Alright, so before you start staring at tables at least do yourself the favor of reading up on the primer. I will also say that the tables you are looking at are a bit slanted. I pulled the team opportunity rates from Bill's running backs post, and not every quarterback's team had a back who carried the ball 100+ times (see: SMU and Matt Davis) so I could not tabulate an ORM for them. Though I did flub and not include Tanner McEvoy's team rate of 44.1%, so bear that in mind.
So one thing that is interesting, both here in the Top 10 Q-Rush quarterbacks as well as the Top 10 in ORM - some massive gaps in opportunity rate throughout the table. I mean, Tyler Murphy, who you see second on that list, didn't even make the top 10 with an ORM of 20.3%.
So there were literally a couple dozen quarterbacks last season who generated highlight yardage plays at a significantly greater clip than the team's overall rushing offense. I think that volume of opportunity, paired with many of them also producing a substantial number of highlight yards - many of them had at least half their yards of the highlight variety.
I think it's safe to say that the days of the rushing quarterback are a long, long way from over.
Top 10 ORM
- Ohio Derrius Vick 31.40%
- Ohio JD Sprague 30.10%
- BYU Taysom Hill 29.60%
- WMU Zach Terrell 26.80%
- Iowa State Sam Richardson 26.10%
- Oregon Marcus Mariota 24.30%
- Wisconsin Tanner McEvoy 24.20%
- Central Florida Justin Holman 22.00%
- Oklahoma Trevor Knight 20.70%
- Tennessee Joshua Dobbs 20.50%