Instead of providing tables, I’ll give an explanation. If you want to see more data, it’s in the Fun With Numbers thread.
In the 6 years where Dak has been the primary starter (2020 injured), he has had 3 years with an elite QBR
YEAR – QBR – NFL rank…..bold is elite years
The only years Dak has had an elite QBR, he had a 20+% TE target rate:
I looked at targets for all positions but only 1 position equated to an elite QBR for Dak and it did so every time…TE…and more specifically Jason Witten.
2016 – with Witten….…23% TE targets…..elite……#3 QBR in NFL
2017 – with Witten…….20% TE targets…..elite.…..#4 QBR in NFL
2018 – without Witten….14% TE targets……good..…#19 QBR in NFL
2019 – with Witten…….22% TE targets…..elite……#4 QBR in NFL
2020 – injured
2021 – without Witten….14% TE target…….good…..#11 QBR in NFL
2022 – without Witten….12% TE target…….good..…#12 QBR in NFL
In 6 years as a primary starter:
- Dak has had 3 years with an elite QBR. In each of those years he had a TE target rate of >20% & Jason Witten.
- Dak has had 3 years w/o an elite QBR. In each of those years he had a TE target rate of <20% & no Jason Witten.
- The only position (WR,TE,RB) that equated to an elite QBR for Dak was the TE position and Witten and it did so every time.
I realize it’s not that simple but I do find it interesting.
I wonder if Dak needs a possession, move the chains security blanket to maximize his effectiveness and can Schoonmaker be that guy.