Monday, August 04, 2008

Favre against the 90s.

Favre played against some awesome quarterbacks in the 1990s. i have gone through the top 250 quarterbacks and whittled them down to those players whose careers started after 1991 or careers ending after 1991. This gives us a list of 91 quarterbacks. How does Brett Favre stack up?

In the category of yards per attempt Favre ranks 28 with 7.04. Ben Roethlisberger ranks first with 8.13. Joey Harrington is last with 5.79. Favre is better than Troy Aikman and 19 current quarterbacks.

In Touchdowns per attempt Favre ranks 8 with 5.05%. Here again Ben Roethlisberger ranks first with 5.85%. Rick Mirer is last with 2.45%. Favre is better than a ton of people. The top two through seven spots go to Peyton Manning, Steve Young, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Carson Palmer, and Joe Montana respectively.

With Interceptions per attempt Favre ranks 42 with 3,29%. Neil O'Donnell is best with 2.11%. Vince Evans is worst with 5.32%. Despite the low ranking Favre is better than Warren Moon, Jim Kelly, Mark Rypien, Phil Sims, Boomer Esiason, and Ben Roethlisberger

For giggles i added a new category, Touchdowns to Interceptions. Favre ranks 17 with 1.53 TDs to interceptions. Tom Brady leads with 2.29 TDs per INT. Jack Trudeau is last with .61 TDs per INT. Favre is again better than many such as Kurt Warner and John Elway.

Remember that these stats are from the top 250 quarterbacks. Quarterbacks like Tavaris Jackson who will never sniff a record book are not included.

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