After the 2011 NFL regular season, Tom Brady leads the Positive Impact Factor standings (what's this?) for the AFC East. Check back to see how he did in the AFC and among all the NFL quarterbacks.
Here's the 2011 AFC East PIF Standings (PIF with sacks counted as rushes like the NCAA in brackets):
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots: 47.8 (53.2)
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills, 36.8 (39.9)
3. Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins, 4.8 (28.5)
4. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, -2 (22.9)
Brady had a 47.8 PIF during the regular season. He led the NFL with a 58.4 PIF during the regular season in 2010. What was different this year? His touchdown rate went down from 7.1% to 6.4%. He also had 14 turnovers this season compared to just 5 last year.
Fitzpatrick enjoyed his best PIF season in 2011 despite throwing a career-high 23 interceptions. He also reached a career-high in touchdowns and completion percentage. What he avoided this past season was fumbles.
Matt Moore was finally a qualified passer (minimum 224 touches) for the PIF. His total touchdowns (18) was ahead of his total turnovers (15). However, he lost fumbles at a high rate which cut into his overall rating.
Sanchez regressed from his best year in 2010, 36.5, to his worst year at a -2 PIF. His rookie year he had a PIF of 9. Although he was responsible for a career-high 32 touchdowns in 2011, he also turned the ball over a career-high 26 times.