Breakdown Of Landry Jones’ Career Pass Attempts

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones will make his third career start Sunday at Heinz Field against the New England Patriots and with that event forthcoming, it’s time to look back at his passing attempts so far over the course of his playing time.

Including the playoffs, Jones has attempted 61 total passes and has completed 34 of them for 524 yards. He has 3 touchdowns in addition to 5 interceptions.

I have a full list of all the passing plays of Jones’ career so far for you below in addition to his career passing chart and next up are a few breakdowns for you.

As far as targets go, you can see that wide receivers Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant have been Jones’ favorites so far during his limited playing time. While all 3 of his touchdown passes have gone to Bryant, he was also intercepted twice when throwing his way.

While it is a very small sample size, Jones has completed 68.4% of the passes that he’s thrown to Brown so far.


PLAYERTARGRECYDSTDINT
Antonio Brown191323901
Martavis Bryant17918332
Markus Wheaton732401
Heath Miller621000
Le’Veon Bell441600
DeAngelo Williams424200
David Johnson10000
Roosevelt Nix111000
Alejandro Villanueva10001
Fitzgerald Toussaint10000

Next is Jones’ directional passing table and as you can see, he’s 9 of 18 with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on passes that he’s thrown more than 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. Not to excuse a few of his interceptions, but the one deep one to Brown went in and out of the wide receivers’ hands in last year’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Additionally, one happened on a fake punt in the game against Seattle Seahawks. You remember that one, right? One other deep one also happened very late in the game against the Seahawks on a long 41-yard pass to Bryant.

DIRECTIONTARGRECYDSTDINT
Deep Left536810
Deep Middle412301
Deep Right9510711
Short Left15118901
Short Middle11612312
Short Right17811400

Now for Jones’ passing distance stats. The most concerning thing when you look at these numbers is the fact that Jones is just 5 of 10 on passes 6 to 10 yards past the line of scrimmage and just 1 of 5 on passes that have flown 11 to 15 yards past the line. He’ll have to complete a higher percentage of passes at these two distances against the Patriots if the Steelers want to have a shot at winning the game. It might be worth pointing out that Jones is 2 of 3 passing when targeting Brown from 6 to 15 yards past the line of scrimmage. If Jones can complete 50% of his throws 16 yards or longer Sunday against the Patriots and not throw an interception on any of them, that might bode well for the Steelers offense.

DISTANCETARGRECYDSTDINT
5 or less yards281918001
6 to 10 yards10513210
11 to 15 yards511402
16 to 20 yards10611211
21 yards plus838611

The other cornering thing when it comes to Jones and how he’s performed so far during his career when throwing the football is his 3rd down numbers. So far he is 8 of 17 for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Additionally, only 5 of those 8 completed passes were successful plays and I don’t need to tell you that a 29.4% completion rate isn’t going to cut it Sunday against the Patriots.

Additionally, inside the red zone, Jones has also been very mediocre so far during his career as he’s 4 of 9 passing in that area of the field with just two touchdowns. It is worth noting, however, that one of those incompleted throws was a result of a drop by running back DeAngelo Williams in the game against the Chiefs last year.

Sunday will be a big day for Jones when it comes to his NFL future and specially being as it might very well wind up being his only real meaningful playing time for the rest of the season. At least we all hope that’s the case. Win or lose, a solid showing Sunday against the Patriots will increase his market value and that’s important being as he’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after the season is over.

Expect a lot of quick, short throws by Jones on Sunday against the Patriots with at least 5 or 6 of them going to running back Le’Veon Bell out of the backfield. Additionally, I would also look for a few quick screen passes to Brown in this game as well. If wide receiver Sammie Coates is near 100 percent on Sunday, you can expect Jones to throw deep to him at least two or three times down the right during the game. If the two can connect on two of those deep throws, it will certainly loosen up the Patriots defense a little. I won’t be surprised if Jones’ first pass of the game is a deep shot.

