Shall we take a look at how the quarterback landscape has changed across the NFL in Week 15? Sure, why not.
This was an interesting and high-scoring week of NFL action. There were 763 points scored on Sunday, which happens to be a new record, beating the previous record set on January 1, 2012.
As interesting as that stat may be, this tidbit may be the stat of the week: The top three rushing quarterbacks (Pryor, Vick, Griffin) in the NFL, in terms of rushing yards per game, were all healthy yet benched for Week 15. Perhaps that's a telling bit of news for those read-option guys who thought they could tear up the league like we've seen at the college ranks.
For these rankings, every current starting quarterback in the NFL will be considered and valued through numerous categories, each weighted differently as the season progresses.
Each week, I factor in several key attributes for the quarterback position, such as intelligence, arm strength, accuracy, athleticism and leadership.
Wins will also give quarterbacks a slight boost in addition to their individual performances. The statistics used to help determine the ranking system are pulled from ESPN.com, NFL.com and Pro Football Focus (subscription required) unless stated otherwise. Personal observation and opinion will play a key role as well.
Note: Total QBR is a scoring system that assesses everything a quarterback does on the field. It can be explained further via ESPN by clicking the link above.
Also, Pro Football Focus grades every single play of the season to generate a cumulative point total, which weighs into the metric as well.
Other key statistics considered are passer rating, touchdown-to-interception ratio, yards per pass attempt, fumbles lost, rushing yards per game, completion percentage, etc.