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Poll - What QB Stat Is The Best? Help Settle An Argument

Please help settle a disagreement among 3 CSR posters, as to what is the best (most accurated, understandable useable, fair, and unbiased) QB Stat of a his performance.

The poll will have 6 different (though not very differnt from each other) stats, which I will explain next, and some combinations of the stats to chose from. To be fair I won't use any posters names, so that won't influence your vote. Here are the different stats.

1. YPA (Yards Per Attempt): A QB's total passing yardage divided by his number of his passes attempted.

2. YPA+ (Yards Per Attempt Plus): A QB's total passing yards, plus the QB's rushing Yards, minus his lost sack yardage, divided by his number of passes attemptsed

3. YPA++ (Yards Per Attempt Double Plus): A QB's total passing yards, plus the QB's rushing yards, minus his lost sack yardage, and the receivers YAC (Yards After Catch), divided by his number of passes attempted.

4. YPC (Yards Per Completions): A QB's total passing yards, divided by his number of completions.

5. YPC+ (Yards Per Completions Plus): A QB's total passing yards, plus his rushing yards, minus his lost sack yardage, divided by his number of completions.

6. YPC++ (Yards Per Completions Double Plus): A QB's total passing yards, plus his rushing yards, minus his lost sack yardage and the receivers YAC (Yards After Catch), divided by his number of completions.

So, whats the disagreement? One side loves the YPA stat, because it reflects (somewhat indirectly) both a QB's yards and completion percentage. The other side believes YPA is misleading because it rewards higher completion percentage QB's, and short changes QB's who make deeper throws. The YPA is rather straight forward, but here's an example of how the YPA can be considered misleading. Tom Brady has a higher YPA than Cam Newton (10.7 yards to 10.3 yards), because Brady has a higher completion percentage than Cam (71.6% to 62.7%), but Cam has a much higher YPC (C=Completions) than Brady (16.8 yards to 14.9 yards).

Here are some other abreviations used in the poll selection (I'm sorry to have to use them, but the answer space is just too small):

PY - Total Passing Yards

RY - Rushing Yards

SY - Sack Yardage

PC - Pass Completions

PA - Passing Attempts

Now which QB stat or stats best reflects a QB's production

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