Week 1 NFL Quarterback Ratings

I don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I thought I’d put out my quarterback scores for week 1 of the NFL season. The average game score is about 52 for a starter. These scores are based on 2016 normalizations. I’ll redo the normalizations and factor in a couple of other minor things at the end of the year, but these scores won’t change much. In parentheses is a quarterback’s average game score from 2016, if he had six or more qualified games.

Alex Smith, KC 95 (55)
Sam Bradford, MIN 94 (62)
Jared Goff, LAR 84 (30)
Matt Ryan, ATL 81 (74)
Derek Carr, OAK 72 (55)
Drew Brees, NO 72 (63)
Matthew Stafford, DET 66 (56)
Carson Wentz, PHI 58 (44)
Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 57 (55)
Eli Manning, NYG 57 (48)
Aaron Rodgers, GB 56 (60)
DeShone Kizer, CLE 55
Trevord Siemian, DEN 54 (48)
Tyrod Taylor, BUF 52 (52)
Dak Prescott, DAL 52 (64)
Philip Rivers, LAC 51 (51)
Blake Bortles, JAC 46 (41)
Mike Glennon, CHI 45
Marcus Mariota, TEN 45 (54)
Joe Flacco, BAL 43 (48)
Brian Hoyer, SF 41 (59)
Tom Brady, NE 40 (66)
Cam Newton, CAR 39 (42)
Josh McCown, NYJ 35 (34)
Tom Savage, HOU 33
Russell Wilson, SEA 32 (58)
Kirk Cousins, WAS 30 (60)
Scott Tolzien, IND 30
Carson Palmer, ARI 24 (48)
Deshaun Watson, HOU 20
Andy Dalton, CIN 14 (57)