Things the zone can do to help... To get things started, we need to put proper weight on each attribute by ranking each one 1 to 10 in importance. We also need to agree on an encompassing list of attributes. I've begun one below.
Length - How tall is the QB (2)
Durability - How injury prone is the QB (6)
Speed - How fast is the QB in straight line speed (3)
Agility - How quick and maneuverable is the QB (3)
Arm Strength - How far and how fast can a QB throw the ball (7)
Accuracy (short-medium) - How consistently can the QB throw the ball to where it needs to be on short to intermediate routes (10)
Accuracy (deep) - How well the QB can throw the deep ball (7)
Touch - How often does the QB throw a catchable ball (3)
Vision - How well can the QB see the field. (7)
Pocket Presence - How well does the QB position himself in the pocket. Is he able to sense the rush and put himself in a position to make the throw or escape the rush. (6)
Release Time - How quickly can a QB make a read and release the pass (8)
Ball Security - How often does the QB fumble the ball (4)
Playmaking Ability - How often is the QB able to make plays when things break down. How well does he throw on the run and improvise on the fly. (9)
Decision Making/Intelligence/Football IQ - How well does the QB understand the game of football. How well is the QB able to make adjustments and learn from mistakes. How quickly can he process his reads. How often does the QB make the proper read, and how often do his passes result in positive or negative plays. (10)
Leadership/charisma/attitude - How well does the QB lead the team. Does he have command and respect of his troops? Does he take responsibility when things go wrong and give credit when things go right? Is his attitude conducive to improving the environment around him? Etc. (9)
Clutchness - How well does the player perform when the game is on the line. (10)
Work Ethic - How hard does the player work on improving his game. How well does he prepare for his opponent. (8)
Hand size - Does the QB have the hands of a child? (I kid, I kid)
After we agree on the attribute and intangible list along with the proper weight each term carries in importance to a QB, we can start ranking each QB a score on 1-10 on where they currently stand and where their potential lies.
BrianGo: I took all your considerations except the ability to throw while moving. I think playmaking ability and accuracy should be able to cover that. Thank you for your insight.
Fryet: I've decided keeping Agility separate from "pocket presence" as I feel elusiveness will be defined between the two while they are very different aspects of what makes a QB elusive. I've combined the leadership/charisma/attitude as your suggestion. Also breaking down the accuracy was a great idea. Also, I think ball security should be defined as holding on to the football, while interceptions will be defined by intelligence/decision making, and accuracy (for example, a QB poor at those to categories, is likely to throw many INTs). Anyway, thank you for you feedback as well.
[ Edited by AmpLee on Dec 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM ]