QBER/Week Five: Most Efficient QB? Surprise, It’s Hasselbeck

Posted: 15th October 2009 by Paul Ladewski in NFL
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(QBER is short for Quarterback Efficiency Rating, a more comprehensive and easily understood rating system that places the emphasis where it belongsùthe ability of a quarterback to advance the ball, avoid turnovers and score touchdowns in comparison to his peers. A rating of 100.0 is the league average.) Any discussion of NFC darkhorses should begin with the team that has the most efficient quarterback through the first five weeks of the regular season. á á Matt Hasselbeck and the Seattle Seahawks, of course. á After a two-week absence, Hasselbeck returned with a 259-yard, four-touchdown, no-turnover performance that vaulted him into the top spot in the QBER standings. The veteran leads Peyton Manning by percentage points. á In particular, Hasselbeck has displayed an uncanny ability t ...

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