Stats when you used correctly can help you make an honest assessment of a player’s value to his team, but you have to use them in the right way. Carson Palmer may throw for a lot of yards, that doesn’t make him a good quarterback.
Cameron had very good stats last year and because he was a rookie most people overlooked that the Panthers were still losing a lot of games.
This year it isn’t that Cameron’s stats are bad, they just haven’t improved and the Panthers are losing even more games. That is the real issue. How much of that is Cameron’s fault it is hard to say, but when you are a quarterback in the NFL you will get all the praise if your team wins and most of the blame when it doesn’t.
That is what Cameron has learned this season, to his credit he doesn’t care about gaudy numbers just wants the W. Here is what he had to stay courtesy of Larry Brown Sports.
“As far as statistically I could really care less as far as how it’s been going,” Newton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution when discussing this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. “We play this game for one reason. We are looking forward to playing this game. It’s a division game and we just want to get back in the swing of things.”
Cameron is still a young quarterback, it wouldn’t be wise to make a blanket assessment on him yet, but eventually he is going to have to start collecting some wins or all he will have is his stats.