‘NFL Data Analyst’ Upsets Internet With Take About Jerry Rice Being ‘Somewhat Effective’

NFL Data Analyst Gets Roasted For Terrible Take On Jerry Rice

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  • As recently as 2017, Jerry Rice held over 100 NFL records, the most of any player in NFL history.
  • On Monday, a self-proclaimed NFL Data Analyst tweeted that Rice would be a practice squad player in today’s NFL angering many.
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The list of records and accolades associated with former NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice is truly astounding.

After retiring with over 100 NFL records to his name, including the most receptions (1,549), touchdown receptions (197), and receiving yards (22,895), Jerry Rice was inducted into into pretty much every Hall of Fame where he was eligible.

In 2010, NFL Network even went so far as to call him the greatest player in NFL history.

Rice played with the 49ers, Raiders and Seahawks from 1985 to 2004 before retiring as a member of the 49ers on a one-day contract worth $1,985,806.49 – the year Rice was drafted (1985), his number (80), the year he retired (2006), and the 49ers (49).

He was pretty good.

But how good would Jerry Rice be if he played in today’s NFL?

According to self-proclaimed NFL Data Analyst Harrison P. Kent IV, the Founder & CEO of Kent Analytics, Rice probably wouldn’t even be able to get on the field.

“Jerry Rice, who laughably ran a 4.71 40, would be a practice squad player in today’s NFL,” Kent tweeted on Monday. “A prime Rice, my algorithms suggest, would be the 193rd most effective WR today. Rice, enabled by coach & QB talent, was somewhat effective in his day, but today’s WRs are a different breed.”

SOMEWHAT EFFECTIVE?

Is he trolling us? His tweet has received over 1,300 comments from people on the internet, most of which are very upset with him.

That does not matter, as Kent has this pinned at the top of his Twitter account…

This guy has got to be trolling us, right?

Yes. Yes, he is. And he is very good at it.