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Q: United States Football League (USFL) passer rating formula ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: United States Football League (USFL) passer rating formula
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: greginvegas-ga
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Posted: 27 Dec 2005 23:20 PST
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Question ID: 610362
What was the USFL's passer rating system formula?  
I know it differed from the NFL's formula, which is easy to find.  I
recall Bobby Hebert leading the USFL one year with a rating of around
49.0, which means the league must have used a different scale than the
NFL, and maybe even different criteria.

Request for Question Clarification by hagan-ga on 23 Jan 2006 12:52 PST
Are you sure about the rating formula being different?  I ask because
my research into this question indicates that the ratings themselves
are pretty similar.  This site, for example:
shows Brad Johnson with a passer rating of 108.6, which is a
respectable NFL-type rating.

Clarification of Question by greginvegas-ga on 23 Jan 2006 18:18 PST
The "USFL" that's mentioned in the link you attached is some sort of
fantasy football league, not the actual league that played from

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 23 Jan 2006 19:51 PST

The USFL...XFL...who can really keep track of these things?  They fade
from memory pretty quickly.

Which may be what happened to your recollection of passer ratings in the USFL.

I found some old articles that suggest the ratings were pretty much in
the same league, if you'll pardon the pun, as the NFL's.

For instance, Chuck Fusina was the star quarterback of the
Philadelphia Stars, and the player of the year in 1984...his passer
rating -- the top in the USFL -- was 104.7.  The third best was rated
at 98.2.

On the other end of the scale, Vince Evans of the Chicago Blitz came
in last in 1984 (out of 18 QB's in the league), with a rating of 58.3.

Any thoughts...?

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