As usual, the most important things when it comes to Jones playing Sunday is that he doesn’t turn the football over and that he moves the chains at least 40% of the time when asked to throw on third downs. That’s a lot to ask out him against the Patriots.

Landry Jones’ Career Passing Play By Play Table

OPPQRTTIMEDWNDISTLOSRESTARYDSDISTPLAY BY PLAY
ARZ38:5528ARZ8I10017(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete DR to M.Bryant
ARZ38:5138ARZ8C10817(SG) L.Jones pass DR to M.Bryant for 8 yards, TD
ARZ36:00110PIT41I84016(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete DM to A.Brown
ARZ34:54313PIT38C102320SG) L.Jones pass DM to M.Bryant for 23 yards
ARZ33:28212ARZ41C1187(SG) L.Jones pass SL to M.Wheaton for 8 yards
ARZ32:4134ARZ33I8403(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SM to A.Brown
ARZ414:05210PIT22C10109(SG) L.Jones pass SM to M.Bryant for 10 yards
ARZ412:4121PIT41C842319(SG) L.Jones pass DL to A.Brown for 23 yards
ARZ412:14110ARZ36C8433(SG) L.Jones pass SR to A.Brown for 3 yards
ARZ410:5033ARZ29C8352(SG) L.Jones pass SM to H.Miller for 5 yards
ARZ48:0326ARZ8I8408(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SL to A.Brown.
ARZ42:1528PIT12C10888(SG) L.Jones pass SM to M.Bryant for 88 yards, TD
KC115:00110PIT20C101910(SG) L.Jones pass SR to M.Bryant for 19 yards
KC114:24110PIT39I10041L.Jones pass incomplete DL to M.Bryant
KC113:13313PIT36I100-4(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to M.Bryant
KC18:0125PIT38I84016L.Jones pass incomplete DM to A.Brown
KC17:5435PIT38C842116(SG) L.Jones pass DR to A.Brown for 21 yards
KC15:21110KC26C267-3(SG) L.Jones pass SM to L.Bell for 7 yards
KC11:5027KC11C1155(SG) L.Jones pass SL to M.Wheaton for 5 yards
KC11:1032KC6I3401(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to De.Williams
KC20:53110PIT24C842119(SG) L.Jones pass DR to A.Brown for 21 yards
KC20:47110PIT45I1105(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SL to M.Wheaton
KC20:43210PIT45I010(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to H.Miller
KC20:36310PIT45IN10013(SG) L.Jones pass SM intended for M.Bryant INT
KC313:48110PIT21I8301L.Jones pass incomplete SR to H.Miller
KC313:42210PIT21C842626L.Jones pass DL to A.Brown for 26 yards.
KC313:10110PIT47C3480L.Jones pass SM to De.Williams for 8 yards
KC312:2922KC45C84-1-2L.Jones pass SL to A.Brown for -1 yards
KC311:4633KC46I1106(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to M.Wheaton
KC39:59110KC49IN84017(SG) L.Jones pass DM intended for A.Brown INT
KC33:4128PIT25C844136L.Jones pass DR to A.Brown for 41 yards.
KC33:13110KC34I10032(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete DL to M.Bryant
KC31:4726KC19C101925(SG) L.Jones pass DL to M.Bryant for 19 yards, TD
KC413:3129PIT29C841616L.Jones pass DR to A.Brown for 16 yards
KC411:0527KC10I10015(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to M.Bryant
KC45:04110PIT16C2652(SG) L.Jones pass SM to L.Bell for 5 yards
KC44:3325PIT21C107-1(NH, SG) L.Jones pass SR to M.Bryant for 7 yards
KC43:55110PIT28C11113(NH, SG) L.Jones pass SL to M.Wheaton for 11 yards
KC43:49110PIT39C26-1-9(SG) L.Jones pass SL to L.Bell for -1 yards
KC43:11211PIT38I8307(NH, SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to H.Miller
KC43:07311PIT38C265-6(SG) L.Jones pass SL to L.Bell for 5 yards
OAK43:3528PIT26C841414(SG) L.Jones pass SL to A.Brown for 14 yards
OAK42:51110PIT40C8434L.Jones pass SR to A.Brown for 3 yards
OAK42:26321PIT29I3401(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SM to De.Williams
OAK41:0917PIT23C8350(SG) L.Jones pass SL to H.Miller for 5 yards
OAK41:0222PIT28I10042(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete DR to M.Bryant
OAK40:5532PIT28C84574(SG) L.Jones pass SR to A.Brown for 57 yards
CLV115:00110PIT20C45100L.Jones pass SR to R.Nix 10 yards
CLV113:15313PIT27C848-2(SG) L.Jones pass SR to A.Brown for 8 yards
CLV112:26110CLV12C1055(SG) L.Jones pass SL to M.Bryant for 5 yards
CLV111:0634CLV6I8302(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SR to H.Miller
PIT215:0042SEA27IN78-495(FG) L.Jones pass SL intended for A.Villanueva INT
PIT41:57110PIT18I11011(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SL to M.Wheaton
PIT41:54210PIT18C3434-3(SG) L.Jones pass SL to De.Williams for 34 yards
PIT41:45110SEA48IN10041(SG) L.Jones pass DR intended for M.Bryant INT
PIT413:57110PIT20I3300(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete SM to F.Toussaint
PIT411:49317PIT38C104-3(SG) L.Jones pass SL to M.Bryant for 4 yards
PIT45:12110PIT20C8477(SG) L.Jones pass SR to A.Brown for 7 yards
PIT43:4733PIT27I84028(SG) L.Jones pass incomplete DR to A.Brown
PIT41:43110PIT14IN11012(SG) L.Jones pass SM intended for M.Wheaton INT
MIA23:0731PIT46I82010L.Jones pass incomplete SR to D.Johnson.

