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Sizing up relevant QBs for Week 16 games

12/22/2012

Good morning. I hoped at some point this week to compare a couple young starting quarterbacks other than Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.

St. Louis' Sam Bradford and Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman are of similar age and experience heading into their teams' game Sunday.

In putting together a comparison for their 2012 seasons, I couldn't help but include information for the other quarterbacks scheduled to start Week 16 games involving NFC West teams.

Kaepernick, Wilson, Jay Cutler, Ryan Lindley, Bradford and Freeman are the ones to watch this week. The chart shows their 2012 stats for games in which each started.

I've added a couple categories such as average number of seconds before the pass and blitz percentage. The latter refers to the percentage of dropbacks on which the opponent rushed at least five defenders.

2012 Week 16 QB Comparison: Stats for Games Started