Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Some not entirely meaningless statistics....

Recently I was reviewing a particular QB statistic: Yard per Completion. The numbers surprised me a little bit. I knew that we were in the dink & dunk era, but I actually thought it was worse than it appears to be. It's still apparent that this is NOT the long ball era.

Yards per Completion (all stats computed using NFL.com's player stats)

QBs from earlier eras:

Troy Aikman...................11.37
Brett Favre......................11.46
Joe Montana...................11.90
JM (SF years only)...........11.99
Dan Marino.....................12.35
Steve Young.....................12.42
Sammy Baugh.................12.95
Dan Fouts........................13.05
Roger Stuabach...............13.47
Bart Starr........................13.67
Terry Bradshaw...............13.82
Joe Namath.....................14.67
Otto Graham (NFL only)..15.48

Currently active QBs

Tom Brady.......................11.50
Eli Manning.....................11.53
Peyton Manning...............12.00
Kurt Warner....................12.46
Tony Romo......................12.81
Ben Roethlisberger...........12.86

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