Some folks in the media were talking about Kyle Allen replacing Cam Newton as the franchise quarterback. Also, a big factor in those losses last season was a nonexistent pass rush and terrible third and long defense. He was efficient in the Seattle game, and that was lost by the defense. He picked apart the number one defense in the league last season in Baltimore. He put up 35 points in one half vs TB with great playcalling and great effort from his complementary pieces. But he also made some tremendously smart, tight-window throws. He ran, and ran often over the first 3/4 of last year.
Overhyped? Yes, I believe many on the national level have overhyped what he’s dealing with. I think the proper amount of hype is to be generally concerned about how his foot will respond from surgery. And yes, long-term, the shoulder will probably be an issue again. But over the next 3 to 4 years, maybe there’s a window for another championship run.
But I respect your opinion man.
I'll grant an extension is possible, but I have a really hard time imagining it.
Rodrigue has reported that Tepper was iffy on the idea of extending Newton at the time he bought the team. The last two years haven't exactly done a lot to bolster that idea.