JTR QB Rankings: Season 17, Week 4

Ryan Moreland · June 9, 2023


By: Ryan Moreland (@ryanmoreland)

How JTR Works

JTR ranks players by their comparison to the league average using as unbiased stats as possible. By unbiased stats, we mean stats that don’t show a preference for one style of play over another. For example, we expect a quarterback in an air raid system to throw the ball more often than a quarterback in a multiple set. So comparing the two based on completions wouldn’t be fair. Once we determine stats that we believe to be unbiased, we create a league average. Outperforming the league average earns a player positive points. Stats that fall below the league average will earn a player negative points. Points for each stat are calculated and combined with a base rating given to each player. The combination results in a player’s JTR metric score. 0 is the worst possible score and 100 is the best possible score.

For QBs, the stats we chose to use are completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown percentage, interception percentage, passing yards per game, and unique rushing index. The rushing index attempts to exclude sacks from a quarterback’s rush totals to get a more accurate sense of them as a runner. Also, QBs cannot take negative points from the rushing index (outside of fumbles). This is because a running ability for a quarterback is a plus, but not a requirement.

JTR is not a predictive metric. It cannot tell the future. It can only measure what a player has done up to that point.

Note: This is a complicated system that is difficult to explain in an easily digestible way. If you have more questions about how it works, please reach out. We would be more than happy to answer your questions.

Rank (Last Week)PlayerTeamJTR Score (Change)
1 (3)Loki GundersonClemson90.273 (+4.525)
2 (6)Kyson CareyBowling Green87.337 (+6.568)
3 (18)McKade AlberToledo86.628 (+20.477)
4 (4)Charlie SammonsNotre Dame85.895 (+2.821)
5 (10)Del ToroOhio81.770 (+2.736)
6 (1)Cece RangeAlabama80.869 (-18.974)
7 (19)Moses KingKentucky78.336 (+13.958)
8 (17)Avery WareTexas77.478 (+9.337)
9 (9)Derrick PowerOklahoma76.504 (-3.154)
10 (7)Ayden MartinezNorth Carolina76.312 (-4.376)
11 (14)Mateo WalkerMiami75.939 (+5.307)
12 (5)Tony EllisWest Virginia74.348 (-8.214)
13 (2)Baker ThomasAuburn74.065 (-14.253)
14 (16)Topher ForemanMichigan73.808 (+4.711)
15 (11)Ludwig FriedmanGeorgia70.231 (-5.980)
16 (13)Ryan RavenhillFlorida State68.869 (-3.051)
17 (12)Helix MyersPittsburgh67.153 (-7.636)
18 (15)Brantley GauciOregon66.370 (-3.970)
19 (23)Shaker MayflowerKent State65.050 (+6.075)
20 (20)Greg CookseyEastern Michigan62.138 (-1.658)
21 (8)Sam DobbinsBoise State61.273 (-18.526)
22 (24)Logan RadloffOhio State59.424 (+5.112)
23 (21)Beau DaleFlorida57.973 (-2.667)
24 (26)Terry OlliffNorthern Illinois54.490 (+6.272)
25 (25)Ryan MorelandOklahoma State53.926 (+0.847)
26 (22)Dylan ShumateIllinois46.496 (-12.954)


McKade Alber shot up the leaderboard this week thanks to an incredible performance against Eastern Michigan. He threw for a new single-game CFSL record 744 yards and added a Toledo record of eight touchdowns. This was good enough to improve his JTR score by more than 20 points. This jump in points also moved him up 15 spots. This was the largest jump up the leaderboard this week.

Other notable improvements include Kentucky’s Moses King and Texas’ Avery Ware. King 13 point boost was enough to improve him by 12 spots on this leaderboard. Ware moved up nine spots in the rankings thanks to a nine-plus points boost.


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