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New formula will redefine QBs

How Total Quarterback rating can tell us so much more about the NFL's key position

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
By Peter Keating | ESPN Insider

Like body mass index, IQ and the gross national product, the NFL's passer rating roughly measures something important but yields deeply flawed results. It's always been a jury-rigged stat just waiting for the sabermetric revolution to kick out its struts and build something better in its place.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the wrecking crew has arrived, and the extreme makeover has commenced. Welcome to Total Quarterback Rating (QBR), a new way of looking at QBs based on ESPN's ...

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