Oops, Vince Young has broken the new ESPN QB rating system.
Yesterday, I wrote that the new ESPN QB rating system will identify Vince Young 2010 season as above average. I wasn’t able to confirm that statement because his 2010 numbers weren’t listed possibly due to not enough pass attempts. However, we’ll get to those 2010 numbers in a bit. ESPN did release 2009 ratings. Guess who came in at #6? Yes, Vince came in #6 for the 2009 season with a rating of 69.2 which is Pro Bowl-level performance as identified by the new system. Coincidentally, Vince went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 but lots of critics viewed it as 99 QB(s) didn’t want to go so he was the last alternate. Interestingly enough, according to this QB rating system, Vince was Pro Bowl worthy.
So, how did Vince break the new ESPN QB rating system already? That #6 ranking in 2009 finished #12 overall in the years from 2008-2011. That is impossible because Vince is a side arm throwing, lazy and dumb QB. The formula has to have a serious flaw, correct?
Now, let’s discuss those 2010 numbers. According to Football Outsiders, Vince’s numbers from 2010 trumped 2009 by a significant margin as shown below. His DVOA number is almost 10 points higher than 2009. The statistic DVOA, or Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, represents value, per play, over an average quarterback in the same game situations. The more positive the DVOA rating, the better the player’s performance. Therefore, one can conclude that if he played the full season then his 2010 numbers would have bested 2009.
So, what does that tell us? Vince would have finished two consecutive seasons at a Pro Bowl level of performance according to the new ESPN QB rating system. Now, there is no way that a dumb, lazy, and immature QB can possibly have two consecutive Pro Bowl level seasons. Something has to be wrong with the formula!
Well, of course there are others out there that think the formula has to be flawed with Young having such superior stats. Check out a couple of these comments that I found while just googling “Vince Young QBR”.
they have vince young as having the 12th best qb performance of all qbs from the last 3 seasons…that’s crap
Formula still needs tweaking. When they ran the numbers and Vince Young came out 12th best for 2009, they should have gone back to the drawing board.
So, there you have it. ESPN came out with this pretty and fancy formula for all of the world to see but Vince came along and just broke it into pieces. Or, maybe Vince isn’t as horrible as critics claim.
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