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Player Passing Yards Per Attempt Statistics: 2016 NFL Season

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.

Player Passing Yards Per Attempt Leaders
RankPlayerTeamGamesPassing YardsPassing AttemptsYards Per Attempt
1Matt RyanATL164,9445349.26
2Tom BradyNE123,5544328.23
3Kirk CousinsWAS164,9176068.11
4Dak PrescottDAL163,6674597.99
5Andrew LuckIND154,2405457.78
6Drew BreesNO165,2086737.74
7Russell WilsonSEA164,2195467.73
8Ryan TannehillMIA132,9953897.70
9Marcus MariotaTEN153,4264517.60
10Philip RiversSD164,3865787.59
11Ben RoethlisbergerPIT143,8195097.50
12Andy DaltonCIN164,2065637.47
13Matthew StaffordDET164,3275947.28
14Aaron RodgersGB164,4286107.26
15Jameis WinstonTB164,0905677.21
16Alex SmithKC153,5024897.16
17Carson PalmerARI154,2335977.09
18Derek CarrOAK153,9375607.03
19Sam BradfordMIN153,8775527.02
20Trevor SiemianDEN143,4014867.00
21Tyrod TaylorBUF153,0234366.93
22Cam NewtonCAR153,5095106.88
23Case KeenumLA102,2013226.84
24Colin KaepernickSF122,2413316.77
25Eli ManningNYG164,0275986.73
26Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ142,7104036.72
27Joe FlaccoBAL164,3176726.42
28Blake BortlesJAX163,9056256.25
29Carson WentzPHI163,7826076.23
30Brock OsweilerHOU152,9575105.80
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