Sunday Football Notes

Aqib Talib trade signals change in Patriots philosophy

If you're interested in the future of quarterbacking in the NFL, pay attention to Sunday's game between the Panthers and Redskins. Washington rookie Robert Griffin III and Carolina second-year standout Cam Newton rank second and third in the NFL in yards per carry (minimum 50 attempts), and Griffin is on pace to exceed the impressive rushing total Newton amassed last season. A look at how the two QBs match up on the ground in their rookie seasons compared with the top seasons of the some best running quarterbacks in the last 25 years.

*-Projected based on eight-game totals

-- Compiled by Sean Smith

QuarterbackSeason, teamRushing yards (Yards/carry)TDs
*Robert Griffin III2012, Redskins952 (6.8)16
Cam Newton2011, Panthers706 (5.6)14
Tim Tebow2011, Broncos660 (5.4)6
Michael Vick2006, Falcons1,039 (8.4)2
Daunte Culpepper2002, Vikings609 (5.7)10
Kordell Stewart2001, Steelers537 (5.6)5
Donovan McNabb2000, Eagles629 (7.3)6
Steve McNair1997, Oilers674 (6.7)8
Steve Young1992, 49ers537 (7.1)4
Randall Cunningham1990, Eagles942 (8.0)5
John Elway1987, Broncos304(4.6)4