Race and the evaluation of signal callers in the national football league

Simmons, R and Berri, D (2009) Race and the evaluation of signal callers in the national football league. Journal of Sports Economics, 10 (1). pp. 23-43. ISSN 1527-0025

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Abstract

Until recently, the position of quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) was not an option for Black athletes. Today, many teams use Black quarterbacks, a development that might suggest race is no longer relevant when it comes to the evaluation of signal callers in the NFL. By modeling quarterback performance and salary over 1995-2006, we find that Black quarterbacks are more likely to run with the football, yet this skill is not compensated in the market. Furthermore, we find evidence of performance-related salary discrimination against Black quarterbacks in the top half of the salary distribution.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Sports Economics
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Deposited On:
11 Jul 2011 18:16
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Yes
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