Agree. I think we would do much better if we moved from box score scouting and comparing stats to actual evaluation of a player. There are a few passing stats that I think translate well (INT%, AY/A), but other than that, comparing yardage, completion percentage, TDs, or basically any other stat is a exercise in comparing two different offenses playing in different game situations that tells us very little about the actual passer and his ability.Yep, and this is why looking at the stats on the back of a football card to make any judgments on Burrow's rookie year has led a lot of people - on the national stage as well as in several conversations here on SoSH - to essentially misrepresent him as a player.
He did overthrow too many deep balls last year. That no longer seems to be an issue, to put it mildly.