By Kyle Sander
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on June 29, 2016 at 11:44 AM
Week 13 in the Arena Football League is in the books and as we look ahead to the league bye week, let’s take a look at how the active QB’s rank. Unfortunately Orlando was forced to put QB Randy Hippeard on Injured Reserve last week which removes one qualifying QB from the rankings. Remember, 100 attempts is the minimum to qualify for the AFL FanZone QB Power Rankings. New Predators QB Bernard Morris could easily hit that mark in the next game as he currently sits with 60 attempts on the season.
If you are new to the QB rankings, we rank the Quarterback’s on the 10 statistical categories we think are important to make a great quarterback. This takes into account the entire season while also look at the player’s last game. So without further ado, here is the official AFL FanZone Week 14 QB Power Rankings for the Arena Football League:
|1.||Dan Raudabaugh||Philadelphia Soul||2.2 (LW #1)|
|2.||Nick Davila||Arizona Rattlers||2.5 (LW #2)|
|3.||Tommy Grady||Jacksonville Sharks||3.2 (LW #3)|
|4.||Arvell Nelson||Cleveland Gladiators||3.3 (LW #6)|
|5.||Pete Thomas||Los Angeles KISS||4.2 (LW #7)|
|6.||Jason Boltus||Tampa Bay Storm||4.5 (LW #8)|
|7.||Shane Austin||Portland Steel||4.6 (LW #6)|
*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 7.0 is dead last.
The top three quarterbacks remain unchanged this week with Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh leading the pack and Nick Davila in a close 2nd. I’m sure this is a surprise to most with how dominate Nick Davila has been for years, but Raudabaugh is following up his MVP season with another MVP quality season. The Soul QB leads/ties the league in four of the ten categories scored (Wins, Completion percentage, yards per attempt, and fumbles). If he could only curb the interceptions, he would be the clear leader headed into the bye. Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila leads/ties the league in three of the categories (Wins, touchdowns, and fumbles).
The big mover here is Cleveland Gladiators QB Arvell Nelson. His solid play continues to move him up the charts. In his past five games, Nelson has accounted for 36 touchdowns and only 2 turnovers. His play is the main reason Cleveland holds onto the final home playoff seed heading into the final 5 weeks of the season.
KISS QB Pete Thomas had a little bit of a falling back to Earth game against the Rattlers, but was still able to jump Steel QB Shane Austin due to Austin’s propensity to turn the ball over.
What do you think? How would you rank these QB’s going into Week 14? Let us know over on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AFLFanZone/