You know the offseason is nearing when you start to see national media outlets throwing out rankings in hopes of catching the attention of those teams who are no longer playing. Sadly, you can count the Pittsburgh Steelers into this group, and you can count me into someone who saw this most recent ESPN article on the ‘QB Confidence Index’ and got sucked in.
This is an annual article from ESPN’s Dan Graziano which doesn’t just look at each team’s starting quarterback, but the confidence in their entire depth chart. Here is his breakdown for how he makes his decisions in this realm:
A reminder, or in case you’re new: This is not intended as a ranking of each team’s starting quarterback (though obviously that’s a big part of it).