MadScott wrote:But what comes first Maddog, the chicken or the egg. McNabb has a career completion % currently of 58.3%, bolstered largely by last years personal best 64%, nearly 6% points higher than any previous season. I don't think McNabb had the tag as the QB that would be most likely to make TO better. Perhaps Vick's stats would rise at the same rate or greater with TO.
A lot of people called this out last yr when this topic came up. Some people were saying McNabb was a poor passer and they used his completion % as justification. As we have talked about recently, completion % is a very very poor measure of a QBs passing ability or accuracy. Thos who disagreed that McNabb is a poor passer pointed to the WRs he has had to throw to.
Do WRs make QBs better? well - no. McNabb isnt more accurate of a passer with TO nor does he throw the ball farther or run faster. Do Wrs have a large impact on a QBs stats - like completion %? Absolutely. Should we ever use completion % to judge a QBs skill level? Very very rarely as it leads to faulty conclusions.