No.4 – Accuracy and Arm Strength
This might be one of the worst arguments I could have come up with, but accuracy is essential when it comes to college football. A lack of precision doesn’t always mean turning the ball over; however, if a team has several three and outs in a row due to accuracy issues, it might as well be a turnover.
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If the offense is going to struggle this season then accuracy from the quarterback position is that much more important.
Guarantano’s sample size is significantly smaller than Keller Chryst. However, his passing percentage is higher. And, he has a decent interception-to-turnover ratio. Guarantano completed 86 passes on 139 attempts for 997 yards with four touchdowns.
On the other hand, Chryst best percentage came during the 2016 season when he completed 77 passes on 136 attempts which was good enough for 56 percent.
So far this fall, reports have shown that Chryst might not have the best of arms when it comes to the long ball. And, against SEC caliber defenses you have to make all the throws.
His best passing yards per attempt was 6.7 yards. On the other hand, Guarantano has a strong arm and is continually developing into an SEC quarterback. In fact, last year his passing yards per attempt was at 7.2 yards per attempt. Guarantano gets the slight edge on accuracy.