Re: Number Of College Games Started predict QB NFL Effectiveness
They probably didn't even have college way back when Fran Tarkenton played. But he did pretty good!
Actually, though these stats seem to show a stronger relationship to success than others, there are way too many other factors to consider.
Big Ben had The Bus, a running game, a coach that restrained him,a calmness to play within the system,and a pretty good O-Line.
He struggled without The Bus. And he won't likely do very well this coming season again.
Nice to make predictions based on stats. I mean that's what gamblers do.
I suspect there is a stronger predictive value between qb performance and O-Line play.
I'm just too busy/lazy right now to look it up.
Like, what is the completion percentage of qb's on teams that give up the fewest sacks. etc. etc.
“What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"