Completion percentage is important but at the same time over-rated. Yards per attempt is the one I think for when looking at a quarterback.He was rolling out of the pocket when he threw it. He leads receivers a lot. He has a great arm he's completing 71.4% of his passes this year
WITHOUT A DOUBT COMPLETING PASSES IS KEY.
Just wanted to caps that to make sure everyone knows I'm not discrediting that.... but if a quarterback has a high completion percentage at 5 yards an attempt... is that really a great thing? Its certainly better than not completing 4 or 5 yard passes, yes. 1 million percent. A completed pass is always better than an incomplete one. Impossible to argue that.
But for me - its the quarterbacks who have a higher completion further down the field that stand out of part of judging a quarterback's arm strength.
Again, yes, other factors go into that. Weather, a receiver's ability to separate... but's also a by product of a quarterback's ability to throw into tight spaces and complete passes further down the field.
This isn't meant as hating on Brock. He's a fine college quarterback, a great leader, a great teammate and a great Cyclone and undeniably as play a large role in some of the best years in the history of Iowa State football and will be missed on and off the field...
its just my own observation that while I would say he's arm is good enough - I'd not call it great. most quarterbacks arms are not great. so that's not really a knock. its average, above average, whatever you want to call it. for me, the quarterbacks with great arm talent are generally the ones drafted very, very early on in the NFL.
we're certainly a better team and program because of Brock Purdy. Thats an indisputable fact. You can both acknowledge that while also acknowledging that he's not blessed with amazing incredible arm strength I believe