Especially in that it ignores the differences between the college and the pro game.
The talent level in college is significantly lower than in the NFL. At that level, a single superior athlete might only need to outrun half the opposing defense to make a big gain. Not so in the pros, where the entire opposing defense is made up of guys who were the best of the best in college. Outrunning a pro defense is a much bigger achievement, and much more difficult to do.
And then there's the age factor.
It's extremely rare to have a college quarterback over the age of 23. Good Pro quarterbacks play into their 30s. And throw in that a college QB only has to maintain his level of play for 3 to 4 years. A pro QB with a career that short is probably a bust. The level of punishment you take from defenders plays in here too.
Anybody here really dumb enough to believe that Cam Newton is still gonna be running like he can now when he's over 30 and has the wear and tear of a ten year NFL career on his body?
People have been predicting that running quarterbacks would take over the NFL since the days of Randall Cunningham. It still hasn't happened, and when you consider the factors listed above it's extremely unlikely that it ever will. Oh, you'll have the guys who come in and make the ESPN highlight reels for a year or two that everybody will fawn over, but the reality is if you want to be a pro quarterback with a lasting career, you must learn to be a passer first and a runner only occasionally or as needed.
Anybody who can't do that will have a nice three or four year run before they flame out and are eventually forgotten.
The good news for us: Newton can pass. He can also run, but as time goes on (and he gets better linemen protecting him) you're naturally going to see that side of his game lessen.
Young bucks who care about highlight reels more than they care about real success can whine all they want, but that's reality.