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A look at another franchise QB’s 1st 6 starts

Posted by Chris Brown on November 11, 2013 – 12:17 pm

Cam Newton

The quarterback EJ Manuel is most often compared to from a physical standpoint is Carolina’s Cam Newton. Manuel had a tough day Sunday in Pittsburgh, but it’s not uncommon for rookie signal callers. Here’s a look at Newton’s first six NFL starts and how he fared and we line up Manuel’s figures from his first six starts.

Some of the similarities are notable, like the completion percentage, sacks and passer rating. The record was also comparable. Knowing that all six of Newton’s starts were uninterrupted serves as an added qualifier knowing that Manuel came off a one month layoff.

Cam Newton’s 1st six starts

Record Att Cmp Pct Yds Yd/A TD TD% Int Int% Lg Sk Lst Rate 1st 1st% 25+ YAC
1-5 229 134 58.5 1847 8.07 7 3.1 9 3.9 77t 10 60 78.3 78 34.1 16 779

EJ Manuel’s 1st six starts

Record Att Cmp Pct Yds Yd/A TD TD% Int Int% Lg Sk Lst Rate 1st 1st% 25+ YAC
2-4 189 107 56.6 1140 6.03 6 3.2 4 2.1 45 16 97 76.2 48 25.4 8 537

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