A friend and I were having a discussion about back up quarterbacks in the league. Him being a Notre Dame fan he swears Jimmy Clausen or Brady Quinn would make a better back up than our own Big John Skelts. So please give us your vote. Here is my case.
Jimmy Clausen: According to proffotballfocus.com he is 1-9 in ten starts. Pretty abysmal if you ask me. He has three touchdowns with nine picks. So technically he didn't throw a touchdown in seven games and threw an interception in all but one of them. With 52 percent passing to go with 1558 total yards that is 9.9 yards per pass. As far as ball protection he fumbled nine times and lost six.
Bonus Stat: Game winning Drives-0
Brady Quinn: Yes...Brady Quinn is buff but his stats hardly mimick his physique. Brady is 3-9 in twelve starts although he has played 14 games in his career we will look at games played as well. In those games he threw 10 touchdowns and nine picks, to go along with a very low 52 percent completion rate. In terms of yards per pass he comes in at 10 yards per pass. Finally Quinn has fumbled four times while losing 3. (Is there a bench press for your hands? Quinn's needs work.)
John "Big John" Skelton or Big John Skelts, whichever you prefer: In thirteen games Big John started 12 times in 13 games. In those starts he is 7-4. He has 13 touchdowns with 16 picks in his career. His completion percentage is at 53 percent (not great but better than the other two). Skelts has thrown for 2575 total yards on 211 attempts that is a not so bad 12 yards per pass. Big John needs to hit that benchpress for his hands with B. Quinn, he has fumbled 7 times and lost 4
Based off of what you've seen you be the judge.
Who would you choose as your backup QB
Jimmy Clausen (0 votes)
John "Big John" Skelts (63 votes)
Brady Quinn (2 votes)
65 total votes