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Blaine Gabbert is more accurate out of play-action

Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert completes 13.3% more of his passes on play-action compared to just dropping back to pass.

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Mike Ehrmann

On the 2012 season, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert is completing 55.7 percent of his passes, which is nearly a full 5 percent higher than his rookie season. Gabbert's accuracy on some throws still leaves a lot to be desired and he's dealt with drops, but it's been improved.

One area Gabbert seems to be decent at is throwing from play-action, where his completion percentage is a full 13 percent higher than non play-action pass attempts. With Maurice Jones-Drew in the backfield to suck in and freeze defenders, it's not all that surprising and probably something the Jaguars need to do more of. It will be interesting to see how it changes with Rashad Jennings in the lineup.

via ProFootballFocus.com:

Rank Name Team PA Comp. % Non PA Comp. % Comp % Diff.
1 Cam Newton CAR 74.5 50.8 23.7
2 Jay Cutler CHI 71.4 54.1 17.3
3 Ryan Tannehill MIA 71.9 57.2 14.7
4 Matt Hasselbeck TEN 73.7 59.9 13.8
5 Blaine Gabbert JAX 66.7 53.4 13.3