Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014

Now, finally, here’s the long awaited list of the top 10 NFL Quarterbacks in 2014: which tries to take the overall performance in to account and not only the passing performance. – It’s a comparative ranking which takes various “KPI” (Key Performancy Indicators) into accout (see below)

Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 development of ranking points week1 - week 17

Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 development of ranking points week1 – week 17
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Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 – Week 17

Rank Quarterback Score Comments
1 Aaron Rodgers 6150
2 Peyton Manning 5800
3 Tony Romo 5708
4 Ben Roethlisberger 5492
5 Drew Brees 5183
6 Tom Brady 5175
7 Matt Ryan 5158
8 Andrew Luck 4917
9 Joe Flacco 4808
10 Russell Wilson 4750
Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 - after 17 weeks

Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 – after 17 weeks
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Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks 2014 Ranking Faktors (KPI)

  • the completion percentage,
  • the yards passed for per game,
  • the percentage of TD-Passes per passattempt,
  • the percentage of interceptions per pass attempt,
  • the yards gained per pass attempt,
  • the number of sacks per attempt,
  • the yards rushed (without the kneeldowns – I still don’t understand why the NFL counts them as normal rushes in their stats),
  • a formula which takes into account how often the quarterback fumbled and how many fumbles were lost in relation to the number of times the quarterback handled the ball significantly (passing attempts + sacks + rushes – kneeldowns) – yes, I know the quarterback can also fumble the ball on a simple run play – but I think that would blurr the stats more than to clarify how savely the QB handles the ball – and: I don’t have any stats available how many handoffs and pitches each QB makes in a game – OK, as long as the team plays the whole game with just one QB that’s not a problem, but as soon as they (have to) switch the QB during a game it’s too tedious work to figure it out.
  • and last not least the QB’s winning percentage.

Only Quarterbacks with at least 25 qualified touches (passing attempts + sacks + rushes – kneeldowns) per game will get into the comparison.