Sunday, March 3, 2013

Top 2012 NFL Quarterbacks by the Stats

In the final installment of a four-part series for Sporting Charts, I breakdown the vital statistics for the top five NFL quarterbacks this past season in terms of total passing yards. There are a number of ways you can rank a quarterback's performance including his passer rating or total QBR (quarterback rating) but since this position's primary role (besides running the entire offense) is throwing the ball I went with total passing yards as my top-five qualifier.

However, the primary flaw with using total passing yards as the main qualifier is that quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers did not rank in the top five, but Matthew Stafford and Tony Romo did. All four quarterbacks are more than capable of airing it out, but in terms of winning games, I would much rather have Manning and Rodgers on my team. While watching a quarterback throw for four to five thousand yards a season often times leads to very entertaining games, it does not always translate to winning championships.

So the list is what it is, but still an interesting exercise in how the top five passers ranked in the other four categories; completion percentage, average yards per attempt, interceptions and touchdown throws.

Below is the link to the article that was originally posted on Sporting Charts

Best Quarterbacks of the 2012 NFL Season

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