Quarterbacks in Focus
A month-long breakdown of quarterback play from every angle.
2 years ago
Though we certainly miss football during the offseason, it’s always a good time to take a step back and analyze our plethora of data.
We’re often so busy grading and collecting data during the season that we’re unable to put a lot of the information to good use. With that said, we’ve decided to declare June as “QB Month” as we break down NFL quarterbacks every which way.
We’re going to examine quarterbacks from a number of situations before looking at each of them individually. The grades and numbers should reveal each quarterback’s strengths and weaknesses from the 2013 season.
PFF’s Steve Palazzolo has dug deep and will present daily looks beneath the surface of QB stats. Each piece will be linked here as they post:
||Robert Griffin III & Kirk Cousins, Eli Manning
|Down and Distance
||Tony Romo, Nick Foles & Michael Vick
|Shotgun, Pistol, Under Center
||Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn & Scott Tolzien, Matthew Stafford
|Pocket, Rollout, Scramble
||Jay Cutler & Josh McCown, Christian Ponder & Matt Cassel
||Matt Ryan, Mike Glennon
||Cam Newton, Drew Brees
||Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson
||Carson Palmer, Sam Bradford & Kellen Clemens
|Dropback Depth (3,5,7 step drop)
||Tom Brady, Geno Smith
|Time to Throw
||Ryan Tannehill, E.J. Manuel & Thaddeus Lewis
||Ben Roethlisberger, Andy Dalton
||Joe Flacco, Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell & Brian Hoyer
||Chad Henne, Case Keenum & Matt Schaub
||Andrew Luck, Jake Locker & Ryan Fitzpatrick
|vs. Base, Nickel, Dime
||Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning
||Alex Smith, Terrelle Pryor & Matt McGloin
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Steve Palazzolo | Senior Analyst
Steve is a senior analyst at Pro Football Focus. His work has been featured on ESPN Insider, NBC Sports, and 120 Sports.