Jeff Garcia / length of touchdowns
Posted Jul. 31 at 03:54 PM
Jeff Garcia has one of the weakest arms in the NFL. If you took all of the 100 or so quarterbacks who were on NFL rosters last year and had them throw balls, he’d be in the bottom 5 in velocity and distance.
But how much does that really matter?
Over the last three years, Garcia has thrown fewer interceptions – far fewer than any other quarterback. He’s at .37 interceptions per game (11 in the 30 games he’s started). Next best on the list is Donovan McNabb, who’se thrown almost twice as many interceptions (.60 per game).
And you would think that with the limited arm, that would hurt Garcia’s ability to throw deep. But again, not really true. That’s not what the stats show. In three of the past five years, Garcia has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 in average distance of touchdown passes.
AVERAGE LENGTH OF GARCIA’S TD PASSES, 2004-2008
Average length of Jeff Garcia’s scoring passes in the last five years, along with rank relative to all other quarterbacks with at least 10 TD passes.
Year Avg (rank)
2004 27.8 (1st)
2005 threw 3 TDs in 5 starts for Lions
2006 14.4 (25th)
2007 27.8 (1st)
2008 31.2 (2nd)
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