Posted by deanod on 11/11/2011 10:55:00 AM (view original):
Posted by moranis on 11/11/2011 10:47:00 AM (view original):
Frankly there have been so many NBA players with far greater rookies seasons then Cam that you can just get rid of any talk of major sports history.
As for football, no, but at least you could make an argument that Cam would be in that discussion (if he continues along at a similar pace).
I mean Jim Brown won the AP MVP as a rookie and did so by leading the league in Rushing Yards (he had 942 next closest was 700), Rushing TD's (9 next closest 7), Rushing Yards per game (78.5, next 58.3), he was 4th in Yards from Scrimmage, 6th in All Purpose Yards, 2nd in touches, etc. I'd say a MVP season eclipses Cam.
I disagree because QB is so much more important than RB, and RB's have no business winning MVP anyway. RB is also an easier position to pick up, as rookies routinely have solid years.
Right now Cam is a top 7, arguably top 4-5 QB in the NFL. Really I think the only performance who comes close is Marino, but I still would probs give the edge to Cam.
There haven't been that many better NBA rookies.
So your question is whether or not Cam is having the best rookie season ever, in any sport, but you discount examples from other sports and other positions within the NFL.
Perhaps you should change your question to "Is Cam having the best season ever for a rookie NFL QB". In that case, you might actually get close to a yes.