- Chris Forsberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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With the goal of creating a better metric for rating quarterbacks, ESPN unveiled Total QBR before the 2011 season. Hop HERE to read about the methodology. Despite finishing Week 2 with only the fourth best Total QBR, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has vaulted to the top spot early in the season:
Here's a quick blurb about the overall leaders from ESPN Stats and Info:
With back-to-back spectacular games to open the season, Tom Brady is the NFL leader with a Total QBR of 89.7 through two games. The Patriots QB led the league with a 76.0 Total QBR last season, and he is off to an even hotter start so far in 2011.
Behind Brady in second place is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who followed up his league-leading 91.2 Total QBR in Week 1 with a 82.2 in a comeback victory over the Raiders in Week 2. Those two quarterbacks will face off with the AFC East lead on the line in Buffalo in Week 3.
With the goal of creating a better metric for rating quarterbacks, ESPN unveiled Total QBR before the 2011 season. Hop HERE to read about the methodology.