I am honestly tired of this 'he is the first Cam Newton' stuff. All he is, is a taller, bigger version of Vick period. And NFL players dont' give a damn, they will put his ass in a hospital just as fast as they would Vick or Rothlesburger.
To be a QUARTERBACK in the NFL you must learn to take your drops, deliver the ball on time and on target to your targets. Running no matter who you are is about the 4th or 5th option.
People say 'play to his strengths' well then put his ass at TE and let him play to his strengths, if he is going to be a QB then learn to be a QB. The NFL will NEVER change enough that these 'dual threat' guys will be the norm or overly successful, physics and bio-mechanics just says it isn't going to happen.
So if this kid wants to be an NFL QB then learn to read defenses and throw the ball. But hey 'let him loose' and lets see how long he survives in the NFL. I say he is on IR by week 12.
not they same kind of runners. And no they wont hurt his as easy as vick. Judging the way the nfl treats smaller runners like sproles and qiz rodgers,scat backs are treated as 2 small to be work horse runners. But, if your over say 220 they feel your able to carry the ball 20 times a game. No there has never been a QB as big and as mobile as cam so yes this is a first. Just because you put a QB before his name doesnt make him a smaller more fragile man.
I say let him get his feet wet. there has never been a Power rushing qb this size. think of the brandon jacobs of QBs. a complete freak.