The NFL’s complex passer rating was devised in 1971 by a special committee headed by Don Smith, an executive at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Don Weiss created the passer rating. Prior to that, the NFL had struggled with how to crown a passing king using multiple statistics.

This makes the maximum possible quarterback rating for the NFL 158.3. A perfect rating requires at least a 77.5% completion rate, at least 12.5 yards per attempt, a touchdown on at least 11.875% of attempts, and no interceptions.

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  1. Hi Greg. This is Derrick Hill in British Columbia, Canada. Since our own CFL has crowned it’s champion (Ottawa by the way, QB’d by 41 year old ’02 cut of the Chicago Bears Henry Burris), I’ve rekindled my interest in my ancient ’80 Apba football game. I’ve gone so far as to order both the newer basic and master games plus some cards. Would love to contact you with some hopefully ‘quick and easy to answer’ questions. Been viewing your videos with great interest while I wait for the new games to arrive and can see great strides made by the company and fans like yourself. Love the game fields you’ve utilized. I’ve made some myself with crude graphic programs but they don’t compare. Love your stuff. Thanks. I’ll keep watching the videos and I’m sure most of my answers will be in there somewhere.

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