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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
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Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said Cam Newton is "on schedule" in his recovery from shoulder surgery.
Newton underwent arthroscopic surgery on March 30 but should be ready for the start of training camp. He's looking for a bounce-back season after setting career-lows in both quarterback rating (75.8) and completion percentage (52.9) last year. Apr 21 - 3:18 PM

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Cam Newton is undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder Thursday.

The surgery was announced last week. Newton is expected to resume a limited throwing program 12 weeks after surgery and start throwing with the team in fourth months. That timeline makes him questionable for the start of training camp, and he could sit out the entire preseason. Newton should be ready for Week 1 if his rehab goes as planned.
Mar 30 - 10:28 AM

Coach Ron Rivera admitted Cam Newton's confidence was "shook" last season.

Rivera said that Cam's confidence will have to be rebuilt this year. Newton was sacked 36 times and hit another 10 times as he threw. He also took a ton of licks as a runner. Fixing their offensive line will go a long way in rebuilding Newton. The Panthers signed LT Matt Kalil, but right tackle remains a question mark. The MVP in 2015, Newton is a big bounce-back candidate with Kelvin Benjamin a year removed from ACL surgery.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 29 - 10:50 AM

Cam Newton will undergo surgery on his throwing shoulder to repair a "partially torn rotator cuff," and is questionable for the start of training camp.

Newton first suffered the injury in Week 14. The team initially believed he would heal with rest and rehab, but instead he'll go under the knife on March 30. Newton will do no throwing for three months, and won't resume throwing with the team for four months. That's right around the start of camp. Newton could be highly limited in the preseason, and perhaps held out of exhibition action altogether. At least for now, his Week 1 status is not in doubt.
Mar 21 - 3:02 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he wants to limit Cam Newton's carries.

Asked if Newton will fight that decision, Rivera said, "Oh definitely. Cam wants the ball." Newton, who suffered a concussion in October, attempted a career-low 90 carries last season and only found the end zone five times on the ground. Considering he has not thrown for more than 4,000 yards since his rookie season and has topped 25 passing touchdowns just once, Newton's fantasy value is closely tied to his ability as a runner. He will be tough to justify as a quality QB1 if he is even more limited on the ground in 2017.
Mar 2 - 10:28 AM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-32 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions in Week 17 against the Bucs.

It caps off a career-worst year for Newton. Newton didn't miss any games with his shoulder injury, but it clearly impacted his ball placement more than the Panthers let on. He finishes the season with 3,509 yards and a 19:14 TD/INT ratio, rushing for just 359 yards and five touchdowns. Newton should rebound in 2017, but is at risk of becoming more of a pocket passer as he enters the middle of his career.
Jan 1 - 4:22 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) is questionable for Week 17 against the Bucs.

Newton is fully expected to start. Joe Webb will back him up with Derek Anderson sick.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Cam Newton (right shoulder) was limited in Thursday's practice.

He was also limited on Wednesday. Coach Ron Rivera said Newton will start if he is healthy, but it is certainly possible the Panthers use the shoulder as an excuse to hold him out of a meaningless game. Newton has been banged up most of the season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Ron Rivera said Newton will start against the Bucs as long as he's healthy. Newton has been battered and bruised all season behind a makeshift offensive line missing multiple starters. Check back Thursday for an update.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:52:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted Cam Newton could have to start altering his playing style as he gets older.

"He’s getting older and he’s going to be a different style player," Rivera said. "We have to evolve." Newton has missed only four games in six seasons — one due to a car accident — but has gradually begun to pick up more lingering issues. He's been struggling through a shoulder ailment down the stretch of 2016. "Changing" sounds good in theory for Newton, but it's his running threat/willingness to take hits that makes him a special player. Change will be hard in this case.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:25:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-43 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

He added 36 yards on the ground to make the fantasy line look better, but Newton was terrible most of the game. He struggled with his accuracy, missing high time and time again, and he telegraphed several passes. He should have thrown at least six interceptions, and the Falcons had more yards (61) on interception returns than he had passing yards (58) before the halftime. Things did not get much better in the second half, but Newton did make a nice throw to Kelvin Benjamin on the final play of the third quarter for a 26-yard touchdown. That score brought the Panthers within 10, but that was as close as they would get. Newton has been mostly down over the second half of the season, and he has a tough matchup in Tampa Bay next week. He will be a risky DFS option in that spot.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Cam Newton (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 16 against the Falcons.

Newton has experienced discomfort in his throwing shoulder which limited him early in the week, but he was left off the final injury report. He is a back-end QB1 against an exploitable defense. Greg Olsen (elbow) and Kelvin Benjamin (back) are also ready to go. Carolina declared Luke Kuechly (concussion), DE Ryan Delaire (knee), WR Brenton Bersin, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Jeremy Cash, OT Dan France, and DT Kyle Love inactive for Week 16.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

That was after being limited on Wednesday. Cam's status for Week 16 against the Falcons was never in doubt. Coming off a 300-yard game against Washington on Monday night, Newton is No. 8 in RotoPat's Week 16 quarterback rankings.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The Panthers are mostly just managing his reps coming off the Monday night game. Newton looked to be in real pain throughout Week 15, but gutted it out and threw for 300 yards against Washington. He'll be a borderline QB1 this week against a Falcons squad that has given up the third-most passing yards in football.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-37 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 26-15, Week 15 win over the Redskins on Monday night.

After failing to complete more than 48.3 percent of his passes in any of his four previous games and averaging 195 yards passing in that frame, it was a big rebound game on the road for Newton against a Redskins defense that has been hemorrhaging yards and fantasy points to quarterbacks. On his first touchdown, Newton threw a laser to Ted Ginn from 30 yards out over the top of a lost Donte Whitner in coverage. Newton's second score was a gift after the Panthers recovered a Kirk Cousins fumble at the one-yard line. On the next play, Newton hit Mike Tolbert for the touchdown. Newton didn't rush for any yards, but was throwing dimes most of the night, and could have easily had another 65-yard touchdown had Ted Ginn not dropped a deep ball in the second half. Newton gets another plus spot in Week 16 at home against the Falcons.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Garrett Gilbert
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Cameron Artis-Payne
5Jalen Simmons
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Darrel Young
2Devon Johnson
3Alexander Armah
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Russell Shepard
4Keyarris Garrett
WR21Devin Funchess
2Curtis Samuel
3Damiere Byrd
4Charles Johnson
5Mose Frazier
WR31Brenton Bersin
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
4Chris Manhertz
5Eric Wallace
LT1Matt Kalil
2Jordan Rigsbee
3Jake Rodgers
4Tyrus Thompson
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
3David Yankey
4Pearce Slater
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
3Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Amini Silatolu
3Dan France
RT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
3Taylor Moton
4Blaine Clausell
K1Graham Gano
2Harrison Butker