While we know a whole bucket of factors play into who a quarterback targets, it’s still interesting to see the data on where they tend to throw the ball.
Pro Football Focus’ Scott Barrett took a look at which quarterbacks target specific positions most frequently using data from the past decade (2009-2018) and likely starters with at least 800 career pass attempts. That came out to 22 qualifying quarterbacks. He notes that the findings are heavily skewed by roster talent the quarterback has to work with, of course.
For each position, Barrett listed the top five and the bottom five quarterbacks who have targeted that position most often.