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Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

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Economics

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This paper provides an empirical analysis of the factors that affect the NFL signing bonuses for college quarterbacks. Our sample data is drawn from the official ESPN website, Spotrac, and the official NFL website for the years 2005-2016. It is composed of bonus data for college quarterbacks who were drafted into the NFL and received a signing bonus. Our explanatory variables include the quarterbacks’ total quarterback rating (QBR), height, weight, and dummy variables that control for the major conferences. We found that QBR and ratio of height to weight significantly affect signing bonuses.

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An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Affecting College Quarterback Prospect Signing Bonuses

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

This paper provides an empirical analysis of the factors that affect the NFL signing bonuses for college quarterbacks. Our sample data is drawn from the official ESPN website, Spotrac, and the official NFL website for the years 2005-2016. It is composed of bonus data for college quarterbacks who were drafted into the NFL and received a signing bonus. Our explanatory variables include the quarterbacks’ total quarterback rating (QBR), height, weight, and dummy variables that control for the major conferences. We found that QBR and ratio of height to weight significantly affect signing bonuses.

 

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