The NFL season is now a little more than three weeks old. During those three weeks, football fans have witnessed an array of surprising victories and questionable calls. In addition, they have seen some of their favorite quarterbacks falter and others flourish.
Based on the performance of each quarterback thus far, I have compiled a list of the 15 best signal-callers through Week 3.
How did I do this? I'm glad you asked. I actually created my own formula of sorts. I took the rankings of each quarterback in three statistical categories (passing yards, completion percentage and yards per attempt), added them up and then divided the resulting number by three to get an average efficiency score.
I did not include touchdowns because I believe this stat can be misleading. A quarterback can, hypothetically, throw three touchdowns in a game, yet only complete 5-of-22 passes. I would consider said quarterback to be downright awful, and I would believe that he lucked into starting drives deep in enemy territory or relied on trick plays to get those touchdowns.
In addition, quarterbacks who have thrown more interceptions than touchdowns were not considered. After all, you can't be considered one of the best if you continually give the ball to your opponent.
The results are surprising. Don't take my word for it, however. Here are the top 15 quarterbacks thus far through 2012.