Spy vs Spy(gate): We’re back!

Keep in mind that this is a double blind study—meaning that I’m wearing a blindfold (positive blind) and not my glasses (negative blind) while writing this. We had to take a few weeks off while some quarterbacks who qualify as potential study candidates did not play. Injuries, bye weeks, and COVID-19 all combined to have the NFL playing at less than full strength for a minute. Now the league has largely steadied itself back into a stance of ignorant confidence and is charging ahead with a largely normal schedule, incubation periods be damned.

With that, Spy vs Spy(gate) is also back. We will return to comparing this week’s games and the seasons as a whole of two quarterbacks who are getting their second shot at being appreciated by a fanbase who may have never known better. I’ll give you a hint, because you’ve all been so patient: neither Quarterback A nor Quarterback B are Baker Mayfield. The Browns have suffered enough and do not need this shenanigans. On with the show:

Quarterback A completed 17/25 passes, or 68 percent, for 157 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. They also took four sacks for a loss of 24 yards while rushing for 76 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries. They lost their game.

Overall, Quarterback A has completed 79/116 passes, or 68.1 percent, for 871 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions, while taking nine sacks for a loss of 45 yards. They have rushed for 45 times for 225 yards and five touchdowns. That makes seven total touchdowns and four turnovers in four games on the season.

Quarterback B completed 16/29 passes, or 55 percent, for 216 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. They also took four sacks for a loss of 25 yards while rushing for 48 yards and zero touchdowns on eight carries. They lost their game.

Overall, Quarterback B has completed 146/206 passes, or 70.9 percent, for 1,676 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions, while taking 12 sacks for a loss of 76 yards. They have rushed for 23 times for 121 yards, and one touchdown. That makes seven total touchdown and five turnovers in six games on the season.

Remember that either of these guys could be anybody who changed franchises this year who also used to be the face of a franchise. That means Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers, Nick Foles, Cam Newton, Kyle Allen, Jameis Winston, Nick Foles, Teddy Bridgewater, Tyrod Taylor, or even a time-traveling Aaron Rodgers feeding me data from next year with the Vikings apparently he is probably staying with the Packers now that he is lighting it up again. Nothing to see here, folks.



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