It was a question that still is unanswered, how were the NFL rookie quarterbacks so successful last year?
Cam Newton is probably a once in a lifetime player, someone who holds all the attributes to be a highly successful quarterback in the NFL. He used his athletic ability to land himself over 4,000 yards and put him in the top ten in the league. Most Bengals fans were upset that he won the Rookie of the Year over Andy Dalton, but he had a ROY type production.
Speaking of Dalton, the Bengals young leader showed great poise in pro football. He racked 300 completions and has given up to a fan base that was hopeless at the beginning of the year. Dalton finished the season 9-8, and developed into a leader that most rookie quarterbacks can not be.
These two players were viable, great NFL quarterbacks last year. There are plenty of teams that would have loved to trade their quarterback for one of them, even if it would only be for the year. Their future was barley even spoken about because of the production that they put up then.
The next class of QB’s would love to repeat what the previous class achieved. However, that will not be an easy task and there is still a question of if they will even get a chance start.