SI's Trotter Gives Newton #5 QB Midseason Rank

So the amazing rookie season of Panthers QB Cam Newton continues to build with more accolades. This time it's a midseason QB ranking by Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter:

5. Cam Newton, Panthers: No offseason workouts, no contact with his coaches pre-training camp, no problem. He has thrown for 2,393 yards, 11 touchdowns, nine picks and rushed for seven scores. His team, which threw for just nine TDs last season, has only two wins, but his play has been impressive considering all the things working against him, including an injury-weakened defense.

I pretty good assessment I would say. Trotter places Newton in the same company as Aaron Rodgers (1), Tom Brady (3) and Big Ben (2). That puts Newton above veteran QBs like Drew Brees (7),  Eli Manning (8) and Mike Vick (10).

Do you think he deserves the ranking?

Hat tip to Goose Creek for being the first to post on this via fanshot.

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