As the 2012 season came to a close, there was disappointment and missed opportunities. Ultimately finishing 7-9, today we start our look back at the year that was -- and grade the players that made up the Carolina Panthers' quarterback position.
On grading: Throughout the reviews we will be giving a letter grade to a player's performance based on their role on the team in 2012. Expectation is factored into this, as well as performance. This could mean that a role player who had an amazing season ultimately gets a higher grade than a starter who played well. This isn't a binary 'Player X > Player Y', but rather an understanding to look inside a player's role on a team, and whether they executed it well.
The bar was set impossibly high for Cam Newton entering his second year in the NFL. The term 'sophomore slump' was an over-simplification bandied about by those who realized that reaching those record-breaking numbers again would be near impossible. Often attributed to defenses 'working out' a player's ability, this wasn't the case for Newton early-season. It's hard to know where the blame truly lies -- but we do know that 2012 was a Jekyll and Hyde season for #1.
Carolina Panthers quarterback: 2012 position review
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