Thursday, December 8, 2011
Cam Newton can pass Matt Ryan
By Pat Yasinskas
It’s kind of ironic that Carolina’s Cam Newton and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan will play against each other on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
There’s a very good chance Newton could move ahead of Ryan on the list of most passing yards by a rookie in NFL history. Newton has thrown for 3,297 yards so far and that puts him within easy striking distance of Ryan, who is No. 3 on the list with 3,440 yards in 2008.
Newton also has a chance to overtake Sam Bradford (3,512 yards last season) for No. 2. Newton likely will need a little more time to have a shot at moving into the No. 1 spot.
Peyton Manning set the rookie record for passing yards with 3,739 in 1998.