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Fast Facts

In the 2023-24 season the NFL has once again exceeded 60 different QB starters. The final regular season number is 66 and second only to last year’s 68. The Cleveland Browns led the league with five different starting QBs and they made the playoffs!
Here is the list of the nine NFL teams that required only one starting QB for the entire regular season:

BILLS:  Josh Allen

BUCCANEERS:  Baker Mayfield

COMMANDERS:  Sam Howell

COWBOYS:  Dak Prescott

DOLPHINS:  Tua Tagovailoa

EAGLES:  Jalen Hurts

LIONS:  Jared Goff

PACKERS:   Jordan Love

SAINTS:   Derek Carr

TOP 15 QBs in the TranSfer Portal

QB > Former Team > Transfer Team

1. Cameron Ward > Wash State > Declared for NFL Draft             
2. Dillion Gabriel > Oklahoma > Oregon
3. Riley Leonard > Duke > Notre Dame
4. Dante Moore > UCLA > Oregon
5. Kyle McCord > Ohio State > Syracuse
6. Will Howard > Kansas State > Ohio State
7. Grayson McCall > Coastal Carolina > N. Carolina State
8. Will Rogers > MS State > Washington
9. Aidan Chiles > OR State > Michigan State
10. Malachi Nelson > Southern Cal > Undecided
11. DJ Uiagalelei > OR State > FL State
12. KJ Jefferson > Arkansas > Undecided
13. Tyler Van Dyke > Miami > Wisconsin
14. Brock Vandagriff > Georgia > Kentucky
15. Malik Murphy > Texas > Duke

MOST PASSING YARDS in an NCAA GAME

  • Connor Halliday, Washington State, 2014, 734 yards 100% 100%
  • Patrick Mahommes, Texas Tech, 2016, 734 yards 100% 100%
  • David Klinger, Houston , 1990, 716 yards 97.5% 97.5%
  • Matt Vogler, TCU, 1990, 690 yards 94% 94%
  • BJ Symons, Texas Tech, 2003, 661 yards 90% 90%
  • Geno Smith, West Virginia, 2012, 656 yards 89.3% 89.3%
  • Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, 2008, 646 yards 88% 88%
  • Cody Hodges, Texas Tech, 2005, 643 yards 87.6% 87.6%
  • Brian Lindgren, Idaho, 2001, 637 yards 86.7% 86.7%
  • Scott Mitchell, Utah, 2001, 637 yards 86.7% 86.7%

The Top Ten Best QB Rushing Seasons in the History of the NFL

LAMAR JACKSON, BALTIMORE
12o6 yards

2019

176 Att

6.9 YPC

 

Justin Fields, Chicago
1143 yards

2022

160 Att

7.1 YPC

 

Michael Vick, Atlanta
1039 yards

2006

123 Att

8.4 YPC

 

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore
1005 yards

2020

159 Att

6.3 YPC

 

Bobby Douglas, Chicago
967 yards

1972

141 Att

6.9 YPC

 

Randall Cunningham, Philly
946 yards

1990

118 Att

8.0 YPC

 

Michael Vick, Atlanta
902 yards

2004

120 Att

7.5 YPC

 

Russell Wilson, Seattle
849 yards

2014

118 Att

7.2 YPC

 

Kyle Murray, Arizona
819yards

2020

133 Att

6.2 YPC

 

Robert Griffin III, Washington
815 yards

2012

120 Att

6.8 YPC

 

Best QB Names in College Football

Jaxson Dart, Ole Miss

Dawson Herl, Central Oklahoma

DJ Irons, Akron

Collin Ironside, VMI

Peewee Jarrett, West Florida

Rocky Lombardi, Northern Illinois

Taisun Phommachanh, UMass

Spencer Rattler, South Carolina

Kedon Slovis,  BYU

Gunnar Watson, Troy

ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating:

The QBR is a proprietary statistic created by ESPN in 2011 to measure the performance of Quarterbacks in American football. According to ESPN the QBR incorporates all of a Quarterback’s contributions to winning including how he impacts the game on passes, rushes, turnovers and penalties. It also factors in strength of the opponent and stress of the game.

