Kyler Murray Enters The NFL Draft With Highest QBR In College Football History

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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.

As ESPN pointed out following Murray’s declaration for the NFL draft, his rating of a 95.8 is the highest on record. (RELATED: Kyler Murray Enters The NFL Draft)

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.

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.