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Quarterbacks Were As Good And Bad In The 1970s As They Are Now

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (May 3, 2016), we look at little Leicester City’s title-winning season in the English Premier League and ask ESPN’s Mike Goodman if a miracle year like theirs could ever happen again. Then, we talk about the 15 quarterbacks taken in this year’s NFL draft and wonder whether there is a dearth of QB talent in the league at the moment. Finally, we chat with Rob Arthur about the supposed Tommy John surgery epidemic in Major League Baseball and ask why Tommy John surgeries are down this year compared to the past couple of seasons. Plus, a significant digit on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s offensive efficiency in their playoff series against the Spurs. Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discuss are here:

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Chadwick Matlin was a deputy managing editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine was the acting sports editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Joe Sykes produces our weekly sports podcast Hot Takedown.