ESPN QBR for NCAA FBS Power 5 Quarterbacks season to date: 

1. JJ McCarthy – Michigan – 94.2             
2. Tyler Van Dyke – Miami – 92.0
3. Michael Penix – Washington – 91.6
4. Dillon Gabriel – Oklahoma – 89.4
5. Caleb Williams – USC – 88.5
6. Kyle McCord – Ohio State – 87.7
7. Connor Weigman – Texas A&M – 87.5
8. Cameron War –  Wash State – 86.4
9. Jayden Daniels – LSU – 86.1
10. Jordan Travis –  FSU – 86.0
11. Drake Maye – UNC – 86.0
12. Jaxson Dart – Mississippi – 85.2
13. Quinn Ewers – Texas – 82.9
14. Jalon Daniels – Kansas – 82.5
15. Sam Hartman – Notre Dame – 82.4 
16. Bo Nix – Oregon – 81.6
17. Chandler Rodgers  – Univ North Texas – 80.5
18. Jalen Milroe – Alabama – 80.3
19. DJ Uiagalelei – Oregon State – 80.1
20. Carson Beck – Georgia – 79.2
21. Chandler Morris – TCU – 78.8
22. Brady Cook – Missouri – 78.3

NIL Valuation

The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value. It is not based on actual deals signed but on the athlete’s earning potential over the next 12 months. It is updated weekly. 

  • Bronny James, USC B-ball, $6.1 million 100% 100%
  • Shedeur Sanders, Colorado QB, $5.1 million 85% 85%
  • Livvy Dunne, LSU Gym Rat, $3.2 million 53.3% 53.3%
  • Arch Manning, Texas, QB, $2.9 million 48.3% 48.3%
  • Caleb Williams, USC, QB, $2.6 million 43.3% 43.3%
  • Travis Hunter, Colorado WR/DB, $2.2 million 36.6% 36.6%
  • Angel Reese, LSU, B-ball, $1.7 million 28.3% 28.3%
  • Evan Stewart, Texas A&M, WR, $1.6 million 26.7% 26.7%
  • Drake Maye, UNC, QB, $1.5 million 25% 25%
  • Marvin Harrison, OSU, WR, $1.4 million 23.3% 23.3%

Aaron Rodgers NFL Career Highlights

NFL Teams

  • First round draft choice by Green Bay Packers 2005 out of University of California
  • Green Bay Packers: 2005-2022
  • New York Jets: 2023-present

NFL Records

Career:
– Consecutive attempts without an interception: 402
– Fewest attempts to 30,000 passing yards: 3,652
– Fewest games to 300 passing touchdowns: 144
– Fewest games to 400 passing touchdowns: 193

Single season and games:
– Quarterback rating in a season. 122.5 (2011)
– Lowest interception % in a season. 0.3 (2018)
– Consecutive games with a passer rating over 100.0 in a season 12 (2011)
– Consecutive games with a passer rating over 110.0 in a season 11 (2011)

Awards

  • Super Bowl Champion 2011
  • Super Bowl MVP 2011
  • 4 x NFL Most Valuable Player (2011, 2014, 2020, 2021)
  • 10 x Pro bowl selection
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team

Career Passing Stats

Attempts:  7,661
Completions: 5,001 (8th all-time)

Completion Percentage: 65.3%

TD Passes: 475 (5th all-time)
Interceptions: 105

Rodgers has led the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio six times: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020, & 2021

Rodgers has the lowest passing interception percentage in NFL history throughout the entire 2010s decade

Passing Yards: 59,055 (9th all-time)
Passer rating: 103.6.

Rodgers is second on the NFL’s all-time regular season career passer rating (Patrick Mahomes)

Rodgers has led the NFL in passer rating four times (2011, 2012, 2020, 2021)

Rushing yards: 3,466
Rushing TDs: 35

The Complete List of QBs on NFL 53-Man Rosters

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens: QB1 Lamar Jackson;  QB2 Tyler Huntley
Cincinnati Bengals: QB1 Joe Burrow;  QB2  Jake Browning
Cleveland Browns: QB1 Deshaun Watson;  QB2  Dorian Thompson-Robinson
Pittsburgh Steelers: QB1 Kenny Pickett  QB2  Mitch Trubisky  QB3 Mason Rudolph

 

AFC East

Buffalo Bills: QB1 Josh Allen; QB2 Kyle Allen
Miami Dolphins:  QB1 Tua Tagovailoa;  QB2 Mike White;  QB3 Syklar Thompson
New England Patriots: QB1 Mac Jones
New York Jets:  QB1 Aaron Rodgers;  QB2 Zack Wilson

 

AFC West

Denver Broncos: QB1 Russell Wilson;  QB2  Jared Stidham
Kansas City Chiefs:  QB1 Patrick Mahomes;  QB2 Blaine Gabbert
Las Vegas Raiders:  QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo; QB2 Brian Hoyer  QB3  Aidan O’Connell
Los Angeles Chargers:   QB1 Justin Herbert;  QB2  Easton Stick

