Warner, Brees excel deep
A close look at the numbers reveals which quarterbacks were the best deep passers in 2005, writes KC Joyner.
The first is a quarterback's yards per attempt. As I have detailed in previous articles, the yards-per-attempt metric is good because it tends to put a quarterback's productivity in perspective. Here are the top 10 quarterbacks in deep yards per attempt from 2005, with a minimum of 150 total passes needed to qualify:
1. Kelly Holcomb -- 15.6
2. Kurt Warner -- 15.6
3. Ben Roethlisberger -- 15.2
4. Trent Green -- 15.0
5. Chris Simms -- 14.9
6. Jamie Martin -- 14.7
7. Carson Palmer -- 14.4
8. Brian Griese -- 14.2
9. Peyton Manning -- 13.2
10. Mark Brunell -- 12.9
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