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Tidbits - Quarterback position

Over the past ten years, the NFL has become a passing first league and is it ever obvious to see when you check out the gawdy passing numbers that have arrived in the NFL. Growing up in Canada, I remember the arguments of fans of the CFL that always said the 'Canadian game is more exciting with all the passing'. Well that argument is out the window as the NFL puts up better passing numbers now than the CFL featuring quarterbacks several levels more talented than their counterparts in the CFL. This is the era of the pass and while I expect some team at some point (Tennessee, paging Tennessee) to take advantage of smaller, faster defenses by going to a ground and pound approach, it certainly today is a very exciting game being played on Sundays. OK, lets look at some numbers.


1. Throw until the arm falls off, then throw some more.:
The passing attempts being put up in this era are insane. In fact nine of the ten highest single season passing attempts have been put up since the 2010 season. The only other top-ten passing attempt season occured way back in 1994 when a young, talented Drew Bledsoe put up 691 passing attempts which at the time was a record and still ranks 2nd overall. That mark was eclipsed by the insane 727 passing attempts that Matthew Stafford launched in 2012.

2. Passing yards and defensive coordinators blood pressure both sky high:
This is the era of the pass? Nothing defines this perhaps as much as this next tidbit. 13 of the 14 highest passing yards in a season have occured since the 2008 season and 12 of them since the 2011 campaign. The only single season performance to land in the top-14 from a different era was Dan Marino's 5084 passing yard effort from 1984.

3. The Bright Star of Brees:
This era has been all about Peyton Manning, all about Aaron Rodgers and all about Tom Brady. But perhaps this era has been best defined by Drew Brees and his incredible run of record breaking seasons. In fact, Brees has 6 of the top-14 passing yardage seasons of all time, his first coming in 2008. Brees actually has four of the top seven passing yardage seasons of all time.

Lordy, Lordy, who threw 40:
The 40 touchdown club is a very exclusive club in the NFL. In fact, it has only happened 11 times in NFL history by 8 different quarterbacks. Nobody has managed the feat three times and only Dan Marino, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have managed it twice. Interestingly, both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers threw for 39 touchdowns in a season to miss being two-time 40 touchdown quarterbacks. The only other names on this list include Matthew Stafford, Andrew Luck and Kurt Warner.

5. The Battle for third place:
Tom Brady and Drew Brees are in a neck and neck battle for third place when it comes to all-time touchdown passes. Both are deadlocked at 428 career touchdowns. Brett Favre has 2nd place to himself with 508 touchdowns.

6. The Evolution of the Pass:
Here is an interesting tidbit I discovered the other day while looking up Peyton Manning stats. When it comes to yards per passing attempt, it is the distant past that reigns supreme and not today. So much so that the top-five yards per attempt occured way back in the 1940s and 1950s. Only Kurt Warner's 2000 performance (9.9 YPA) and Aaron Rodgers 2011 performance (9.2 YPA) even show up inside the top-twenty. The deep ball was more enticing in the old days.

7. The Best Bang for your Buck award:
Another strange stat that favors the old days is touchdowns tossed to passing attempts. The all-time record here is Sid Luckman back in 1943 who threw a touchdown pass 13.9% of his throws. The only modern quarterback (this Millennium) to show up inside the top-20 are Peyton Manning in 2004 (9.9%) and Aaron Rodgers in 2011 (9.0%).

8. The interception train has left the building:
Quarterbacks are more careful with the ball today than in years past. So much so that of the top-26 interception seasons of all time only Brett Favre's 29 interceptions in 2005 and Eli Manning's 27 picks in 2013 even show up on this list from this Millennium. George Blanda threw an unfathomable 42 picks during the 1962 campaign and who can forget Vinny Testaverde's 35 interception performance back in 1988.

9. Kirk Cousins on an all-time list?:
Kirk Cousins had an amazing season in 2015. How amazing? He did so well that he is now 8th all-time in the single-season completion percentage category. He completed 69.8% of his passes, one of only 13 times over history that a quarterback has completed over 69% of his throws. The top-two seasons all time were both accomplished by Drew Brees who completed 71.2% and 70.6% of his throws.

10. Don't get the ball dirty!:
Ryan Tannahill tied a record last year when he completed 94.7% of his throws in an October game against the Houston Texans. He tied the mark Alex Smith set during the 2012 campaign. Craig Morton and Fran Tarkenton are tied for the 3rd best all time at 94.4%



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