%8.15.6282.4%6.5%6.33.4
195Jacky Lee1960--1969oti-den-kan6191309%7%8.55.5294%6.9%6.63.6
196Hugh Millen1987--1995ram-atl-nwe-den644082.3%4.2%7.45.5302.4%3.6%6.85.2
197Jim Ninowski1960--1969det-cle-was-nor6953334.3%4.5%7.55.5272.6%7.4%6.22.9
198Dave Wilson1981--1988nor7007164.2%5.2%7.85.5373.1%5.5%6.23.8
199Kyle Boller2003--2011rav-ram-rai8931304.1%1.7%6.25.5362.6%4.7%5.73.6
200Joey Harrington2002--2007det-mia-atl14693274.4%2.2%6.45.5552.5%3.8%5.53.9
201Todd Blackledge1983--1989kan-pit5366225.2%3.4%6.95.5221.7%5.2%5.32.9
202Mike Tomczak1985--1999chi-gnb-cle-pit16963793.8%3.9%7.15.5593.4%5.3%6.64.2
203Mike Livingston1968--1979kan11295374.4%3.2%6.85.5522.4%5.7%6.23.7
204Danny Kanell1996--2003nyg-atl-den5328145.3%2.5%6.55.5252.2%4%4.93.2
205Steve Dils1980--1988min-ram-atl5816183.5%2.6%6.55.4292.4%3.6%5.74.1
206Jack Thompson1979--1984cin-tam5329155.3%1.8%6.15.4303.5%6.2%6.33.6
207Kent Graham1992--2001nyg-crd-pit-was7801274.4%1.6%65.4331.8%3.1%5.74.3
208David Woodley1980--1985mia-pit9203384.4%3.5%6.95.4243%7.4%6.33.1
209Randy Johnson1966--1976atl-nyg-was-gnb8329147.8%4.4%7.25.4583.2%7.6%6.33
210Rex Grossman2003--2011chi-htx-was11015304.7%3.3%6.85.4272.3%4.3%6.24.3
211Jim Miller1995--2002pit-chi6410203.9%2.9%6.65.3183%3.2%5.64.3
212Dan Pastorini1971--1983oti-rai-ram-phi19469624.6%4.2%7.15.3812.5%6.1%5.42.7
213Paul McDonald1980--1984cle5550123.8%3.4%6.85.3232.8%5.1%74.7
214George Blanda1960--1975oti-rai220291428.4%6%7.85.3793.9%8%6.12.5
215Jack Kemp1960--1969sdg-buf22256714.6%5.2%7.55.2462.2%7.1%6.23
216David Whitehurst1977--1983gnb6205216.1%5.3%7.45.1301.1%5.4%5.73.3
217Zeke Bratkowski1960--1971chi-ram-gnb8005304.7%5.5%7.55.1453.5%8.9%6.62.7
218Steve Spurrier1967--1976sfo-tam6878486.4%4.9%7.15.1532.2%5.2%5.43.1
219Joe Kapp1967--1970min-nwe6746266.6%6.2%7.75.1262.2%8.1%5.72.1
220Bob Avellini1975--1984chi7288304.2%5.9%7.55362.3%6.8%5.72.7
221Frank Tripucka1960--1963den7676135.1%5.9%7.55293.3%6.7%5.22.3
222Pete Beathard1964--1973kan-oti-crd-ram8544404.5%5.3%7.24.9342.5%7.3%5.62.4
223Gary Cuozzo1963--1972clt-nor-min-crd7688474.6%3.9%6.54.9352.9%5.7%63.5
224Al Dorow1960--1962nyj-buf5732145.7%5%6.94.8184.7%8.5%5.82.1
225Steve Walsh1989--1999dal-nor-chi-ram-tam-clt8248273.9%3.2%6.24.8342.4%4.5%5.93.9
226Mike Phipps1970--1981cle-chi10806504.5%3.7%6.44.8511.7%8.4%5.31.6
227Scott Brunner1980--1985nyg-crd6843163.7%3.7%6.34.7293%5.8%6.23.6
228Jack Concannon1964--1975phi-chi-gnb-det6270274.6%4.3%6.54.6322.5%6.8%5.12.1
229Mike Taliaferro1964--1972nyj-nwe-buf5241198.2%4.7%6.34.4412.2%7.2%5.11.9


But let’s get to the more interesting question: have any quarterbacks performed better in losses than in wins? The table below shows the same biographical information and then also displays each quarterback’s career statistics (subject to the same caveats) in games, passing yards, Y/A, and AY/A. The next four columns reproduce the information above, showing each quarterback’s Y/A and AY/A in wins and losses. To make it easier to follow, I’ve highlighted the two win columns in light blue and the two loss columns in light red.

