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Passing First Down Percentage: 2016 NFL Season

Passing First Down Percentage is a statistic in football that measures the percentage of passing attempts by a quarterback that lead to a first down pass for the team and a new set of downs.

The higher the passing first down percentage the better.

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Passing First Down Percentage measures the percentage of a quarterback’s total number of passing attempts that resulted in a first down.  In order to have a high passing first down percentage a quarterback must 1) have a high percentage of completed passes result in a first down, but also 2) have a relatively low amount of incomplete passes.  The very best quarterbacks will have a passing first down percentage near 40%, with almost all regular quarterbacks having a range somewhere between 30% and 40%.  Those with percentages much higher most likely attempted very few passes for the entire season


CHANGE SEASON: 
Passing First Down Percentage
PlayerTeamPassing First DownPassing AttemptsPassing First Down %
1Tony RomoDAL3475.00
2Mike GlennonTB61154.50
3Matt RyanATL23853444.60
4Trevone BoykinSEA81844.40
5Derek AndersonCAR225341.50
6Matt BarkleyCHI8921641.20
7Matt MooreMIA358740.20
8David FalesCHI2540.00
9Dak PrescottDAL18245939.70
10Drew BreesNO26467339.20
11Andrew LuckIND20654537.80
12Jameis WinstonTB21456737.70
13Tom BradyNE16343237.70
14Brian HoyerCHI7520037.50
15Kirk CousinsWAS22560637.10
16Philip RiversSD21457837.00
17Alex SmithKC18148937.00
18Carson PalmerARI21859736.50
19Matthew StaffordDET21759436.50
20Aaron RodgersGB22261036.40
21Andy DaltonCIN20456336.20
22Ben RoethlisbergerPIT18450936.10
23Sam BradfordMIN19755235.70
24Russell WilsonSEA19354635.30
25Scott TolzienIND133735.10
26Marcus MariotaTEN15845135.00
27Jimmy GaroppoloNE226334.90
28Cody KesslerCLE6719534.40
29Shaun HillMIN123534.30
30Josh McCownCLE5616533.90
31Ryan TannehillMIA13238933.90
32Derek CarrOAK18956033.80
33Tyrod TaylorBUF14743633.70
34Cam NewtonCAR17251033.70
35Charlie WhitehurstCLE82433.30
36Matt SchaubATL1333.30
37Blake BortlesJAX20662533.00
38Jay CutlerCHI4513732.80
39Jacoby BrissettNE185532.70
40Trevor SiemianDEN15548631.90
41Blaine GabbertSF5116031.90
42Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ12840331.80
43Eli ManningNYG19059831.80
44Case KeenumLA10232231.70
45Carson WentzPHI19160731.50
46Matt CasselTEN165131.40
47Colin KaepernickSF10133130.50
48Joe FlaccoBAL20467230.40
49Landry JonesPIT268630.20
50Paxton LynchDEN258330.10
51Brock OsweilerHOU15351030.00
52Robert Griffin IIICLE4314729.30
53Connor CookOAK62128.60
54Mark SanchezDAL51827.80
55Tom SavageHOU207327.40
56Nick FolesKC155527.30
57Bryce PettyNYJ3513326.30
58Kevin HoganCLE62623.10
59EJ ManuelBUF62623.10
60Drew StantonARI114822.90
61Jared GoffLA4720522.90
62Geno SmithNYJ31421.40
63Matt McGloinOAK31520.00
64Cardale JonesBUF21118.20
65Ryan MallettBAL1616.70
66Sean MannionLA1616.70
67Brett HundleyGB0100.00
Passing First Down Percentage By Season:
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