The most important player on an NFL team is undoubtedly the quarterback. Although the quarterback isn’t solely responsible for wins and losses, a great playmaker at the position helps mask other issues on the roster. Many of the top quarterbacks subsequently separate themselves via statistics.
Raw numbers require more context for full judgement, but they play a big role in swinging popular opinion on the quality of individual performance.
Under the assumption that every projected starter will play a full 16-game schedule (with the exception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who was suspended four games), we have predicted the statistics for all 32 starting quarterbacks. Some players will see more efficient seasons than 2015, while others will decline. It’s just the nature of the NFL.
Let’s take a look at how each quarterback could fare in 2016. We’ve predicted the major statistics, such as completion percentage, yards, touchdowns and interceptions. There’s also justification for the predictions.
Note: Some slides have text repeated from 2015's edition of this article.