The final two columns show the differences in each player’s Y/A and AY/A. It is sorted by the AY/A differential, which is AY/A in losses minus AY/A in wins. If you sort by the passing yards column, you see that most of the game’s best quarterbacks generally averaged about 2 fewer AY/A in losses than in wins. Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Vinny Testaverde, and Donovan McNabb appear to be exceptions, with smaller differentials, although I don’t know what you can draw from that.

RkPlayerYearsTeamsGPYDY/AAY/AY/A_WAY/A_WY/A_LAY/A_LY/A DiffAY/A Diff
1Hugh Millen1987--1995ram-atl-nwe-den3864406.95.77.45.56.85.2-0.6-0.3
2Paul McDonald1980--1984cle3555506.95.56.85.374.70.2-0.6
3Neil O'Donnell1991--2003pit-nyj-cin-oti130233996.76.476.26.35.4-0.7-0.9
4Steve Walsh1989--1999dal-nor-chi-ram-tam-clt61824864.86.24.85.93.9-0.3-0.9
5Kyle Orton2005--2011chi-den-kan71145326.66.26.86.16.45-0.5-1
6Carson Palmer2004--2011cin-rai109256597.26.67.66.46.95.3-0.7-1.1
7Jim Miller1995--2002pit-chi3864106.15.46.65.35.64.3-0.9-1.1
8Rex Grossman2003--2011chi-htx-was57110156.55.56.85.46.24.3-0.6-1.1
9Scott Brunner1980--1985nyg-crd4568436.24.56.34.76.23.6-0.1-1.1
10Kent Graham1992--2001nyg-crd-pit-was6078015.85.365.45.74.3-0.4-1.1
11Charlie Batch1998--2011det-pit77106106.96.37.56.36.65.1-0.9-1.2
12Chad Henne2008--2011mia3471146.75.76.65.96.74.70.1-1.2
13Jeff George1990--2001clt-atl-rai-min-was1332860376.57.76.66.65.4-1.1-1.2
14Mike Tomczak1985--1999chi-gnb-cle-pit138169636.85.57.15.56.64.2-0.6-1.2
15Erik Kramer1987--1999atl-det-chi-sdg86163366.76766.54.7-0.5-1.2
16Jim McMahon1982--1996chi-sdg-phi-min-crd-gnb126192607.16.37.466.44.8-1-1.2
17Vinny Testaverde1987--2007tam-cle-rav-nyj-dal-nwe-car240475536.95.97.366.74.7-0.6-1.3
18Steve Dils1980--1988min-ram-atl47581665.16.55.45.74.1-0.8-1.3
19Tony Eason1983--1990nwe-nyj66117037.26.67.76.56.75.2-1-1.3
20Jason Campbell2006--2011was-rai71144176.86.47.36.66.45.3-0.8-1.3
21Shaun Hill2005--2011min-sfo-det3462096.66.37.16.46.35.1-0.8-1.3
22Billy Joe Tolliver1989--1999sdg-atl-oti-kan-nor77107606.35.36.85.76.14.4-0.6-1.3
23David Carr2002--2010htx-car-nyg-sfo93144336.45.576.16.24.7-0.8-1.4
24Marc Bulger2002--2009ram99237587.26.77.86.86.85.4-1-1.4
25Rodney Peete1989--2004det-dal-phi-was-car1031663675.97.566.54.6-1-1.4
26Gary Cuozzo1963--1972clt-nor-min-crd8276886.24.86.54.963.5-0.5-1.4
27Steve McNair1995--2007oti-rav172330686.86.37.26.46.44.9-0.8-1.5
28Mark Rypien1988--2001was-cle-ram-phi-clt105202497.16.47.76.46.54.9-1.3-1.5
29Brian Griese1998--2008den-mia-tam-chi931944076.27.46.26.64.7-0.8-1.5
30Bernie Kosar1985--1996cle-dal-mia134252546.96.57.46.66.65.1-0.8-1.5
31Steve Fuller1979--1986kan-chi6274546.75.67.566.24.5-1.3-1.6
32Philip Rivers2004--2011sdg1082610587.88.57.67.36-1.2-1.6
