"He's a fast dinosaur, muscular and big and runs people over," Weddle said. "He's a very unique quarterback in this league. He's the only one really like him."
The University of Manchester published a study in the PeerJ journal last year that the Tyrannosaurus rex's top speed was around 12 mph.
Since Newton has been clocked with a top speed of 20.08 mph, he is, in fact, faster than a T. Rex. The 2015 NFL MVP is also listed at 6'5" and 245 pounds, giving him the build of a linebacker and ability to run over defenders.
So if anyone assumes Weddle was trying to make a joke, the science proves it's an accurate description for Newton's ability on the football field.