I’ve been making this point for years. This O is better when AR is under center. The running game is better. It holds the LB’s and safeties. Creating throwing lanes.
I know both AR and Favre before him said they like being in the shotgun better. They see the field without having to turn during a play fake or dropback.
But there is nothing that compares to the play action. The confusion it creates with players not knowing where the ball is. LB’s staying honest in the running game. It’s just better IMO.