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
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