In this article, ESPN’s Michah Adams writes that Vince Young has been one of the best quarterbacks in football over the last three years…according to Total QBR.
What the Hell is Total QBR, you ask? Good question. It’s a new quarterback rating statistic recently created by ESPN to not-so-subtly inject its protruding nose even further into football. Because at ESPN they don’t just cover sports, they are sports–or something.
Here’s the scoop, according to Adams:
Total QBR is a quarterback rating that takes into account all of a quarterback’s contributions (passing, rushing, sacks, fumbles, penalties) to his team’s scoring and winning and summarizes them into one number on a 0-100 scale, on which 50 is average.
Drools on self.
At any rate, Adams reasons, based on this fantasy-inspired formula, that the Eagles are lucky to have Vince Young on call should Michael Vick succumb to injury again at some point this season.
While Adams rightfully acknowledges that Mike Kafka could serve as the Eagles’ primary backup, he explains that Vince Young has actually been one of the best quarterbacks in football since 2008. In fact, his Total QBR suggests he’s been a more effective quarterback than Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning.