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Improved QB Comparison Table Based on Pass Attempts

QB Pass Attempts Completions (%) Picks (Pick/Attempt ratio) Passing TD's (TD/Attempt ratio) Passing Yards(YPA)
Cam Newton 202 131 (64%) 5 (0.024) 12 (0.059) 1552 (7.68)
Matt Ryan 305 205 (67%) 7 (0.022) 14 (0.045) 2223 (7.28)
Drew Brees 271 183 (67%) 5 (0.018) 18 (0.066) 2290 (8.45)
Mike Glennon 181 106 (58%) 3 (0.016) 6 (0.033) 997 (5.50)
Andrew Luck 224 136 (60%) 3 (0.013) 10 (0.044) 1574 (7.02)
Joe Flacco 269 160 (59%) 8 (0.029) 8 (0.029) 1917 (7.12)
Carson Palmer 284 174 (61%) 14 (0.049) 10 (0.035) 1913 (6.73)
Thad Lewis 103 62 (60%) 2 (0.019) 3 (0.029) 652 (6.33)
Russell Wilson 187 115 (61%) 4 (0.021) 11 (0.058) 1489 (7.96)
Andy Dalton 279 183 (65%) 7 (0.025) 16 (0.057) 2249 (8.06)
Alex Smith 286 169 (59%) 4 (0.013) 9 (0.031) 1795 (6.27)
Ryan Tannehill 225 146 (64%) 7 (0.031) 12 (0.053) 1658 (7.36)
Colin Kaepernick 198 113 (57%) 5 (0.025) 9 (0.045) 1584 (8)
Eli Manning 307 171 (55%) 15 (0.048) 10 (0.032) 2167 (7.05)
Tom Brady 307 171 (55%) 6 (0.019) 9 (0.029) 1824 (5.94)
Ben Roethlisberger 260 172 (66%) 7 (0.026) 8 (0.030) 1930 (7.42)
Matthew Stafford 338 211 (62%) 6 (0.017) 16 (0.047) 2617 (7.74)
Jay Cutler 225 146 (64%) 7 (0.031) 12 (0.053) 1658 (7.36)
Robert Griffin III 268 158 (58%) 8 (0.029) 9 (0.033) 1878 (7.00)
Tony Romo 295 195 (66%) 5 (0.016) 18 (0.061) 2216 (7.51)
Aaron Rodgers 249 167 (67%) 4 (0.016) 15 (0.060) 2191 (8.79)
Peyton Manning 333 237 (71%) 6 (0.018) 29 (0.087) 2919 (8.76)
Brandon Weeden 195 103 (52%) 6 (0.030) 5 (0.025) 1154 (5.91)
E.J Manuel 150 85 (56%) 3 (0.020) 5 (0.033) 985 (6.56)
Matt Schaub 233 150 (64%) 9 (0.038) 8 (0.034) 1552 (6.66)
Chad Henne 218 132 (60%) 5 (0.022) 3 (0.013) 1450 (6.65)
Josh Freeman 147 63 (42%) 4 (0.027) 2 (0.013) 761 (5.17)
Christian Ponder 121 73 (60%) 5 (0.041) 2 (0.016) 836 (6.90)
Geno Smith 253 150 (59%) 13 (0.051) 8 (0.031) 1882 (7.43)
Terrelle Pryor 157 99 (63%) 7 (0.044) 5 (0.031) 1149 (7.31)
Michael Vick 141 77 (54%) 3 (0.021) 5 (0.035) 1215 (8.61)
Philip Rivers 249 184 (73%) 5 (0.020) 15 (0.060) 2132 (8.56)
Sam Bradford 262 159 (60%) 4 (0.015) 14 (0.053) 1687 (6.43)
Jake Locker 152 94 (61%) 1 (0.006) 8 (0.052) 1047 (6.88)

The Table contains every NFL QB with more than 100 pass attempts in the current season. I intend to update it after MNF.

The Average NFL Starting QB

Pass Attempts Completions (%) Picks (Pick/Attempt ratio) Passing TD's (TD/Attempt ratio) Passing Yards(YPA)
232 144 (62%) 6 (0.025) 10 (0.043) 1681 (7.24)

The Important Conclusion:

Cam Newton outperforms the average NFL starting QB in every category except for total yardage, which can be justified by his significantly lower number of pass attempts, considering his superior YPA ratio.

His numbers improved greatly in the last few games, considering he was beneath the average completion percentage and above the average pick/attempt ratio in the previous table.

Basically, as our collective gut feeling was telling us, any mention of SuperCam's name near the term "trading block" should be considered nonsense. He is a franchise QB.

Our franchise QB.

Some Takes:

WAKE UP, TOM BRADY! I still can't believe the coincidence with Eli Manning's PA/C numbers, but that's nothing compared to the fact than Eli's numbers, other than Pick/PA, are superior. What a difference a decent receiver corp makes!

Eli can also celebrate handing over the Pick Machine Award to Geno Smith and the guy that just beat the Falcons, Carson Palmer. Their ratios are 0.051 and 0.049 against Eli's 0.048, after the Giant's QB had a pickless(is that a word?) game in that snoozefest versus the Eagles.

The best ball protector in the league is Jake Locker. Let that sink in for a moment.

Peyton Manning is no longer the most accurate QB, being surpassed by no other than Phillip Rivers. Peyton Manning TD/PA ratio remains supernatural do, miles ahead of Drew "YAC" Brees. In that aspect, there're only five QB's ahead of Cam's 0.059: Manning, Brees, Rivers, Rodgers and Tony Romo.

People should back off of Andy Dalton, his numbers are above average in every category. (But so are Romo's)

You know who's number are under the average? Media favorite RGIII! And Kaepernick could very well be down there with him after their next game, that happens to be against a top NFL Defense. Our Defense.

Josh Freeman is throwing like Tim Tebow. He is the one QB in the Table that is more likely to miss his target than to hit it. (That's just a really long sentence to say he's under 50% completion)

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