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Adjusted Yards Per Attempt (AY/A) is a key statistical measure in football, particularly used to evaluate quarterbacks. It adjusts the average yards per passing attempt by accounting for touchdowns and interceptions.
Historical Background
The concept of Adjusted Yards Per Attempt was developed to provide a more comprehensive measure of a quarterback's performance than traditional yards per attempt. It incorporates elements that affect the game's outcome more significantly, like touchdowns and interceptions.
Calculation Formula
The formula for Adjusted Yards Per Attempt is:
\[ \text{Adjusted Yards Per Attempt (yards/attempt)} = \frac{\text{Total Adjusted Yards (yds)}}{\text{Total Number of Attempts}} \]
Where:
 Total Adjusted Yards typically includes yards gained or lost through passing, along with adjustments for touchdowns and interceptions.
 Total Number of Attempts is the number of passing attempts made.
Example Calculation
For a quarterback with:
 Total Adjusted Yards: 2,500 yds
 Total Attempts: 400
The calculation would be:
\[ \text{AY/A} = \frac{2,500}{400} = 6.25 \text{ yards/attempt} \]
This means the quarterback averages 6.25 adjusted yards for every passing attempt.
Importance and Usage Scenarios
AY/A is significant in:
 Player Performance Analysis: Offers a more nuanced view of a quarterback's effectiveness.
 Team Strategy Development: Helps coaches and analysts assess and improve passing strategies.
 Fantasy Football: Used by fantasy football players to evaluate potential quarterback picks.
 Historical Comparison: Helps in comparing quarterbacks across different eras.
Common FAQs

Why include touchdowns and interceptions in the calculation?
 Touchdowns and interceptions have a significant impact on the game's outcome, making them important factors in evaluating passing efficiency.

How does AY/A compare to traditional passing yards per attempt?
 AY/A provides a more comprehensive measure by factoring in critical gamechanging plays.

Is a higher AY/A always better?
 Generally, yes. It indicates a quarterback is more efficient in gaining yards and avoiding costly mistakes like interceptions.

Can AY/A be used for evaluating other positions?
 It's specifically designed for quarterbacks, as they are the primary players involved in passing attempts.