Some will have you believe they mean nothing, like a certain NFL starting quarterback. While the scoreboard is what ultimately matters in football, statistics are always part of the equation. Some coaches might think that stats are for losers, but they are a great tool in helping to predict winners.
Of course, the one position where statistics matter the most is quarterback. Offensive pilots might be winning games, but statistics give a deeper understanding of their impact in those victories. Conversely, a losing quarterback might not be to blame.
Then there are fantasy football implications. Stats are of the upmost importance for guys and gals who take fantasy football seriously, which is a significant amount of NFL fans.
It is still early, but here are my predictions for quarterback statistics this season.