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If we had Jason Campbell, what could have been...?

Hmmmm... There is much speculation on whether or not we should go after free agent Quarterback Jason Campbell. Well to put it in perspective for you all, I figured out what would have happened if Jason Campbell was our quarterback last year. So my thoughts on it were: To have wins, you must score points, to score points, you must be able to move the ball and score touchdowns. So, basically, I averaged up his career statistics and put emphasis on mainly his shortened 2011 numbers. More details after the jump

With my calculations, Jason Campbell scored 18 touchdowns (throwing and receiving combined [he averaged 1.12 touchdowns]) and gave away 18 as well (Interceptions and fumbles [he averaged 1.15 per game]) while also throwing and rushing for 3,488 yards on the season (218 average per game). Now, on the season, Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, and Kyle Orton all combined for 13 touchdowns, 24 giveaways, and 3398 yards. To keep following me, you have to understand mathematics. Last year, the Chiefs scored 212 points, while giving away 338 points (a ratio of .62721893 offensive to defensive points). The division winning Broncos had a ratio of .792. Now, when I add in Jason Campbell's numbers and subtract the 2011 Chiefs quarterback numbers, we now have an offensive to defensive ratio of .81952663. So what do all of these numbers mean? Well from here on out, the math is simple, a chiefs 7-9 record equals a .62721893 ratio and an X record equals .81952663 ratio.

We all know how to do a ratio. (Or do we? Well, I'll show you anyway. Math lesson of the day!)

Win Percentage Touchdown Ratio

X .81952663

__________________ = ____________________

.777777 .62721893

Cross Multiply


.62721893X = .63740958

Divide both side by .62721893



And you grand total is… X = a win percentage of 1.00608502 which is equal to and 8-8 record. Thus, pushing us in front of the division-winning Broncos.

Side note: The Chiefs save 15 million by going with Campbell instead of Orton, Cassel, and Palko

Put it in perspective: If Jason Campbell could lead last years Chiefs to an 8-8 record and a playoff berth, imagine what he could do with Charles, Berry, and Moeaki with him.

Now I know these numbers aren't official, but I think they are realistic. Let me know what you guys think, I might do another one. Suggest some players.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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