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Jacoby Brissett Stat Tracker: Week 14

New and Improved! Now with even more chart goodness!

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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.

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Jacoby Brissett’s numbers dropped off significantly from the previous week. He only managed 7 passing first downs which is why 1st Down per dropback and Weighted Passing Success Rate are almost falling off the charts.

This is a new chart that lists every dropback from the game by best to worst EPA. The idea is it gives a little more context to what’s behind the average EPA per Dropback and Weighted Pass Success Rate numbers in the charts above.

You want more green plays and total area than red. This is the opposite of that.


Jack Doyle had another trying week. Since Ebron left the lineup, Doyle has had only 7 catches on 17 targets for a 41% catch rate.

Ebron had a 61% catch rate with Brissett under center. Just sayin’.


Brissett stretched the field again this week, as his season aDOT nears league average. That’s a good thing as long as he maintains or increases overall efficiency with the longer throws . . . he hasn’t.

He extended his TD range this game but for the season he is probably locked in as one of the shortest TD throwing QBs.


Except for the 46 yard TD on the first drive, Brissett didn’t do well in any area of the field.

On the season, Brissett’s EPA per Attempt (excludes sacks/scrambles) is almost exactly NFL average, but he’s better between 0 - 10 yards than anywhere else. He’s not so good in the middle of the field.


Accuracy dropped this week with the longer attempts which is normal, but when accounting for drops and depth of targets he completed fewer passes than expected (cpoe) and that is not normal.


Brissett was actually a bit quicker to throw than recent weeks and perhaps that’s why sacks dropped to just 1.