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08-15-2008, 02:40 PM
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Just to bring the statistics on McNabb into light...after removing Peyton and Brady, here is a look at QBs performance over the last two seasons.

80 as the average QB rating, here are a look at the next 10 QBs and their starts:

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Rank Quarterback Starts Games Under 80 Percentage
1. Romo 28 7 25.0
2. McNabb 24 8 33.3
T3. Palmer 32 11 34.4
T3. Brees 32 11 34.4
5. Hasselbeck 28 10 35.7
6. Roethlisberger 30 11 36.7
T7. Rivers 32 13 40.6
T7. Favre 32 13 40.6
9. Bulger 28 13 46.4
10. Manning 32 19 59.4
Median Passer Rating:

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Rank Quarterback Median Passer Rating
1. Romo 102.5
2. Palmer 91.7
3. McNabb 91.5
4. Brees 91
5. Rivers 90
6. Hasselbeck 88.8
7. Roethlisberger 86.3
8. Favre 83.5
9. Bulger 80.6
10. E. Manning 75.5
Article (ESPN Insider): http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/playo..._kc&id=3198982

What's interesting about this is that Romo fairs so well, and he's also a QB that receives his fair share of criticism. Additionally, McNabb is the 2nd least likely to lay an egg start (consistency is very important in the QB position), and his median QB rating is only behind Romo (elite receiver) and Palmer (has one of the best corps in the league).

Is McNabb perfect? No. However, a replacement for McNabb is almost certain to be less effective. I will note that I'm not a huge believer in McNabb at this point purely because of his injury troubles...and unless he's gotten his step back, he's not nearly the dangerous QB he once was.

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