Originally Posted by 76Texan
Well, saying that Schaub is not a risk taker is more or less correct, but neither are Brady or Brees. And those guys are elite QBs, while I only rate Schaub to be somewhere between 11-15, which is just a tad above mediocre.
I think the main reason is that these offenses are geared more toward stretching the field horizontally.
Over the course of their careers so far, Brady has only attempted 1% more deep passes than Schaub while Brees is lagging Schaub by 1/2%
Completely irrelevant stat. Our entire offense is based around a high % of deep balls (on PA in particular). Under-throwing the ball 40 yards downfield to a wide open AJ does not mean he's a risk-taker. And Brees is certainly a risk-taker, anyone who watches him can see that.