Scoring declined for four years in a row by 2023. This is not a good advertisement for the NFL and probably doesn’t make sense to some people. Quarterbacks are getting away with everything so why aren’t they throwing more touchdown passes? However, we’ve also seen more injuries to QB1s over the past few years.
Aaron Rodgers, Joe Burrow, Deshaun Watson, Daniel Jones, Anthony Richardson, and Kirk Cousins all received long-term injuries in 2023 alone. Meanwhile, the number of younger players means that that is more athleticism but less end product. It’s a shame for viewers because it means that there is an unwatchable product (via ESPN).