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Cam Newton vs. Blaine Gabbert Conference Passing Numbers

Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com did an interesting post this morning comparing the passing numbers of Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert in their respective conference games.  Some of the results will surprise you.  The first stat Yasinskas looked at was passes of 15 or more yards:

Newton completed 49 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Gabbert completed 37.5 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

Newton was also better than Gabbert when facing a blitz.  Newton completed nearly 74 percent of his passes with 5 TDs and no picks while Gabbert only completed 44.8 percent.

Newton was better throwing outside of the pocked, but that isn't a surprise.  Honestly, these numbers from Gabbert really scare me.  He is supposed to be the better passer of the two, but he was actually significantly worse against defenses that weren't as good as the ones that Newton was facing.  Gabbert looks the part, but I don't see anything in his body of work that suggests he is worthy of a top pick in this draft.

For the one millionth time, I really hope both of these guys are off the board when the Titans pick.