Andrew Luck is no Cam Newton
For the last few years, there have been constant comparisions between Cam Newton and Andrew Luck. I have never seen the comparison. Luck is a pocket passer that can run if he is flushed out of the pocket and he can slide to avoid injury. Cam is a dual threat QB that can make the required throws and can run; and when he runs, defenders slide, so they don’t get injured. Until Cam Newton went to the NFL without a training camp and threw for over 400 yeards in some of his first games, people were questioning if Cam Newton could be an NFL QB at all. And now that Cam has shown that he is going to be one of the best QBs in NFL history, he has become the standard of comparision for QB. Since the analyst want to compare them, I say we compare them. Both ran a 40 yard dash of 4.59 while Cam is bigger, and they both practically did the same broad jump and vertical.
What have they both accomplished in college? Cam won the Heisman after one starting season at Auburn. Luck didn’t win a Heisman after being invited twice. Cam Newton played Junior College football one year and won the NCAA Junior College Football Championship and he played D-I at Auburn one year and he won the National Championship there in one year as well. Andrew Luck started at Stanford University for three years and he didn’t win any National Championships.
Eventhough they both run the same 40 time, Cam is bigger and more athletic and he is a proven winner. Andrew Luck is a good QB, that should be able to succeed because of his own abilities. We have another issue on hand that is completely being ignored. While Luck is being compared to Newton, the gorilla in the room is RGIII. This man ran a 4.41 40 yard dash and he was a high school hurdler. Robert Griffin III may give someone some Michael Vick skills without the Michael Vick off the field activity and initial lack of dedication to the game. Vick ran a 4.33 40, but he is two inches shorter.
The two QBs that are important right now are Andrew Luck and RGIII. Luck is a good QB, but he is no Cam Newton. RGIII is all but being ignored. I wish all of the youngsters luck.