The quarterback position, more often than not, determines the outcome of games and whether teams are successful in the NFL regular season and playoffs.
Something that can affect a quarterback’s ability to be a force to be reckoned with down the field, have confidence and not give up a play or go with a checkdown instead of just throwing out a play pan.
During the 2022 NFL season, the percentage of checkdowns by quarterbacks was monitored through PFF, with some results reported as Baker Mayfield leading the league with nearly 12% of his passes being checkdowns, while the Baltimore Ravens K Lamar Jackson didn’t go that route once. Which is impressive, to say the least.
Lowest % of checkdown for the third time in 2022:
Lamar Jackson – 0%
QBs who rely most/least on checkdown passes ⬇️https://t.co/UTwFgl8PCH
– PFF (@PFF) June 11, 2023
Interestingly, rising stars Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (11.7%) and Joe Burrows of the Cincinnati Bengals (11.5%) followed Mayfield at No. 2 and No. 3 in this category.
Clearly, Herbert and Burrow are two of the best quarterbacks in the game today, with bright futures among the elite at their positions for many years to come.
Mayfield, however, struggled to keep a job in the NFL after being traded and released to the Carolina Panthers, leading to a short stint with the Los Angeles Rams last season before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. Was.
With the exception of the former at No. 7, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills (9.5%), Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott (8.6%), and superstar Aaron Rodgers (8.3%), the rest of the list is filled with subpar quarterbacks. Green Bay Packers.
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