Ranking Derek Anderson, Just How Bad Is He?

Two weeks and 12.5 percent in to the Cardinals quest for the NFC West (is it ever a bad time for a bad rhyme?) and Derek Anderson has underwhelmed so far.

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But just how bad is Ken Whisenhunt's chosen leader, who is so good at getting hit in the chest, but not so good at throwing the ball?

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Here's how D.A. stacks up against the NFL's other quarterbacks:

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- 26th in Completion Percentage (54.2%)
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accuracy is overrated, right?

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- 9th in Pass Attempts (72)
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which is kind of surprising considering he's ...

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- 22nd in QB Rating (66.8)
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which is bad, but better than Alex Smith (64.9), the chosen one Sam Bradford (63.5), old man Favre (56.1) and the NFL's worst Joe Flacco (41.2)

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- 16th in Sack Percentage (5.3%)
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go ahead and blame the offensive line, which is at least mediocre

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So basically, he's not throwing the ball down the field, he's not completing a high percentage of his passes, he's not getting sacked more than average, BUT the Cardinals are throwing the ball more than 35 other quarterbacks this season. 

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I blame Matt Leinart.

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*Stats via Pro Football Reference.com

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