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Quarterback Consistency
David Dorey
June 8, 2009
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Below lists out each quarterback who played at least eight games and their categories list the number of games in which they had at least the stated topic. The consistency rating comes from the number of times where they had either a 300 yard passing game and/or a two touchdown game, all divided by the number of games that they played.

The Column for "Either" shows how many times they had either a 300 yard passing game and/or a two touchdown game.

QB Consistency - 2008 Season

NAME Con GMs Either 3+TD 2+TD 1+TD 300+ pass 250+ pass
Drew Brees 81% 16 13 6 11 15 10 12
Aaron Rodgers 75% 16 12 6 11 15 4 9
Kurt Warner 75% 16 12 4 10 15 7 11
Philip Rivers 75% 16 12 7 12 14 5 8
Tony Romo 69% 13 9 6 8 12 6 8
Jay Cutler 69% 16 11 2 9 15 8 10
Peyton Manning 69% 16 11 5 9 14 4 9
Shaun Hill 67% 9 6 1 6 8 1 2
Matt Schaub 64% 11 7 2 7 8 4 8
Donovan McNabb 50% 16 8 4 7 13 3 9
Kyle Orton 47% 15 7 2 7 12 1 4
Ben Roethlisberger 44% 16 7 1 6 12 3 4
Chad Pennington 44% 16 7 2 6 11 2 6
Matt Ryan 44% 16 7 0 6 11 2 5
Tyler Thigpen 43% 14 6 3 6 12 1 3
Jeff Garcia 42% 12 5 0 3 10 3 5
Brett Favre 38% 16 6 2 6 12 0 4
David Garrard 38% 16 6 0 5 12 2 5
Eli Manning 38% 16 6 3 5 14 1 4
Gus Frerotte 36% 11 4 1 4 8 0 3
J.T. O'Sullivan 33% 9 3 1 2 5 1 3
Seneca Wallace 33% 9 3 1 3 7 0 1
JaMarcus Russell 33% 15 5 0 5 9 0 1
Jake Delhomme 31% 16 5 0 5 12 0 4
Jason Campbell 31% 16 5 0 3 11 2 2
Joe Flacco 31% 16 5 0 5 11 0 2
Matt Cassel 31% 16 5 5 5 11 3 6
Dan Orlovsky 20% 10 2 0 2 6 0 2
Derek Anderson 20% 10 2 0 2 7 1 1
Kerry Collins 19% 16 3 1 3 8 0 1
Ryan Fitzpatrick 17% 12 2 0 2 8 0 1
Trent Edwards 14% 14 2 1 2 10 0 4
Marc Bulger 13% 15 2 0 1 10 1 2

Quarterbacks usually only have one starter in most fantasy leagues so getting that position right - consistently - will pay major dividends. While almost any quarterback can have a big game, the critical characteristic is that your starter has no worse than a very solid game as often as possible. There were only nine quarterbacks in 2008 that were over the threshhold more often than not. What may surprise is that Aaron Rodgers fared as well as all but Drew Brees. He'll return for his second season in Green Bay with even more expectations. Another surprise is that Jay Cutler had such a solid year and yet was sent packing to Chicago where a consistently productive quarterback has really never been seen.

The rookie Matt Ryan fared very well for his first season as well. This year should provide at least six to eight highly consistent quarterbacks considering that Tom Brady is returning. Never overpay for your quarterback but do ensure you end up with a consistent player... consistently good that is.

NAME 250+ pass NAME 300+ pass NAME 2+TD NAME 3+TD
Drew Brees 12 Drew Brees 10 Philip Rivers 12 Philip Rivers 7
Kurt Warner 11 Jay Cutler 8 Drew Brees 11 Drew Brees 6
Jay Cutler 10 Kurt Warner 7 Aaron Rodgers 11 Aaron Rodgers 6
Aaron Rodgers 9 Tony Romo 6 Kurt Warner 10 Tony Romo 6
Peyton Manning 9 Philip Rivers 5 Jay Cutler 9 Peyton Manning 5
Donovan McNabb 9 Aaron Rodgers 4 Peyton Manning 9 Matt Cassel 5
Philip Rivers 8 Peyton Manning 4 Tony Romo 8 Kurt Warner 4
Tony Romo 8 Matt Schaub 4 Matt Schaub 7 Donovan McNabb 4
Matt Schaub 8 Donovan McNabb 3 Donovan McNabb 7 Tyler Thigpen 3
Chad Pennington 6 Ben Roethlisberger 3 Kyle Orton 7 Eli Manning 3
Matt Cassel 6 Jeff Garcia 3 Shaun Hill 6 Jay Cutler 2
Matt Ryan 5 Matt Cassel 3 Ben Roethlisberger 6 Matt Schaub 2
Jeff Garcia 5 Chad Pennington 2 Chad Pennington 6 Kyle Orton 2
David Garrard 5 Matt Ryan 2 Matt Ryan 6 Chad Pennington 2
Kyle Orton 4 David Garrard 2 Tyler Thigpen 6 Brett Favre 2
Ben Roethlisberger 4 Jason Campbell 2 Brett Favre 6 Shaun Hill 1
Brett Favre 4 Shaun Hill 1 David Garrard 5 Ben Roethlisberger 1
Eli Manning 4 Kyle Orton 1 Eli Manning 5 Gus Frerotte 1
Jake Delhomme 4 Tyler Thigpen 1 JaMarcus Russell 5 J.T. O'Sullivan 1
Trent Edwards 4 Eli Manning 1 Jake Delhomme 5 Seneca Wallace 1
Tyler Thigpen 3 J.T. O'Sullivan 1 Joe Flacco 5 Kerry Collins 1
Gus Frerotte 3 Derek Anderson 1 Matt Cassel 5 Trent Edwards 1
J.T. O'Sullivan 3 Marc Bulger 1 Gus Frerotte 4 Matt Ryan 0
Shaun Hill 2 Brett Favre 0 Jeff Garcia 3 Jeff Garcia 0
Jason Campbell 2 Gus Frerotte 0 Seneca Wallace 3 David Garrard 0
Joe Flacco 2 Seneca Wallace 0 Jason Campbell 3 JaMarcus Russell 0
Dan Orlovsky 2 JaMarcus Russell 0 Kerry Collins 3 Jake Delhomme 0
Marc Bulger 2 Jake Delhomme 0 J.T. O'Sullivan 2 Jason Campbell 0
Seneca Wallace 1 Joe Flacco 0 Dan Orlovsky 2 Joe Flacco 0
JaMarcus Russell 1 Dan Orlovsky 0 Derek Anderson 2 Dan Orlovsky 0
Derek Anderson 1 Kerry Collins 0 Ryan Fitzpatrick 2 Derek Anderson 0
Kerry Collins 1 Ryan Fitzpatrick 0 Trent Edwards 2 Ryan Fitzpatrick 0
Ryan Fitzpatrick 1 Trent Edwards 0 Marc Bulger 1 Marc Bulger 0

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