The more I read about what Jamie Newman brings to the table…
- “… Newman has a good arm with solid velocity and athleticism to scramble into the open field and make plays with his legs because of that ability to extend the play.”
- “… Standing at 6’4″ and showing off a good, but not great arm, Newman has the necessary physical tools to succeed at the NFL level.”
- “The other thing that Newman will show out on tape is flashes of great tight-window throws.”
- “He has the natural contact balance to break tackles and move around to create magic out of structure.”
- “The first big issue is the fact that Newman often fails to process changes in the picture from pre-snap to post-snap as a whole.”
- “I have issues with his pocket movement, as well.”
- “On timing plays, he is rushing his mechanics as a result of being a beat behind the hit off the receiver’s break.”
… the more I become convinced he is a very different kind of quarterback than Jake Fromm was.
Although at least both have footwork issues in common, so there’s that. Let’s hope Todd Monken is a skilled quarterback coach. He’s got some teaching moments ahead of him.