Aaron Rodgers had the highest Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) rating in the NFL for the 2011 regular season. In fact, Rodgers' 65.6 PIF was the highest regular season NFL PIF I've calculated going back to the 2000 NFL season. Cam Newton had the highest rookie PIF since Matt Ryan in 2008, who edged Newton out by 0.1 with a 47.6. Newton's 47.5 PIF is still the highest for any rookie from 2000-present.
Here's the Top 10 of the NFL PIF Standings for the regular season (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets):
1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, 65.6 (67.2)
2. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 51 (57)
3. Tom Brady, New England Patriots, 47.8 (53.2)
4. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers, 47.5 (49.9)
5. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers, 45.4 (52.3)
6. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys, 42.8 (50.5)
7. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, 42.5 (49.8)
8. Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns, 39.1 (43.8)
9. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans, 38.4 (47.1)
10. Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans, 38 (44.2)
Super Bowl XLVI winning quarterback Eli Manning finished in the middle of the pack during the regular season with a PIF of 25.4, stay tuned to see how his postseason PIF turned out.
To see how your team's quarterback (min. 14 touches per game to make the standings) did during the 2011 season, click here to see the full standings.
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