BRONCOS’ MANNING IS REIGNING CHAMPION AS HERALD QB RANKINGS BEGIN 17TH SEASON
Welcome to the 17th season of the Miami Herald’s Passer Success System (PASS) NFL quarterback rankings. Denver’s Peyton Manning has won the past two season championships — including wire-to-wire with a record 714.85 points last year — and has won the most titles overall, six. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill finished in 13th place last year. The Herald rankings use a simple formula unchanged since its inception in 1998, factoring accuracy, yardage, TD/interception ratio and team result. These are passer rankings per se and do not include 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 title. Our rankings are cumulative, placing a premium on passers who are consistently productive and avoid injury or benching. Look for our weekly Top 20 in this space every Sunday starting next week.
MIAMI HERALD PASS CHAMPIONS
|2013||Peyton Manning, DEN||714.85|
|2012||Peyton Manning, DEN||593.35|
|2011||Drew Brees, NO||713.80|
|2010||Drew Brees, NO||557.00|
|2009||Drew Brees, NO||565.35|
|2008||Drew Brees, NO||535.45|
|2007||Tom Brady, NE||664.30|
|2006||Peyton Manning, IND||512.85|
|2005||Carson Palmer, CIN||487.80|
|2004||Peyton Manning, IND||579.85|
|2003||Peyton Manning, IND||522.35|
|2002||Rich Gannon, OAK||555.45|
|2001||Kurt Warner, STL||557.50|
|2000||Peyton Manning, IND||467.65|
|1999||Kurt Warner, STL||517.95|
|1998||Steve Young, SF||462.50|
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Season record: Manning (DEN), 714.85, 2013.
Dolphins record: Chad Pennington, 439.65, 2008.
Best week: Matt Schaub (HOU), 71.35, 2012.
Worst week: Tim Hasselbeck (WAS), minus-23.30, 2003.
FINAL 2013 TOP 10
|1. Peyton Manning, DEN||714.85|
|2. Drew Brees, NO||636.10|
|3. Philip Rivers, SD||544.90|
|4. Matt Ryan, ATL||499.75|
|5. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT||461.05|
|6. Tom Brady, NE||451.15|
|7. Andy Dalton, CIN||448.80|
|8. Tony Romo, DAL||444.10|
|9. Carson Palmer, ARI||421.70|
|10. Andrew Luck, IND||406.50|
Dolphins leader: Ryan Tannehill, 378.65, 13th place.
Season’s best week: Aaron Rodgers (GB), 67.00.
Season’s worst week: Geno Smith (NYJ), minus-10.85.
Most weeks leading: Manning (DEN), 17.
Most weekly titles: Manning (DEN), 4.
THE PASS FORMULA
Accuracy: Two points each for completions, minus attempts. For example, 20 for 30 equals 10 points.
Yardage: Five percent of total. For example, 250 passing yards equals 12.5 points.
TD/INT ratio: Difference times three. For example, 3 TDs and one interception equals six points.
Team result: Five points for winning QB.