Originally Posted by Hoofbite
I'm curious as to why QBs are seemingly more susceptible to injury than a RB or a WR who has the ball in his hands.
Don't know how to absorb a hit, maybe?
It's just odd that a RB can have 300 carries in a season and not come up with a concussion but for whatever reason a QB wouldn't likely be able to handle it.
I don't know what it is but it sure seems like QB are a lot more fragile.
As far as taking hits, is a running QB any worse off than a QB behind a horrid OL? Whatever benefit being a pocket passer is supposed to confer to a QB, it sure hasn't helped Romo avoid injury. 4 broken bones in 5 seasons?
It's because running backs are running and are taught to stay low and have their head on a swivel. That allows them to avoid contact or take it such that they do not get blasted.
Compare that with a QB who is standing in the pocket upright looking down field. When a defender lowers his should to make a hit, its right to the midsection.
Running backs also get hurt a lot more than QBs. QBs lifespan is much greater than RB because they get beat up so much. It's just when a starting QB gets hurt it's spammed all over the place.