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November 16, 1998
The NFL ranks quarterbacks by passer rating, a stat so arcane that most fans simply judge signal-callers by their yardage totals. But those numbers can be padded by receivers who catch five-yard tosses and dance to 20-yard gains. Here are the quarterbacks who get the highest percentage of their yards through the air—and the pass-yardage leaders with the percentages of their totals that have come from their fleet-footed friends.
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November 16, 1998

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The NFL ranks quarterbacks by passer rating, a stat so arcane that most fans simply judge signal-callers by their yardage totals. But those numbers can be padded by receivers who catch five-yard tosses and dance to 20-yard gains. Here are the quarterbacks who get the highest percentage of their yards through the air—and the pass-yardage leaders with the percentages of their totals that have come from their fleet-footed friends.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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