Dean... your argument is a valid one. But it is just that. An argument. One could "argue" that Marino or Roethlisberger was better and have valid points. I also like the point brought up on the previous page that said that Newton has had chances to take leads late and failed. To be fair, he also succeeded once, and had his defense give it back (N.O. scored with 50 seconds left to take the lead). I also think that with most NFL pundits saying Newton was a disaster waiting to happen, the fact that I could only point to two or three QBs in the modern era who had better rookie seasons is impressive. Remember this though, there were MANY who had better seasons in their 2nd season after throwing like 2 passes as a rookie, and MLB would have counted them as eligible for ROY because days on roster doesnt count for exclusion of the award, but playing time does. The NFL counts days on roster as exclusion of rookie of the year. In my opinion, Brady's 2001 season should count as his "rookie" season because in 2000 he had one snap.