AFL FanZone 2016 Quarterback of the Year

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By Kyle Sander | kyle.sander09@gmail.com
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on August 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Here we are, Playoffs 2016. With that being said, this is the final QB Rankings for 2016 based on the 10 factors that we think make the most valuable signal caller in Arena Football.

Our ranking system below captures every QB that threw at least 100 passes that started more than three games (the only exception is Danny Southwick as he was cut after his third start and didn’t start another game the rest of the season). This includes QB Randy Hippeard who was put on Injured Reserve halfway through the year.

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Congratulations to Philadelphia Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh for winning the inaugural AFL FanZone Quarterback of the Year award for 2016.

1. Dan Raudabaugh Philadelphia Soul 2.63
339 Completions / 479 Attempts / 4303 Yards / 101 TD / 13 INT / 126.8 Passer Rating
2. Nick Davila Arizona Rattlers 3.38
353 Completions / 507 Attempts / 4198 Yards / 110 TD / 11 INT / 125.2 Passer Rating
3. Bernard Morris Orlando Predators 3.88
107 Completions / 174 Attempts / 1249 Yards / 27 TD / 3 INT / 114.9 Passer Rating
4. Randy Hippeard Orlando Predators 4.00
236 Completions / 360 Attempts / 2967 Yards / 65 TD / 10 INT / 119.1 Passer Rating
5. Tommy Grady Jacksonville Sharks 5.25
400 Completions / 587 Attempts / 4495 Yards / 94 TD / 7 INT / 125.4 Passer Rating
6. Arvell Nelson Cleveland Gladiators 6.00
261 Completions / 439 Attempts / 3425 Yards / 70 TD / 11 INT / 113.3 Passer Rating
7. Pete Thomas Los Angeles KISS 7.13
167 Completions / 295 Attempts / 2086 Yards / 43 TD / 8 INT / 103.9 Passer Rating
8. Shane Austin Portland Steel 7.38
253 Completions / 420 Attempts / 2531 Yards / 48 TD / 19 INT / 87.1 Passer Rating
9. Nathan Stanley Los Angeles KISS 7.50
185 Completions / 315 Attempts / 2057 Yards / 41 TD / 12 INT / 94.9 Passer Rating
10. Adam Kennedy Tampa Bay Storm 8.75
62 Completions / 108 Attempts / 707 Yards / 14 TD / 6 INT / 86.5 Passer Rating
11. Jason Boltus Tampa Bay Storm 8.88
228 Completions / 413 Attempts / 2652 Yards / 42 TD / 14 INT / 86.1 Passer Rating

*Remember a 1.0 is a perfect score, 11.0 is dead last.

Our metric system is made up of the following 10 statistical categories:

  1. Wins
  2. Completion Percentage
  3. Yards Per Attempt
  4. Touchdowns to Attempts Ratio
  5. Interceptions to Attempts Ratio
  6. Passer Rating
  7. Sacks to Attempts Ratio
  8. Rushing Touchdowns
  9. Fumbles
  10. Turnovers in 4th Quarter/Overtime (aka Clutch Trait)

None of these categories are weighted any higher than another as each are important in their own right. The reason our metric system does a TD/INT/SCK to Attempts ratio is because a QB could throw eight touchdowns, but have 50 attempts, that is not as impressive as say six touchdowns with 20 attempts. I call this the Nick Davila stat. Davila lead the league in this stat throwing a touchdown on 21.7% of his attempts. To put this stat into perspective you need to look at Randy Hippeard vs Tommy Grady. Grady threw 29 more touchdowns than Hippeard, but Randy’s ratio is at 18.06% vs Grady’s 16.01%. That means Hippeard threw more touchdown’s per attempt than Grady did, which is very impressive.

Just remember, this metric stat is based on stats and is ranked on a curve. This does not necessarily say that Bernard Morris is a better quarterback than Tommy Grady, but that Morris was more efficient THIS season.

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