JTR QB Rankings: Season 19, Week 7

Ryan Moreland · February 23, 2024


By: Ryan Moreland (@ryanmoreland)

How JTR Works

JTR ranks players by comparison to the league average using unbiased stats. 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 excludes 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.

Rank (Previous Rank)PlayerTeamJTR Score (Change)
1 (1)Charlie SammonsLSU89.554 (-1.665)
2 (2)Noir RoyalIllinois84.514 (-1.040)
3 (3)Sam DobbinsMiami83.677 (-0.208)
4 (6)Zeus ClaydonFlorida State80.430 (+0.402)
5 (4)Brandon PettyGeorgia79.503 (-1.121)
6 (7)Gunner RiceWest Virginia79.094 (+0.193)
7 (5)Beau DaleFlorida77.940 (-2.436)
8 (11)McKade AlberBoise State77.909 (+2.741)
9 (9)Baker ThomasAuburn76.754 (+0.274)
10 (8)Sean KeohanePenn State76.723 (-1.312)
11 (10)Greg CookseyMichigan76.521 (+0.222)
12 (14)Mateo WalkerKentucky75.866 (+2.259)
13* (12)Avery WareAlabama75.400 (+0.656)
13* (18)Del ToroNotre Dame75.400 (+5.321)
15 (16)Andrei BelovPittsburgh73.230 (+1.631)
16 (13)Jay DukeTexas72.941 (-1.705)
17 (21)Ludwig FriedmanCincinnati71.361 (+5.287)
18 (17)Claude DuBoisOregon69.795 (-0.326)
19 (15)Kolten PowellUSC69.610 (-2.142)
20 (24)JK MatthewsSyracuse67.119 (+4.283)
21 (22)Terry OlliffOklahoma State66.759 (+1.237)
22 (19)Windham CarterBaylor66.402 (-1.846)
23 (23)Sky SandersColorado65.663 (+1.709)
24 (20)Brantley GauciOhio State63.801 (-2.618)
25 (25)Owen DartWashington61.912 (+0.605)
26 (26)Kyson CareyTennessee61.350 (+0.598)
27 (27)Kevin PriceNorth Carolina61.237 (+0.837)
28 (28)Luke CannonClemson56.722 (-2.623)
*Tied in JTR Score


LSU Quarterback Charlie Sammons holds on to the top spot in the rankings for the third straight week. There was no movement in the top three. There is only one week left to go to find out which QB will take home the JTR Crown for Season 19.

Our biggest mover in score this week was Notre Dame’s Del Toro. Toro had a great performance on the air and ground this week against Clemson to help the Irish clinch a playoff spot. Toro narrowly beat out Cincinnati’s Ludwig Friedman, who had himself a great game against West Virginia.

Del Toro was also this week’s biggest mover up the board. It is normally a rare occurrence that the most improved score is also the week’s best mover up the leaderboard. However, this marks the second week in a row that this has happened. The next best mover up the leaderboard was Syracuse JK Matthews.

There was also a tie in JTR Score, which is something that has never occurred before. It is statistically unlikely for it to occur, but Del Toro and Alabama’s Avery Ware have the exact same score this week.

Good luck to every QB in the final week of the season.


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