Many times throughout the year, I expressed my concern about the accuracy issues that plagued our franchise QB, “5”. I tend to be of the belief that accuracy is not a trait that is learned by NFL QB’s but something a QB either has or doesn’t have.
12 teams make the NFL playoffs. This is the list of the QB completion percentage for all 12 playoffs QB’s.
Drew Brees – 1st
Peyton Manning – 2nd
Brett Favre – 3rd
Kurt Warner – 6th
Tom Brady - 7th
Phillip Rivers – 8th
Aaron Rodgers - 9th
Tony Romo -11th
Joe Flacco – 11th
Carson Palmer – 17th
Donovan McNabb – 20th
Mark Sanchez – 29th
***These league rankings were edited on 2/9 because of errors in the first edition
Mark Sanchez, Joe Flacco and Carson Palmer had the 1st, 3rd and 6th ranked defensives from a points per game perspective. Donovan McNabb was the only QB not in the top 10 in QB accuracy, whose team wasn’t a top 6 ranked defense who made the playoffs.
For all that information, the number one QB in the league for completion percentage just won the Super Bowl and not surprisingly had an 82.05% completion percentage in their W.
The stats (although our head coach says stats “are for losers”) speak for themselves.