The Times' sports pages made wise use of graphics in a series of NFL articles recently. Here is a rank plot (below left) comparing Jaguars quarterback David Garrard to seven other quarterbacks who started the weekend of January 5.
Simple and effective, this chart does not fuss around in showing us where Garrard ranks relative to the others.
The junkart revision (below right) plays with a different scale: the spacing between the tick marks represent proportional differences in the underlying metric. This gives us a little more: for example, Garrard's second rank in completion percentage is less remarkable than first thought as he essentially tied with the 3rd and 4th best while the top six were bunched between 60 and 65 percent.
But Garrard's touchdown to interception ratio stands out as the next best quarterback attained only about half his ratio. (Todd Collins who had not thrown an interception until that time was omitted; he also had only started four games.)
References: "Two Dreams (One Big, One Tiny) Come True", New York Times, Jan 4 2008; ESPN statistics.