Greg Cote’s NFL passer rankings

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Denver Broncos defeated the New York Giants 41-23.
Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Denver Broncos defeated the New York Giants 41-23.
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Denver’s Peyton Manning maintains his season lead but Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers catapults into second place on the wing of a 67.00-point game – second-best in the 16-year history of the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Meanwhile the Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill climbs four spots to 11th place. Our simple formula, unchanged since its inception in 1998, factors accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. These are passer rankings per se and do not factor a QB’s running ability. Most rating systems including the NFL’s and ESPN’s are complicated and percentile based, allowing players who miss half a season to still win a passing title. Our rankings are cumulative, placing a premium on passers who are consistently productive and avoid injury or benching. Look for our updated weekly 2013 rankings in this space every Sunday.


Rk LW WK2 Season
1. Peyton Manning, DEN143.35104.45
2. Aaron Rodgers, GB18t67.0094.65
3. Matt Ryan, ATL1352.7082.90
4. Tony Romo, DAL435.9080.05
5. Matt Schaub, HOU226.9078.20
6. Philip Rivers, SD2659.9577.70
7. Sam Bradford, STL732.6071.55
8. Matthew Stafford, DET831.9070.75
9. Jay Cutler, CHI1439.5068.60
10. Drew Brees, NO524.1066.95
11. Ryan Tannehill, MIA1535.9564.55
12. Michael Vick, PHI2137.4063.55
13. Robert Griffin III, WAS2034.0061.45
14. Andy Dalton, CIN1027.0060.10
15. E.J. Manuel, BUF2334.8057.30
16. Andrew Luck, IND1123.0555.95
17. Alex Smith, KC18t28.1555.80
18. Carson Palmer, ARI1222.4053.75
19. Joe Flacco, BAL2229.5553.65
20. Eli Manning, NYG916.1053.60

(*) Dropouts: Colin Kaepernick, SF, 3rd to 22nd; Russell Wilson, SEA, 6-21; Tom Brady, NE, 16-23; and Geno Smith, NYJ, 17-31.

(*) Week’s best: Rodgers, GB, 67.00 (34-42, 480, 4-0 in win).

(*) Week’s worst: Kaepernick, SF, minus-4.65 (13-28, 127, 0-3 in loss).

Note: Thursday-night results included in following week’s chart.

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