I was trying to think of a story angle that really showed just how insane it was that Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six interceptions against the Chiefs on Sunday. I believe Pro Football Focus has found that story angle.
PFF reports that Fitzpatrick turned in the worst grade they’ve ever given — in 2,717 games graded.
That earned him a PFF grade of 21.4, a catastrophic score that isn’t just the worst single-game grade of the season, but is the worst single-game grade we have ever seen from a QB over the past decade of grading.
To put it in even harsher perspective: PFF has graded 2,717 games of NFL regular and postseason play, and Fitzpatrick just posted the worst single-game performance we have ever seen.
You know what this means? PFF is saying that Fitzpatrick was worse than Peyton Manning last year. You remember that game where Manning threw four picks and the Chiefs defense benched him. That was really, really bad. And this was WORSE.
The turnovers say this was a dominating effort but the Chiefs didn’t overwhelm the Jets in pass rush, which is interesting to see it get this bad. Dee Ford played fewer than half the snaps. Dezman Moses was in there for a while. Tamba
Fun fact: Three of the top four worst quarterbacks grades they’ve given have come against the Chiefs defense. Fitzpatrick in this game, Manning last year as well as Brian Hoyer in the playoff game.