Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/27/12
QB Cam Newton (Carolina) Cam Newton could be overdrafted based on what he did last year. He’s still a strong QB1, but I think there’s a good distance between him and the 4 quarterbacks above him on this list. Anyone who expects him to rush for 14 touchdowns again doesn’t understand football. The all time leader in CAREER rushing touchdowns by a quarterback is Steve Young, who had 43. Young never had more than 7 in any single season. That number is a fluke if I’ve ever seen one. He’ll probably run less overall to preserve his health long term. He could also see his passing numbers decrease slightly with Steve Smith aging and the possibility of a sophomore slump. Projection: 3920 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 18 interceptions, 600 rushing yards, 5 rushing touchdowns (291 pts standard/331 pts in 6 pt TD leagues) RB Jonathan Stewart (Carolina) Stewart and Williams both averaged 5.4 YPC last season thanks to defenses having to worry about Cam Newton, but Newton also takes carries...
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