The NFL’s Top QBs after Week 8

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) waves at fans after the Dolphins defeated Detroit Lions, 31-27, at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.

NFL’s Top QBs after Week 8: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

The following scores are “good” through November 2nd, 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 8.


NFL’s Top QBs after Week 8: PFF, DVOA, EPA+CPOE Formula

35. Baker Mayfield (CAR)18.9
PFF = 51.0, EPA+CPOE = -.042, DVOA = -40.9, PR = 71.9

34. Mac Jones (NE)30.3
PFF = 52.7, EPA+CPOE = .049, DVOA = -26.9, PR = 73.1

33. Zach Wilson (NYJ)30.3
PFF = 53.7, EPA+CPOE = -.002, DVOA = -9.0, PR = 71.0

32. Joe Flacco (NYJ)30.9
PFF = 55.0, EPA+CPOE = .012, DVOA = -17.3, PR = 77.9

31. Justin Fields (CHI)31.6
PFF = 63.6, EPA+CPOE = .039, DVOA = -41.0, PR = 81.2

30. Carson Wentz (WAS)34.1
PFF = 63.1, EPA+CPOE = .007, DVOA = -19.0, PR = 84,1

Oct 16, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes the ball in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

29. Matt Ryan (IND)35.1
PFF = 57.2, EPA+CPOE = .048, DVOA = -19.0, PR = 84.7

28. Kenny Pickett (PIT)35.8
PFF = 60.6, EPA+CPOE = .048, DVOA = -13.4, PR = 66.8

27. Davis Mills (HOU)35.8
PFF = 69.2, EPA+CPOE = .002, DVOA = -19.3, PR = 81.9

26. Cooper Rush (DAL)35.9
PFF = 57.1, EPA+CPOE = .01, DVOA = 1.0, PR = 80.1

25. Jameis Winston (NO)38.6
PFF = 65.3, EPA+CPOE = .055, DVOA = -18.1, PR = 79.5

24. Russell Wilson (DEN)39.1
PFF = 63.2, EPA+CPOE = .038, DVOA = -7.7, PR = 83.5

23. Matthew Stafford (LAR)40.8
PFF = 65.1, EPA+CPOE = .051, DVOA = -9.3, PR = 85.5

22. Mitchell Trubisky (PIT)41.0
PFF = 72.7, EPA+CPOE = .016, DVOA = -6.9, PR = 80.1

Trevor Lawrence Jacksonville QB
Oct 30, 2022; London, United Kingdom, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos in the first quarter during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

21. Trevor Lawrence (JAX)41.0
PFF = 58.0, EPA+CPOE = .064, DVOA = 0.2, PR = 84.8

20. Kyler Murray (ARI)42.9
PFF = 68.8, EPA+CPOE = .051, DVOA = -6.8, PR = 85.3

19. Daniel Jones (NYG)44.0
PFF = 64.6, EPA+CPOE = .087, DVOA = -8.4, PR = 88.0

18. Derek Carr (LV)46.4
PFF = 65.1, EPA+CPOE = .091, DVOA = 0.3, PR = 86.8

17. Ryan Tannehill (TEN)47.1
PFF = 69.2, EPA+CPOE = .079, DVOA = -2.5, PR = 92.8

16. Jared Goff (DET)48.4
PFF = 66.9, EPA+CPOE = .063, DVOA = 13.0, PR = 93.2

Kirk Cousins
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. © BILL INGRAM / THE PALM BEACH PSOT / USA TODAY NETWORK.

15. Kirk Cousins (MIN)49.1
PFF = 74.4, EPA+CPOE = .076, DVOA = -0.9, PR = 90.7

14. Justin Herbert (LAC)49.1
PFF = 69.7, EPA+CPOE = .07, DVOA = 9.5, PR = 91.8

13. Aaron Rodgers (GB)50.5
PFF = 77.9, EPA+CPOE = .051, DVOA = 6.1, PR = 94.5

12. Marcus Mariota (ATL)51.7
PFF = 67.6, EPA+CPOE = .105, DVOA = 11.3, PR = 92.7

11. Tom Brady (TB)53.2
PFF = 75.0, EPA+CPOE = .088, DVOA = 11.1, PR = 92.4

10. Jacoby Brissett (CLE)54.8
PFF = 77.5, EPA+CPOE = .112, DVOA = 7.6 PR = 86.8

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson
Oct 16, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

9. Lamar Jackson (BAL)55.4
PFF = 76.8, EPA+CPOE = .102, DVOA = 11.7, PR = 94.2

8. Joe Burrow (CIN)56.3
PFF = 77.1, EPA+CPOE = .129, DVOA = 1.5, PR = 101.9

7. Jimmy Garoppolo (SF)56.8
PFF = 67.7, EPA+CPOE = .121, DVOA = 24.5, PR = 100.7

6. Andy Dalton (NO)58.0
PFF = 84.3, EPA+CPOE = .116, DVOA = 3.9, PR = 95.1

5. Jalen Hurts (PHI)63.1
PFF = 85.0, EPA+CPOE = .129, DVOA = 15.9, PR = 105.1

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September 18, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports.

4. Geno Smith (SEA)66.8
PFF = 88.4, EPA+CPOE = .152, DVOA = 17.0, PR = 107.2

3. Josh Allen (BUF)71.0
PFF = 90.5, EPA+CPOE = .18, DVOA = 22.0, PR = 105.9

2. Patrick Mahomes (KC)74.0
PFF = 87.4, EPA+CPOE = .199, DVOA = 32.5, PR = 109.5

1. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)76.6
PFF = 87.6, EPA+CPOE = .208, DVOA = 39.0, PR = 112.7


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