Landry Jones’ Career Passing Chart
Blue = Complete
Red = Incomplete
Yellow = Interception
All Passing Distances Calculated from 30-yard-line
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  • Mark

    We are in big trouble, I have little to no confidence in Landry. He has the demeanor of Cutler and plays like Fitzpatrick. He stares a hole through his targeted receiver and doesn’t have a feel to throw receivers open or anticipate defenders.
    I’m hoping the running game is on point and Rosie Nix is in top condition. I would also recommend starting Finney over Foster, it allows us to run left, middle, or right instead of Left and middle, because Foster isn’t nimble enough in the run game. I also think Finney is a better pass blocker and passes off stunts better. In addition, Hubbard is looking 10 million times better than Alejandro who has put on “skates” by Dolphin DL at least 3 times.

  • David Paul

    The Villanueva pass is the one that should have cost Haley his job.

  • k33ger

    the team success on offense is really going to be on the offensive line. Landry does best when he is not under pressure (as do pretty much all QBs). he seems to get rattled a bit and make dumb decisions. if the O line can run block and pass block better than against Miami, then success may be possible. Otherwise it’ll be a LONG day.

  • RickM

    Good stats, thanks. 19 of his 34 completions have been for 5 yards are less. That jumps off the page if I’m Belichick. We better be careful on bubble screens because they’ll be looking to jump those every time.

  • Don2727

    Ha!

  • John Pennington

    Time will tell if Jones is worth keeping or not this will be his last chance to prove he can get the job done he needs to stepup big time 4years in the system and if cant get done Sunday move on from him and find his replacement in the draft enough is enough with these under achieving players to many on this team alot of wasted money

  • Applebite

    Ran into another fan that’s tempted to call Landry, ‘Laundry’. Pretty soon, it’s going to ba a social media tidal wave among fans, lol.

    I’m begging Jones to not making a fool of himself. if the pass isn’t there, throw it away, PLEASE!?!?!?! I’m BEGGGGGGING here, throw the ball away! Don’t flail it up there like a little girl with her arm in a cast. Either throw the ball away or take the sack. Ball security is a must in this game.