33Vince Young2006--2011oti-phi6291026.85.87.15.96.54.3-0.7-1.6
34Dan Marino1983--1999mia260658717.36.97.76.76.85.1-0.9-1.6
35Joey Harrington2002--2007det-mia-atl82146935.84.96.45.55.53.9-0.8-1.6
36Ron Jaworski1974--1989ram-phi-mia-kan169298596.85.97.266.54.4-0.7-1.6
37Steve Bono1985--1999min-pit-sfo-kan-gnb-ram-car75105766.15.76.45.75.74.1-0.7-1.6
38Donovan McNabb1999--2011phi-was-min181408596.96.77.46.76.15-1.3-1.6
39Danny White1976--1988dal183242437.36.37.766.74.4-1.1-1.7
40Doug Williams1978--1989tam-was95181086.85.87.266.54.4-0.7-1.7
41Kelly Holcomb1995--2007tam-clt-cle-buf-min3864536.85.87.76.26.54.6-1.2-1.7
42Ty Detmer1993--2001gnb-phi-sfo-cle-det4264996.75.77.16.16.54.4-0.7-1.7
43Matt Hasselbeck1999--2011gnb-sea-oti171358916.96.47.56.56.34.8-1.2-1.7
44Eli Manning2004--2011nyg1313009576.57.36.46.74.7-0.7-1.7
45Dave Wilson1981--1988nor5370076.74.97.85.56.23.8-1.6-1.7
46Warren Moon1984--2000oti-min-sea-kan218521957.26.57.76.66.84.9-0.9-1.7
47Brad Johnson1994--2008min-was-tam-dal172304576.76.17.16.26.24.5-0.9-1.7
48Mike Livingston1968--1979kan90112956.556.85.56.23.7-0.6-1.7
49Sam Bradford2010--2011ram26567665.56.96.35.64.5-1.3-1.8
50Jeff Blake1992--2005nyj-cin-nor-rav-crd-phi-chi119217116.76.27.46.56.34.7-1.1-1.8
51Randall Cunningham1985--2001phi-min-dal-rav1723240576.57.66.56.34.7-1.3-1.8
52Marc Wilson1980--1990rai-nwe81145266.95.57.45.76.53.9-0.9-1.8
53Jack Thompson1979--1984cin-tam4553296.34.76.15.46.33.60.2-1.8
54Byron Leftwich2003--2010jax-atl-pit-tam61104396.66.17.16.56.24.7-0.9-1.8
55David Whitehurst1977--1983gnb5262056.34.67.45.15.73.3-1.7-1.8
56Michael Vick2001--2011atl-phi117188897.16.67.76.76.34.9-1.4-1.8
57Tim Couch1999--2003cle62111316.55.57.3664.1-1.3-1.8
58Jake Plummer1997--2006crd-den149305936.75.87.16.16.44.3-0.7-1.8
59Jake Delhomme1999--2011nor-car-cle-htx110228227.26.57.86.66.64.8-1.2-1.8
60Steve Beuerlein1988--2003rai-dal-crd-jax-car-den130243177.26.67.86.86.85-0.9-1.9
61Gary Danielson1977--1988det-cle86140007.167.56.36.74.4-0.8-1.9
62Jim Harbaugh1987--2000chi-clt-rav-sdg171271946.767.36.56.24.6-1.2-1.9
63Trent Green1997--2008was-ram-kan-mia122287947.67.18.27.37.15.5-1.1-1.9
64Aaron Rodgers2005--2011gnb76191478.28.78.78.37.46.4-1.3-1.9
65Kyle Boller2003--2011rav-ram-rai6689315.94.96.25.55.73.6-0.5-1.9
66Steve Pelluer1985--1990dal-kan4468707.15.87.66.76.94.8-0.8-1.9
67Matt Ryan2008--2011atl651483276.87.56.86.14.8-1.4-1.9
68Jacky Lee1960--1969oti-den-kan6161917.45.48.55.56.63.6-1.9-1.9
69Roman Gabriel1962--1977ram-phi174297806.55.97.16.15.84.1-1.3-1.9
70Josh McCown2002--2011crd-det-rai-car-chi5169986.35.26.55.96.23.9-0.3-2
71Archie Manning1971--1984nor-oti-min150239116.65.17.466.34.1-1.1-2
72Mark Brunell1994--2011gnb-jax-was-nor-nyj190339056.96.67.66.96.24.9-1.4-2
73Craig Erickson1992--1997tam-clt-mia52762576.27.96.86.54.8-1.4-2
