He's not elite yet and it's easy to see. Some of his mistakes are the same ones from his rookie year. The saints game will be big indication of how ready he is to take this team to a SB.
He's 24 years old, and 44 games into his NFL career.
Cam has areas he can improve, and he'll be the first to tell you that, but he's playing good football right now. As for the Superbowl, let's get into the playoffs first before we start going down that road. We are doing very well as a team right now, that's why we're winning.
The standard is high but that's what he's meant to be right? Do you draft a guy #1 overall and sign him to a huge new deal to be a good but not great QB.
The future looks bright for Newton, but I'm not sure if it's going to brighten up soon enough for him to take the Panthers deep into the playoffs.
I think some people have unrealistic expectations of just what is expected of a young quarterback.
Where exactly are you going with this? Do you know know how many GM's in the NFL would give up a kings ransom for Newton at a moments notice? You don't score 87 touchdowns in your first 3 seasons with 4 games left to go, and not make your presence felt.
It's not just Newton that has to "take the team to the playoffs", there are 52 other players on our roster who are fighting as well.
You take Cam off of this team, and tell me exactly where you see us going. I'll wait.