Hasselbeck No. 1 in QBR for Week 4

Matt Hasselbeck has been an instant hit with the Tennessee Titans and their fan base. Inconsistencies over the last few years have caused certain Titan fans to fear that Hasselbeck coming in would be slightly out of his prime.

From the looks of it, he’s just getting started.

Hasselbeck has thrown for 1,152 yards through four games this season, an average of 288 yards per game, good for eighth in the league.

What’s more impressive, is that of the top 10 quarterbacks in yards this season, only one other quarterback (Aaron Rodgers with two) has less interceptions.

In fact, Hasselbeck is in the top 10 in yards and completion percentage, and stands in the top five in yards per completion and quarterback rating.

The new Total QBR created by ESPN figured Hasselbeck’s week four performance where he tallied 220 yards and three touchdowns as a 97.8. In the scale, 100 is a perfect score and 50 is average.

On the year, Hasselbeck stands behind only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in Total QBR for the season, sitting roughly three points behind each.

If Hasselbeck can continue to make plays with his arm he will force defenses to spread out, allowing Chris Johnson to be the impact back that he can be.

 


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