Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Jaxel

Newton/Dalton taking back the spotlight

78 posts in this topic

excerpt:

 

Because of 2012's quarterback class, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton became forgotten men. Last year's "class" flashed in in the same vein as 2004 and 1983. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson emerged as viable superstars, Ryan Tannehill appeared to be potential franchise quarterback material and Colin Kaepernick -- technically a sophomore but lumped with this crew anyway -- nearly won a Super Bowl.

 

This year, though, the 2012 rookies of note are taking the power back. Specifically Dalton and Newton, who are having breakout seasons midway through 2013. Neither guy "struggled" in 2012, but the perception that they fell behind the Lucks and Wilsons of the world was definitely out there.

 

None of this is to say that last year's "Big Four Five" (I'm adding Tannehill for my own selfish purposes; he belongs there anyway) aren't good. Luck and Wilson are having particularly strong seasons. But as you can see in the table below, Dalton and Newton started to establish themselves over the first half of this season as premiere NFL quarterbacks.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24162027/nfl-stock-watch-cam-newton-Andy-dalton-rising-above-young-qb-crop

btw...check out that table on the other side of that link and take a look at kaep and who is just above him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't win pretty it seems like the media will overlook ya. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't notice until now that Kaps numbers are pretty pedestrian 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would take the 2011 class over the 2012 class right now.

Kaep, Cam, and Dalton are better than Luck, RG3, and Wilson.

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would take the 2011 class over the 2012 class right now.

Kaep, Cam, and Dalton are better than Luck, RG3, and Wilson.

 

yeah, i kind of get an idea that may be some long time debate over which class is better.

 

no doubt which one was hyped more.

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RG3 is slumped for sure.  While I think his knee definately hurt his progression for this season, I think he has been figured out as a QB and won't survive in the NFL imo.

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

excerpt:

btw...check out that table on the other side of that link and take a look at kaep and who is just above him.

 

That...is...delicious...

 

 

MOAR

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites