Broncos weary of Newton threat

Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos have heaped praise on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Newton was sublime in the regular season, accounting for 45 touchdowns, notching up 3837 throwing yards and finishing with a 99.4 passer rate.

"He's throwing the ball amazing right now," Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib told ESPN

"And you know what he can do with his legs. He's the best of both worlds, he's probably the most dangerous [quarterback] in the NFL right now."

"I never seen nobody who was that size who looks like a typical NFL quarterback who can sit in the pocket and then you can run…you probably play any position in the NFL that wanted. He's definitely a unique player."

Ware added that it's not just Newton's accurate passing that is a threat, but his strong running as well. 

"You can't rush timid, because if you do that, he's one of those pocket quarterbacks that can get the ball deep down the field," revealed the linebacker.

"You have to be able to get pressure on him, but you have to be decisive on how you're rushing. You can't be a wild rusher with big, wide B-gaps or let him run in the A-gap and do what he wants to do because he's actually a running back himself. 

"He can get yards and make big plays, so you have to make sure the pocket is tight when you're rushing against him, but you still have to be aggressive."