Pats Draft Rd.1/15: QB Michael McCorkle "Mac" Jones

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I saw a video that gave me a lot of optimism. A lot of the guys that were wide open were made wide open by Jones’ shoulder movements and ball fakes. Great weapons sure but he was making a lot of that happen himself
 

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That's a nice throw... it doesn't really show much as to what level of NFL arm strength he has though, that's a ball floated out there for Smith to run onto, if he couldn't throw the ball that far in the air he wouldn't get drafted at all. Real nice touch, which is 100% a thing that Jones has, one of his better qualities. He has good accuracy and pretty nice touch on the ball over the top. It's why even people down on him think he was at least a 2nd/3rd round grade, he has a lot of positives.

The throws people are more concerned about are the ones that need zip on them, whether that the 15 yard out, or the 35-40 yard ball down the field that needs to get in before the safety gets across, or the 25-30 yard ball high and outside on a flat tragectory that only the WR can get.

When analysts talk about him having a marginal arm, they mean by NFL QB standards, where it's not just "how far can you throw it" (which in the NFL... a bad arm can still throw it 45-50 yards and good ones throw it 70-80+), it's how fast can you get it there.

I think people are mistaking worries about how consistently he can throw NFL deep balls with physical incapability. I mean... I worry about Cam's ability to throw deep with his shoulder... he still showed last year that if a guy is open deep he can lay it out downfield for the guy to run onto, it's the zip (and control) he was missing.

Now maybe there are some people REALLY down on Jones, but I think I'm one of the less enthusiastic.. I still think his most likely outcome is marginal starter/good backup... it's just a question of whether he'll be able to make it to... "guy you want to give a 2nd contract at good money to be your starter" levels, which is what you're hoping for out of a 1st round pick if you want to be a consistent SB contender.
I saw a bunch of highlights of Jones throwing frigging lasers to the middle-distances, some in the midst of heavy traffic. And he throws it 50+ yards with ease. So I dunno..this isn't my field of expertise. I just see a guy putting the ball where it needs to be, either on a rope or with touch, pass after pass after pass.
 

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I saw a bunch of highlights of Jones throwing frigging lasers to the middle-distances, some in the midst of heavy traffic. And he throws it 50+ yards with ease. So I dunno..this isn't my field of expertise. I just see a guy putting the ball where it needs to be, either on a rope or with touch, pass after pass after pass.
Who knows, even the people whose area of expertise is QBs get stuff wrong all the time. Generally I don't see his arm as that strong on tape, and his numbers on tight window throws aren't that great which seems to back up a marginal arm. I tend to defer to guys like SMU on here, and Klassen for experts, who see him as solid but marginal on arm talent.
 

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Maybe it's interesting that BB cares what other people think?
That this got into the final video is no accident. The local reporters have been hurling bombs at Bill for not listening to his scouts/personnel guys in recent years (see: NKeal Harry), and you can be sure Bill is aware of it. Remember that Kraft a few weeks alluded to some ‘changes’ they’ve made (not Kraft-directed though) in how they run the operation.
 

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Last year's team, if Ryan Fitzpatrick was the QB probably wins 10 games. We added a ton. Jones IMO provides a floor for QB play well above last year's play. He looks to me to be likely at minimum to be not incompetent on the field, which Hoyer was in his start, and Newton largely was the second half of the season.

If their desire was to find a QB to invest energy into for the future, I'm happier to have a guy who I think could step into a game this year and not be a negative. I think Lance will need a little time, and I'm just not sure how Fields will immediately develop, though I think with a little time will be outstanding and I'd have been thrilled to get. But I think Jones gives them a chance to win games should Newton not allow them to.
 

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Last year's team, if Ryan Fitzpatrick was the QB probably wins 10 games. We added a ton. Jones IMO provides a floor for QB play well above last year's play. He looks to me to be likely at minimum to be not incompetent on the field, which Hoyer was in his start, and Newton largely was the second half of the season.

If their desire was to find a QB to invest energy into for the future, I'm happier to have a guy who I think could step into a game this year and not be a negative. I think Lance will need a little time, and I'm just not sure how Fields will immediately develop, though I think with a little time will be outstanding and I'd have been thrilled to get. But I think Jones gives them a chance to win games should Newton not allow them to.
Rookie QBs, particularly ones who can't run are usually very bad. I don't think Jones raises the floor for QB play this year, that floor is probably still the bad version of Cam. I do think he provides a lot more future certainty than Stidham though. I don't see a scenario where 2022 comes around and Jones isn't at least a guy you feel comfortable having back up.
 

