- Jul 8, 2013
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- Kennewick, WA
QBR is both a metric that measures QB performance and a ranking system. Any time you assign a numeric value to individual subject then list them in order according to that value, it's a ranking system.What about Patrick Mahomes? 11th in Passer Rating. 3rd in QBR. Is Reid's system carrying him? Josh Allen? 8th in Passer Rating. 2nd in QBR.
QBR is not a ranking system. It's a metric that measures QB performance. It's not a definitive measure, and there will always be examples that don't match what you see on the field. But that's not what it was designed for.
Currently, according to their QBR, the #1 ranked quarterback is Josh Allen.
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I don't agree with that ranking, for a couple of reasons. First of all, Allen has thrown a league high 9 interceptions. Secondly, his team is just 5-4, and the quarterback is the single most influential position on the field. Two weeks ago, his team had a really bad loss, to the Patriots who had won just one game, and to the Jets in the opener when Rodgers was hurt on the very first series. Allen threw 3 interceptions in that loss.
I'm not saying that the QBR is invalid. It's a metric that can be used, in combination with other metrics like passer rating, TD:INT ratio, completion percentage, etc, to help paint a picture of a quarterback's overall performance and effect on his team's success. All I'm saying is that isn't a gold standard. Like any other stat, it has its weaknesses.