Dalton has been good and deserves recognition for helping turn around a team that was quickly sinking, but what Cam has done is unprescidented, he has been transcendent. He, already, has shown what a new breed of QB can bring to the NFL.
Dalton will be a good QB for years, Cam will rewrite history.
and nobody has even entertained the notion that for the first time in this franchise's history, the Panthers are ahead of the 8-ball when it comes to the QB position. Mainly about 10 years ago 4,000 yard passers had the reputation of being stat-padders (like Newton) that couldn't win and now it's like every year a 4,000 yard passer is winning the superbowl. Now we've got a QB that will be one of the 10 guys with 4,000 passing yards and has no immediate neighbors in the rushing performance. So you've pretty much got a guy who's not even in his prime and could potentially be as good a passer as Manning and as good a runner as Vick.
Aaron Rodgers is like Steve Young 2.0 and Cam Newton is in a class all by himself as a rookie. Either Newton will end up being a one-of-a-kind QB or he'll be the first of a new generation of QBs that can both run and pass as the game continues to evolve.