AFC South

Houston Texans:  QB1 CJ Stroud; QB2 Case Keenum;   QB3  Davis Mills
Indianapolis Colts:  QB1 Anthony Richardson;  QB2 Gardner Minshew; QB3 Sam Ehlinger
Jacksonville Jaguars:   QB1  Trevor Lawrence; QB2  CJ Beathard
Tennessee Titans: QB1 Ryan Tannehill;   QB2  Malik Willis;   QB3 Will Levis

NFC North

Chicago Bears:  QB1  Justin Fields; QB2 Tyson Bagent; QB3 Nathan Peterman
Detroit Lions:   QB1  Jared Goff;  QB2 Teddy Bridgewater
Green Bay Packers:  QB1  Jordan Love;  QB2 Sean Clifford
Minnesota Vikings:  QB1  Kirk Cousins;  QB2 Nick Mullens;  QB3  Jarin Hall

NFC East

Dallas Cowboys:  QB1 Dan Prescott;  QB2  Trey Lance;  QB3  Cooper Rush
New York Giants:  QB1 Daniel Jones; QB2 Tyrod Taylor
Philadelphia Eagles:  QB1  Jalen Hurt;  QB2  Marcus Mariota; QB3 Tanner McKee
Washington Commanders: QB1  Sam Howell;  QB2  Jacoby Brissett

 

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons: QB1 Desmond Ridder; QB2 Taylor Heinecke; QB3 Logan Woodside
Carolina Panthers: QB1 Bryce Young; QB2 Andy Dalton
New Orleans Saints: QB1 Derek Carr; QB2 Jameis Winston; QB3 Jake Haener
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: QB1 Baker Mayfield; QB2 Kyle Trask

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals: QB1 Joshua Dobbs; QB2 Clayton Tune
Los Angeles Rams: QB1 Mathew Stafford; QB2 Stetson Bennett
San Francisco 49ers: QB1 Broack Purdy; QB2 Sam Darnold; QB3 Brandon Allen
Seattle Seahawks: QB1 Geno Smith; QB2 Drew Lock

Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award

The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award is presented annually to a player in the National Football League deemed to have been the “most valuable” in that year’s regular season. The MVP award presented by the AP is considered the de facto official NFL MVP award and the most prestigious. Since 1957, the 1st year of the award, there have been 57 undisputed winners. 54 have been on offense and 38 were Quarterbacks. Can you name the two defenders? The one special teamer?(see below)

The Players with the most AP NFL MVP Awards are:

Peyton Manning (5)

Aaron Rodgers (4) (still active) 

Tom Brady (3)

Jim Brown (3)

Brett Favre (3)

Johnny Unitas (3)

Kurt Warner (2) 

Steve Young (2)

Joe Montana (2)

Patrick Mahomes (2) (still active) 

The three non-offensive winners are as follows:

 DT Alan Page 1971

 Kicker, Mark Moseley 1982

LB Lawrence Taylor 1986

Curse of the MVP Award?

Since 2001 there have been quite a few regular season MVPs make it to the Super Bowl and lose! These include the following seven QBs and one RB: Kurt Warner in 2001, Rich Gannon in 2002, Shaun Alexander in 2005, Tom Brady in 2007, Peyton Manning in 2009 and 2013, Cam Newton in 2015, Matt Ryan in 2016, and Tom Brady in 2017.

Most Passing Yards in an FCS Game

  • 730 yds – Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion. OD defeated New Hampshire 64-61. 2012 100% 100%
  • 662 yds – Brady Attaway, Stephen F Austin (Prairie View) 2013 90.7% 90.7%
  • 660 yds – Braden Hanson, North Dakota (Montana) 2012 90.4% 90.4%

Most Passing Yards in an FCS Season

  • 5,160 yds – Gage Gubrud, Eastern Washington. 2016 . 48 TDs vs 14 Ints. 67.7% completion 100% 100%
  • 5,124 yds – Cole Kelley, S.E. Louisiana 2021 44 TDs vs 10 Ints 73.6% completions 99.3% 99.3%
  • 5,076 yds – Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 2012 44 TDs vs 14 Ints 68.7% completions 98.3% 98.3%

Most Passing Yards in an FCS Career

  • 14,584 yds – Devlin Hodges, Samford. 2015-18 111 TDs vs 41 Ints 69.1% completions 100% 100%
  • 14,496 yds – Steve McNair, Alcorn State. 1991-94 119 Tes vs 58 Ints 55.2% completions 99.3% 99.3%
  • 13,809 yds — Eric Barriere, Eastern Washington. 2017-21 121 Ads vs 29 Ints 62.0% completions 94.6% 94.6%