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Rookie QBs, particularly ones who can't run are usually very bad. I don't think Jones raises the floor for QB play this year, that floor is probably still the bad version of Cam.
You may be right, but having a reasonable floor as "Bad Cam" is painful to think about.

I think that by midseason, "Good Mac" (let's say he's exceeding midpoint expectations in practices and limited game action) has a pretty decent shot to be better than the bad version of Cam we saw mid to late last season.
 

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What evidence is there that Jones can't throw deep?

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kepnNobCOjI


Jones looks off a safety, hits his #3 receiver (so not Waddle or Smith) down the right sideline, a throw that travels 45 yards and hits him *perfectly* in stride right on the sideline (so no room for error due to the boundary).
There are plenty of clips of him under throwing deep balls to Waddle and Smith where they’re slowing down to catch the ball and then accelerate to evade defenders after the catch.

It goes down in the books as a deep completion, but only because the receivers made the play while the ball was in the air.

You also saw it in his pro-day. He tried to showcase his arm a few different times and was inaccurate because he doesn’t have a natural, easy power arm. So when he loads up, sometimes the ball is inaccurate because it requires more effort than other QBs.

Mac has an ok arm, and for the Pats offense it’s probably perfectly fine. However the difference between his arm and someone like Fields is why he’s viewed more as a higher floor, lower ceiling guy.
 

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Is Mac Jones the only player in college history to have a higher GPA than 40 time? I mean I haven’t actually seen his 40 time, just assuming based on visual evidence from this thread.
 

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Have people watched his tape? His arm is fine. It’s not a rocket but it’s plenty strong. Has tape making all the throws. The discussion around him not having a good arm is because it’s the worst arm of the top 5 guys, but that’s because the other 4 all have cannons. Special arm talent from the other 4, but Mac’s arm isn’t Chad Pennington. Plenty of tape of him ripping it.
 

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There are plenty of clips of him under throwing deep balls to Waddle and Smith where they’re slowing down to catch the ball and then accelerate to evade defenders after the catch.

It goes down in the books as a deep completion, but only because the receivers made the play while the ball was in the air.

Mac has an ok arm, and for the Pats offense it’s probably perfectly fine. However the difference between his arm and someone like Fields is why he’s viewed more as a higher floor, lower ceiling guy.
I think it’s a legit question as to whether QBs train themselves to make less risky throws when a WR is wide open. You don’t wanna risk overthrowing a wide open WR if you can get it in the area and guarantee a catch. But you risk losing yards being safe, too. I dunno.


Have people watched his tape? His arm is fine. It’s not a rocket but it’s plenty strong. Has tape making all the throws. The discussion around him not having a good arm is because it’s the worst arm of the top 5 guys, but that’s because the other 4 all have cannons. Special arm talent from the other 4, but Mac’s arm isn’t Chad Pennington. Plenty of tape of him ripping it.
People keep saying Pennington, and I see it, but the guy I see is Rivers. Minus the douche face. And 9 kids.
 

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I think it’s a legit question as to whether QBs train themselves to make less risky throws when a WR is wide open. You don’t wanna risk overthrowing a wide open WR if you can get it in the area and guarantee a catch. But you risk losing yards being safe, too. I dunno.
I can't say anything about "elite" QB play, but at a high school level this is definitely true.

If there is a blown coverage and someone is obviously open by 10+ yards, I would definitely play it safe and make sure its a 100% completion rather than try to throw the perfect pass to hit someone in stride.
 

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There are plenty of clips of him under throwing deep balls to Waddle and Smith where they’re slowing down to catch the ball and then accelerate to evade defenders after the catch.

It goes down in the books as a deep completion, but only because the receivers made the play while the ball was in the air.

You also saw it in his pro-day. He tried to showcase his arm a few different times and was inaccurate because he doesn’t have a natural, easy power arm. So when he loads up, sometimes the ball is inaccurate because it requires more effort than other QBs.

