The Total Quarterback Rating

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I know you all follow football so assiduously and are profoundly interested in stats, so…

Last Friday, ESPN unveiled their new derived statistic: the Total Quarterback Rating, or QBR. You know, because TQR was already taken? The Big Lead has got some good thoughts on the new stat. It could be useful, but it sounds like there’s still a measure of subjectivity in its “clutch factor” and how it distributes teammate responsibility for a successful play. We’ll see how effective it is as the season progresses.

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