Cam Newton: Why He Needs To Return To Auburn For His Senior Year!

January 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Normally, I don't advocate  a player returning for their senior year. The reason is that usually players don't improve much from their junior to their senior seasons. By the end of their third season, a player is usually developed physically and knows the college game rather well. There is the real possibility of getting injured (see Case Keenum) or being let down by your teammates and coaches (see Jevan Snead). If that happens, the same college fans who claimed to support you so much and clamored so badly for you to come back won't contribute a nickel to the millions that you lost from your signing bonus ... money that you will almost certainly never get back.
But in Cam Newton's case, the young man really needs another year at Auburn. Not so much because he needs more game experience—because Brad Johnson and Matt Cassel went on to become Pro Bowl caliber NFL QBs after never starting a single college game. Matt Leinart was a three year starter and a complete and total ...

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