"Cam has had the best two years of any rookie quarterback in NFL history," Gettleman said. "And everybody talks about the other young (quarterbacks)," Gettleman said Tuesday, per The Charlotte Observer. "What he's done has been completely lost in the sauce because of the elephant in the room -- the 13-19 record."
Asked if Newton remains the right guy to build around, Gettleman -- following "a pregnant, seven-second pause," per The Observer -- answered: "Yes, he is. But now it's time to win."
Gettleman knows better than anyone that Carolina is littered with holes on both side of the ball. Newton is on the weakest team of any of the passers mentioned above, but entering his third year, the heat -- officially -- is on.