Mac has an ok arm, and for the Pats offense it’s probably perfectly fine. However the difference between his arm and someone like Fields is why he’s viewed more as a higher floor, lower ceiling guy.
You can find clips of every even great NFL quarterback with any number of under throws. That’s not the issue to me. The issue is whether Jones has the arm to get it there when it needs to be there. And I have seen enough clips of him throwing absolute lasers into coverage and hitting deep balls in stride to tell me that he has the ability to get it there. I just don’t know that lack of arm strength is going to be an issue. Plus, of course, I believe his arm strength will improve.
 

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In regards to the Pennington comps. I don't think it's fair to compare anyone to Pennington. From my recollection, Pennington was a pretty good QB and it wasn't until major rotator cuff injury and surgery that his arm strength became an issue. I remember him looking really bad at the end. I don't recall any issues with his arm strength early in his career.
 

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The 4.0 gpa, undergrad degree in 2.5 years, grad degree, sticktoitness to stay with a program after losing the starting job season after season, then beating out a top recruit to lead your star studded team to a national title while putting up ridiculously efficient passing numbers all are good signs of the elusive intangibles that better than average NFL quarterbacks need.

Especially in the Patriots system, processing information quickly and making the right play is essential. I preferred Fields as a prospect, but I don’t know if the Pats could develop a QB with RPO tools. They certainly didn’t play to Cam’s strengths last season, although the shortened prep time could have had something to do with it.
 

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You can find clips of every even great NFL quarterback with any number of under throws. That’s not the issue to me. The issue is whether Jones has the arm to get it there when it needs to be there. And I have seen enough clips of him throwing absolute lasers into coverage and hitting deep balls in stride to tell me that he has the ability to get it there. I just don’t know that lack of arm strength is going to be an issue. Plus, of course, I believe his arm strength will improve.
I don’t disagree that his arm is fine. Tools usually equate to margin of error. So if his arm is good but not great, he has to get the ball out on time to hit a window. He doesn’t have the luxury of being late on reads.

By all accounts he does that and does that well. I also think that he can make mechanical changes to become a better, more consistent deep ball thrower. That’s what Brady did.
 

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You may be right, but having a reasonable floor as "Bad Cam" is painful to think about.

I think that by midseason, "Good Mac" (let's say he's exceeding midpoint expectations in practices and limited game action) has a pretty decent shot to be better than the bad version of Cam we saw mid to late last season.
Possible. Generally though Bad Cam was ugly, but he had some floor because he didn't turn it over that much and he could run. The issue with rookie QBs a lot of the time is that they just turn it over and take negative plays way too much.

Say the last 4 games of last year, Cam's worst stretch... he took an awful 12 sacks... but he didn't have a single turnover. Then take someone like Tua, a pretty good high pedigree rookie.. he took 10 sacks and turned it over 5 times in his last 4 games, or looking at the mid-round picks in 2019...
Jones... 38 sacks 32 TOs in 12 starts
Haskins- 23 sacks 13 TOs in 7 starts
Josh Allen rookie year.. 28 sacks 20 TOs in 11 starts.
 

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After reading through this thread, there's really only one question left to be answered about Jones:

When do the Patriots begin thinking about drafting his replacement?
 

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And you're the one pretending that means I called him a bust. I didn't. At all. Your continued disingenuous faux outrage is tiresome.
Focusing on the word "bust" to miss the point that your post was really a bad one is kind of disingenuous.

Also, I'm guessing there is nothing faux about TW's view that your disappointment that Jones was not alpha male enough is risable. it is. It was a bad post. Frankly, it stunk.
 

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After reading through this thread, there's really only one question left to be answered about Jones:

When do the Patriots begin thinking about drafting his replacement?
The second round tonight. They should cut their losses with Jones now.

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Have people watched his tape?
No, you are the only person to watch his tapes. Guys like SMU and those that get paid to do this haven't bother to watch tape of Jones.

People can watch tape and still disagree on things.
 

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I wouldn’t read much into his RAC numbers. Way too much noise with the scheme and the receivers he had.
I have been through 6 games with him. 2 from 2019 and 4 from 2020. He doesn’t have Burrow’s kind of elite placement and accuracy: 44 tight window throws vs 120+ for Joe via PFF. You’re going to see a lot of underthrows on deeper balls where his receivers rescued him. You will also see balls sails on him. He doesn’t have Burrow’s kind of pocket mobility too.

