NFL’s Top QBs after Week 2: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

NFL's Top QBs after Week 2: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula
Sep 8, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

NFL’s Top QBs after Week 2: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

The following scores are “good” through September 21st, 2022.

This metric merges quarterback grades and scores from Pro Football Focus, FootballOutsiders’ DVOA, EPA+CPOE, and the traditional Passer Rating. The objective is to rank quarterbacks week-by-week with a progressive rolling tally and set of rankings.

The following scores and rankings are weighted and scaled to 100. PFF accounts for 30% of the score, DVOA with 30%, EPA+CPOE at 30%, and Passer Rating 10%. Skill position players and players with menial pass attempts were excluded.

These are the NFL’s top quarterbacks after Week 2.


NFL’s Top QBs after Week 2: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

33. Dak Prescott (DAL)4.0
PFF = 37.4 , EPA+CPOE = -.093, DVOA = -51.8, PR = 47.2

32. Justin Fields (CHI)6.6
PFF = 39.0, EPA+CPOE = -0.33, DVOA = -75.4, PR = 69.2

31. Trey Lance (SF)15.4
PFF = 53.1, EPA+CPOE = -.071, DVOA = -41.3, PR = 55.0

30. Baker Mayfield (CAR)20.0
PFF = 45.5, EPA+CPOE = -.038, DVOA = -30.9, PR = 79.5

29. Matt Ryan (IND)23.3
PFF = 55.2, EPA+CPOE = -.001, DVOA = -39.6, PR = 63.9

28. Joe Burrow (CIN)28.4
PFF = 60.1, EPA+CPOE = .035, DVOA = -43.2, PR = 73.1

27. Davis Mills (HO)30.1
PFF = 62.1, EPA+CPOE = -.035, DVOA = -17.5, PR = 80.8

Jan 2, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Davis Mills. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports.

26. Mitchell Trubisky (PIT)31.4
PFF = 62.2, EPA+CPOE = -.011, DVOA = -18.7, PR = 76.1

25. Daniel Jones (NYG)34.1
PFF = 52.9, EPA+CPOE = .048, DVOA = -22.1, PR = 99.4

24. Derek Carr (LV)34.2
PFF = 47.8, EPA+CPOE = .038, DVOA = -1.8, PR = 84.7

23. Jameis Winston (NO)35.1
PFF = 62.7, EPA+CPOE = .037, DVOA = -22.8, PR = 81.2

Aug 26, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

22. Kirk Cousins (MIN)36.3
PFF = 66.8, EPA+CPOE = .017, DVOA = -16.5, PR = 78.9

21. Matthew Stafford (LAR)38.1
PFF = 65.2, EPA+CPOE = .047, DVOA = -17.5, PR = 80.7

20. Cooper Rush (DAL)38.3
PFF = 53.6, EPA+CPOE = .036, DVOA = 5.4, PR = 87.2

19. Jared Goff (DET)39.7
PFF = 54.4, EPA+CPOE = .019, DVOA = 10.2, PR = 100.1

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham tackles Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff. © Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK.

18. Mac Jones (NE)40.2
PFF = 56.4, EPA+CPOE = .058, DVOA = 2.4, PR = 83.2

17. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)40.4
PFF = 67.4, EPA+CPOE = .042, DVOA = -8.0, PR = 77.8

16. Tom Brady (TB)41.3
PFF = 71.7, EPA+CPOE = .022, DVOA = -7.2, PR = 82.8

15. Kyler Murray (ARI)44.2
PFF = 75.2, EPA+CPOE = .041, DVOA = -9.1, PR = 85.9

14. Marcus Mariota (ATL)46.3
PFF = 59.5, EPA+CPOE = .08, DVOA = 17.2, PR = 80.5

13. Aaron Rodgers (GB)47.4
PFF = 74.0, EPA+CPOE = .053, DVOA = -0.8, PR = 94.5

12. Carson Wentz (WAS)48.7
PFF = 63.1, EPA+CPOE = .112, DVOA = 0.5, PR = 100.3

11. Joe Flacco (NYJ)48.9
PFF = 75.8, EPA+CPOE = .061, DVOA = 1.6, PR = 90.1

10. Russell Wilson (DEN)52.0
PFF = 57.7, EPA+CPOE = 0.147, DVOA = 18.9, PR = 86.5

Sep 18, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

9. Geno Smith (SEA)55.3
PFF = 73.9, EPA+CPOE = .13, DVOA = 4.3, PR = 99.1

8. Jacoby Brissett (CLE)55.5
PFF = 64.4, EPA+CPOE = .153, DVOA = 20.0, PR = 86.5

7. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)61.7
PFF = 65.3, EPA+CPOE = .185, DVOA = 29.3, PR = 96.4

6. Jalen Hurts (PHI)64.7
PFF = 84.1, EPA+CPOE = .154, DVOA = 19.4, PR = 97.1

5. Justin Herbert (LAC)65.1
PFF = 73.3, EPA+CPOE = .173, DVOA = 26.7, PR = 112.5

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Nov 14, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) pressures Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports.

4. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)68.5
PFF = 73.1, EPA+CPOE = .202, DVOA = 29.7, PR = 116.5

3. Lamar Jackson (BAL)74.1
PFF = 73.7, EPA+CPOE = .18, DVOA = 59.7, PR = 120.1

2. Patrick Mahomes (KC)79.1
PFF = 69.9, EPA+CPOE = .255, DVOA = 58.1, PR = 127.9

1. Josh ALlen (BUF)81.9
PFF = 90.7, EPA+CPOE = .25, DVOA = 36.5, PR = 123.7


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