Quarterback Pay: Their True Worth

Rodgers (Benny Sieu - USA Today Sports)

Based on advanced NFL statistics, a Butler economics student uses math to determine quarterbacks' true worth.

  Expected Points Added  
#Player201220112010 3-Yr
Avg.
GS/Yr EPA
Avg.
WARValue
1Rodgers181.4250.6131187.715.3195.85.3$51,098,076
2Brady220.8212.9151.8195.216195.25.28$50,926,009
3Kaepernick82.2N/AN/A82.27187.95.08$49,026,147
4Brees157.8246.2140.4181.516181.54.91$47,351,186
5P. Manning178N/A140159161594.3$41,488,824
6Ryan205.7110.6117.1144.515.7147.53.99$38,498,608
7Griffin136.4N/AN/A136.415145.53.93$37,964,448
8Wilson142.8N/AN/A142.816142.83.86$37,261,661
9Newton141.6112.6N/A127.116127.13.44$33,164,966
10Stafford100.8137.4N/A119.115.5122.93.32$32,079,977
11Schaub11669.9119.3101.713.7119.13.22$31,078,114
12Luck114.9N/AN/A114.916114.93.11$29,981,546
13Roethlisberger83.590.1112.495.313.3114.43.09$29,851,078
14Romo105115.330.883.712.7105.72.86$27,587,802
15Rivers28.5114.8140.994.71694.72.56$24,719,337
16E. Manning87.3119.463.39016902.43$23,484,240
17Flacco112.171.177.386.81686.82.35$22,657,943
18Vick14.763.5102.160.111.384.82.29$22,139,652
19Palmer5243.847.547.813.357.31.55$14,956,852
20Freeman56.5-6.110150.515.751.51.39$13,448,752
21Cutler24.925.642.731.113.337.31.01$9,727,694
22A. Smith34.4440.226.211.735.90.97$9,375,803
23Fitzpatrick30.641.211.127.614.730.10.82$7,866,034
24Cassel-25.53.173.917.210.725.80.7$6,719,102
25Dalton10.731.8N/A21.31621.30.57$5,544,890
26Weeden15.3N/AN/A15.31516.30.44$4,258,476
27Ponder35.7-17.7N/A91311.10.3$2,890,368
28Hasselbeck-2.834.2-9.97.211.79.80.27$2,564,628
29Kolb-59.64.436.37.60.2$1,977,620
30Locker4.2N/AN/A4.2116.10.17$1,594,082
31Tannehill3.4N/AN/A3.4163.40.09$887,182
32Sanchez-62.5117.7-14.615.7-14.9-0.4($3,890,722)
33Bradford34.9-70-10.2-15.114-17.3-0.47($4,503,010)
34Foles-11.3N/AN/A-11.36-30.1-0.81($7,862,871)
35Gabbert-19.9-61.4N/A-40.712-54.2-1.47($14,142,731)

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