If anyone wants to go through Mac Jones at 6:00pm eastern I am game to zoom. I’ve come around on Jones even if I’m not at @EL Jeffe levels. I think our biggest disagreement is I am not going to budge much on my eval of his arm strength and ball placement right now. I absolutely believe he can improve there though.
I agree that the Burrow comparisons are hard to make and doesn’t have Burrow’s mobility, but he also didn’t really need it. Burrow was pressured at least twice as often as Mac (I think it was something like 16% pressure rate vs closer to 30% for Burrow).

As to the tight window throws - how much of that is Burrow is just elite vs Mac didn’t need to throw in as many tight windows? I’m not making an argument I’m just curious how you analyze it. Burrow is also older and had quite a few more starts before his breakout. While Mac might not have the improv skills of Burrow, maybe there’s more development there in terms of ball placement.

From a pure arm strength perspective, I don’t see a difference between Burrow and Jones.
 

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I agree that the Burrow comparisons are hard to make and doesn’t have Burrow’s mobility, but he also didn’t really need it. Burrow was pressured at least twice as often as Mac (I think it was something like 16% pressure rate vs closer to 30% for Burrow).

As to the tight window throws - how much of that is Burrow is just elite vs Mac didn’t need to throw in as many tight windows? I’m not making an argument I’m just curious how you analyze it. Burrow is also older and had quite a few more starts before his breakout. While Mac might not have the improv skills of Burrow, maybe there’s more development there in terms of ball placement.

From a pure arm strength perspective, I don’t see a difference between Burrow and Jones.
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Part of it is Jones didn't do that well throwing into tight windows when he needed to. It's my biggest concern (and I do think his armstrength isn't as good as Burrow).
 

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It's okay that Jones isn't as good as Burrow. The Pats don't need him to be.
I mean.... yes, but at the same time if NFL Jones is significantly worse than NFL Burrow he's probably not a starter.

Burrow isn't a good comp anyway though, he was an elite prospect, Jones is a solid one. The question is going to be whether he can be Cousins/Jimmy G (but healthy)
 

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Mac's 4.0 at Alabama calls to mind the John Cena SNL sketch. I'm sure academics for the starting QB at the University of Alabama is very rigorous in real life, though.
Bama's also one of those schools where a 4.0 isn't necessarily straight As; you can have a few lower grades mixed in there because A+s are worth more than 4 (oddly, though, if your final GPA comes out above 4 they list it as 4.0 instead of what it actually was).
 

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Possible. Generally though Bad Cam was ugly, but he had some floor because he didn't turn it over that much and he could run. The issue with rookie QBs a lot of the time is that they just turn it over and take negative plays way too much.

Say the last 4 games of last year, Cam's worst stretch... he took an awful 12 sacks... but he didn't have a single turnover. Then take someone like Tua, a pretty good high pedigree rookie.. he took 10 sacks and turned it over 5 times in his last 4 games, or looking at the mid-round picks in 2019...
Jones... 38 sacks 32 TOs in 12 starts
Haskins- 23 sacks 13 TOs in 7 starts
Josh Allen rookie year.. 28 sacks 20 TOs in 11 starts.
I hear that. I’ll continue to hope that the graph on 80th percentile 2021 Mac crosses with 20th percentile 2021 Cam at some point this season.

Of course, hopefully 20th percentile Cam doesn’t end up existing at all.
 

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Not sure why, but he reminds me of John Lackey. If his career is the NFL equivalent to John Lackey, I'm on board.

I found it interesting in his quotes he brought up Harris and not Jennings but Harris also plays on the same side of the ball.
 

