Not many quarterbacks measure 6-foot-6 and weigh in at 260 pounds like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Addressing a reporter’s comment that he has been viewed as the league’s greatest talent, and also as the greatest unknown, Newton shared this:
“I say this with the most humility, but I don’t think nobody has ever been who I’m trying to be,” Newton said, via WCCB in Charlotte. “Nobody has the size, nobody has the speed, nobody has the arm strength, nobody had the intangibles that I’ve had. I’m not saying that to say I’m a one-on-one type of person that this league will never see another. No, I’m not saying that. Hear me out. I’m just saying that so much of my talents have not been seen in one person.”
On paper, Newton is an anomaly compared to most other quarterbacks. He is massive in size and only 26-years-old. Many pass rushers struggle to take him down.
With that said, we have yet to witness a true breakout campaign from Newton.
Since the former No. 1 overall pick put up over 4,700 total yards and 35 touchdowns as a rookie in 2011, his numbers have declined. He tallied just 3,666 total yards and 23 touchdowns this past season. Newton also boasts a career 30-31-1 record as a starter.
Newton still has plenty of solid years left in him. It would also be great to see the quarterback take advantage of his stealth-like structure and amazing physical prowess. However, he’s nowhere near making those comments come true on the football field.
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