74Jeff Garcia1999--2009sfo-cle-det-phi-tam131268946.96.77.57.16.45.1-1.1-2
75Steve Spurrier1967--1976sfo-tam104687864.37.15.15.43.1-1.8-2
76Jay Schroeder1985--1994was-rai-cin-crd1212085476.17.46.36.64.3-0.8-2
77Kerry Collins1995--2011car-nor-nyg-rai-oti-clt205424786.55.87.26.46.14.3-1.1-2
78John Elway1983--1998den256564397.16.67.76.66.34.6-1.4-2
79Chris Miller1987--1999atl-ram-den100197896.75.97.56.56.34.5-1.2-2
80Peyton Manning1998--2010clt227602177.67.487.26.95.2-1-2
81Steve Bartkowski1975--1986atl-ram13324916767.66.36.54.3-1-2.1
82Jim Kelly1986--1996buf177393307.46.686.66.64.6-1.4-2.1
83Rick Mirer1993--2003sea-chi-nyj-sfo-rai79119695.94.76.65.65.53.5-1.1-2.1
84Jim Hart1966--1984crd-was201351566.85.47.65.96.23.8-1.4-2.1
85Shaun King1999--2004tam-crd3550576.15.36.75.85.53.7-1.2-2.1
86Neil Lomax1981--1988crd109231567.26.88.17.36.65.2-1.5-2.1
87Dave Krieg1980--1998sea-kan-det-crd-chi-oti211400427.26.57.96.76.54.5-1.4-2.1
88Mark Sanchez2009--2011nyj52103646.65.96.96.16.24-0.7-2.1
89Sonny Jurgensen1960--1974phi-was160315467.66.88.46.96.84.7-1.6-2.1
90Elvis Grbac1994--2001sfo-kan-rav100174926.86.17.46.46.24.3-1.2-2.1
91Phil Simms1979--1993nyg174351417.16.57.76.76.44.6-1.3-2.1
92Mike Pagel1982--1993clt-cle-ram7695936.357.1663.8-1.1-2.2
93Gus Frerotte1994--2008was-det-den-cin-min-mia-ram119216666.867.66.56.24.4-1.5-2.2
94Dave M. Brown1992--2000nyg-crd71103046.35.27.26.15.84-1.4-2.2
95Tarvaris Jackson2006--2011min-sea5072396.75.97.86.55.84.3-2-2.2
96Tony Banks1996--2005ram-rav-was-htx95153156.55.87.46.55.94.3-1.5-2.2
97Steve Ramsey1970--1976nor-den52643774.98.15.66.33.4-1.9-2.2
98Jack Kemp1960--1969sdg-buf120222566.957.55.26.23-1.3-2.2
99Aaron Brooks2000--2006nor-rai95208226.86.37.56.96.44.7-1.1-2.2
100Rich Gannon1987--2004min-was-kan-rai162304346.86.67.46.96.24.6-1.2-2.2
101Rob Johnson1995--2003jax-buf-tam-was-rai4559477.26.67.97.36.75.1-1.2-2.2
102Bob Avellini1975--1984chi6672886.44.17.555.72.7-1.8-2.2
103Greg Landry1968--1984det-clt-chi1231610075.88.16.56.34.2-1.8-2.3
104Drew Brees2001--2011sdg-nor163437227.47.387.46.75.1-1.3-2.3
105Trent Dilfer1994--2007tam-rav-sea-cle-sfo133214896.55.47.1663.7-1.1-2.3
106Dan Fouts1973--1987sdg187451657.76.68.36.97.14.7-1.2-2.3
107Jon Kitna1997--2011sea-cin-det-dal142301046.75.77.46.66.34.3-1.1-2.3
108Bill Kenney1980--1988kan86173747.16.486.96.54.6-1.5-2.3
109Danny Kanell1996--2003nyg-atl-den4053285.44.56.55.54.93.2-1.6-2.3
110Bill Munson1964--1979ram-det-sea-sdg-buf104129406.55.57.26.26.13.9-1.1-2.3
111Jeff Kemp1981--1991ram-sfo-sea-phi5564036.75.67.36.16.33.8-1-2.3
112Steve Young1985--1999tam-sfo185364507.97.88.37.67.25.3-1.1-2.3
113Ryan Fitzpatrick2005--2011ram-cin-buf57109366.35.47.26.25.93.9-1.3-2.3
114Matt Schaub2004--2011atl-htx101179367.97.68.78.17.25.8-1.6-2.3
