Ok, maybe it’s too early to talk specifically about last years stats concerning QBs moving into a new year but this has weighed heavily on my mind lately and would like your input.
Watson was sacked a whopping 62 times last year but somehow has one of the best Wrs in the game (some say the best moving into 2019). Why would I spend a #1 draft pick on a WR that has a QB running for his life and behind arguably the worst offensive line in the NFL?
Dak Prescott on the other hand was behind the 2nd or 3rd best offensive line last year and was sacked 56 times. This probably stems from losing the best center in football early in the year but still…he does have a new coordinator and one of the best RBs today so his sack total should dramatically fall
Russel Wilson- this one is hard for me but the dude got sacked 51 times last year. That’s 51 times a actually avoided a serious injury.
Matt Ryan-sacked 42 times and had the best WR in total fantasy points (std league) and a decent run game.
My ultimate question is why would I invest a draft pick from any of these teams if the QB is pressured this much? What “made” Tyreek Hill so valuable to me is Mahomes is mobile and didn’t get sacked near as many times as the 4 QBs I listed so any WR or RB on that team was destined to succeed. Maybe I’m thinking too much into this QB sack stat but its not making draft day any easier