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Just for fun, here's the complete list of QBs drafted from 15-32 in the NFL since BB became HC of the NEP:

2000 - #18 - Chad Pennington - Got hurt but was definitely a pretty decent QB
2001 - none
2002 - #32 - Patrick Ramsey - Not very good
2003 - #19 - Kyle Boller - Yuck
2004 - #22 - JP Losman - Yuck
2005 - #24 - Aaron Rodgers - all-time great
2005 - #25 - Jason Campbell - Yuck
2006 - none
2007 - #22 - Brady Quinn - Yuck
2008 - #18 - Joe Flacco - Solid NFL career, won a SB
2009 - #17 - Josh Freeman - Had a couple of pretty decent seasons
2010 - #25 - Tim Tebow - Yuck
2011 - none
2012 - #22 - Brandon Weeden - Yuck
2013 - #16 - EJ Manuel - Yuck
2014 - #22 - Johnny Manziel - Yuck
2014 - #32 - Teddy Bridgewater - Serviceable and fairly decent NFL QB
2015 - none
2016 - #26 - Paxton Lynch - Yuck
2017 - none
2018 - #32 - Lamar Jackson - League MVP, total stud
2019 - #15 - Dwayne Haskins - Shown nothing so far
2020 - #26 - Jordan Love - Shown nothing so far

So a couple of absolute home runs (Rodgers, Jackson), another guy with a long and solid career and a Lombardi under his belt (Flacco), another couple of definitely useful and solid NFL QBs (Pennington, Bridgewater), and a lot of dreck.
 

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Part of it is Jones didn't do that well throwing into tight windows when he needed to. It's my biggest concern (and I do think his armstrength isn't as good as Burrow).
100% with you. My biggest issue with him was - for a guy with his physical tools you really want them to have elite accuracy AND placement. But it is clear his mechanics are impacting his throws and if he works hard enough at that he can change it. But yeah, I am with you.
 

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If you look at the Georgia game... Mac Jones is really good at adjusting to game to game scheming. The Pats love to do that. Bama attacked different defenses in different ways and Mac Jones was really good at adjusting to each nuanced game plan. That is another somewhat important?? detail I noticed about him going game to game. Jones was able to handle everything Sark threw at him.
 

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Part of it is Jones didn't do that well throwing into tight windows when he needed to. It's my biggest concern (and I do think his armstrength isn't as good as Burrow).
Something about this stat example really confuses me:

According to this, Burrow averaged 13 "tight window" attempted throws per game in 2019, whereas Mac Jones only averaged 6 per game in 2020. The question to me is why Burrow faced more than 2x the number of tight window throws per game that Jones did. I mean, it's not like Burrow was throwing to a group of less talented receivers in Jefferson, Chase and Edwards-Helaire, all of whom were first round NFL picks. Terrace Marshall Jr will probably get his name called today as well. That's a really skilled group of pass-catchers and it seems like a stretch to say that they were twice as likely to struggle to get as "wide open" as Smith, Waddle, Metchie and Harris.

Is it possible that Jones is better than Burrow at finding open receivers?
 

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In regards to the Pennington comps. I don't think it's fair to compare anyone to Pennington. From my recollection, Pennington was a pretty good QB and it wasn't until major rotator cuff injury and surgery that his arm strength became an issue. I remember him looking really bad at the end. I don't recall any issues with his arm strength early in his career.
Pennington also retired after an NFL career that lasted over a decade with the best completion % in league history, and averaged about the same Y/A as Cam Newton and Matt Stafford. I get that Brady made us all jaded, but if a draft pick turns out to be Chad Pennington that's a lot better than you'd normally expect.
 

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Something about this stat example really confuses me:

According to this, Burrow averaged 13 "tight window" attempted throws per game in 2019, whereas Mac Jones only averaged 6 per game in 2020. The question to me is why Burrow faced more than 2x the number of tight window throws per game that Jones did. I mean, it's not like Burrow was throwing to a group of less talented receivers in Jefferson, Chase and Edwards-Helaire, all of whom were first round NFL picks. Terrace Marshall Jr will probably get his name called today as well. That's a really skilled group of pass-catchers and it seems like a stretch to say that they were twice as likely to struggle to get as "wide open" as Smith, Waddle, Metchie and Harris.

Is it possible that Jones is better than Burrow at finding open receivers?
Good question - it's not like they played in difference conferences. Same opponents (generally).
 

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Something about this stat example really confuses me:

According to this, Burrow averaged 13 "tight window" attempted throws per game in 2019, whereas Mac Jones only averaged 6 per game in 2020. The question to me is why Burrow faced more than 2x the number of tight window throws per game that Jones did. I mean, it's not like Burrow was throwing to a group of less talented receivers in Jefferson, Chase and Edwards-Helaire, all of whom were first round NFL picks. Terrace Marshall Jr will probably get his name called today as well. That's a really skilled group of pass-catchers and it seems like a stretch to say that they were twice as likely to struggle to get as "wide open" as Smith, Waddle, Metchie and Harris.

