Monday Night Football commentators Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will host the Year of the Quarterback SportsCenter Special: The Total Quarterback Rating presented by Degree Men on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The one-hour program will formally unveil the new Total Quarterback Rating (Total QBR) created by the ESPN Stats & Information Group to evaluate the NFL quarterback position. The television program will also include insight from current NFL quarterbacks Matt Cassel, Joe Flacco, Matt Hasselbeck, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Tim Tebow and Michael Vick.
Other show highlights include:
- a look at how both the quarterback position and football have changed since the NFL Passer Rating was adopted in 1973;
- a closer examination by ESPN’s Trent Dilfer of how QBR was developed;
- a QBR vs. NFL Passer Rating comparison; a Sport Science feature analyzing the new rating system;
- a look at the top five NFL quarterbacks from the past three seasons based on QBR;
- a discussion on the new quarterback rating system and whether it can be applied to college football quarterbacks or similar analysis of other NFL positions;
- an examination of the new rating by Matthew Berry from a Fantasy Football perspective.