Total QBR – What ESPN Analytics Learned

Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) was developed at ESPN to improve upon the long-standing NFL Passer Rating by accounting for more information and by putting it into a framework of expected points and win probability. Through its development and application over the course of the 2011 season, we learned many things about football and the quarterback position, including how responsible quarterbacks are for avoiding sacks, the relevance of time in the pocket, and how much to credit receivers for catches or incompletions.

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