pretty interesting ... Does it not bother any of you that are big fan of Newton's that he only threw 292 passes in college? That is not a team that had a lot of confidence in his throwing ability. Locker who many question his accuracy threw 1148 passes. This isn't great for Locker either. As he is just short of that 400 mark. Cam 292 (most in one year 280) Locker 1148 (most in one year 395) Alex Smith 317 (one year) Tebow 995 (most in one year 314) Young 575 (325) Russel 797 (342) Mcnair 1680 (I couldn't find yearly stats, but if you divide by 4 years 420) Rodgers 316 (one year) Ryan 1345 (654) Cutler 703 (462) Luck 660 (372) Manning 1354 (477) Bradford 824 (483) Flacco 942 (521) Its not an exact science, but with the exception of Rodgers all the succesful qbs at the NFL level have around 400 attemps or more as their higest year. Its shows that the teams believed and wanted to their qb to throw as they saw it as their best way to succeed. Plenty of excuses can be said about why a players attemps are so low, but the same can be said of many. The fact is success qbs in the nfl had at least one season where they threw 400 or more passes in a season. Cam a hundred passes fewer than that bench mark.