Building a Connection
If you were to narrow down one thing that helps the receivers the most, many people would say it is the play of the team’s quarterback. Soon to be throwing the ball in Lamb’s direction is quarterback Dak Prescott. How can he inflate or deflate Lamb’s stats?
While there are people that are still skeptical about Dak’s play, there is one thing they can not deny. Season by season, he has been developing into a better quarterback.
At one point in time, Dak was looked at as someone who can only throw short and safe passes. Now he is looked at as one of the more accurate passers and one of the better deep passers in the league. NFL.com’s Nick Shook has Dak ranked as the best deep passer in the league.
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Since we are talking about Shook’s rankings, why not bring up him ranking Dak as the eighth-best quarterback under pressure? Having great quarterback play helps the receivers a ton.
If a quarterback can’t throw a catchable ball to you, then you are not likely to play as well compared to having a quarterback that places the ball perfectly. Just think about what quarterback Tom Brady does with not-so-big names.
in 2019 Dak was 98 yards away from reaching the 5,000 yard-mark. His 4,902 yards was over 1,000 yards more than his previous career-high. Not to mention missing a 100.0 quarterback rating by a mere 0.3.
So yeah, CeeDee Lamb has the “good quarterback” advantage. A quarterback that is not afraid to take some risks like he was earlier in his career. A quarterback that is very good at throwing the ball.
Having the “big catch” wide receiver role is what will give Dak the connection with Lamb. Dez Bryant had 1,634 yards in 29 games with Dak throwing to him. That averages to 902 yards every 16 games.
Lamb must be thrilled to have Dak throwing the ball to him. There is a good reason why he was selected in the top ten of ESPN’s NFL Nation re-draft. Lamb is hoping Dak will build off his 2019 season, and help him reach the 1,000 receiving yards mark.