Originally Posted by KJJ
He's also a lot more mature than Newton.
And more intelligent.
I think posters who knock RGIII are missing this point.
Few questioned whether Newton had the intangibles to play the position - big, sturdy, strong arm, good scrambler.
But many questioned whether he had a football IQ and whether he was mature enough mentally to endure the rigors of the NFL.
So now that Cam has regressed a bit, those "questions" have resurfaced.
However, who questioned RGIII's intelligence coming into this draft? Not one person that I know of.
The only knock on RGIII is whether he can take the beating with his slight frame.
Right now, RGIII is running because he hasn't absorbed the fullness of the Redskins offense, something that comes with experience.
But if he has the IQ to play the quarterback position, that's not something that goes away. That's as much a skill as running fast and throwing long.
And, mind you, RGIII isn't throwing to a Steve Smith (one of the better receivers in the NFL over the past decade). He doesn't have a tight end like Witten or Greg Olsen and he's handing off to a guy name Alfred Morris.
He may very well hit a sophomore slump. But I don't think it lasts based on his intelligence level.
I think he's the real deal. And that's unfortunate for the Cowboys.
"Jason Garrett will have the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game within three years." - Tyke1doe, August 19, 2011