What do they have that Newton doesn't? A trip to the playoffs, a winning record and -- outside of Luck -- a better completion percentage. The Panthers are 13-19 under Newton despite his numbers. Here's what Clayton had to say:
"Analysis: Newton never got credit for playing better in the second half of last season when the offense started to click. In fact, Newton doesn't get the credit he deserves for his first two years. Throwing for close to 8,000 yards in two years can't be taken lightly. And his running scares defenses. If he can provide a little more leadership, Newton can take this franchise closer to the playoffs.''
Clayton did give Newton an up arrow, so he has that going for him.