Which is to make the Panther's roster as a receiver after playing quarterback for Appalachian in college. One thing on his side is that expectation are way down unlike Edwards who was expected to come in and contribute right away.
When I was looking at Godfrey's contract a minute ago I saw an interesting fact. Everyone has complained that we can't cut Stewart and that Johnson would cost too much to cut and costs too much to keep. But I thought it was an interesting observation that the guy that would cost the most this year if he couldn't play would actually be Ryan Kalil. Right now his dead cap money would be 18,290,000, Stewart would be 18,185,000 and Johnson would be 16,200,000.
From a production point of view he anchors the line is playing at a pro-bowl level and his cap cost to keep him is a reasonable 7,284,000.
Darn good thing he is playing this well and doesn't want to pull a Gross and retire anytime soon.
While Cam is the most important guy on the offense and Kuechly on the defense, from a production point of view, the argument could be made that Kalil is just as crucial because of his production, position and cost if we lost him Just an observation about we could least afford to lose. Morbid I admit.
Kaepernick was tops in the league against NFL defenses in the bottom half of the league (ranked 17-32 in defensive QBR)
He was 9-0 with 9.1 yards per attempt, 18 TDs versus 0 Ints and a total QBR of 91. Against top 16 defenses he was 3-4 with 6.2 yards a play, 7 TDs versus 8 Ints and a QBR of 31.
Newton was 5th against bottom 16 defenses with a 7-0 record, 8.3 yards per attempt, 16 TDs and 5 Ints with a total QBR of 78. Against top 16 defenses he had a 5-4 record, 6.3 yards per attempt, 14 TDs versus 8 Ints and a QBR of 39. The biggest difference was Newton's 74 QBR against Seattle versus Kaepernick's 14 and 41 QBR in their 2 games.
While it favors Cam the difference isn't that big.
More telling is Cam's QBR against teams in the top 16 at home which is 74 versus Kaepernick's QBR against teams in the top 16 on the road which is 33.
Cam's record at home against top defenses: 3-1
Kaepernick's record on the road against top defenses: 1-2