Pro Football Focus released its first "QB Annual," a 296-page report on everything regarding NFL quarterbacks during the 2017 season.
Of course there is a plethora of information on Tyrod Taylor, and one of the most notable aspects of PFF's evaluation of him quantifies his strength and highlights his weakness.
Out of 40 qualifying signal-callers, Taylor finished 27th in "Big-Time Throw" percentage, as just 3.61 percent of his attempts in 2017 were labeled as "big-time throws" by PFF.
Here's what was written about that aspect of his game:
"If there’s a consistent theme with Taylor’s big-time throws, it’s their location, as all but one occurred between the numbers. He had a number of excellent tight-window throws in the red zone, and many of his big-time throws came on deep crossers and corner routes. He didn’t drop in the perfect “go” routes that he’d had a knack for hitting in recent years."
What is a "Big-Time Throw," you ask? Here's how they are defined by PFF:
In its simplest terms, a big-time throw is on the highest end of both difficulty and value. While the value is easy to see statistically, the difficulty has more to do with passes that have a lower completion percentage the further the ball is thrown down the field. Therefore, the big-time throw is best described as a pass with excellent ball location and timing, generally thrown further down the field and/or into a tighter window.
As you can probably imagine, Taylor was outstanding in the "Turnover-Worthy Plays" department, as he led the NFL with a 1.0 percent interception rate during the regular season.
He finished second in PFF's "Turnover-Worthy Plays" Percentage (1.49). Here's what was written about Taylor's stellar work taking care of the football and what became a problem with his risk-averse ways:
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