"Lamar Jackson: 7.2% Russell Wilson: 7.1% Patrick Mahomes, Ryan Tannehill: 6.9% Drew Brees: 6.6% Andrew Luck: 6.1% Aaron Rodgers: 5.9% Kirk Cousins: 5.8% Deshaun Watson, Jimmy Garoppolo: 5.5% 14. Baker Mayfield: 5%"
For those who are new to my comparisons and this statistic, touchdown percentage is the percentage of passes that a quarterback attempts that end up in touchdowns. Baker Mayfield has been relatively consistent in this statistic so far in his career for the Cleveland Browns, and 5% is a solid number.
For comparison, if a quarterback attempted 500 passes in a season like Baker has been averaging, they are going to score around 25 touchdowns a season.
Lamar Jackson has absolutely dominated this statistic since entering the NFL, posting a whopping 9% touchdown percentage in his MVP campaign in 2019-2020. His ability to run, along with the rushing-based offense that the Ravens currently run, set him up to be extremely efficient whenever he actually does throw the ball.
Jackson has only averaged about 20.6 passing attempts per game during the course of his career so far, so he isn’t really being asked to throw the ball a ton. Baker on the other hand has been averaging 32.7 passing attempts per game through the course of his NFL career, which is part of the reason why his touchdown percentage is considerably lower than Lamar Jackson’s.