Originally Posted by RunKC
Manuel completed 73% of his passes in the 11-20 yard range. Only RG3 had better accuracy in that range in the last two classes.
His 6-10 yard accuracy was the best
of any QB in the last two classes as well. Better than Luck, RG3 and Wilson.
He's very good throwing the short and intermediate balls.
If you read that report, it's kind of a mirage.
He didnít throw deep very often. Between the 11-20 and 20+ yard zones, Manuel only threw past 10 yards 26% of the time. This ties Matt Barkley for the lowest in the last two classes.
Most of that was a factor of him not going to the 11-20 zone often. He was actually close to average in how often he threw 20+ yards, but threw in the intermediate zone 10% of the time less than the AvgQB.
EJ threw within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage 52% of the time. Again this ties Matt Barkley for the highest within these zones in the last two classes. This isnít necessarily a bad thing, but we have to check out his accuracy to ensure those arenít the only locations he can throw.
This is where it gets interesting. Manuel completed 73.33% of his passes in the 11-20 yard range. This would be the second highest in the last two classes behind RGIII. However, as we saw above, he hardly ever threw there. Does this make it a fluke or was Jimbo Fisherís offense keeping him from reaching his full potential?
However, when he had to throw past 20 yards, his completion percentage fell. This is what makes me think the 11-20 yard completion percentage is a bit of an anomaly. You arenít able to throw intermediate passes extremely well and then suddenly become below-average at deeper balls. It just doesnít make a lot of sense.
His shorter zone accuracy was quite good. He was hitting average to above average in the 1-10 yard routes, which isnít anything to complain about. His 6-10 yard completion accuracy is the highest in the last two classes, besting Andrew Luck for the highest. If he can capitalize on that in the NFL, I guarantee an OC can find work for him.