Monday, August 04, 2008

Favre vs Contemporaries

A charge was made in the comments that Favre's statistics vs retired, dead, or hall of fame quarterbacks was essentially meaningless and that Favre should be compared to current quarterbacks. So here we go.

There are 31 current quarterbacks who are in the top 214 in the passing categories of attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns, and interceptions. I will now describe how Favre fits in with 30 of his current contemporaries.

In Yards per attempt Favre is ranked 12 with 7.0. The leader is Ben Roethlisberger with 8.1. Joey Harrington is last with 5.7.

In Touchdowns per attempt Favre is ranked 6 with 5.05%. Ben Roethlisberger again leads with 5.85%. Davis Carr is last with 2.81%.

With Interceptions per attempt Favre is ranked 20 with 3.29%. Donovan McNabb is first with 2.12%. Kelly Holcomb is last with 4.26%

Please let me know if you have questions or would like the dataset.

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