Before you starting yelling and screaming at the your laptop, read the actual quote from McElroy when he was asked who was better prepared to play quarterback in the NFL.
“I say me,” McElroy said. “Obviously, my talent level has a much lower ceiling than Cam. That’s fair, and I respect and understand that. But I don’t think I’m the only guy in the NFL that might have that same problem — I don’t think Peyton Manning is as athletic as Cam.”
“As far as understanding and processing information . . . five years down the road will he be a more productive player than me? That remains to be seen,” McElroy said. “I think with my experience in the pro-style offense, my ability to drop back from under center, make checks from the line of scrimmage without looking at the sideline, all of those things play in my corner as far as being very prepared to make the transition to the next level.”
He isn’t lying.
The million dollar question is when the physical talent is so immense like it is with Cameron Newton, does any of what McElroy is saying matters?
I think it does, for McElroy does he have enough physical talent to match up with his mental abilities. It is obvious he is bright kid (48 out of 50 on the Wonderlic exam), but did you ever think while watching him at Alabama that he would be a upper level NFL quarterback?
I like he is attitude though and he seems to have a grasp on what he has to do to be successful, but right now it doesn’t matter if Cam is calling himself is an ICON or McElroy speaking on running pro style offense, we will only know when they get out on the field.