Cam Newton is an incredibly talented NFL Quarterback. After entering the year in 2011, Newton has shown an outstanding ability to extend plays with both his feet as well as his arm. With the 2015-2016 season winding down, the future of the Carolina Panthers is looking more optimistic than ever before and that’s largely due to the great play of Newton this past season. Newton exploded into the league winning rookie of the year (including throwing for over 400 yards in his first game!), but the passer has had ups and downs that have made people question his overall room for growth.
Thankfully the head office had no doubts, and Newton is quickly living up to his $100+ million contract that he signed this past offseason. Newton is the clear MVP choice from this past season not only had a great team (going 15-1 in the regular season) but also put together a great year on an individual basis. When the Panthers lost their #1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin before the preseason even began, nobody could have expected the numbers that Newton put together. Doubters of Newton going into this year were quickly silenced when Newton became the first QB in NFL history to throw for over 30 TDs and rush for over 15 TDs.
It is clear that there is no perfect way to game plan against Newton. You try and keep him in the pocket? He’ll shred you with targets like Greg Olson. You try and keep him there and he’s going to run down your throats. With no shortage of skills, also comes no shortage of information that you may not have known about the next great quarterback. These facts don’t always paint Newton in the best light, but you better believe he’ll still find a way to flash that trademark smile.
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1 He Fought With Josh Norman
This one is far from a huge deal, but it may be interesting to point out that Newton had a scuffle in practice with Josh Norman back in August. Norman and Newton are easily the two biggest influences behind the fantastic season for the Panthers, and it’s fun to think that there was a time where they were at each other's throats. The altercation allegedly happened after Newton threw an interception in practice, and given Norman’s outstanding play this year, that would be easy to believe. There is no doubting that they'll be focused on the same goal in January however, as they try and bring the first Super Bowl to the city of Carolina.
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