QB Performance by Strength of Schedule
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This excerpt comes from Football Perspective’s Chase Stuart. Chase is one of the best writers out there, and I strongly encourage you to read the full article. (Hell, read everything he writes). 2012 Rearview Adjusted Net Yards per Attempt.
ANY/A is my favorite explanatory passing statistic— it is very good at telling you the amount of value provided (or not provided) by a passer in a given game, season, or career. Let’s start with some basic information. The league average ANY/A in 2012 was 5.93. The point of today’s post is to adjust those numbers for strength of schedule. It’s not really fair to compare Peyton Manning when he plays the Chiefs to Aaron Rodgers against the Bears. Sure, over 16 games the variance in the strengths of opposing defenses gets pretty small, but it does not even out. The solution is this post — a methodology I’ve labeled Rearview adjusted net yards per attempt, which adjusts those numbers for strength of schedule. Finally, we can compute each quarterback’s Adjusted VALUE, based on his Adjusted ANY/A and number of pass plays.As he says, this methodology provides a strength-of-schedule adjusted rating of a QBs performance. Although we use different methodologies, it’s interesting to see how his results compare with some of our QB evaluations.