During the 2013 regular season, Colin Kaepernick’s passer rating on rollouts was 106.9. On straight dropbacks, his passer rating was 89.5 – a difference of more than 17 percent. The 49ers called 47 rollouts for Kaepernick, and he dropped straight back 410 times — one rollout for every nine straight dropbacks.
The NFL average passer rating on rollouts was 96.6 in 2013. The NFL average passer rating on straight dropbacks was 86.9 — almost a difference of 10 percent. But NFL QBs dropped straight back 18,127 times last season. NFL coaches called just 986 rollouts — one rollout for every 18 straight dropbacks.
Compare that to the Seahawks. They called 73 rollouts for Russell Wilson last season, and he dropped straight back just 370 times — one rollout for every five straight dropbacks. Wilson’s rating was 134.4 on rollouts and 101.3 on straight dropbacks.
Do you think teams will rollout their quarterbacks more often next season? The numbers suggest they should.