QB rating

I don’t understand how they get it and what does it mean?


…'kay, you ready for this…

How to Figure Out a Passer Rating in Football
One of the most used and convoluted statistics in sports is the NFL passer rating, which can make or break quarterbacks’ careers, especially at the negotiating table.

  1.  Assume, for explanation purposes, that here are the statistics of a mythical season for a quarterback we'll call "Buck Passer." Buck completed 324 passes in 461 attempts, threw for 3,969 yards, 35 touchdowns and was intercepted 10 times. His final passer rating for the season came out to be 112.8.
  2.  Obtain a calculator to make the calculations easier.
  3.  Find Buck's passing percentage by dividing 324 (pass completions) by 461 (pass attempts). Buck completed 70.28% of his passes during his season.
  4.  Subtract 30 from Buck's passing percentage and multiply by .05. Buck has a point rating of 2.014.
  5.  Take Buck's total passing yards (3,969) and divide by the number of pass attempts (461). This calculation will give you Buck's yards per attempt, which comes out to be 8.61.
  6.  Subtract 3 from Buck's yards per attempt and multiply by .25. You'll come up with 1.4025 which rounds to 1.403 (average yards per attempt).
  7.  Divide Buck's number of touchdown passes (35) by his number of pass attempts (461). His percentage of touchdown passes per attempt comes out to be 7.59%.
  8.  Multiply Buck's percentage of touchdown passes per attempt (7.59%) by .2, which comes out to be 1.518.
  9.  Divide Buck's 10 interceptions by his 461 pass attempts to get an interception percentage of 2.17%.
  10. Multiply his interception percentage (2.17%) by .25, which comes out to be .542. Subtract that number from 2.375, giving you 1.833.
  11. Add the four final numbers in each category: a point rating of 2.014 (step 3), average yards per attempt of 1.403 (step 5), percentage of touchdown passes per attempt of 1.518 (step 7), and percentage of interceptions per attempt of 1.833 (step 9).
  12. Divide the total from step 10 (6.768) by 6 and multiply this by 100. This final calculation yields Buck's 112.8 passer rating.

    Remember the passer rating does not determine a quarterback’s total worth, only how efficiently he throws the ball. The rating, adopted in 1973, is designed to rate quarterbacks on a fixed standard for all pro passers since 1960. Four categories are used as a basis for the rating. These are: completion percentage, average yards gained per attempt, percentage of touchdown passes per attempt, and the percentage of interceptions per attempt.

:shock: :? :frowning:
Any idea where the 30 in step 4 and the 3 in step 6 comes from?

…sports agents probably…maybe a standard number that levels the field for all QBs…

…where does the 16.5% Allowable Tax Credits factor come from?..WTF knows?..

ya, their probably just standards…thanks though for the info Red

good point :lol:

Thanks Red and White. What a complicated step. How do you know this? :wink:


In Step 12. Should It Read Divide The Total From Step 11?

Also Thanks For Putting This Up, The Topic Came Up Last Year But Nobody Could Seem To Figure It Out.

yeah, I’ve always wonderd that myself…thanks a bunch.

…I can take credit only for exceptionally fast cut and paste operations…notice it said at the beginning ‘NFL’, a true blue CFL fan would never make that kind of typo…