ESPN's New QB Rating Tabs Matt Cassel As 'Average'

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 passes during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

In case you hadn't heard, ESPN got a bit fed up with the rather ridiculous NFL statistic known as Quarterback Rating and came up with their own statistical measurement of a QB's success: The Total Quarterback Rating.

Essentially, the new formula takes into account a whole new host of situations and statistics. ESPN says:

The QBR formula takes into account down, distance, field position, time remaining, rushing, passing sacks, fumbles, interceptions, how far each pass travels in the air, from where on the field the ball was thrown, yards after the catch, dropped balls, defensed balls, whether the quarterback was hit, whether he threw away the ball to avoid a sack, whether the pass was thrown accurately, etc.

Even though the formula hasn't been run against every single signal caller, ESPN did come up with some general rankings for some of the NFL's quarterbacks. 

How did Matt Cassel do? He rated out as "Around Average," joining players like Jon Kitna and Kyle Orton. ESPN included ratings of Top Tier, Well Above Average, Above Average, Around Average, Below Average and Poor.

Check out the rest of Cassel's company, after the jump:

H/T Tarkus in the FanShots

 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker