|Posted on March 18, 2014 at 9:20 AM|
- 5th in passing yards per-game.
- 5th in touchdown-percentage.
- 5th in completion-percentage.
- 4th in adjusted net yards per attempt.
Rodgers (2013): 193 of 290 (66.6) for 2,536 yards, 17 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.Rodgers (2013-adjusted): 343 of 515 (66.6) for 4,508 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Had Rodgers played a full season, his adjusted-QBS would have risen from 13.0 to 24.0—still beneath Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. A season-total of 4,508 passing yards would have ranked fifth and 30 touchdown passes would have ranked sixth in 2013. A player's adjusted-QBS is determined by calculating their estimated passing yardage, touchdown pass and interception totals, and where said production would leave them ranked amongst production-totals actually earned by other quarterbacks in that specific season, not to what all other quarterbacks would have averaged over a 16-game season.
With adjusted-QBS applied to Rodgers' 2010 (missed one game), 2011 (missed one game) and 2013 (missed seven games) seasons, his QBS would look like this:
- 2011: 36.0
- 2012: 26.0
- 2010: 26.0
- 2013: 24.0
- 2009: 21.0
- 2008: 14.5
- Career total: 147.5
Conclusion: The time Rodgers missed in 2010, 2011 and 2013 had an impact on his QBS totals but even when using adjusted-QBS, Rodgers has only had one notably elite season in his career (2011). During his six seasons as a starter, he's certainly been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL—but he's yet to prove that he's able to regularly play at the elite level many believe he's already reached.