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Kent Weyrauch
A lot of talk about Kyler Murray and his height today. Among QBs that have started at least 16 games since 1987, there is essentially zero correlation between QB height and... *BREATH*....
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...Total Games Started...
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...Completion Percentage...
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...QB Rating...
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...AND Winning Percentage.
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The best R^2 in this bunch was 0.1 and that was for total games started, a metric that I already truncated (because QBs taken in the first round usually play at least 16 games before the team gives up on them) and that *increased* the R^2.
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Granted, Murray could be the shortest QB ever in the NFL and that may be uncharted territory, but as for most QBs in the NFL their height does not in any way affect their ability to play football.
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Kent Weyrauch 12 Feb 19
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Thanks to for data and for their ggplot theme.
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There are tons of very clear relationships in how a QB plays. Height is NOT one of them.
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