Is it possible that Jones is better than Burrow at finding open receivers?
Good question. I mean, Jefferson, Chase, and CEH are every bit as good as Waddle, Smith, and Harris. Both teams were absolutely off the charts good offensively (both undefeated national champs). Why would Burrow be throwing to that many more tight windows? It doesn't make sense to think that Jefferson and Chase couldn't get as open as Smith and Waddle, based on their respective skill levels. So what's the reason for this? It's worth exploring.
 

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If Burrow was more comfortable attempting those throws, I don't think he would necessarily look for a more open option even if it was there. Open enough? Throw.
 

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Something about this stat example really confuses me:

According to this, Burrow averaged 13 "tight window" attempted throws per game in 2019, whereas Mac Jones only averaged 6 per game in 2020. The question to me is why Burrow faced more than 2x the number of tight window throws per game that Jones did. I mean, it's not like Burrow was throwing to a group of less talented receivers in Jefferson, Chase and Edwards-Helaire, all of whom were first round NFL picks. Terrace Marshall Jr will probably get his name called today as well. That's a really skilled group of pass-catchers and it seems like a stretch to say that they were twice as likely to struggle to get as "wide open" as Smith, Waddle, Metchie and Harris.

Is it possible that Jones is better than Burrow at finding open receivers?
I would guess that "tight window throws" is a pretty subjective measure and if you had different people charting games you could end up with pretty different rates.
 

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I would guess that "tight window throws" is a pretty subjective measure and if you had different people charting games you could end up with pretty different rates.
Yep, I was waiting for someone to come to that conclusion too. Which means that the stat itself as a measure of QB effectiveness is relatively worthless. Any time you've got a highly subjective stat that doesn't seem to stand up to logic, it's safe to say that you can probably ignore it completely.

I'm not saying that I think that Mac Jones will be as good as Burrow or that he's got the same arm strength. Just that PFF is a flaming pile of sewer runoff and shouldn't be taken seriously here.
 

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“I don’t care how high I get picked, I want to go to the Patriots.” - Mac in January
 

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Something about this stat example really confuses me:

According to this, Burrow averaged 13 "tight window" attempted throws per game in 2019, whereas Mac Jones only averaged 6 per game in 2020. The question to me is why Burrow faced more than 2x the number of tight window throws per game that Jones did. I mean, it's not like Burrow was throwing to a group of less talented receivers in Jefferson, Chase and Edwards-Helaire, all of whom were first round NFL picks. Terrace Marshall Jr will probably get his name called today as well. That's a really skilled group of pass-catchers and it seems like a stretch to say that they were twice as likely to struggle to get as "wide open" as Smith, Waddle, Metchie and Harris.

Is it possible that Jones is better than Burrow at finding open receivers?
Part of it is volume... Burrow threw 31% more passes overall.
Part of it is likely offense based, my recollection was LSU had a lot more quick throws in the offense
And part of it is confidence/performance, Burrow was elite at tight window throws and willing to make those throws because he trusted his arm, where Jones was more likely to turn down the "NFL open" guy to look for the college open guy because he had great talent and tons of time most plays.

There are some flaws with PFF that are well known, but that's just a nice shorthand, others have said the same thing, that Jones was not that willing to make tight window throws and when he did he did not have great success on them.
 

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An article here about NFL QBs and their tight-window throws in 2019. Look at the top guys in the NFL in 2019 at these throws. Spoiler: it's an underwhelming list, to be honest.

https://www.nfl.com/news/dak-prescott-matthew-stafford-among-top-10-tight-window-qbs-0ap3000000915500

The comment about Brady in this article:
"As the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady's absence from the top 10 will certainly come as a surprise to some fans. However, Brady's best skill is the ability to consistently make the right read while operating the Patriots' offense like a well-oiled machine. Brady has thrown fewer than 18 percent of his passes into tight windows in each of the last two seasons, quantifiably demonstrating his elite decision-making."

So this article suggests that throwing into tight windows a lot is...not a good thing, and conversely, throwing few passes into tight windows is a sign of a great decision-maker. Take that for whatever it's worth.