October 30, 2013

IAYPA at the halfway point

Minimum:  100 Attempts


Ultra Super-Elite

  • Aaron Rodgers, 8.0   The best quarterback in the NFL
  • Peyton Manning, 7.9  Best regular season quarterback since Marino, or possibly Warren Moon

Super-Elite
  • Philip Rivers, 7.6  Partying like it's 2008
  • Michael Vick, 7.6  Injured mid-way through his best passing season ever
  • Drew Brees, 7.5  See Rivers comment

Elite
  • Russell Wilson, 7.0 - The NFL shut down the read-option and he's still here
  • Matthew Stafford, 6.9 - The new Tony Romo?
  • Andy Dalton, 6.8
  • Colin Kaepernick, 6.7 - The NFL shut down the read-option and he's still here
  • Tony Romo, 6.7
  • Jake Locker, 6.6
  • Cam Newton, 6.4  - Another "running quarterback" who can throw
  • Andrew Luck, 6.4 - YPA lowest among top group, but just three interceptions

Near-Elite
  • Matt Ryan, 6.1 
  • Ben Roethlisberger, 6.1 - Shadow of his former self
  • Jay Cutler, 5.8
  • Sam Bradford, 5.7 - Low YPA…but 14 touchdowns vs. four interceptions
  • Joe Flacco, 5.6 - All this can be yours for $20.1 mm per year
  • Alex Smith, 5.6 - All he does is win football games
  • EJ Manuel, 5.6
  • Robert Griffin III, 5.5 - The NFL shut down the read-option...and he is no longer Elite
  • Chad Henne, 5.5 - Wait, what?  Yes, he has won the job
  • Thad Lewis, 5.4

Pre-Elite
  • Terrelle Pryor, 5.1 - The Steelers did not quite shut down the read-option
  • Ryan Tannehill, 5.1
  • Tom Brady, 5.0 - Must be hurt…never seen him in the bottom half before
  • Geno Smith, 4.9
  • Christian Ponder, 4.8
  • Matt Schaub, 4.7
  • Mike Glennon, 4.7 - 6' 6", 23 years old, just had a pretty good game…bears watching
  • Eli Manning, 4.6 - Like Brady, this is unprecedented…top half player from day #1
  • Brandon Weeden, 4.4
  • Carson Palmer, 4.3
  • Josh Freeman, 3.8

3 Comments:

Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Hmmm.

October 31, 2013 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

Isn't there another word for "pre-elite"?

October 31, 2013 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

I believe the word you're looking for is "scum".

For some perspective, consider that when I wrote this post in early November of 2005, Roethlisberger was the NFL IAYPA leader, with 8.3...

October 31, 2013 at 1:45 PM  

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