Cam Newton claims he’s higher than any QB within the NFC South. Is he proper?

It’s fairly outstanding that Cam Newton doesn’t have a job on any NFL roster proper now. QB conditions across the league are dire, guys are beginning on this league who need to be sitting on a bench, at finest, and a former MVP is with out a job.

This was basically Newton’s argument earlier this week on the “I Am Athlete” tour when he made the daring declare that he’s higher than anybody beginning within the woeful NFC South proper now.

Brandon Marshall: “So, 18 months in the past 24 months in the past we had this dialog and also you mentioned there ain’t 32 [better QBs in the NFL]. So what’s the quantity proper now?”
Cam Newton: “I imply, s*** we will say the entire NFC South God****. S*** lemme cease.”

That’s a big-ass declare, however the NFC South actually, actually sucks proper now — significantly at quarterback. So let’s break this down and actually see if Newton is best than the remainder of the division because it stands.

Atlanta Falcons

Okay, so the staff has lastly pivoted to Desmond Ridder and the rookie is a wild card. We all know Cam wasn’t speaking about Ridder right here, he was particularly referencing Marcus Mariota. Mariota performed completely unremarkable soccer this 12 months which wasn’t horrible, nor superb.

If he’s taken his final snaps as began Mariota will end the 12 months with 2,219 passing yards, 15 TD and 9 INT for a passer ranking of 88.5. Completely serviceable.

It’s not likely honest to judge Newton primarily based on his woeful eight recreation stretch with the Panthers in 2021 when he was thrown in chilly out of desperation and largely struggled. In New England he was a equally unremarkable QB to Mariota, however with worse receivers. In case you think about Newton’s operating skill I’m inclined to say…

Newton is best, by a hair

Carolina Panthers

Hoo buddy. Okay, so Sam Darnold is again beginning once more, taking on for P.J. Walker, who took over for Baker Mayfield. The QB place for the Panthers has been a nightmare all season, and I’ve to think about that if Newton had a full coaching camp to be taught the system and never get dropped in as a mid-season alternative he’d no less than be higher than the trash the Panthers have tried on the place.

Newton is best, by quite a bit

New Orleans Saints

This dialog in all probability doesn’t occur in Jameis Winston was wholesome. Winston is one other unremarkable QB, however I imagine he’s higher than Newton is now. Andy Dalton is one other story totally.

I don’t actually care what the stats present. Dalton isn’t practically pretty much as good or dynamic, and Chris Olave, Alvin Kamara and Jarvis Landy make any QBs life straightforward. I’ve little doubt in my thoughts that Newton would have been a much bigger spark for the offense than Dalton, in change for some reliability. Each gamers are seeing the identical form of mid-30s decline, so it’s not like there’s a magical improve or sturdiness issue right here.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No, we’re not having this dialog. I’m all about having self-confidence however that ends if you begin to say you’re higher than Tom Brady. Even previous, struggling Tom Brady. Brady remains to be higher than over half the quarterbacks within the NFL.

Brady is best

Ultimate judgement

I get why Cam Newton isn’t on an NFL roster proper now. Groups are in transition phases and seeking to get youthful, and within the case of the NFC South solely the Buccaneers nonetheless have their deliberate starters from the start of the season.

Newton didn’t adapt properly to be thrown into the center of the season, and he’s a giant, team-dominating character that basically isn’t suited to the rebuilding groups within the NFC South with younger gamers making an attempt to claim themselves in management positions. Nonetheless, I can’t imagine a veteran staff in want of QB assist hasn’t introduced him in. Whenever you look across the chief there are some professional playoff-hopeful groups with a dumpster hearth at QB, and I believe he’s actually higher than some of the gamers at present beginning.

As for the NFC South, it’s a combined bag. I actually assume Cam is displaying a little bit little bit of hubris in claiming he’s higher than everybody beginning proper now.

Rahul Diyashi
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