NFL’s Top QBs after Week 4: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

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NFL’s Top QBs after Week 4: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

The following scores are “good” through October 5th, 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 4.


NFL’s Top QBs after Week 4: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

32. Justin Fields (CHI)11.8
PFF = 49.7, EPA+CPOE = -.039, DVOA = -64.7, PR = 58.7

31. Baker Mayfield (CAR)16.4
PFF = 46.4, EPA+CPOE = -.048, DVOA = -42.7, PR = 75.0

30. Joe Flacco (NYJ)31.1
PFF = 55.0, EPA+CPOE = .011, DVOA = -15.6, PR = 77.9

29. Matt Ryan (IND)32.4
PFF = 58.9, EPA+CPOE = .025, DVOA = -25.4, PR = 85.0

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28. Carson Wentz (WAS)33.1
PFF = 60.1, EPA+CPOE = .01, DVOA = -18.1, PR = 82.3

27. Mitch Trubisky (PIT)34.8
PFF = 69.9, EPA+CPOE = .001, DVOA = -20.9, PR = 73.7

26. Davis Mills (HOU)34.9
PFF = 70.0, EPA+CPOE = -.003, DVOA = -22.2, PR = 80.4

25. Daniel Jones (NYG)35.0
PFF = 64.4, EPA+CPOE = .035, DVOA = -26.3, PR = 81.9

24. Mac Jones (NE)38.4
PFF = 58.4, EPA+CPOE = .07, DVOA = -9.9, PR = 76.2

23. Jameis Winston (NO)40.1
PFF = 65.3, EPA+CPOE = .055, DVOA = -11.0, PR = 79.5

Sep 25, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports.

22. Matthew Stafford (LAR)40.3
PFF = 64.9, EPA+CPOE = .056, DVOA = -11.0, PR = 81.4

21. Kyler Murray (ARI)41.3
PFF = 69.5, EPA+CPOE = .034, DVOA = -8.7, PR = 85.2

20. Marcus Mariota (ATL)42.1
PFF = 58.7, EPA+CPOE = .076, DVOA = 3.1, PR = 76.9

19. Derek Carr (LV)42.9
PFF = 62.3, EPA+CPOE = .076, DVOA = -2.5, PR = 83.2

18. Joe Burrow (CIN)45.3
PFF = 66.1, EPA+CPOE = .099, DVOA = -11.3, PR = 91.3

17. Kirk Cousins (MIN)45.3
PFF = 72.9, EPA+CPOE = .043, DVOA = 0.4, PR = 84.1

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16. Russell Wilson (DEN)46.1
PFF = 66.7, EPA+CPOE = .065, DVOA = 3.6, PR = 91.1

15. Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)49.5
PFF = 65.5, EPA+CPOE = .07, DVOA = 18.3, PR = 93.2

14. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)50.8
PFF = 59.8, EPA+CPOE = .0114, DVOA = 15.2, PR = 99.9

13. Jared Goff (DET)51.5
PFF = 64.3, EPA+CPOE = .086, DVOA = 20.4, PR = 99.9

12. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)51.6
PFF = 69.8, EPA+CPOE = .094, DVOA = 10.9, PR = 93.8

11. Cooper Rush (DAL)51.9
PFF = 63.6, EPA+CPOE = .079, DVOA = 27.7, PR = 95.9

Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

10. Aaron Rodgers (GB)53.8
PFF = 77.1, EPA+CPOE = .088, DVOA = 8.4, PR = 95.6

9. Tom Brady (TB)55.1
PFF = 76.5, EPA+CPOE = .083, DVOA = 16.3, PR = 97.7

8. Jacoby Brissett (CLE)55.5
PFF = 77.6, EPA+CPOE = .104, DVOA = 13.4, PR = 87.1

7. Justin Herbert (LAC)59.4
PFF = 73.3, EPA+CPOE = .122, DVOA = 24.7, PR = 102.2

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

6. Jalen Hurts (PHI)61.8
PFF = 80.0, EPA+CPOE = .133, DVOA = 20.8, PR = 99.6

5. Lamar Jackson (BAL)62.9
PFF = 76.2, EPA+CPOE = .149, DVOA = 24.0, PR = 105.1

4. Josh Allen (BUF)64.1
PFF = 82.8, EPA+CPOE = .170, DVOA = 11.5, PR = 101.0

3. Patrick Mahomes (KC)69.9
PFF = 81.8, EPA+CPOE = .197, DVOA = 26.0, PR = 108.4

2. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)70.1
PFF = 79.7, EPA+CPOE = .188, DVOA = 33.0, PR = 109.9

1. Geno Smith (SEA)72.0
PFF = 84.5, EPA+CPOE = .199, DVOA = 29.6, PR = 108.0





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