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Ferguson: What makes a quarterback ‘accurate’ in the CFL?

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16.06.2019

There are plenty of determining factors that go into what makes a great quarterback, especially in the CFL.

From the wide field to the extra defender, the shorter play clock and so much more, a Canadian football quarterback is asked to maneuver a unique set of circumstances each game about 50-70 times, from sideline communication to play-ending whistle.

There are many basic ways to measure the worth and ability of a quarterback. Many we use are basic.

Wins.

Losses.

Attempts.

Completions.

Yards.

Touchdowns.

Interceptions.

They all do the job of giving fans and analysts such as myself a general understanding of how the game went, but they rarely serve as more than a framework from which we have to paint the full picture inside to understand CFL quarterback play.

For the last two seasons I have bounced around the concept of finding a metric that I could present to you on CFL.ca that would paint a clear image of what makes quarterbacks effective in our game.

From evading pressure to red zone efficiency and everything in between, every option was on the table, but I came to realize that when you boil down quarterbacking to its base, what you........

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