Rodgers and Brees were the obvious choices as the first two quarterbacks. But I seriously thought Carolina rookie Cam Newton had a very real chance to be the third quarterback. He’s not. Eli Manning ended up on the roster. Manning is decent, but he’s not a special player. Newton is a special player.Hmm?
I have nothing against Cam Newton (or Yasisnkas, for that matter), who looks to be a budding superstar. Given his 706 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns, you can argue that Newton's regular season was more impressive than Manning's, statistically speaking. You can argue the same thing for Tony Romo and Matthew Stafford, both of whom put up some huge numbers. But to say that Eli Manning is merely decent, while Cam Newton is special...well I don't have to tell you how that statement looks now.
Yasinskas got his wish when Newton replaced Manning on the pro bowl roster; Manning had something more important to do. Newton threw three interceptions. Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP.
So, Mr. Yasinskas: is he a special player yet?