NFL Quarterback Total TD Dollars
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NFL Quarterback Total TD Value

The 2013 NFL Quarterback is no longer a one-size-fits-all prototype. While some remain dedicated pocket passers (Peyton Manning, Tom Brady), others are multi-tooled athletes who pose threats both with their feet and their arm. The end result is a position that's evolved into a more complex metric to evaluate and rate. We'll assess a small portion of the quarterback, using a combination of statistics and finances, with the goal of computing a percentage of total touchdowns (Passing and Rushing) per total attempts (Passing and Rushing).

The Mathematics
To compensate for the modern skillset of the quarterback, we've calculated the total number of passing AND rushing attempts per quarterback (minimum 25% of the team's snaps) and found the percent (TD %) of touchdowns to attempts. By dividing the player's cap value by the total number of attempts, we're given the cost per throw. We can then take that number, multiply it by the total number of touchdowns, and we're left with the total value the quarterback has cost his respective team for his touchdowns in 2013.


Potent Potables

Nick Foles
No NFL quarterback is scoring more touchdowns per total attempts than the Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles (8.78%). His touchdown every 11.39 attempts leads all qualified quarterbacks, and at just $2,503 a throw - has cost the Eagles just $57,577 for 23 touchdown passes in 2013. To compare, it was costing the Eagles $68,539 for every Michael Vick pass or rushing attempt.

Josh McCown
6% of Josh McCown's attempts are touchdowns, costing the Bears just $2,500 per score. His touchdown every 16.5 attempts is considerably better than teammate Jay Cutler (21.9). He won't improve on this from the bench this week.

Robert Griffin III
RGIII was held without a rushing touchdown in 88 attempts prior to his benching. His touchdown every 34 attempts ranks 37th out of our 40 qualified quarterbacks. At just $8,807 per attempt, the Redskins should have been rewarded with great value in 2013. The story had a different ending.

Russell Wilson
It's been said over and over, but the Seahawks struck gold with their 3rd round pick. He's scoring every 17 total attempts - at $1,657 each. The Seahawks have only paid $39,771 for his 24 touchdowns thus far in 2013. Epic Value.

Quarterback Touchdown Value
QBs with at least 25% of his team's snaps through Week 14 of the 2013 NFL season.
Player 2013 Cap Pass TD Pass Att Rush TD Rush Att ATT/TD $/TD Total TD Total TD Dollars
$17,500,000 45 539 1 32 12.41 $30,648 46 $1,409,807
$17,400,000 33 519 1 29 16.12 $31,752 34 $1,079,562
$17,820,000 27 525 2 33 19.24 $31,935 29 $926,129
$13,776,667 26 463 0 18 18.5 $28,642 26 $744,685
$20,850,000 16 454 0 16 29.38 $44,362 16 $709,787
$11,818,833 27 460 0 19 17.74 $24,674 27 $666,197
$12,000,000 15 251 0 29 18.67 $42,857 15 $642,857
$12,595,000 14 262 0 15 19.79 $45,469 14 $636,570
$13,595,000 24 500 0 21 21.71 $26,094 24 $626,257
$13,800,000 21 523 0 29 26.29 $25,000 21 $525,000
$12,200,000 5 142 2 36 25.43 $68,539 7 $479,775
$10,370,000 13 266 0 18 21.85 $36,514 13 $474,683
$9,600,000 21 525 0 14 25.67 $17,811 21 $374,026
$10,750,000 9 287 0 2 32.11 $37,197 9 $334,775
$6,006,818 20 400 6 88 18.77 $12,309 26 $320,035
$8,500,000 18 460 1 65 27.63 $16,190 19 $307,619
$6,800,000 18 488 0 22 28.33 $13,333 18 $240,000
$5,024,545 19 466 4 50 22.43 $9,737 23 $223,962
$3,432,546 8 183 2 24 20.7 $16,582 10 $165,823
$4,000,000 20 468 0 19 24.35 $8,214 20 $164,271
$3,700,000 7 159 0 7 23.86 $22,156 7 $155,090
$4,799,795 16 457 0 88 34.06 $8,807 16 $140,911
$2,879,205 20 484 1 36 24.76 $5,537 21 $116,276
$2,770,554 7 239 4 34 24.82 $10,149 11 $111,634
$2,375,000 9 242 3 35 23.08 $8,574 12 $102,888
$4,150,000 8 382 0 20 50.25 $10,323 8 $82,587
$1,422,054 25 468 1 50 19.92 $2,745 26 $71,377
$1,500,000 9 197 0 9 22.89 $7,282 9 $65,534
$1,397,532 16 332 3 78 21.58 $3,409 19 $64,764
$1,837,181 9 267 0 12 31 $6,585 9 $59,264
$655,880 20 218 3 44 11.39 $2,503 23 $57,577
$1,615,509 9 282 1 43 32.5 $4,971 10 $49,708
$681,085 23 330 1 81 17.13 $1,657 24 $39,771
$580,000 13 220 1 12 16.57 $2,500 14 $35,000
$912,655 9 352 4 46 30.62 $2,293 13 $29,810
$564,375 15 315 0 25 22.67 $1,660 15 $24,899
$391,764 3 103 1 14 19 $5,155 4 $20,619
$405,000 9 219 1 13 23.2 $1,746 10 $17,457
$741,517 5 229 2 70 42.71 $2,480 7 $17,360
$585,000 5 172 0 14 37.2 $3,145 5 $15,726
Player 2013 Cap Pass TD Pass Att Rush TD Rush Att ATT/TD $/TD Total TD Total TD Dollars

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