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Postby zhangzk » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:02 am
Deshaun Watson "will be league MVP in couple years."Carson Wentz is "a future..."Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey isn’t shy about telling us how he feels about opposing quarterbacks.Deshaun Watson “will be league MVP in couple years.”Carson Wentz is “a future MVP.”Drew Brees is “really good.”Kirk Cousins is “a winner.”Josh Allen is “trash.”And Joe Flacco “sucks.”So at the Pro Bowl Black A.J. Bouye Jerseys , it’s no surprise that the Baltimore Ravens media team wanted to know what he thought about rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. In three words — “He’s the truth.”“He’s the truth. I think last year around Draft time, I thought he should’ve been the number one pick — and that’s nothin’ to nobody else, I just thought he was that good. He came in this year and did a good job leading the Ravens to the playoffs. Yeah, that’s my guy.”Jackson came off the bench to replace an underperforming Flacco in the final seven games of the regular season, earning a 6-1 record and helping the Ravens win the AFC North. He needs to get better passing the ball, but he finished the 2018 season with 695 rushing yards on 147 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and five touchdowns. It’s no secret that quarterback play was abysmal for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, and the team is almost certain to make a change at the position this offseason. Both Blake Bortles and Cody..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Jaguars Free Agency 2016Jaguars Film RoomNFL DraftJaguars Injury NewsLatest NewsBlake Bortles versus Cody Kessler 2018 statistical quarterback review New,15commentsESTShareTweetShareShareBlake Bortles versus Cody Kessler 2018 statistical quarterback review Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsIt’s no secret that quarterback play was abysmal for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018, and the team is almost certain to make a change at the position this offseason. Both Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler spent time as the starter, and both had poor campaigns for the Jags, as well as a lack of weapons and a depleted offensive line. Remember, this was a unit that only mustered two offensive touchdowns in the last five games of the season. But what does it look like when we compare the two quarterbacks’ statistics side by side? Let’s take a look. Raw/High-level stats:Bortles: 13 games (12 starts), 3-9 record, 243-403 (60.3 completion percentage), 2,718 yards, 13 touchdowns, 11 interceptions (2.7 interception percentage) A.J. Bouye Jerseys 2019 , 6.7 yards per attempt, 209.1 yards per game, 79.8 ratingKessler: 5 games (4 starts), 2-2 record, 85-131 (64.9 completion percentage), 709 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions (1.5 interception percentage), 5.4 yards per attempt, 141.8 yards per game, 77.4 ratingThoughts: Just taking a quick look at the high-level stats, it’s obvious that Bortles would have higher quantatative numbers because he played in more games. However, Bortles actually has much higher averages in yards per game and yards per attempt as well. He also has a slightly higher quarterback rating. Kessler had the much higher completion percentage (but also took way less deep chances — which we’ll get to momentarily), better winning percentage and lower interception percentage. But what does it look like when we take a look at some more advanced metrics using Sharp Football Stats and Football Outsiders? Time to explore. Directional Passing: When passing the ball 0-14 yards to the left side of the field:Bortles: 60-96 (62.5 percent), 557 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int, 81 passer rating Kessler: 25-31 (80.6 percent) Black Calais Campbell Jerseys , 205 yards, 0 TDs, 0 Ints, 94 passer rating When passing the ball 0-14 yards to the middle of the field:Bortles: 70-112 (62.5 percent), 705 yards, 3 TDs, 3 Ints, 78 passer rating Kessler:12-19 (63.2 percent), 130 yards, 0 TDs, 1 Int, 61 passer rating When passing the ball 0-14 yards to the right side of the field:Bortles: 90-132 (68.2 percent), 778 yards, 4 TDs, 1 Int, 90 passer rating Kessler: 43-57 (75.4 percent), 272 yards, 2 TDs Calais Campbell Jerseys 2019 , 0 Int, 91 passer rating When passing the ball 15 or more yards to the left side of the field:Bortles: 11-24 (45.8 percent), 282 yards, 1 TD 3 Ints, 64 passer rating Kessler: 2-10 (20 percent), 58 yards, 0 TDs, 0 Ints, 51 passer rating When passing the ball 15 or more yards to the middle of the field:Bortles: 3-10 (30 percent), 67 yards, 0 TDs, 2 Ints, 15 passer rating Kessler: 1-1 (100 percent), 21yards, 0 TDs, 0 Ints, 119 passer rating When passing the ball 15 or more yards to the right of the field:Bortles: 9-27 (33.3 percent), 322 yards Black Keelan Cole Jerseys , 3 TDs, 1 Int, 101 passer rating Kessler: 1-4 (25 percent), 17 yards, 0 TDs, 1 Int, 5 passer rating Red Zone Passing: Bortles: 17-39 (43.6 percent), 106 yards, 7 TDs, 2 Ints Kessler: 6-13 (46.1 percent), 41 yards, 2 TDs, 0 Ints, Successful Play Rate (Sharp football stats defines a play as successful “when a play gains at least 40 percent of yards-to-go on first down, 60 percent of yards-to-go on second down and 100% of yards-to-go on third or fourth down.”) Bortles: 44 percent successKessler: 41 percent successFootball Outsiders Metrics: DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement) Bortles: -220 (32nd in NFL)Kessler: -457 (worse number than Bortles, but doesn’t have enough attempts to qualify for a ranking) DVOA (Defense Adjusted value over average) Bortles: -18.9 percent (31st in NFL)Kessler: -59.6 percent (worse number than Bortles, but doesn’t have enough attempts to qualify for a ranking) *Note: DYAR means a quarterback with more total value, while DYAR means more value per play Total QBR: Bortles: 45.7 (32nd in NFL)Kessler: 27.4 (worse number than Bortles Keelan Cole Jerseys 2019 , but doesn’t have enough attempts to qualify for a ranking) What does it all mean? Well, quite frankly, that both quarterbacks were confirmed bad in 2018. Football Outsiders has Bortles ranked close to dead last in all categories, yet highly favors his metrics over Kessler who didn’t qualify for ranking in the categories. Sharp Football Stats confirms what we already knew — Kessler works almost exclusively in the short passing game, and only attempted 15 total passes of more than 15 yards. He was highly effective in the short passing game to the right side of the field. Bortles, meanwhile, did most of his damage in the short right side of the field, but also found some success in the short left and deep right areas. Bortles really struggled when passing to the deep left or deep middle. Basically, Bortles and Kessler proved they are not NFL starting-caliber signal callers, and along with failing the eye test, these advanced metrics make it clear. The Jaguars have to make a move at the position — or a couple of moves — via free agency, draft and/or trade if the team plans on competing in 2019.
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