Flux wrote:Nice analysis, but KG does bring up a point about attempts over yards
Im also curious, what criteria did you use to pick these QBs? Just curious why the mix of the old and the new.
I intentionally chose yards.....really I don't consider Brooks, Brunell, Garcia or any of those guys rushing
When Vick/C-Pepp/McNabb drop back, they are always looking to take off and run, and are more willing to take a hit or try to lengthen a run by any means possible.....Brooks/Brunell/Garcia look to run when either lanes open up or things really break down in the pocket, and when they do run they are more likely to slide or run out of bounds to avoid the hits (generating less yards/attempt).
RushYards/Game seemed to illustrate this more.....but even based on Attempts/Game the ones I qualified as Rushing QBs have attempts in the 4.7-6.5 Range.....the other guys are in the low 4 range.
Anyhow, I wasn't measuring attempts.....I was pointing out that if you are drafting a QB who you expect to get lots of rushing yards, watch out for the injuries.
I tried to pick most of the current "big" name QBs.....then realizing that only gave me like 15 QBs, I expanded and took some of the "really big" name QBs from the last 10 years or so.
The rushing QB is a relatively new phenomenom. Currently we have 3 in the NFL (four counting McNair, who I think is borderline). Before them the only ones who really stick out are Cunningham (later in his career, in Minnesota, he became more of a pocket passer) and Young (I consider him borderline, like McNair).