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Comparing Cam Newton's Stats To The Rest Of The 2020 NFL Quarterbacks

In my opinion, Cam Newton did not pass the eye-test as a serviceable NFL quarterback this year. He did show some signs of being capable along the way, but in the end those flashes were few and far between.


Below is a look at some quarterback categories in which Newton is compared to other quarterbacks in an attempt to get a better idea of where he fit-in statistically.


Statistics are thru 15-games of the 2020 season.


Yards per pass attempt: 7.1

That ranks 22nd in the league and is tied with Mitch Trubinsky and Kyler Murray.

- Leader: DeShawn Watson, 8.8-yards


Yards per game: 172.5

The only player in the league with fewer yards per game is Dolphins rookie Tua Tagovailou.

- Leader: Patrick Mahomes, 316-yards


Completion percentage: 65.4%

That ranks at 21st in the league and is tied with Ryan Tannehill and Andy Dalton.

Leader: Drew Brees, 70.7%


Touchdown passes: 5

That ranks at 37th in the league and is tied with Mike Glennon, Brandon Allen and C.J. Bethard.

- Leader: Aaron Rodgers, 44


Interceptions: 5

There are nine QB's with more INT's. He is tied with Ben Roethlisberger, Justin Herbert and Phillip Rivers.

- Leader: See "Interception percentage" below due to passes attempted variable.


Interception percentage: 3%

3% of his passes are intercepted. That ranks at #33 in the league. The only players with a higher percentage are Carson Wentz, Drew Lock and Nick Mullins.

- Leader: Aaron Rodgers, 1%


Passing 1st-downs: 119

That ranks at #26, one behind Nick Mullins and one ahead of Gardner Minshew.

- Leader: Patrick Mahomes, 238


ESPN Quarterback rating: 45.1

(ESPN QBR incorporates all of a quarterback's contributions to winning, including how he impacts the game on passes, rushes, turnovers, and penalties.)

Ranks at #31, which is right behind Carson Wents and just ahead of Nick Foles.

- Leader: Aaron Rodgers, 83.9


Passer rating: 78.9

(Passer rating is calculated using a player's passing attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns, and interceptions.)

Ranks 32nd in the league, one spot ahead of Dwayne Haskins and one slot behind Daniel Jones.

- Leader: Aaron Rodgers, 119.4


Sack percentage: 7.7%

Ranks at #29 and is tied with Dwayne Haskins.

- Leader: Ben Roethlisberger, 2.1%


Game winning drives: 2

Tied at 14th with six other players.

- Leader: Ryan Tannehill, 5




Yards gained per pass completion: 10.9

Ranks at #20, tied with Mitch Tribinsky and Teddie Bridgewater.

- Leader: DeShawn Watson, 12.6


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