You guys are way off base. Just to help you out, I'm going to enlighten you on the things Cam is doing wrong. Here goes:
1) He needs to get the ball out quicker even if there is no one to throw to.
2) He should just hit the check down option when he's pressured, even when there aren't any visible on the field. They are there, you just can't see them.
3) He takes too many sacks. Why can't he just throw the ball away? You know, like Jimmy used to do.
4) He comes out of the huddle too slowly, thus giving bad vibes to the rest of the offense.
5) His lack of maturity is just not on par with guys like Brady or Manning. How much longer do we give him to develop?
6) He doesn't elevate the play of the
scrubsplayers around him.
Face the facts. No matter what some radio guy says about him, he's just not elite in his 4th year in the league, so it's obvious he'll never be any good. Just trade him for a 3rd round pick and be done with it. The only other alternative is to get him to sign a 5 year, $12 million dollar per year contract with plenty of outs for the team so they can cut him anytime they want.
Sorry for being "that guy" but someone has to keep you people from being horribly disappointed over the next few years.
Points 1-4 are fixable with better coaching, namely a bonafide OC that schemes to showcase his strengths and QB coach dedicated to working on his mechanics. Points 5 & 6 come with experience and good team around him. Steve Logan's commentary was on point. No one can deny the kid has talent. Cam Newton is a two-time Pro-Bowler and recording setting QB in only his 4th year in the NFL. He's easily the best QB this franchise has ever had. No reasonable, knowlegdeable, unbiased fan would believe his skills or talent have suddenly disappeared or he's being exposed as no good. What's the difference? Terrible OL, which translates to a subpar running/passing game, WRs that can't get consistent separation and crappy playcalling due to imcompetence and the aforementioned issues. Fix these areas and suddenly this pointless debate becomes moot. He may never be in the elite status of a Manning or Brady, but he's the best QB this francishe has ever seen and the Panthers will be the laughingstock of the NFL if they foolishly cut him loose w/o making efforts to build a competitive team around him.