A measure of the passing yards of quarterback that are gained as a result of the receivers yardage gain after catching the football from the quarterback. For example, if a quarterback passes a ball to a wide receiver for a gain of 5 yards and the receiver than runs the ball up the field for 24 yard, the quarterback would receive passing yards of 29 yards - 5 yards in the air and 24 yards due to the run by the receiver after the catch.
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Quarterback passing yards after catch is a bit of a misnomer, as yards after a catch are accomplished by the player making the reception, not the quarterback (except in the rare instances in which a quarterback catches his own pass due to a deflection). Quarterbacks with a high amount of passing yards after catch are likely those who target running backs more frequently than other quarterbacks, as running backs generally catch the ball closer to the line of scrimmage. It could also be due to quarterbacks targeting wide receivers closer to the line of scrimmage, such as by more frequently throwing slant routes. Finally, it could be due to having a receiving corps adept at making would-be tacklers miss once they make a reception. Quarterbacks can contribute to passing yards after catch as well by hitting players in stride as much as possible, putting their receivers in a better position to gain more yards after a catch is made.