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Everyone would agree that Cam Newton is one of the five best rookie quarterbacks ever.
And historically top five rookie quarterbacks have shown drastic improvement from their rookie season to their second season.
Dan Marino improved his completion percentage by 6 percent, threw for about 2,800 more yards, threw for 28 more touchdowns and improved his QBR by 13 points.
Fran Tarkenton threw for about 600 more yards, threw for about four more touchdowns and threw the deep ball more efficiently.
Peyton Manning threw for about four hundred more yards, threw 13 less interceptions, improved his quarterback rating by about 19 points and won 10 more games.
Johnny Unitas threw for 1,100 more yards, threw for 15 more touchdowns, improved his quarterback rating by 14 points, improved his completion percentage by two percent and won four more games
Joe Namath threw for about 1,200 more yards, completed about 80 more passes, averaged about 70 more yards per game, threw for one more touchdown and won two more games.
So based on statistics Newton should throw for about 1,200 more yards, should improve his quarterback rating by about 16 points, should throw around five less interceptions, should improve his completion percentage by about six points and should win about five more games.
This means that Newton should throw for 5,200 yards, should have a quarterback rating of 100, should only throw 12 interceptions, should have a completion percentage of 66, and should win 11 games.
Newton will improve enough to single-handedly carry the 2012 Panthers to the playoffs.