115Milt Plum1960--1969cle-det-ram-nyg92133357.15.68.166.33.7-1.8-2.3
116Don Majkowski1987--1996gnb-clt-det78129066.75.87.76.564.2-1.7-2.3
117Tommy Maddox1992--2005den-ram-nyg-pit5687546.85.67.46.16.13.7-1.4-2.4
118David Woodley1980--1985mia-pit6392036.75.26.95.46.33.1-0.6-2.4
119David Garrard2002--2010jax891648976.77.87.36.44.9-1.4-2.4
120Ken Anderson1971--1986cin192341597.46.687.16.74.7-1.3-2.4
121Norm Snead1961--1976was-phi-min-nyg-sfo178307977.15.37.96.16.73.7-1.2-2.4
122Joe Montana1979--1994sfo-kan200463237.67.48.17.26.34.9-1.8-2.4
123Tony Romo2005--2011dal103216667.97.88.77.975.5-1.8-2.4
124Jim Everett1986--1997ram-nor-sdg163359577.16.28.176.54.6-1.6-2.4
125Joe Theismann1974--1985was154269887.16.37.66.56.34.1-1.3-2.4
126Bobby Hebert1985--1996nor-atl118223316.967.76.56.24.1-1.5-2.4
127Bubby Brister1986--2000pit-phi-nyj-den-min98148016.55.77.36.45.93.9-1.4-2.4
128Zeke Bratkowski1960--1971chi-ram-gnb7980056.94.37.55.16.62.7-0.9-2.4
129Brett Favre1991--2010atl-gnb-nyj-min326776937.16.67.66.76.44.3-1.2-2.4
130Chad Pennington2000--2010nyj-mia95192417.26.87.77.36.64.9-1.1-2.4
131Billy Kilmer1961--1978sfo-nor-was173215556.85.77.566.13.5-1.4-2.4
132Gary Hogeboom1982--1989dal-clt-crd5995987.15.87.56.56.74-0.8-2.4
133Alex Smith2005--2011sfo72130386.45.976.664.1-1-2.4
134Randy Johnson1966--1976atl-nyg-was-gnb7383296.54.17.25.46.33-0.9-2.4
135Billy Wade1960--1966ram-chi691139075.97.66.16.43.7-1.2-2.5
136Mike Taliaferro1964--1972nyj-nwe-buf6152415.43.26.34.45.11.9-1.2-2.5
137Matt Cassel2005--2011nwe-kan72117696.66.27.66.85.74.3-1.9-2.5
138Frank Ryan1960--1970ram-cle-was111158337.56.78.26.46.63.9-1.6-2.5
139Doug Flutie1986--2005chi-nwe-buf-sdg93152096.96.27.86.864.3-1.8-2.5
140Jeff Hostetler1986--1997nyg-rai-was111174647.16.67.776.34.5-1.4-2.5
141Jack Concannon1964--1975phi-chi-gnb-det6062705.63.76.54.65.12.1-1.3-2.5
142Don Strock1974--1988mia-cle68591375.87.35.86.63.3-0.7-2.5
143Lynn Dickey1971--1985oti-gnb131239147.55.98.46.674.1-1.5-2.5
144Brian Sipe1974--1983cle122238966.95.87.66.36.23.8-1.5-2.5
145Ben Roethlisberger2004--2011pit1282972987.68.47.67.25-1.2-2.5
146Todd Blackledge1983--1989kan-pit4453665.94.66.95.55.32.9-1.6-2.5
147Tommy Kramer1977--1990min-nor130256516.85.77.46.36.23.7-1.1-2.5
148Frank Reich1985--1998buf-car-nyj-det7868586.65.87.776.34.4-1.5-2.5
149Pete Beathard1964--1973kan-oti-crd-ram7985446.247.24.95.62.4-1.6-2.5
150Pat Haden1976--1981ram68100246.75.375.86.43.3-0.7-2.5
151Kurt Warner1998--2009ram-nyg-crd1383629687.78.77.87.25.3-1.5-2.6
152Eric Hipple1981--1989det661100975.67.86.66.44-1.3-2.6
153Drew Bledsoe1993--2006nwe-buf-dal201459466.65.97.46.65.94-1.5-2.6
154Jack Trudeau1986--1995clt-nyj-car68104946.34.97.165.83.5-1.3-2.6
155Joe Ferguson1973--1990buf-det-tam-clt190306316.65.47.46.16.13.5-1.3-2.6
