Ryan Michael: QBS Interview with Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Listen as Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton talks with Ryan Michael about the QBS system, where he'd rank Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning amongst the all-time greatest, and the truth about judging quarterbacks based upon their team's success and Super Bowl rings. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ryanmichaelQBS
QBS2 (Quarterback Score 2.0):
Introduction: QBS2 is the second iteration of the QBS system and is predicated upon a quarterback's league ranking in total QBR, DVOA and passer rating—all of which are weighted equally. Scoring ranges from 100.00 to negative numbers. A quarterback can receive up to 32 points in each category. The points earned are divided by 96, then multiplied by 100 to determine a quarterback's QBS2. A quarterback must qualify to rank in QBR, DVOA and passer rating to earn a QBS2.
- 1st place = 32 points
- 2nd place = 31 points
- 3rd place = 30 points
- 32nd place = 1 point
- 33rd place = 0 points
- 34th place = -1 points
QBS (Quarterback Score):
Introduction: The QBS system was created to evaluate the performance of quarterbacks across multiple generations—leveling the playing field by using league-ranking to grade single-season performance, thus, providing no advantage to quarterbacks active during generations more favorable to passing performance.
The QBS is determined by a quarterback's seasonal ranking in five areas:
- Passing yards
- Touchdown passes
- Completion percentage
- Fran Tarkenton's 25 passing touchdowns in 1975 ranked 1st in the NFL—yielding 10 QBS points.
- Peyton Manning's 55 passing touchdowns in 2013 ranked 1st in the NFL—yielding 10 QBS points.