The 10 Best Fourth-Quarter Quarterbacks From the 2015 Season

Which quarterback did the most in the fourth quarter this past season?

If you're an avid football fan and you've watched Friday Night Lights, you may feel the same way I do about this.

Don't get me wrong, I love me some Friday Night Lights. I'm a member of Team Saracen. But why -- why -- did 90 percent of the games played on that show have to come down to some unlikely ending? Why was every game so close? I mean, the producers had to have known that, statistically, there's no way Coach Taylor would've had all of those fourth quarter comebacks.


I know, I know -- it's good television. No one cares about a game that ends 27-7. People care about an introverted backup quarterback who turns it up a notch almost every fourth quarter.

People love drama.

People love the fourth quarter.

And it's because the fourth quarter is where the game concludes -- it's where the game is won. So we magnify it. We make it a big deal.

Whether that's fair or not depends on who you ask, but there's no debating that it matters.

Especially for quarterbacks.

So with that being said, let's take a look at the best fourth-quarter passers from the 2015 season. To help, we'll be ranking -- from 10 to 1 -- by our Net Expected Points (NEP) metric, looking at quarterbacks (31 of them) who threw 80 or more fourth-quarter passes (5 per game). If you need a little background on what NEP is all about, check out our glossary.

Let's get at it.