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How to Calculate a Quarterback Rating

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There are online calculators that make figuring quarterback ratings simple, but if you want to know exactly how a quarterback's statistics translate into this number, this page will take you through it step by step.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Divide a quarterback's completed passes by pass attempts.
  2. Subtract 0.3.
  3. Divide by 0.2 and record the total. The sum cannot be greater than 2.375 or less than zero.
  4. Divide passing yards by pass attempts.
  5. Subtract 3.
  6. Divide by 4 and record the total. The sum cannot be greater than 2.375 or less than zero.
  7. Divide touchdown passes by pass attempts.
  8. Divide by 0.05 and record the total. The sum cannot be greater than 2.375 or less than zero.
  9. Divide interceptions by pass attempts.
  10. Subtract that number from 0.095.
  11. Divide that product by 0.04 and record the total. The sum cannot be greater than 2.375 or less than zero.
  12. Add the four totals you recorded.
  13. Multiply that total by 100.
  14. Divide by 6.
  15. The final number is your quarterback rating.

What You Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Calculator (optional)
  • Quarterback Statistics
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