Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray has the highest QBR in the history of college football.
QBR, which as been recorded since 2004, is a rating that compiles all the stats of a quarterback in an average. It’s widely considered the most important number when it comes to quarterback play. You can read a full explainer on it from ESPN here.
Do we all know who second is? It’s Russell Wilson. That’d be another short quarterback who has had a pretty incredible pro career.
Kyler Murray is atop an impressive list of players with the highest single-season QBR. pic.twitter.com/7y7GO2xG2J
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 14, 2019
Murray having the highest QBR on college record should mean a lot, and the fact Russell Wilson is right behind him is not insignificant.
Wilson’s incredible success in the NFL has only further proven that a shorter quarterback can succeed in the NFL if he has the proper skill set.
Murray can run, he can make all the throws and his decision-making is outstanding. He shares a ton of similarities with Wilson, and that should have general managers giving him a hell of a look.
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Something tells me that Murray will do extremely well in the NFL if he gets the opportunity. He tore it up in college, and I have no reason to believe he can’t do the same at the next level.