156Steve DeBerg1978--1998sfo-den-tam-kan-mia-atl188347526.85.87.86.96.44.2-1.4-2.6
157Cotton Davidson1960--1968kan-rai71114516.84.97.55.76.33.1-1.1-2.6
158Jim Ninowski1960--1969det-cle-was-nor6169536.84.77.55.56.22.9-1.3-2.6
159Dan Pastorini1971--1983oti-rai-ram-phi144194696.14.47.15.35.42.7-1.7-2.6
160Mark Malone1981--1989pit-sdg-nyj73107336.24.87.15.85.83.2-1.3-2.7
161Charley Johnson1961--1975crd-oti-den147244107.25.88.36.36.33.6-2-2.7
162Quincy Carter2001--2004dal-nyj3864916.55.47.16.25.93.5-1.2-2.7
163Bert Jones1973--1982clt-ram105185897.16.38.276.34.3-2-2.7
164Frank Tripucka1960--1963den43767663.87.555.22.3-2.3-2.7
165Chris Chandler1988--2004clt-tam-crd-ram-oti-atl-chi177292127.16.38.27.16.44.4-1.8-2.7
166Boomer Esiason1984--1997cin-nyj-crd192385207.36.68.27.36.54.6-1.7-2.7
167Ken O'Brien1984--1993nyj-phi1292559876.487.46.34.7-1.8-2.7
168Patrick Ramsey2002--2008was-nyj-den4059296.55.87.86.95.84.2-2-2.7
169Daunte Culpepper1999--2009min-mia-rai-det109251337.578.77.86.95.1-1.8-2.7
170Al Dorow1960--1962nyj-buf3257326.34.26.94.85.82.1-1.1-2.7
171George Blanda1960--1975oti-rai228220296.957.85.36.12.5-1.7-2.7
172Tom Brady2000--2011nwe183452647.47.57.87.26.34.5-1.5-2.7
173Fran Tarkenton1961--1978min-nyg254488067.26.486.86.54.1-1.5-2.7
174Jay Cutler2006--2011den-chi80186377.36.78.17.26.54.5-1.6-2.7
175Stan Humphries1989--1997was-sdg94185386.85.97.46.45.93.7-1.4-2.7
176Ken Stabler1970--1984rai-oti-nor175305797.45.97.966.53.3-1.4-2.7
177Vince Ferragamo1977--1986ram-buf-gnb771256475.47.66.16.53.4-1.1-2.8
178Virgil Carter1968--1976chi-cin-sdg4551276.45.37.56.35.63.5-1.9-2.8
179Troy Aikman1989--2000dal181367917.16.47.9764.2-1.8-2.8
180Steve Grogan1975--1990nwe151274577.45.88.26.46.83.6-1.4-2.8
181Steve Tensi1966--1970sdg-den4555586.4586.15.83.3-2.1-2.8
182Jim Zorn1976--1987sea-gnb-tam120212496.75.47.86.66.13.7-1.7-2.8
183Matthew Stafford2009--2011det30822076.67.97.26.34.4-1.6-2.8
184Kordell Stewart1995--2005pit-chi-rav130154906.25.26.85.95.53-1.3-2.9
185Joe Pisarcik1977--1984nyg-phi5755526.24.37.865.73.1-2.1-2.9
186Scott Mitchell1992--2001mia-det-rav-cin85159256.65.87.76.95.93.9-1.8-3
187Bill Nelsen1963--1972pit-cle92150047.45.986.36.53.4-1.5-3
188Joe Kapp1967--1970min-nwe5567466.64.47.75.15.72.1-2.1-3
189Bob Griese1967--1980mia173265597.36.18.16.56.43.5-1.8-3
190Vince Evans1977--1995chi-rai9495116.85.18.26.66.33.6-1.9-3
191Damon Huard1998--2008mia-nwe-kan4463496.66.17.475.84-1.6-3.1
192Jay Fiedler1998--2005min-jax-mia-nyj79124996.85.87.56.463.4-1.5-3.1
193Derek Anderson2006--2011cle-crd-car5391486.45.47.76.75.73.6-2-3.1
194Matt Moore2007--2011car-mia36513776.27.87.16.24-1.6-3.1
195Josh Freeman2009--2011tam4188986.867.97.26.14.1-1.8-3.1
196James Harris1969--1979buf-ram-sdg7884797.15.586.263.1-2-3.1
197Joe Flacco2008--2011rav731534876.77.67.15.94-1.6-3.1
