Big Ten QB rankings No. 7: Heinrich Haarberg, Nebraska
- 716 passing yards
- 5 TDs 4 interceptions
- 51.3% completion
- 6.3 yards per attempt
It took Matt Rhule a bit too long to make the change from Jeff Sims to Heinrich Haarberg, but the decision to turn the offense over to his 6-foot-5 sophomore has paid off. Haarberg isn’t going to blow anyone away as a passer, but he protects the football much better than Sims did and his legs are a real asset to this offense.
Haarberg leads the Big Ten in quarterback rushing yards with 424 with an average of 5.0 yards per carry. Though he has only scrambled nine times, he’s much more of a designed runner than a playmaker, which shows up in his expected points added.
Despite being the best running QB in the conference, Haarberg has a rushing EPA of 1.7 which ranks eighth among Big Ten quarterbacks. He has a total EPA of 3.4 which is ninth best.