Manager Impacts on Worker Performance in American Football: Do Offensive Coordinators Impact Quarterback Performance in the National Football League?
Exercise Science and Sport Management
Ample research in nonsports labor markets suggests that managerial quality signifi-cantly impacts worker productivity; however, studies using sports data have been lesslikely to find such evidence supporting the importance of managers/coaches. Weexamine the impact of offensive coordinators on quarterback performance in football.While we find that various offensive coordinator characteristics have little impact onquarterback performance, we show that individual offensive coordinators do seem toplay a role in quarterback development. Consistent with research on manager effectsoutside of sports, this suggests that elite and poor offensive coordinators do signifi-cantly impact the productivity of the quarterbacks they manage.
Managerial and Decision Economics
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Pitts, Joshua D. and Evans, Brent, "Manager Impacts on Worker Performance in American Football: Do Offensive Coordinators Impact Quarterback Performance in the National Football League?" (2018). Faculty Publications. 4427.