Passing yards per attempt is considered a basic, yet important statistic in football. Teams that win the passing yards per attempt battle almost always win, and players with a higher YPA are generally more successful. YPA includes the yardage in the air as well as the yards after catch provided by the receiver.
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Passing yards per attempt is an important measure of quarterback value as to rank near the top of the leaderboard players must consistently produce completed passes with long yardage values and have a high completion percentage. Quarterbacks with high total passing yards will not always have a high passing yards per attempt, as accumulating a lot of passing yards is often necessitated by many attempts, which will bring down a player’s passing yards per attempt. Coming close to 9 yards per attempt will likely land a quarterback at the top of the leaderboard, and the top five in this category will likely all have 8 or more yards per attempt.