One of the best traits of quarterback Kirk Cousins is his accuracy.
He currently ranks as a top-10 passers NFL history in terms of completion percentage and does a great job giving his receivers an opportunity to catch the football.
Sometimes, completion percentage does not equate directly to accuracy. Sports Info Solutions calculates on target percentage. They classify an on-target throw as the following.
The number of times a quarterback’s throw hits the receiver in-stride, regardless of whether the pass is completed.
In week one, Cousins completed 23-of-32 for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Of those 32 throws, SIS only made 21 throws that were considered on target, ranking him as the 16th-most accurate passer of week one.
SIS charted Bills QB Josh Allen with a 94% on-target rate in Week 1, far and away the #1 QB in on-target % after Week 1.
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Ideally, you would like to see that number be a little higher, especially considering 11 quarterbacks are over 70%. It is also worth noting that just because it isn’t on target per SIS doesn’t mean that it isn’t a solid throw or it wasn’t a completion.