It's a nice vote of confidence to the soon-to-be third-year quarterback, but is it Madden 23 coins necessarily the best decision?There's no question Ponder has improved since his second season. Ponder's percentage of completion increased to 54.3 to 62.1. and his rating as a quarterback went up between 70.1 from 70.1 to 81.2. Ponder's yards-per-attempt went down however, going from 6.37 down to 6.08.
An examination of Ponder's statistics shows that he's not likely to continue to improve as a Madden NFL 23 quarterback. Ponder tried 124 passes in the scrimmage line, but he completed 79.8 percent of these. Ponder only attempted 483 passes over the course of the season long, and 25 percent of them were put into the back of the field.
The majority of Ponder's throws were made between 1-10 yards from the line of scrimmage. He attempted 210 passes in this area, and completed 66.2 per cent of them, and a quarterback's score of 89.6.
These numbers are pretty nice, but that's where the pleasant numbers end. Ponder only completed 45.5 percent of his passes between 11-20 yards in the downfield and he was intercepted six times on 88 attempts in the space. Ponder's quarterback score on passes made in that area was a mere 53.7.
More troubling, Ponder completed just 4-of-21 passes throwing between 21-30 yardsonly 19 percent.Of course, being an Madden NFL 23 player isn't easy, and obviously the further downfield a player throws, the worse his completion percentage will be . However, Ponder's downfield woes should be reason to be worried.
Carson Palmer, the Madden NFL 23's 16th-rated pass-catcher during the season, attempted one hundred and 141 passes from 11-20 yards, and completed 48.2 percent -just three percent better than Ponder. Palmer however, attempted almost twice as many passes between 11-20 yards, and only threw five interceptions (and he threw five touchdowns).
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford finished the season as the 18th-rated quarterback in the Madden NFL 23 and attempted an average of 86 passes between 11-20 yards -- just two yards less than Ponder. Bradford did, however, complete 51.2 per cent of passes in this area, and threw 3 touchdowns as well as three interceptions and posted a quarterback rating of 79.9.
Andy Dalton, who the Bengals took during the 2nd round in 2011's Madden NFL 23 Draft, completed 49-of-94 passes between 11-20 feet (52.1 percent), while throwing nine touchdowns and four interceptionswhich is a QB rating of buy madden nfl 23 coins 100.6. Yes, it helps that you have A.J. Green It is also beneficial to have Adrian Peterson as a running back, a privilege that Dalton does not possess.