Top NFL QBs After Week 4: PFF, QBR, Passer Rating Formula

October 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The following scores are “good” through September 29, 2021.

There’s a healthy fight within the stats community where the quarterback metric is more consistent. The pin rating is criticized for being too dated. When used to compare quarterbacks from days of yore, the passer rating is indeed skewed and inflated. But touchdowns, passing yards, interception and completion percentage will never be entirely irrelevant.

ESPN’s QBR is said to factor in more intangible-type ratings. It can be interpreted as a more detailed and comprehensive version of the passer rating and something else.

Pro Football Focus uses its ranking system to evaluate the x’s and o’s of each game and obtain an annual score.

The following scores and classifications are weighted. Passer rating accounts for twenty% of the score, QBR in 40%and PFF in 40%. Skill position players and players with low-grade passing attempts were excluded.


PFF = 35.1, QBR = 17.6, P Score = 50.4

PFF = 57.5, QBR = 16.9, Classification P = 40.5

PFF = 61.4, QBR = 25.0, P Score = 47.1

PFF = 54.0, QBR = 36.3, P Score = 66.4

PFF = 53.8, QBR = 36.3, P Score = 78.9

PFF = 68.8, QBR = 39.8, Classification P = 89.7

PFF = 66.1, QBR = 40.6, P Score = 96.8

PFF = 60.8, QBR = 49.5, P Score = 96.9

PFF = 74.5, QBR = 40.7, P Score = 93.5

PFF = 72.0, QBR = 51.6, P Score = 77.8

PFF = 71.8, QBR = 48.5, P Score = 84.7

PFF = 72.6, QBR = 49.5, P Score = 92.1

PFF = 79.2, QBR = 38.5, P Score = 101.1

PFF = 58.8, QBR = 59.4, P Score = 105.9

PFF = 68.9, QBR = 55.8, Classification P = 100.8

PFF = 74.1, QBR = 57.6, P Score = 97.0

PFF = 74.2, QBR = 62.7, P Score = 95.4

PFF = 83.8, QBR = 58.6, P Score = 89.3

PFF = 90.0, QBR = 53.7, P Score = 86.9

PFF = 73.0, QBR = 65.9, P Score = 106.4

PFF = 76.0, QBR = 58.5, P Score = 116.9

PFF = 83.2, QBR = 61.1, P Score = 98.1

PFF = 86.9, QBR = 59.8, Classification P = 98.3

PFF = 86.1, QBR = 53.8, P Score = 113.8

PFF = 87.5, QBR = 59.9, P Score = 100.1

PFF = 77.9, QBR = 65.6, Classification P = 110.6

PFF = 85.0, QBR = 61.9, P Score = 105.6

PFF = 92.8, QBR = 61.4, P Score = 100.3

PFF = 83.0, QBR = 60.9, P Score = 129.9

PFF = 80.7, QBR = 76.6, P Score = 117.6

PFF = 87.6, QBR = 74.5, P Score = 115.0

PFF = 82.2, QBR = 82.9, P Score = 119.6

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