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Jacoby Brissett Stat Tracker: Week 8

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Weekly dashboard of QB stats. Thanks to the nflscrapR project and the NFL Next Gen Stats who are the timely sources of this data. Shout-out to Arrowhead Pride’s Ethan Douglas whose weekly advanced analytics articles inspired some of these reports (OK, I stole them).

Commentary will be brief but feel free to let me know in the comments that stats aren’t everything.

(click charts for larger view)


Jacoby Brissett’s top 4 passing stats were all below league average for the 4th time this year.


T.Y. Hilton made the game-on-the-line clutch catch, but Jack Doyle was the most productive receiver on the day.

Zach Pascal has become the most impactful receiver on a per target basis.


Brissett stretched the field to be above average in air yards per completion for the first time all year and above average in aDOT for only the second time.

(EDIT: Changed labels on left axis of first chart. The lines were right but the numbers were wrong.)

This is a new chart that shows the average air yards of QB passing TDs for the season. Most of Brissett’s TDs are short passes from within the 10. Top tier QBs tend to throw TDs from farther out where the run game can’t easily reach the end zone.


Brissett’s drop in completion rate is partially explained by the longer throws, but he still was a bit below the expected rate. He continues to be inaccurate on passes between 6 - 15 yards.


He held the ball a bit longer this week which again may partly be explained by the longer throws, but also led to the most sacks on the season.