198Roger Staubach1969--1979dal150254917.66.9876.73.9-1.4-3.1
199Dennis Shaw1970--1975buf-crd4863476.94.38.46.16.52.9-1.8-3.2
200Jim Plunkett1971--1986nwe-sfo-rai167281757.15.67.96.46.43.2-1.5-3.2
201Mike Phipps1970--1981cle-chi103108065.83.66.44.85.31.6-1-3.2
202Daryle Lamonica1963--1974buf-rai151210827.46.386.162.8-2-3.2
203J.P. Losman2004--2011buf-rai-mia4562716.65.77.97.46.14.1-1.9-3.3
204Len Dawson1960--1975cle-kan177301127.76.88.67.16.63.8-1.9-3.3
205Richard Todd1976--1985nyj-nor1222163675.37.96.46.23.1-1.7-3.3
206Terry Bradshaw1970--1983pit187318227.3686.26.12.9-1.9-3.3
207Joe Namath1965--1977nyj-ram143282997.35.68.56.86.53.5-1.9-3.3
208Babe Parilli1960--1969rai-nwe-nyj120187786.85.47.55.85.92.5-1.7-3.3
209Earl Morrall1960--1976det-nyg-clt-mia140175297.96.78.96.96.63.6-2.3-3.3
210Bobby Douglass1969--1978chi-sdg-nor-gnb7464935.53.77.25.85.12.5-2.2-3.3
211Trent Edwards2007--2010buf-jax3660196.55.67.77.15.73.8-2.1-3.3
212Wade Wilson1981--1998min-atl-nor-dal-rai129186057.16.18.37.26.23.9-2-3.3
213John Brodie1960--1973sfo1653078375.88.26.86.13.5-2.1-3.3
214Bart Starr1960--1971gnb146228108.17.48.67.56.74.1-1.9-3.3
215Craig Morton1965--1982dal-nyg-den201291437.35.98.26.76.23.4-2-3.4
216Randy Wright1984--1988gnb4571066.44.68.36.95.93.5-2.4-3.4
217John Friesz1990--2000sdg-was-sea-nwe5786996.45.77.87.55.84-2.1-3.5
218Johnny Unitas1960--1973clt-sdg170323357.76.48.46.86.53.2-2-3.6
219Dick Wood1962--1966sdg-nyj-rai-mia47715364.27.25.85.32.1-1.9-3.7
220Bob Lee1969--1980min-atl-ram8454166.85.18.16.152.3-3.1-3.8
221Don Meredith1960--1968dal105177507.46.48.87.56.23.6-2.5-3.8
222Bob Berry1965--1975min-atl7191977.86.58.67.77.13.8-1.5-3.9
223Eddie LeBaron1960--1963dal4553317.75.69.47.27.13.3-2.3-3.9
224Tom Flores1960--1969rai-buf-kan881196075.68.36.85.72.8-2.6-4
225John Hadl1962--1977sdg-ram-gnb-oti205339417.15.68.26.66.12.7-2.1-4
226Y.A. Tittle1960--1964sfo-nyg66115427.66.58.76.95.72.7-2.9-4.2
227Pete Liske1964--1972nyj-den-phi4251706.64.87.66.65.92.3-1.7-4.3
228Ed Brown1960--1965chi-pit-clt7277237.85.59.77.26.52.6-3.2-4.7
229Rudy Bukich1960--1968pit-chi6878657.35.78.5762.3-2.4-4.8


In the absence of any other narrative, we can always just talk about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and Dan Marino and Joe Montana. Brady and Manning have nearly identical Y/A and AY/A averages in wins, but Manning’s play was better in losses. When it comes to Marino and Montana, the opposite effect occurs. Marino and Montana had nearly the same AY/A in losses — Marino was at 5.1, Montana at 4.9 — but in wins, Montana was at 7.2 AY/A while Marino was only at 6.7 AY/A.

  1. Unfortunately, I excluded sack data from this study due to its general unavailability for most of the covered time period. []
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