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My only point in starting this discussion is that there seems to be a lot of fans with a lot of frustration with Shaw. He does take too many sacks and he does play conservative. He is a winner however. Dylan is also a winner. He played well against ECU, and well enough against CU. He was great against Michigan. We have two good QBs, not one. They simply play differently.
This is much better than SOS's first few years here.
I'm a HUGE stats guy, but you have to be careful. Connor appears to not make a pass attempt on a much higher percentage of called pass plays than a lot of QBs out there, Dylan included. I would be really interested in seeing a stat on yards per pass play called. I feel like this would be a better measure of that part of the game, since Connor has his share of nice positive plays and frustrating sacks.
What makes it more of a challenging comparison is that it's really, really difficult to quantify the benefit our run game gets by the threat posed by Connor to take off and run it. Running the ball is a place where Connor excels and Dylan would be considered average (at best, I think).
Clearly, though, Dylan is the better QB in terms of taking his drop and letting it fly.
One of the reasons Connor's number is so high is his 8.6 yards per attempt......this is really good.
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