Darren O'Donoghue

Darren O'Donoghue

Analysis

How Does Kyler Murray Exceed His Contract Value?

Kyler Murray is the latest quarterback to sign a top-of-the-market contract that is set to consume a large proportion of the Cardinals’ cap space. The cap limits are expertly designed to provide parity in a league becoming more and more dependent on its stars, making it hard for Kyler Murray to exceed expectations.  The cap […]

Analysis

Using Analytics to Determine a Potential Lamar Jackson Extension

In a recent article, we introduced the concept of using a powerful data science technique to cluster the leagues quarterbacks over the last three seasons using a host of quarterback metrics as the input. We spoke about how this technique is used in everyday algorithms such as your recommended next watch on Netflix, the predictive […]

QB Hub

Study: Who Have Been the Best Quarterbacks of the Past Three Seasons?

Just who exactly owns the title of the best quarterback in the NFL is always a hotly debated topic. The debate usually consists of the following formula: Subjectivity + Objectivity + Bias = Result The portion of weight that each section receives is entirely up to the individual that is fighting in their player’s corner. […]

Breakdowns

Shelf Life Drop Off: How Quickly Players Are Replaced at Every Position

The war on running backs has been raging for quite some time now. The general consensus nowadays is that running backs have a short shelf life, leading to less money and noticeably smaller second contracts compared to other position groups if they get any second contracts at all. Because they are apparently a dime a […]

Breakdowns

The Hidden Reality of Draft Value: Part 5 — The Best Value Picks

When teams develop their draft strategies, they combine a number of different variables into their decision making. A player’s talent and potential combined with his college production and a team’s needs are variables that are heavily important, but they are only a few of a multitude of different factors that should be considered.  The purpose […]

Breakdowns

The Hidden Reality of Draft Value: Part 2 — Positional Value

In the previous report, we took a look at how evaluating draft picks based on the guaranteed money of the second contract versus the first contract (SC Pay Ratio or SCPR) can retrospectively provide insight into which picks were actually successful. We aggregated this data to provide useful knowledge into which rounds provide the best […]

Breakdowns

The Hidden Reality of Draft Value: Part 1 — Round by Round

The Los Angeles Rams were this year’s Super Bowl winners and have largely been in contention for a championship since Sean McVay took the helm in 2017. The organization has operated in a seemingly impatient manner when it comes to the draft, largely disregarding the ‘what if’ of a young draft pick in the early […]

Scroll to the Top