Here is an interesting set of statistics regarding first year quarterbacks and interceptions that was worth sharing. How relevant? Hard to say as it is just numbers. But, it’s something to think about.
While thinking about Geno’s eight interceptions to date, take a look at this chart. It shows some of the higher totals of interceptions by first year quarterbacks, and their totals for the rest of the season:
Again, we know this is just a set of numbers, and football is not played on paper. Anything can happen. But think about it, even Ryan Leaf’s INT percentage went down. We can all agree that Geno Smith is better than Ryan Leaf, can’t we?
What it shows is that, statistically speaking, first year quarterbacks reduce their interception percentage as their reps continue to increase through the season.
Hopefully that trend will continue.