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The Effect of Scrambles on DVOA Revisited

Regular Football Outsiders readers know that 2020 introduced a new version of our DVOA metric. One of the main changes of this new version was to treat quarterback scrambles as passes rather than runs. I wrote a long article about this last offseason. Now that we've counted scrambles as runs for a year, I wanted to revisit the topic and look at how that changed the way we measured running games and passing games in 2020.

A reminder of what I wrote last year about scrambles:

Scrambles are pass plays, by definition. The quarterback scrambles for positive yardage when he's under pressure or when all his receivers are covered.