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Kolb one of most pressured quarterbacks, still completes high rate of passes

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Despite having defenders in his face all the time, Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb seems to be extremely accurate.

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Even though Kevin Kolb has not played for a few weeks due to his rib injury, he still remains atop some of the rankings list around the NFL.

Pro Football Focus published an article a few days ago noting the accuracy of quarterbacks around the NFL when they are under pressure. And yes, you guessed it, Kolb is right near the top with the rest of the superstars in terms of completion percentage while being harassed.

Despite the fact that Kolb (when he is actually in the game) is subject to the second highest pressure percentage of any QB in the league at 42.4%, he still manages to have a high "accuracy percentage". The stat may be a bit skewed, however, as the more a quarterback is sacked, the more their accuracy % goes up. It is affected negatively when said quarterback throws an interception.

Kolb's accuracy percentage of 66.7% is tied with Alex Smith of the 49ers. PFF claims Kolb is most similar to Peyton Manning, but Manning is only pressure 20.8% of the time. Needless to say, they are working with very different offensive lines.

Overall, Kolb finishes in 8th on the list due to his accuracy percentage. But I, for one, am a bit skeptical. What do you think of these stats? Should we take PFF for their word or wonder how a sack can positively impact a player's accuracy percentage? Tell us in the comments below.

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