Career Stats: 31,698 passing yards; 4,808 rushing yards 260 total touchdowns (190 passing)
Awards: Three-time Pro Bowler, first-team All-Pro (2015), NFL Most Valuable Player (2015), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2015), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2011)
Cam Newton was trending toward the top of this list but injuries have held him back from ascending. In his 2015 MVP season, Newton essentially carried a depleted Panther’s offense to a 15-1 season and a Super Bowl appearance. Although he did have a great option in Greg Olsen at tight end, his wide receivers were Ted Ginn Jr., Corey Brown, and Jerricho Cotchery. He made the most of out of the little he had, hence why he gets the edge over Wilson. In order to get back on track, Newton is going to have let his shoulder heal in addition to avoiding some of the brutal hits he’s taken the past few years to prolong his longevity. It’s worth noting that Newton has taken two young black quarterbacks under his wing in Deshaun Watson and Jameis Winston.