NFL QB Pressure escape Rate

Blitz set out to provide more extensive research and statistics pertaining to an NFL Quarterback's ability to extend plays with their athleticism, footwork, field vision, and pocket awareness. The pocket QB of the past may never go extinct but should be considered an endangered species in today's NFL. Quarterbacks more than ever need to be as athletic as their defensive counterparts and Blitzalytics' goal was to showcase these statistics via film study. After tracking every drop back in the 2020-21 NFL season for all 32 teams, our research group becomes the first to produce any form of Pressure Escape data. 
 

Pressure Escape- The avoidance of any defender within sacking distance, both inside or outside the pocket via movement from the original point the passer set his feet post drop back. If the QB does not relocate, does he run the risk of getting sacked? If yes, AND, the QB does relocate, did it directly results in avoiding the sack. If both statements are true, then a pressure escape is charted by game, regular season, and post-season. 

Pressure Escape Rate- Total amount of Pressure Escapes divided by the total pressures per game or season. Basic QB pressure stats provided by ProFootballReference.com which include all hurries, hits, and sacks. Those stats are then cross-referenced with Blitzalytics research group tracking of pressures by way of film study. 

2020-21 NFL Regular Season + Post Season Totals 

Minimum 20 Attempts under pressure*

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Player
Team
Sacks
Pressures
Escapes
Escape Rate
Completions
Attempts
Completion %
TD
INT
Russell Wilson
SEA
52
208
81
38.94
68
131
51.91%
14
6
Josh Allen
BUF
34
174
77
44.25
61
125
48.80%
6
5
Deshaun Watson
HOU
49
172
71
41.28
48
89
53.93%
6
2
Patrick Mahomes
KAN
27
203
67
33
70
153
45.75%
9
3
Lamar Jackson
BAL
37
135
62
45.93
37
78
47.44%
2
2
Kyler Murray
ARI
25
112
50
44.64
35
74
47.30%
6
2
Kirk Cousins
MIN
39
183
36
19.67
60
130
46.15%
3
2
Drew Lock
DEN
17
115
35
30.43
29
86
33.72%
1
7
Carson Wentz
PHI
50
154
34
22.08
35
93
37.63%
3
3
Baker Mayfield
CLE
27
115
33
28.7
28
75
37.33%
1
5
Sam Darnold
NYJ
35
117
32
27.35
28
67
41.79%
2
4
Aaron Rodgers
GNB
24
109
32
29.36
28
69
40.58%
2
0
Derek Carr
LVR
26
116
31
26.72
35
81
43.21%
2
2
Justin Herbert
LAC
32
178
31
17.42
69
126
54.76%
8
1
Cam Newton
NWE
31
121
29
23.97
39
81
48.15%
0
3
Joe Burrow
CIN
32
107
26
24.3
21
64
32.81%
1
2
Teddy Bridgewater
CAR
33
114
26
22.81
33
69
47.83%
1
3
Matt Ryan
ATL
41
176
24
13.64
66
130
50.77%
4
3
Jared Goff
LAR
29
137
21
15.33
40
99
40.40%
3
5
Gardner Minshew II
JAX
27
85
20
23.53
18
48
37.50%
1
9
Daniel Jones
NYG
45
155
20
12.9
49
103
47.57%
1
4
Ben Roethlisberger
PIT
13
113
19
16.81
50
98
51.02%
2
3
Jalen Hurts
PHI
13
42
19
45.24
9
22
40.91%
1
1
Tom Brady
TAM
27
139
18
12.95
42
100
42.00%
3
5
Philip Rivers
IND
19
101
18
17.82
42
79
53.16%
2
3
Matthew Stafford
DET
38
126
16
12.7
39
79
49.37%
5
1
Drew Brees
NOR
14
72
15
20.83
24
55
43.64%
3
3
Mitchell Trubisky
CHI
19
68
15
22.06
13
31
41.94%
3
1
Andy Dalton
DAL
24
63
14
22.22
18
36
50.00%
1
2
Tua Tagovailoa
MIA
20
48
12
25
11
26
42.31%
1
2
Ryan Fitzpatrick
MIA
14
66
11
16.67
29
45
64.44%
1
1
Nick Foles
CHI
18
73
8
10.96
22
52
42.31%
1
2
Nick Mullens
SFO
18
110
8
7.27
44
86
51.16%
1
4
Ryan Tannehill
TEN
10
38
8
21.05
12
26
46.15%
2
0
Dwayne Haskins
WAS
20
60
8
13.33
12
36
33.33%
0
1
Joe Flacco
NYJ
7
38
8
21.05
11
30
36.67%
0
0
Dak Prescott
DAL
10
52
6
11.54
17
36
47.22%
0
2
Alex Smith
WAS
22
86
4
4.65
22
60
36.67%
2
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