NFL Quarterback Rankings

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For what it’s worth, here are my current (as of Feb 2017) rankings of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. The ‘Num’ column on the far right indicates my opinion of QB ranking. In the spreadsheet I have included columns displaying Super Bowl wins, Super Bowl appearances, NFL regular season MVP’s (with Offensive Player of the Year winners included in the case of Brees, Fouts, and Moon), QB rating, Career completion percentage, Career TD’s, TD to Interception ratio, Game winning drives, Playoff wins, Playoff appearances, Playoff winning percentage, and a few additional columns used for calculations.

I have color coded each column as: dark green – top QB in the statistic, green – in the top 25% in the sample, red – in the bottom 25% in the sample, dark red – the bottom QB in the statistic in the sample. Rankings are dependent on what category metrics one wants to ‘rank’ the best quarterback of all-time. It can’t simply be by Super Bowl wins, or Super Bowl appearances, or playoff record alone – as the player could have merely been on a good team. Or should it only be considered by regular season stats alone? Longevity of career is also considered, although how much weight should be put on this? Rankings, this one included, are always subjective – this is what keeps the debates alive and on-going. What do you think of my rankings? What would you change?

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