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Career QBS Comparison: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Note: The following data is based upon the current 2013 QBS rankings (as of 11/20/13) and how they may impact the career resumes of Manning and Brady.


Peyton Manning Season Rankings:

 

  • 2013: 38.0
  • 2003: 38.0
  • 2006: 37.0
  • 2004: 36.0*
  • 2012: 33.0
  • 1999: 32.5
  • 2005: 31.0*
  • 2009: 31.0*
  • 2000: 29.0
  • 2010: 26.5
  • 2007: 24.0*
  • 2008: 24.0*
  • 2002: 23.0
  • 2001: 21.5
  • 1998: 9.0

 

Career total: 433.5

*Indicates seasons where Manning spent time on the bench due to playoff position being secured.


Tom Brady Season Rankings:


  • 2007: 40.0
  • 2011: 32.0
  • 2010: 30.0
  • 2005: 25.0
  • 2012: 23.0
  • 2002: 18.0
  • 2009: 18.0
  • 2006: 12.0
  • 2004: 9.0
  • 2003: 8.0
  • 2001: 7.0
  • 2013: 0.0

Career total: 222.0


Additional Info:


  • Manning has recorded a QBS record 28.9 points per-season over his 15 active seasons.
  • Brady has recorded a QBS of 18.5 points per-season over his 12 active seasons.
  • Note: Brady's top-three seasons constitute outliers which are numerically distant from his other eight other seasons.
  • If you exclude Manning's top-three seasons, his career QBS drops from 28.9 to 26.71—a 2.19 differential.
  • If you exclude Brady's top-three seasons, his career QBS drops from 18.5 to 13.33—a 5.17 differential.
  • Manning has recorded 12 seasons with a QBS higher than 23.0—Brady has only recorded four such seasons.
  • Brady's recorded three of his four lowest QBS seasons while winning Super Bowls (2001, 2003 and 2004). 

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