Jason Campbell vs. the NFL
Give Jason Campbell credit for this: he seems to be durable. Nearly half the NFL's teams--15 as of this writing--have already started more than one quarterback this season. The NFC East is the only division in which no team has yet switched QBs. Interestingly, 12 of those 17 teams with QB consistency have records of at least .500, and all five NFL teams with at least six games have started the same quarterback each week.
But when you compare Campbell to those other 16 quarterbacks who have started every game, things start to look pretty ugly. Here's the rundown.
Completions: 17th out of 17.
Completion Percentage: 16th out of 17, ahead only of Eli Manning.
Passing yards and yards per game: 17th out of 17.
Passing touchdowns: Tied with Damon Huard for 15th out of 17, ahead only of Matt Schaub.
Interceptions: Tied with four guys for 5th out of 17.
Completions for more than 20 yards: Tied with Schaub for 15th out of 17, ahead only of Schaub.
QB rating: 17th out of 17.
Since Campbell has now played seven games this season, the same number he started last year, it's also fun to compare some of this year's numbers with last year's numbers.
Completion percentage: 59.3 now, 53.1 then.
Passing yards: 1,378 now, 1,297 then.
Rushing yards: 100 now, 107 then.
Touchdowns: 6 now, 10 then.
Interceptions: 6 now, 6 then.
Fumbles: 8 now, 1 then.
QB Rating: 77.2 now, 76.5 then.
UPDATE: I should have included the full list of every-start QB's. They are: Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer, Peyton Manning, Matt Schaub, Jay Cutler, Damon Huard, Philip Rivers, Eli Manning, Jason Campbell, Donovan McNabb, Tony Romo, Brett Favre,
Jeff Garcia Jon Kitna, Drew Brees, Jeff Garcia and Matt Hasselbeck.
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