The truth about spread offenses

Many believe popular college scheme hinders QBs; statistics paint a different picture

Originally Published: April 20, 2011
By Sharon Katz | ESPN Stats & Information

Cam Newton led the country in pass efficiency rating, accounted for 4,327 yards of total offense and scored more touchdowns in 2010 (51) than 82 entire teams in the FBS. Oh yeah, he also won the Heisman Trophy and led the Auburn Tigers to a rather unexpected national title.

Yet, when asked if Newton will excel at the next level, many experts and players believe, despite Newton's success in college, he will not be able to translate his success onto the NFL field

"Would I take ...

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