Double his carries.
Hell, triple his carries.
Cam Newton scored 20 rushing touchdowns and gained 1,473 yards on the ground last year at Auburn and still managed to pass for nearly 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns.
He won the 2010 Heisman Trophy as perhaps the best dual-threat quarterback college football has ever seen, and he threw the ball only 16 more times (280) than he ran.
He dominated the Southeastern Conference—the best defensive conference in the country—and he led the SEC in rushing last season from the quarterback position.
The Tigers rode his legs all the way to the BCS Championship.
I'm not necessarily saying he can walk onto an NFL field and do the same things he did in college, but I kind of am.
He's rushed for nine touchdowns in the first 10 games of the season, for crying out loud, and he ranks second on the Panthers with 411 yards on just 77 carries.
Newton wants to run the ball, and before anyone argues that he'll take too much punishment if he runs the ball 15-20 times per game, he says he actually feels safer and more protected in the open field, as reported by Panthers beat writer, Joseph Person, in the Charlotte Observer:
“Honestly, I take more hits in the pocket than I do outside the pocket. In the pocket, I don't see who's coming. That can be more dangerous than when you're running you've got your eyes on a swivel, aware of your surroundings. If I'm running, I know this may sound kind of crazy, but I feel more comfortable with protecting myself rather than in the pocket and being defenseless.”
Granted, part of his anxiety in the pocket likely stems from the fact that he has an undrafted free-agent rookie in Byron Bell "protecting" his blind side, but effective running quarterbacks can win in this year's version of the NFL.
Just ask Newton's former college teammate, Tim Tebow, who is 4-1 this season as the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback.