Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

The week of July 15th is always a busy time for business in the NFL- it’s the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign new extensions. For the most part, the attention was on quarterback Dak Prescott’s negotiations with the Cowboys, but instead, three different players signed new massive contracts. It’s nice to see Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry get rewarded … Continue reading Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us, Pro Football Focus’ grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Team-building is just a fascinating phenomenon is sports, and, honestly, it is my favorite part about studying them. There are so many different strategies that lead executives take towards building a championship-caliber roster, and since they come from different backgrounds, their values are completely different. There isn’t a sport where this isn’t more obvious than in the NFL. While more executives are “analytically-minded” and have … Continue reading What Actually Wins NFL Games? Not What Conventional Wisdom Wants You To Believe!

Ranking The Top 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

When assessing who the best quarterbacks are, people have their different ways of evaluation. Some look at intangibles and playoff production, while others look at statistics such as passing yards and touchdowns. However, both of those methods have a flawed foundation, so I’ve come up with a different way to evaluate quarterback production. Using eight advanced statistics from Pro Football Focus, I’ve established a formula to rank … Continue reading Ranking The Top 48 Quarterbacks From A Mathematical Perspective

Super Bowl LIV Prediction

It’s finally here! For two long weeks, we’ve been waiting for Sunday, February 2nd; at 6:40 PM ET, the 49ers and Chiefs will face off in Miami in what should be an amazing Super Bowl. In my opinion, this is the most evenly-matched Super Bowl since Super Bowl XLIX, in which the Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24 on the infamous Malcolm Butler interception at the … Continue reading Super Bowl LIV Prediction

Patrick Mahomes Is Legit, But That Doesn’t Mean The Chiefs Are Contenders

It would have been expected if the Chiefs took a step back this season after winning the AFC West. After all, they traded the consistent Alex Smith and inserted Patrick Mahomes under center. Mahomes, a first-round pick in 2017, was considered a work in progress coming out of college and started just one game last season, which was a meaningless Week 17 game where the … Continue reading Patrick Mahomes Is Legit, But That Doesn’t Mean The Chiefs Are Contenders

Winners and Losers From NFL Week 2

After a wild week one, it would be expected if Week 2 failed to match the same excitement. Instead, it exceeded that, with so many field goals and yet another tie, this one between the Vikings and Packers. Let’s take a look at the biggest winners and losers from Week 2. Winner: Jacksonville Jaguars Without running back Leonard Fournette, it was fair to question if … Continue reading Winners and Losers From NFL Week 2

Winners and Losers From NFL Week 1

Week 1 of the NFL was filled with so much excitement. Let’s recap this incredible week of football with the biggest winners and losers from Week 1. Winner: New York Jets With a rookie quarterback starting his first game in Sam Darnold, no one would’ve blamed the Jets or Darnold if they struggled on the road in Detroit. Instead, the Jets scored 31 unanswered after being … Continue reading Winners and Losers From NFL Week 1

AFC West Preview and Prediction

Let’s wrap up the AFC division previews and predictions by looking at the AFC West. First: Los Angeles Chargers (11-5) Here come the Chargers. If Los Angeles had a capable kicker last season, they may have gotten a top two seed in the AFC. Instead, they missed the playoffs but now come into the season much hungrier. They’re still led by future Hall of Famer … Continue reading AFC West Preview and Prediction