NFL’s Top QBs after Week 3: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

NFL's Top QBs after Week 3: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula
Aug 27, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports.

NFL’s Top QBs after Week 3: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

The following scores are “good” through September 28th, 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 3.


NFL’s Top QBs after Week 3: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

32. Justin Fields (CHI)4.3
PFF = 43.0, EPA+CPOE = -.05, DVOA = -77.4, PR = 50.0

31. Baker Mayfield (CAR)17.6
PFF = 43.3, EPA+CPOE = -.057, DVOA = -31.1, PR = 80.8

30. Matt Ryan (IND)26.6
PFF = 54.7, EPA+CPOE = -.009, DVOA = -34.2, PR = 77.2

29. Daniel Jones (NYG)29.6
PFF = 57.5, EPA+CPOE = .027, DVOA = -34.8, PR = 82.7

28. Joe Flacco (NYJ)31.1
PFF = 55.0, EPA+CPOE = .01, DVOA = -15.4, PR = 77.9

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

27. Davis Mills (HOU)31.5
PFF = 66.3, EPA+CPOE = -.021, DVOA = -22.8, PR =77.7

26. Mitchell Trubisky (PIT)37.4
PFF = 71.0, EPA+CPOE = .004, DVOA = -14.2, PR = 77.7

25. Carson Wentz (WAS)37.7
PFF = 64.0, EPA+CPOE = .037, DVOA = -18.3, PR = 90.6

24. Mac Jones (NE)39.1
PFF = 58.4, EPA+CPOE = .07, DVOA = -6.8, PR = 76.2

23. Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)39.7
PFF = 52.7, EPA+CPOE = .036, DVOA = -12.1, PR = 89.2

NFL's Top QBs after Week 1: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula
Sep 12, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports.

22. Joe Burrow (CIN)40.0
PFF = 64.6, EPA+CPOE = .084, DVOA = -23.7, PR = 85.1

21. Jameis Winston (NO)40.2
PFF = 65.3, EPA+CPOE = .053, DVOA = -9.9, PR = 79.5

20. Kyler Murray (ARI)40.9
PFF = 71.6, EPA+CPOE = .019, DVOA = -7.6, PR = 82.6

19. Kirk Cousins (MIN)43.3
PFF = 72.8, EPA+CPOE = .023, DVOA = -1.2, PR = 83.9

18. Jared Goff (DET)43.4
PFF = 58.0, EPA+CPOE = .048, DVOA = 13.3, PR = 92.4

17. Russell Wilson (DEN)43.7
PFF = 60.2, EPA+CPOE = .076, DVOA = 4.6, PR = 83.2

16. Derek Carr (LV)44.7
PFF = 60.7, EPA+CPOE = .085, DVOA = 4.2, PR = 85.1

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15. Tom Brady (TB)47.0
PFF = 72.4, EPA+CPOE = .048, DVOA = 4.7, PR = 89.2

14. Matthew Stafford (LAR)48.2
PFF = 72.6, EPA+CPOE = .086, DVOA = -2.9, PR = 86.3

13. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)49.4
PFF = 68.0, EPA+CPOE = .097, DVOA = 7.7, PR = 84.7

12. Cooper Rush (DAL)49.9
PFF = 66.8, EPA+CPOE = .069, DVOA = 18.8, PR = 91.7

11. Marcus Mariota (ATL)51.1
PFF = 61.2, EPA+CPOE = .123, DVOA = 19.4 , PR = 85.4

10. Aaron Rodgers (GB)52.5
PFF = 74.9, EPA+CPOE = .089, DVOA = 5.1, PR = 98.0

Aug 1, 2022; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

9. Justin Herbert (LAC)53.9
PFF = 70.9, EPA+CPOE = .093, DVOA = 16.9, PR = 98.9

8. Geno Smith (SEA)59.5
PFF = 73.1, EPA+CPOE = .148, DVOA = 16.8, PR = 100.8

7. Jacoby Brissett (CLE)60.8
PFF = 78.7, EPA+CPOE = .127, DVOA = 23.4, PR = 94.3

6. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)67.0
PFF = 71.7, EPA+CPOE = .187, DVOA = 37.4, PR = 103.1

5. Josh Allen (BUF)67.9
PFF = 76.9, EPA+CPOE = .196, DVOA = 25.4, PR = 109.8

4. Jalen Hurts (PHI)68.2
PFF = 79.4, EPA+CPOE = .168, DVOA = 33.9, PR = 106.5

3. Patrick Mahomes (KC)72.2
PFF = 75.2, EPA+CPOE = .209, DVOA = 41.8, PR = 106.5

2. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)72.3
PFF = 77.5, EPA+CPOE = .207, DVOA = 36.2, PR = 117.8

Nov 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

1. Lamar Jackson (BAL)75.5
PFF = 81.5, EPA+CPOE = .194, DVOA = 47.4, PR = 119.0




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