QBER/Week 9: Wheeze Kids Refuse to Act Their Age, Raise Bar

Posted: 12th November 2009 by Paul Ladewski in NFL
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(QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive, easily understood rating system that I devised to place the emphasis where it belongsùthe ability of a quarterback to advance the ball, avoid negative plays, and score touchdowns in comparison to his peers. A rating of 100.0 is the league average.) For years, we heard criticism about the lack of quality play at the quarterback position. Well, consider the complaint department to be closed these days, largely because a bunch ofágeezers won't haveáit any other way. Of the top six in QBER this week, Peyton Manning (33), Brett Favre (40), McNabb (32), Tom Brady (32), and Drew Brees (30) have reached the Big Three-oh. Manning, Favre, and Brady are locks for Hall of Fame induction, while McNabb and Brees have yet to be me ...

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