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  1. Ranking contenders by QB dependence

    Mike Sando

    The days when the San Francisco 49ers could switch quarterbacks at midseason and still reach the Super Bowl feel increasingly distant with each Blaine Gabbert misfire during the 2014 preseason. Gabbert averaged 2.4 yards per attempt on 25 passes thro...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  3. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  4. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. Raiders wanted Kaepernick -- and Russell

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, among others, tried to maneuver in the 1983 NFL draft for a shot at selecting John Elway. So did the Los Angeles Raiders. Now, former Raiders coach Hue Jackson says via Peter King that the team also...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: QB draft lessons

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals head to the NFL scouting combine with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and an unsettled situation at quarterback. Around the NFC West: Feb. 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Cards' free agency pl...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  8. Colin Kaepernick's running away from pack

    Mike Sando

    Michael Vick, arguably the most feared rushing quarterback in NFL history, has run with the ball 828 times over 12 seasons, counting playoffs. Three of those 828 rushes gained at least 50 yards. Most 50-plus-yard runs, Weeks 1-19 Rank ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  9. Ranking the remaining coaching vacancies

    Mike Sando

    The Chicago Bears' hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach leaves Arizona, Philadelphia and Jacksonville as the final three teams with vacancies heading toward the 2013 season. Trestman was not a known candidate for any other job. His rather curious...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  10. What the Cardinals are up against in search

    Mike Sando

    While the Arizona Cardinals and four other NFL teams continue to pursue head coaching candidates, I've put together a look at what the candidates might see when considering their options. Arizona caught a break, it appeared, when one of their cand...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  11. Updated look at Luck, Wilson and RG III

    Mike Sando

    2012 Rookie QB Watch QB Griffin Wilson Luck W-L 9-6 11-5 11-5 Comp. 258 252 339 Att. 393 393 627 Pct. 65.6 64.1 54.1 Yards 3,200 3,118 4,374 YPA 8.1 7.9 7.0 Pa...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  12. How recently drafted QBs are stacking up

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West has been starting a quarterback drafted since 2010 in recent weeks. The trend will likely continue unless Kevin Kolb returns from injury and gets the start for Arizona against Seattle. I've put together a chart showin...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  13. Worst NFL contracts? We've got one here

    Mike Sando

    Some context after seeing Kevin Kolb's six-year, $62.1 million deal ranked fourth on a list of the 10 worst current contracts NFL teams have signed: Desperate situation: Arizona needed a new quarterback badly after suffering through a 5-11 season...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  14. How QBs stack up throwing to the sticks

    Mike Sando

    The earlier item on third-down conversion rates sparked a conversation I'd like to continue here. "Do you think the 49ers are relying too much on their receivers to gain YAC and pick up first downs?" DF4949 asked. "It seems that a significant numb...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. Bat-downs revisited: Where Wilson stands

    Mike Sando

    An NFL quarterback standing 3 feet tall surely would be at heightened risk for having passes batted down. Russell Wilson stands much taller than that, ESPN's Trey Wingo notes during a height-related conversation with Tim Hasselbeck and Jerry Rice ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  16. Interception rates since 49ers' streak began

    Mike Sando

    NFL quarterbacks play in different systems with different coaches under different circumstances. Some are going to suffer additional turnovers for reasons beyond their control. Alex Smith would know this better than most quarterbacks after chan...

    Blog | September 15, 2012