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NFL quarterback kryptonite: The biggest weaknesses for all 32 starters

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Spears: Winston's carelessness with the football is a huge weakness (1:54)

Marcus Spears shares why Jameis Winston has the biggest weakness of any quarterback in the NFL, but Dan Orlovsky mentions Mitchell Trubisky. (1:54)

Even the best quarterbacks have problem areas. No signal-caller is perfect. And thanks to our advanced Pro Football Focus data, we are able to identify those areas in need of improvement.

Utilizing the PFF play-by-play grading and everything else at our disposal from our ball-charting and QB accuracy numbers, we identified the biggest weakness for every starting quarterback across the NFL.

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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Biggest weakness: Uncatchable passes

Prescott has been accurate to start the 2019 season, but if last season is any indication, he probably will regress to being more of a middle-of-the-pack quarterback in our accuracy charting. In 2018, Prescott saw just 61% of his passes deemed accurate, while 19.6% of his passes were deemed inaccurate and uncatchable, the 10th-highest rate. Avoiding that will only mean good things for the Cowboys in 2019.


Daniel Jones, New York Giants

Biggest weakness: Downfield passing

Jones was the draft class' 23rd-ranked quarterback by passing grade on passes targeting receivers at least 20 yards downfield. He completed just 11 of 45 deep passes, which was the fourth worst among all 45 qualified quarterbacks available in the 2019 NFL draft. In the preseason, when the buzz started to build around Jones, he threw an accurate deep ball 42.9% of the time, ranking 10th among the 51 quarterbacks who attempted at least five deep attempts.

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Kellerman: Giants starting Jones now is a mistake

Max Kellerman argues that the Giants' benching of Eli Manning for Daniel Jones is premature this early in the season.


Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

Biggest weakness: Turnover-worthy passes

From the start of the 2017 season, Wentz has done a lot right. But he also has unloaded a ton of turnover-worthy passes. His 28 such throws rank as the 13th most among all signal-callers since the beginning of the 2017 season. Wentz has gotten a bit of interception luck, as only 16 of those have actually been picked off, but we'd still like to see that number decrease for him to crack the top tier of quarterbacks.


Case Keenum, Washington Redskins