Throwing to WR
• These charts are based on players aligned out wide, regardless of their designated position (TEs and RBs included).
• Ryan Tannehill had the highest percentage of passes going to players split wide at 81.9%.
• Sam Bradford tied with Andrew Luck with a league-high 37.3% of passes going to the slot.
• Jake Locker threw to outside wide receivers a league-high 56.0% of the time while Drew Brees ranked last at 31.4%.
Throwing to TE
• Brees threw a league-high 28.1% of his passes to tight ends while Josh McCown and Terrelle Pryor tied for last at 14.5%
• Case Keenum threw 20.2% of his passes to inline tight ends while teammate Matt Schaub ranked third at 16.1%.
• Matt Ryan threw a league-low 3.1% of his passes to inline tight ends but he ranked fifth with 14.2% going to tight ends in the slot
Throwing to RB
• Brees also threw to running backs more than any other quarterback (32.2%) including 24.0% of his passes to RBs lined up in the backfield and 6.9% of his passes to RBs in the slot.
• Ryan Tannehill threw a league-low 11.7% of his passes to running backs.
• A league-high 13.9% of Matthew Stafford’s passes were slants while Nick Foles ranked last at 3.1%.
• Jay Cutler threw hitches a league-high 25.7% of the time while Tom Brady and Peyton Manning ranked last at 8.4% and 7.3%, respectively.
• Jake Locker had the highest percentage of both out routes (16.6%) and comebacks (8.0%).
• Carson Palmer and Robert Griffin III threw the highest percentage of post routes at 11.5% and 11.4%, respectively.
• Mike Glennon threw a league-high 18.6% of his passes to running backs in non-screen situations.
• Nick Foles threw screen passes on a league-high 17.5% of his drop-backs. Glennon ranked last at 3.7%.
• Chad Henne threw the highest percentage of wide receiver screens at 11.3% with Ben Roethlisberger just behind him at 11.1%.
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