clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

How does the 2018 NFL Draft QB class rate on the Bill Parcells QB rules?

New, comments
Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers - September 25, 2005 Photo by Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary

Yesterday we discussed the Rule of 26-27-60, one of numerous theories used to evaluate Draft eligible quarterbacks.

Today we will take a look at the Bill Parcells quarterback rules. The Hall of Fame coach looked for seven characteristics in quarterbacks he wanted to Draft.

As with any rule, there are some exceptions. In fact, I remember these rules first generating attention around the time he drafted Chad Henne with the Dolphins. That one didn’t go too well. Once again, we will look at the top five quarterbacks from the class of 2018, Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson

Three year starters

Baker Mayfield

Josh Rosen

Lamar Jackson

Josh Allen

(Note: I’m using a very liberal definition of three year starters here because there is some ambiguity. Mayfield was the only of the five to start at least three full seasons. Rosen was hurt for much of his sophomore year. Jackson started part of one year, and Allen was the starter for more than half of a junior college year in addition to two at Wyoming.)

College senior

Baker Mayfield

Josh Allen

College graduate

Baker Mayfield

Josh Allen

Started at least 30 games

Baker Mayfield

Josh Rosen

Lamar Jackson

Josh Allen

(Note: Again we are going to count Allen’s junior college starts. The rules don’t dictate which level the college starts came at.)

Won at least 23 games

Baker Mayfield

Lamar Jackson

At least 2-1 TD-Interception Ratio

Baker Mayfield

Josh Rosen

Josh Allen

Lamar Jackson

Sam Darnold

Completion Percentage over 60%

Baker Mayfield

Josh Rosen

Sam Darnold

Results

Baker Mayfield 7/7

Josh Allen 5/7

Lamar Jackson 4/7

Josh Rosen 4/7

Sam Darnold 2/7

.......................

The Rule of 26-27-60 gave us Rosen as the winner. Baker Mayfield clearly comes out on top under the Parcells rules with Allen the runner up.