Here are the facts:
Cam is 20th in about every category except for running. Note that some QBs his age or younger are higher in nearly every category. This is my point--is he worth the contract? In October, it was reported that he would not be interested in "Pay as you play" deal that gives the team an escape clause. The articles I read (they are all over the internet) claim that his camp wants $50 m guaranteed. I just do not think he has earned it. If you want to know how productive--not flashy, but productive--look at the names around him on this list. Change the categories and see where he ranks. look at the surrounding names---heck, this even gives those who think stats are as important as wins and losses a chance to shine. 20th. Surrounded by names like Fitzpatrick and Tanneyhill. However, if the articles were accurate, he wants to be paid with Rogers, Manning, Brady, Brees, etc. He wants guaranteed money for potential. Those players were producing on a regular basis when they signed their deals. He is right in the Dalton (16th) and Kaepernick (22) range, both accepted "pay for play" contracts. Paying for potential gets you Cutler.
So this is the problem facing Gettlemen. I see both sides, but my position is simple-he has not earned an elite guaranteed contract, so don't expect Gettlemen to give him one.