No, Andrew Luck Is Not On Pace For The Best Season In NFL History

There's been a lot written lately about Andrew Luck being on pace to break the single-season passing-yards record. While Luck is having a solid year, to what degree can we attribute these gaudy statistics to his dominance? And how much do his numbers merely reflect the era in which he's playing? » 11/05/14 11:50am 11/05/14 11:50am

It Took 36 Browns QBs 28 Seasons To Match Peyton Manning's 500 TDs

Peyton Manning reached 500 touchdown passes yesterday. Five hundred is an arbitrary number. (A nice, round number that enshrines him in the elite company of one, but arbitrary nonetheless.) How can you truly grasp the weight of an arbitrary number? Set it as the constant, and see how extreme the other variables can… » 10/06/14 3:17pm 10/06/14 3:17pm

Washington Has A Fake Quarterback Controversy On Its Hands

I'm mindful of playing into the silly-season stupidity here and making a big deal of this, because it's surely empty bluster: Robert Griffin III is not about to lose his starting job to Kirk Cousins. But the growing criticism of Griffin's quarterback play is most certainly a real thing, and some of it's even coming… » 8/26/14 11:05am 8/26/14 11:05am

You Know If A Quarterback Can Be Great After Just Two Years

If a quarterback has a chance to be a star, chances are it will become apparent within two seasons. Chase Stuart of Football Perspective looked at how long it took star quarterbacks to become great, examining the top 42 quarterbacks since the merger and compared how each quarterback performed (measured by adjusted net… » 8/12/14 10:39am 8/12/14 10:39am

The Browns Spent Over $100,000 On A Study To Find The Best QB

The Browns have long eyed the 2014 draft as the time to finally get a franchise quarterback. According to reports from both CBS Sports and ESPN, they spent over $100,000 to commission a thorough analytical study to determine the best QB available. The study's reported conclusion? Teddy Bridgewater is the way to go. » 5/08/14 1:54pm 5/08/14 1:54pm

Which NFL Teams Have Started The Most Quarterbacks, 1999-2013?

As has been noted, when Jason Campbell led the Browns onto the field in week 8 he became the team's 20th starter since the 1999 season, their first back in the NFL after the Art Modell saga. Intrigued, we decided to compile data on the rest of the NFL's starting quarterbacks over that time period, which you can see in… » 11/20/13 2:30pm 11/20/13 2:30pm

Joe Flacco, The Big-Armed Oaf Who Saved Baltimore

Joe Flacco has played five full seasons in the NFL, and in each one, he has thrown for less than 4,000 yards and completed less than 64 percent of his throws. He has never been sacked fewer than 30 times, and he has never thrown more than 25 touchdowns. Flacco turns 28 tomorrow. He'll be a free agent once the season… » 1/15/13 3:15pm 1/15/13 3:15pm

Alex Smith Has A Good Shot At Setting An NFL Passing Record This Season

It's been more than a month since Colin Kaepernick became the man in San Francisco. The Niners were 6-2, and Alex Smith's numbers were sparkling—not just for his supposed game-manager image, but up there with anyone in the league. And then Smith took a couple of hard hits in the first half of a game against the Rams.… » 12/19/12 3:25pm 12/19/12 3:25pm

Mark Sanchez Will Stay The Jets' Starter, Reportedly Against The Wishes…

Despite Greg McElroy's season-saving drive against the Cardinals—the most celebrated 5-for-7 in team history, perhaps—Mark Sanchez is still the Jets' quarterback. Sanchez will start Sunday in Jacksonville, McElroy will return to holding a clipboard, and the Jets drama train rolls on. » 12/05/12 9:40am 12/05/12 9:40am