Another failure of analytics
But imagine having Carson Wentz going into this season?
The No. 2 overall pick from the 2016 draft is coming off a marvelous season that was derailed by an ACL injury.
All indications are that he’ll go back to his old-self when healthy though, and it bums a lot of Browns’ fans out that his career trajectory won’t continue to trend upward in Berea.
The trade of Wentz just goes to show how bizarre the two years of analytics was because the Browns didn’t just go all in on analytics, they bet the farm.
And now they’ve got the second 0-16 season in NFL history to show for it.
The Browns infamously traded out of the No. 2 spot, ending up with the No. 15 pick. Coleman was an analytics darling, beloved by sites such as Pro Football Focus.
All remember the dropped pass in Pittsburgh to seal 0-16, but few remember the potential he showed. In his second game as a pro, Coleman had 104 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to the Ravens.
He just couldn’t string enough consistency.
How much did quarterback play have to do with it? It’d be naive to think it didn’t have something to do with it.