Honestly, of all people on this site, I at least expected you could see just how misleading that statistic is and it does not tell the entire story. The guy who said that information failed to post the link. I'll do just that.
Now lets look at, say, the top five QBs with the most time in the pocket and the top five QBs with the fewest time in the pocket.
1. Russell Wilson
2. Michael Vick (just this name tells you all you need to know about the statistic considering how poor Philadelphia's offensive line is)
3. Cam Newton
4. Robert Griffin III
5. Alex Smith (very underrated mobility; albeit he also plays in a very quick hitch offense and is rarely asked to go through progressions)
1. Tom Brady
2. Matt Hasselbeck
3. Peyton Manning
4. Ryan Tannehill
5. Ryan Fitzpatrick
With the exception of Tannehill (which is fairly shocking), what do those quarterbacks have in common on the bottom? Immobile. And what do the QBs in the top five all have in common? Mobility. They are evasive at avoiding the pressure. Aaron Rodgers is 11th on that list. Do you believe GB's offensive line is that good first of all? Second, do you believe that Hasselbeck, Rivers, Flacco, etc. are somehow better at making their decisions quicker than the best quarterback in the game? Look at Vick. His offensive line is poo. But he's evasive thus why, according to statistics, he has "more time to throw than other QBs." Same with Newton. RG3 plays in a one read and throw offense yet look at much time he has the ball. It's because he's avoiding defenders. And if you've seen Seattle at any point this year (which, since we played them, I'd assume you have), you'd see the times Wilson constantly just runs backwards and around in the backfield avoiding defenders.
The statistic is misleading and tells us nothing. It does not explain to you how good an offensive line is because there are way too many variables and you are a very intelligent poster so I'm sure you can see how misleading this is as well. Because Fitzpatrick is actually a very poor decision maker who holds on the ball an excessive amount.
Here is another misleading statistic to finish this off.
Look at the second chart. Andrew Luck is 3rd in "longest time to throw the football." Are you telling me Luck, of all quarterbacks (rookie or not, he is extremely intelligent and understands the pro game beyond his years), does not understand how to go through his progressions quickly? This is why the chart is misleading. Luck is a very mobile quarterback capable of standing tall in the pocket and evading defenders. Because of that, if his offensive line is playing poorly yet he's shaking off defenders, then of course he's going to hold the ball longer than say, Brady. Because Brady is not going to fend off those defenders. He's going to get sacked at first contact. See, whenever he plays New York.
By the way, I do agree with you. The offensive line isn't the only thing wrong this season regarding Cam (although that and the running game have definitely played a huge part). Cam can certainly do a better job getting the ball out quickly. But don't use this stat to support the offensive line actually doing remotely well. They have been horrific all this season sans the New Orleans game. Newton is just really good at buying himself time as seen countless times throughout the year. Same with RGIII, Luck, Wilson, etc.
Exactly but also what worries me the most is how his mechanics have regressed after he left IMG the first season, says a lot about the coaching we have now...