The Top Ten NFL Quarterbacks Single Game Passing Yardage

Norm Van Brocklin, RAMS

554 yards

1951

27/41 completions

5 TDs

Won Game

 

Warren Moon, OILERS
527 yards

1951

27/45 completions

3 TDs

Won Game

 

Matt Schaub, TEXANS
527 yards

2012

43/55 completions

5 TDs

Won Game (OT)

 

Joe Burrow, BENGALS
525 yards

2021

37/46 completions

4 TDs

Won Game

 

Boomer Esiason, CARDINALS
522 yards

1996

35/59 completions

3 TDs

Won Game (OT)

 

Ben Roethlisberger, STEELERS

522 yards

2014

40/49 completions

6 TDs

Won Game

 

Dan Marino, DOLPHINS
521 yards

1988

35/60 completions

3 TDs

Lost Game (5 ints)

 

Mathew Stafford, LIONS
520 yards

2012

36/59 completions

5 TDs

Lost Game

 

Tom Brady, PATRIOTS
517 yards

2011

32/48 completions

4 TDs

Won Game

 

Jared Goff, RAMS
517 yards

2019

45/68 completions

2 TDs

Lost Game

 

10 HIGHEST PAID QUARTERBACKS IN THE NFL

  • Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens: $52 million 100% 100%
  • Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles: $51 million 99% 99%
  • Aaron Rodgers, New York Jets: $50.3 million 96% 96%
  • Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos: $48.5 million 93% 93%
  • Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals: $46.1 million 88.6% 88.6%
  • Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns: $46 million 88.5% 88.5%
  • Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: $45 million 86.5% 86.5%
  • Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills: $43 million 82.6% 82.6%
  • Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams: $40 million 76.9% 76.9%
  • Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys: $40 million 76.9% 76.9%

QB STATS

A record 64 QBs started a regular season NFL Game in 2022 . The most of any non-strike season and tied with the 2007 season

21 NFL teams utilized multiple QB starters in 2022 with only 10 teams featuring a single starter through all 17 weeks of regular season 

The Arizona Cardinals led with the most QB starters with four: Kyler Murray (11), Colt McCoy (3), Trace McSorley (1), and David Blough (1)

The Dolphins, Colts, 49ers, Jets, Panthers, Rams, and Titans all started 3 QBs 

10 teams started one QB throughout the 2022 season. Only two had losing records, Tampa Bay (Brady) and Green Bay (Rodgers) both at 8-9

Longest current starting QB streaks:  Josh Allen (71), Tom Brady (50), Justin Herbert (49), Trevor Lawrence (34) and Patrick Mahomes (34)

All-time record for consecutive QB starts? Brett Favre 297

How has the NFL game changed in 50 years?

2022 NFL Passing Leaders

Patrick Mahommes

Chiefs

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards per Game

Joe Burrow

Bengals

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

Josh Allen

Bills

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

1973 NFL Passing Leaders

Roman Gabriel

Eagles

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards per Game

Roger Staubach

Cowboys

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

John Hadl

Chargers

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

All-Time High School Career Passing Yards

  • Matt Mauk, Kenton Ohio HS 2008-11; 18,932 yards 100% 100%
  • Ben Mauk, Kenton Ohio HS 1999-2002 (yes, they are bros!); 17,364 yds 91.7% 91.7%
  • Jake Browning, Folsom Calf HS 2012-14; 16,775 yds 88.6% 88.6%
  • Chris Leak, Independence HS, Charlotte, NC; 15,593 yds 82.3% 82.3%
  • Myles Brennan, St Stanislaus HS, Bay ST. Louis, Miss 2011-13; 15,138 yds 79.9% 79.9%

What is the Brock Purdy effect?

In 2022 Brock Purdy from Iowa State was the 9th and LAST QB taken in the NFL draft. In fact, Purdy was the LAST player taken in the entire draft. But, Purdy proved his mettle very quickly as a rookie by stepping in for the 49ers injured QBs ahead of him and going 7-0 while taking San Francisco to the playoffs. Did this late round diamond in the rough impact NFL player personnel decisions in the 2023 draft? Perhaps. The 2023 draft saw 14 QBs selected and 11 of them selected after the third round.

Is there another star waiting in the weeds? 

How has the NCAA game changed in 50 years?

2022 NCAA Passing Leaders

Austin Reed

Western Kentucky

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards per Game

Michael Penix, Jr

Washington

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

Caleb Williams

USC

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

1973 NCAA Passing Leaders

Danny White

Arizona State

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards per Game

Marty Vaughn

Pennsylvania

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

Jesse Freitas

San Diego State

Touchdown Passes

Interceptions

Yards Per Game

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