I'm not saying Sanchez should have a HIGH number, but the fact that his number was SO low is insane to me. 17.6 out of 100? Really now?
I mean, seriously, McNabb was under 50% completion, had 39 YARDS and a pick with just one TD. 39 yards, seriously?!?! Sanchez had 2 COMPLETIONS over 30 yards and 2 more over 25. How can McNabb's QBR be better?!
Stats are flawed, but this stat is the most flawed I've ever seen!
from what i've heard espn's qbr seems like it can be pretty subjective. who and how many "experts" evaluate a qb's performance? if 10 experts were to evaluate a particular qb's performance would they all be in agreement or would they be split?
i agree with the op that the old qbr seems more in line with sanchez's performance.
I though Sanchez was inconsistent, making some good and bad throws. The interesting thing about the fumble lost, is that the whole drive is a huge negative, but the fact that they were in the shadow of their own endzone and move the ball to the 50 was pretty important too, and gets discounted.
30 to me is way too low, but 20th this weekend is about right (without knowing everything that happened around the league)
What's truly bizarre about the rankings is that Romo gets a postive ranking for his clutch play.
Not one of Sanchez's better games.... but would think that he would rate a bit higher. Thank God they weren't rating the offensive line!
This Kid can play the position. He may not have the ideal size and arm strengh, but this kid has demonstrated some things very early in his career that some qb's never do. Play big, in big games and win playoff games on the road.
Glad he plays for Jets and think he has all the tools to get us to and win a super bowl.
Just asking because I don't really know all of the criteria, but does the fact that Dallas was missing their top 3 corners for most of the game affect the rating at all?
Which completely ignores what he did to GET them to within 10 points.
Yea, the fact that losing QBs with totally crappy stats had a "higher" QBR than Mark is just mornic.
It strains the bounds of credulity.
If the QBR were developed by WFAN or CBS Sportsline, Greenie would have been mocking it like Golic eating tofu.
Football Outsiders does a similar kind of statisitical ranking. They have not been kind to Sanchez over the last two years. But their ranking for the weekend is more in line with the general thought of people here
Romo, for the record, finished 12th. Which makes sense, because they don't count "clutchness" as a factor, and he in the top 5 before the 4th quarter.17. Mark Sanchez
King of clutch? Sanchez converted six third downs. Going into Monday night, only Drew Brees and Josh Freeman converted more. On the other hand, his 14 dropbacks on third down were one fewer than anyone else had, and not one of those dropbacks came with more than ten yards to go.
same way they have point spreads in Vegas in week 1.
Most experts who are close to the game can separate the good defenses from the bad ones, even in week 1.
it's not like this stat matters anyways. it's all BS for message boards and taking heads to discuss
The thing that many people are discounting is that the statistic takes into account the situation of the game. Comparing Matt Ryans completion yards vs Sanchez's does nothing if you don't know when they occurred. The same is going to hold true for Sanchez's fumble and INT. It's going to cost him more when the team is down then when the team is up.
It should also be noted that getting sacked also has a very large effect, and in Sanchez's case, negative effect, on the rating. (the thought process being that if you can avoid a sack you have a better chance of helping your team win. at times, this is something a qb has no control over.)
Like many stats, it is not perfect but it does show a clearer picture than the QB rating IMO. Had Romo not been picked and Folk not hit a deep FG, the loss would fall on Sanchez's shoulders for two turnovers at very inopportune times.
Here is the full ESPN article about how the stat is calculated: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/68...terback-rating
Romo's 4th quater was rated at 10.2. His other 3 quarters were significantly higher.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's game was the most fascinating, as you might expect. Through three quarters, against one of the toughest defenses in the league (something the formula takes into account, by the way), Romo had a Total QBR of 85.2, which would have been good for fourth-best in the league so far if he'd finished the game at that number. But his Total QBR in the fourth quarter, thanks to the turnovers that cost his team the game (especially the one on the Jets' one-yard line, where the expected-points total was high), was 10.2, which would have been second-worst in the league ahead of only Kerry Collins if it had been his number for the whole game. As it stands, he still finished at 62.9, 11th-best in the league so far. But his case demonstrates the way in which things that maybe didn't depress a traditional passer rating are taken into account when using Total QBR to evaluate quarterback performance.