Games watched: 10 (partial 2019 season)

Overall average throw efficiency: 70.5% (rank: 6th, last)
Turnover Worthy Throw%: 7.8% (rank: 6th, last)

Cross-field throws: (opposite hash to outside the numbers, excluding short range) 8.2% of attempts (rank: 2nd most)

Short Passing:

  • 42% of throws behind or within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. (rank: 1st, most)
  • Missed 11.1% of those throws (rank: 6th, worst)

10-20 yard Range:

  • Overall throw efficiency: 57% (rank: 6th, last)
  • 23% of all throws
  • 13 touchdowns
  • 6 turnover worthy throws

Deep Passing:

  • 20.4% of all throws were blue throws (rank: 2nd most)
  • 54.3% success rate on those throws (rank: 6th, last)
  • 35 average air yards per successful blue throw (rank: 3rd)
  • 10:13 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Third Down Stats:

  • Third down conversion percentage: 43.5%
  • Third down on-target percentage: 62.8% (rank: 6th, last)
  • Average distance to go: 8.2 yards
  • 9:9 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • Blue throws on third downs: 20.5% of all third down conversions
  • Successful deep shots on third downs: 12.8% of all third down conversions (rank: 2nd most)

Fourth Down Efficiency:

  • Average distance to go: 9.25 yards
  • Conversions/Attempts: 2/4
  • Conversion percentage: 50% with 75% accuracy

Third and Fourth Down Red Zone Efficiency:

  • Conversions/Attempts: 9/13
  • Conversion percentage: 69.2%
  • 7:2 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Red Zone Efficiency:

  • 37 Attempts
  • 73% Throw Efficiency (rank: 6th, last)
  • 16:2 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • 21 end zone shots (passes delivered in the endzone)

“And Goal” Situational Efficiency:

  • 13 Attempts
  • 76.9% Throw Efficiency (rank: 5th)
  • 9:0 touchdown to turnover worthy throw ratio

Hit As QB is Throwing:

  • Missed 78.6% of HAT Attempts (rank: 6th, last)
  • 3 turnover worthy throws

Off Platform Throwing:

  • 61.9% Throw Efficiency (rank: 6th, last)
  • 13:5 blue throw to turnover worthy throw ratio
  • Roll Right: 55% of OP
    • 65% efficiency
    • 8:4 blue throw : turnover worthy throw

Roll Left: 45% of OP

    • 57.9% efficiency
    • 5:1 blue throw : turnover worthy throw

Impressions:  Jordan Love’s main appeal comes from his physical traits and highlight reel plays. He has a big arm and off-script style of play that can be exciting to watch. Athletic enough to elude pressure and extends plays while looking to hit downfield. He has shown good placement on spot throws. One note on arm strength, while he can chuck it, he has to heave it mechanically (so he may need space to complete those big time throws).

His 2019 play is loaded with concerns that can’t be written off by excusing the talent or coaching changes. His ball placement is poor and gets worse into tight windows or in the face of pressure. While his off-script play narrative is quite appealing, his off platform throwing was surprisingly poor. He is far too reckless with the ball. You can’t win with the amount of times he puts the ball in harm’s way. He has a significant problem with seeing the underneath linebacker and it led to an interception multiple times throughout the year. He possesses overall bad field vision, and his decision making with his throws between the hashes is particularly poor. While he is athletic, he is not an elusive or powerful runner.

Overall, Love is a developmental player with excellent physical traits. The risk is the significant flaws in his game create a floor that is not acceptable by NFL standards. His success weighs heavily on being able to process the speed of the game and improve his decision making. If he does, and you get the level of play shown in his collegiate finale vs Kent State, Love can be a top-15 quarterback.

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