Dwayne Haskins was a Heisman finalist. (He totally deserved the award, but that’s a story for a different day.) He basically rewrote the entirety of the Big Ten quarterback record book. He led Ohio State to a 13-1 record and is touted as one of the highest-rated quarterbacks for April’s NFL Draft.
Suffice it all to say: He’s an all-timer at the QB position for Ohio State. That’s why it might be a huge surprise to you that PFF College graded Shea Patterson of Michigan as a slightly better QB than Haskins:
As you might expect, many Twitter users were not having it.
Just in case you didn’t actually look at the stats in the above tweet:
Haskins: 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns (!!!), 9 interceptions, 70 percent completion percentage, 13-1 record, playoff berth. Oh yeah, and a 62-39 victory over Michigan.
Patterson: 2,600 yards, 22 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 64.6 completion percentage, 10-3 record. Oh yeah, and a 41-15 loss to Florida in the Peach Bowl.
Usually, I’m a fan of using PFF as another tool in assessing football, but… what is going on here? In what world could Shea Patterson be ranked higher than Haskins? I mean, I guess Patterson nearly tripled Haskins’s rushing yardage, but Haskins doubled Patterson’s rushing QB total. Also, despite Haskins attempting nearly 200 more passes than Patterson, he was still sacked one fewer time
So again I ask: WHAT IS GOING ON HERE???