The OP's title got me thinking and I wondered if anyone has tried to prove that a 170 Passing Skill QB is 40% better than a 118 passing skill QB? Does the lower Passing skill actually mean a super significant uptick in bad passes, batted passes, INT's and all things not good for QB's? Reason I ask is this;
Almost everyone builds the same when it comes to QB's and seems to always have done so. I get it that a 170 strength O-lineman vs a 160 strength DT is in favor of the O-lineman and so on. But Throwing is simply delivering the pass to the receiver. So let's do a versus view;
QB A.) Stock build (basically)
105 passing with +58 EQ for a 163 total skill.
100 Strength skill
95 Vision skill.
70 Agility skill.
65 Confidence skill.
QB B.) Crazy Theo's idea
100 Passing skill with +28 EQ for a 128 total skill.
95 Strength skill with +5 Eq for a 100 total skill.
95 Vision skill with +5 Eq for a 100 total skill.
90 Agility skill with +10 EQ for a 100 total skill.
90 Confidence skill with +10 EQ for a 100 total skill.
(Didn't add in VA bonuses to specific skills that would push them ever higher.)
(also realize that the skill numbers I posted are just basic #'s and could be moved around however a builder wanted to).
The idea being that the high quality secondary skills would much more compliment the ability to pass (the passing skill) that it would not only negate the difference between the 2 QB's passing skill levels but that #2 QB would actually preform better in the end... being more accurate, less prone to bad throws forced by pressures, better reads, more likely to throw to the more open receiver, ect, ect, ect. All of that being predicated on the thought that a 163 passing skill QB isn't dynamically greater than a 128 passing skill QB with the secondary skills applied as above (or better even). I
I just wonder if anyone has tried that approach and, if so, did they notice a massive difference either way?