Tomorrow, Mike Shanahan will name the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins. Rex Grossman seems like a nice guy, but I’m not sure he should be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Here are his quarterback ratings over the first five games of the year. Overall, Grossman has the second worst average QB rating in the NFL.
Of course, the QB ratings “is a complex. nonsensical formula that combines a QB’s completion percentage, Yard per Pass Attempt, TD Pass Percentage, and Interception Percentage into a single incomphrensible number.” Grossman was ranked third worst with Wayne Winston’s formula and fifth worst with the “wages of win” ranking. But with only five games under his belt, it is possible that a bad couple of games are unfairly weighing down Grossman’s stats, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Who is the best? Aaron Rodgers (much to my dismay as a Bears fan!) Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears appear to be average this year.