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. When news that Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall had caught an NFL-record 21 balls made the rounds last Sunday, one could only wonder what went through the head of Jay Cutler, his old quarterback. Cutler wanted out of Denver last summer, but as they say, be careful what you wish for because it just may come true. He was traded to a Chicago Bears team that has no target close to the ability of Marshall on their roster, and Cutler and the offense have suffered becau ...
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