Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/10/11
Many football purists love to dismiss the quarterback rating stat as a tool for judging quarterbacks' performances. Those same purists will surely have a field day with what ESPN's new interpretation of the statistic is claiming after Week 5. The guys over at ProFootballTalk.com point out that Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow outperformed Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this weekend, at least according to ESPN's "total quarterback rating." The "stat," which is measured on a scale from 0-100, takes into account three separate criteria to come up with the score. Win probability, dividing credit and clutch index all make up a quarterback's...
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