We at FFW know that football fans all love one thing – stats. We’re looking to delve deeper into the output of the BAFA league quarterbacks (and other players) by implementing a simple scoring system. We’re borrowing this from flag football, but it gives clear value to every play made in a game. Without further adieu, here are the scoring rules;
- You receive 4 points per passing TD (rushing TDs will count towards a different award)
- You receive 1 or 2 points per extra point try, depending on what you go for.
- You will be deducted 2 points per interception thrown.
- You will be deducted 1 point per sack taken.
We feel this will be an interesting competition, and we’re going to present some early front runners for this competition.
CALVIN TARLTON, LONDON REBELS
Calvin has years of experience at both international and domestic level. Calvin has the pleasure of throwing to an excellent group of receivers, but his elusiveness buys him valuable time to make precise throws downfield. Calvin will have a good chance to win our inaugural QB of the Season nod, however he plays a tough SEC schedule, which could mean limited opportunities to put up high scores.
VINCE MACHI, BAKER STREET BUTTONHOOKERS
Contrary to Calvin’s experience in the league, this will be Vince’s first season in the BAFA leagues, but he is by no means a rookie. Vince has experience at international tournaments such as Big Bowl, and they recently lifted in the Flagging New Year trophy after an incredible aerial duel against Walldorf QB Benjamin Klever. Vince executes a methodical game plan, along with excellent arm strength, to take advantage of any defence put in front of him. Vince, like Calvin, will surely be a frontrunner, however he also faces a tough field in the SEC, which may cost him in the end.
TRISTAN VARNEY, BIRMINGHAM LIONS
Tristan wowed onlookers during the Birmingham Lions championship season, showing that his blockbuster arm translated well from the kitted game to flag football. With a terrific receiving corps, the Lions QB will be able to put up lofty numbers on some unfortunate SWC teams. Tristan has the ability to fit his passes into tight windows, and as long as his receivers are on form, he’ll be a hot favourite for this prize.
ALAN YOUNG, GLASGOW HORNETS
Alan Young threw for an unbelievable 100+ TDs last season against the HNC, and has all the ability to do the same again. Alan’s TD haul is no surprise when you look at his fantastic group of wide receivers, however no-one uses them better than Alan, who creates mismatches with smart play-calling and pinpoint passes. If Alan keeps himself on the field, he’ll be walking away with this award.
ADAM GRINDROD, NORTHANTS TITANS BLUE
Adam lead the Titans to the playoffs last year and earned a call up to the SWC Dragons squad as starting QB. We were impressed by Adam, who made a step up against the national squads from the HNC, SEC and MEC. If Adam continues this trend, he could be a dark horse to take this prize away from one of the favourites.