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Old 11-28-2012, 01:38 PM   #39
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Default Re: Kaepernick to start Sunday against Saints

Originally Posted by knickballer
That's funny because Smith is the third best in the league at yards per passing attempt with 7.98 yards per attempt. If Smith is a game manager does that mean 28 other NFL QB's are "game managers"?

Yards per attempt is not the way to measure if a QB can throw down the field. Every QB averages around 7-8 yards per attempt. The ones who can go deep don't average 10+ yards. The reason Smith's ypa is so high is that he completes so many short passes under 10 yards, which keeps his average high.
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