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Do I need to remind you how bad the 2010 Panthers were?
They only scored 12 points a game, were outscored by 212 points, scored only 16 total touchdowns offensively, averaged around four yards per play, and ranked last in both yards and points.
Now that the Panthers have rookie Quarterback Cam Newton, they have the fifth best rushing offense, the 10th best passing offense, have 39 total touchdowns offensively, are averaging 24 points per game, are only getting outscored by 27 points, and are averaging around 6.1 yards a play.
So, Newton by himself is worth 15 points a game, two yards a play, 23 points a game, and has made the Panthers move up 27 spots in rushing offense and 22 spots in passing offense.
Is Aaron Rodgers really worth that much?
If Rodgers were out for this season, the Packers have enough weapons in Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, Jermichael Finley and Randall Cobb. With a solid quarterback in Matt Flynn, the Packers could probably still win at least 11 games.
Is Drew Brees really worth that much?
With Chase Daniel, the Saints could still win the NFC South because they still have Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and Devery Henderson.
If Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees magically disappeared their teams would still go to the playoffs.
Without Cam Newton, the Panthers are beyond putrid and would probably be a two win—if not a two touchdown—team.
Cam Newton means more to his team than any player in the NFL so far this season.