Found June 27, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
PLAYERS: Cam Newton
TEAMS: Carolina Panthers

According to former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, Carolina Panthers triggerman Cam Newton is an average quarterback with above-average talent.

Jaworski, affably known as "Jaws," has been ranking all 32 starting quarterbacks on ESPN's Jaws' QB Countdown as football fans eagerly await the NFL season.

Jaworski ranked Newton the 15th best quarterback in the league, citing a lack of experience as the main reason that the second-year pro didn't make his top 10.

// > "From a skillset standpoint, Newton could easily rank higher than 15 on my big board. He's a top-10 talent," Jaworski said. "He needs more snaps. One year is not enough. But I can't wait to see him in a few months." Jaworski also cited Newton's ability as a pocket passer – not a runner – as why he ranked Newton 'so high' as a rookie. "No one is a great quarterback in the NFL because of the way they run," Jaworski added. "While Cam Newton is certainly a spectacular athlete, that's not why he's No. 15 on my big board after his rookie season. He played very well from the pocket. I saw it Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. This was the second series of the game. It was 3rd and 7. Newton recognized the blitz, and he changed the protection to account for it." Here are rankings 15-30 of Jaws' QB Countdown. Quarterbacks 1-14 have not been revealed yet. 30. Tim Tebow – New York Jets 29. Blaine Gabbert – Jacksonville Jaguars 28. Christian Ponder – Minnesota Vikings 27. Matt Flynn – Seattle Seahwaks 26. Matt Moore – Miami Dolphins 25. Kevin Kolb – Arizona Cardinals 24. Ryan Fitzpatrick – Buffalo Bills 23. Mark Sanchez – New York Jets 22. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs 21. Carson Palmer – Oakland Raiders 20. Sam Bradford – St. Louis Rams 19. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals 18. Matt Hasselbeck – Tennessee Titans 17. Josh Freeman – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16. Alex Smith – San Francisco 49ers 15. Cam Newton – Carolina Panthers Read more of Jaws' analysis of Cam Newton here.       Be sure to check out other great articles at Sports Media 101. var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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