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Passing First Down Percentage: 2016 NFL Season

Passing First Down Percentage is a statistic in football that measures the percentage of passing attempts by a quarterback that lead to a first down pass for the team and a new set of downs.

The higher the passing first down percentage the better.

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Passing First Down Percentage measures the percentage of a quarterback’s total number of passing attempts that resulted in a first down.  In order to have a high passing first down percentage a quarterback must 1) have a high percentage of completed passes result in a first down, but also 2) have a relatively low amount of incomplete passes.  The very best quarterbacks will have a passing first down percentage near 40%, with almost all regular quarterbacks having a range somewhere between 30% and 40%.  Those with percentages much higher most likely attempted very few passes for the entire season

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