Top NFL QBs by Passer Rating + QBR + PFF

“Here’s the torch, man”

The following scores are “good” through January 2nd, 2021.

There is a healthy fight within the stat community on which quarterback metric is most coherent. Passer rating is bashed as too antiquated. When used to compare quarterbacks from eras of yesteryear, passer rating is indeed skewed and inflated. But touchdowns, passing yards, interception, and completion percentage will never be wholly irrelevant.

 

ESPN’s QBR is said to factor in more intangible-type ratings. It can be interpreted as a more-detailed and comprehensive version of passer rating and then some.

 

Pro Football Focus uses its grading system to assess the x’s and o’s of each game and pump out a yearly score.

 

The following scores and rankings are weighted. Passer rating accounts for 20% of the score, QBR at 40%, and PFF at 40%. The only criteria is that a quarterback starts eight games.

 

These are the raw numbers:

1. Aaron Rodgers

95.24

2. P. Mahomes

91.28

3. Josh Allen

90.04

4. Ryan Tannehill

88.34

5. Deshaun Watson

87.82

6. Russell Wilson

86.74

7. Tom Brady

85.72

8. Derek Carr

82.64

9. Drew Brees

81.08

10. Lamar Jackson

80.40

11. Kirk Cousins

79.82

12. Kyler Murray

79.78

13. Baker Mayfield

79.56

14. Matt Stafford

78.72

15. Matt Ryan

78.60

16. Justin Herbert

77.90

17. Philip Rivers

76.22

18. T. Bridgewater

73.22

19. Daniel Jones

71.90

20. Roethlisberger

70.50

21. Joe Burrow

70.40

22. Jared Goff

70.00

23. Andy Dalton

69.86

24. Tua Tagovailoa

67.36

25. G. Minshew

67.26

26. Mitch Trubisky

66.94

27. Cam Newton

61.54

28. Drew Lock

58.82

29. Carson Wentz

58.60

30. Nick Mullens

56.86

31. Sam Darnold

54.66