Found February 25, 2013 on The Fake Football:
Last offseason, I examined the impact of a running quarterback on his running backs and found this relationship to be positive. Twelve of the fifteen quarterback seasons that topped 500 rushing yards since 1995 were included in the article – all of which resulted in a positive impact on the team’s starting running back. The only running quarterbacks omitted were Donovan McNabb in 2000, and Steve McNair in 1997 and 1998. McNabb’s season wasn’t included because the Eagles backfield was devastated by injuries that season – leaving an overmatched Darnell Autry with the starting job. The Steve McNair seasons proved to be the outlier of the article – his rushing statistics did not significantly impact Eddie George’s numbers (negatively or positively). 2012 provided us with much more data to examine the positive relationship we have previously identified. Although the last sixteen years yielded just fifteen quarterbacks that topped 500 rushing yards, there were two this season: Robert Grif...
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