The NFL and Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled a new statistic this week to help rank the league's most prolific quarterbacks based on their decision-making. A few brilliant strokes of ingenuity, combined with a large dose of capitalism, made the e-retailer into the world's cloud services leader. The team behind Next Gen Stats (NGS) created the "Passing Score" statistic to assess whether a quarterback made the optimal decision after the play. The NFL said dozens of quarterback evaluation metrics exist but they all miss out on isolating the specific variables a quarterback must evaluate before a passing play. Josh Helmrich, NFL Director of strategy and business development, told ZDNet that AWS and the NFL worked together to combine 7 different machine learning models and several play variables to create the Next Gen Stats Passing Score.
Jan-14-2022, 17:45:00 GMT