A statistic in football comparing the ratio of passing touchdowns to interceptions thrown by a quarterback. Touchdown to Interception Ratio is used to evaluate the effectiveness and risk management of quarterbacks in executing passing plays leading to touchdowns while preventing turnovers by interceptions. This ratio will tell you the number of touchdowns for every interception thrown with the higher this ratio the better.
Formula: Touchdown to Interception Ratio = passing touchdowns / interceptions
Very good NFL seasons will see a quarterback have a TD to INT ratio of over 2 with elite seasons over 3.5. For example, during the 2012 NFL season, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had 39 passing touchdowns vs. 8 interceptions for a TD to INT ratio of 4.9.