2011 Clockwise from top left: #1: Cam Newton (Auburn), Carolina Panthers #8: Jake Locker (Washington), Tennessee Titans #10: Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), Jacksonville Jaguars #12: Christian Ponder (Florida State), Minnesota Vikings
Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers flies to the field for warmups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the season opening NFL game at Raymond James Stadium on September 9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Cam Newton is not great. Yet. Rather than wins, any discussion about Newton thus far turns into a discussion of yards, the anachronistic measurement defined legally in a British statute from the 13th century as equaling three feet.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton passes to wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery during third quarter action vs the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, FL on Sunday, September 13, 2015. The Panthers defeated the Jaguars 20-9.