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Cam Newton | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Contract: view contract details

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Cam Newton is still wearing a walking boot one month removed from ankle surgery.
The team is still hopeful Newton will return for the start of training camp. He is likely to miss all of the Panthers' offseason program, however, and will have limited time to build chemistry with Carolina's new stable of wide receivers. Apr 19 - 12:42 PM

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Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Panthers GM Dave Gettleman confirmed Cam Newton (ankle surgery) is unlikely to practice before training camp.

Gettleman's comments are in line with Newton's four-month timeline, so it's not a surprise. Even with the Panthers remaking their offensive line and receiver corps, they have no incentive to rush their franchise player's recovery. Newton will be ready to rock for Week 1.
Mar 25 - 9:28 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said he plans to exercise Cam Newton's 2015 fifth-year option.

It's a no-brainer move and buys the Panthers even more time before they are pressed to dish out a long-term deal to their franchise quarterback. Newton will earn just over $3 million in base salary this season. Under the terms of the fifth-year option, Newton will be paid the average of the NFL's ten highest-paid quarterbacks in 2015. That number currently stands near $14 million.
Mar 25 - 1:43 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Cam Newton's ankle issues date back to college.

This confirms Newton's injury is of the cumulative variety, not an acute tear or sprain. He had surgery last week to tighten the ligaments and alleviate pain. Newton projects to be more explosive with his legs once he's done with a four-month rehab timetable.
Mar 24 - 11:33 AM

Cam Newton's ankle surgery was completed without complications Wednesday.

The procedure was designed to tighten ligaments in Newton's left ankle and give him more range of motion. "Dr. (Robert) Anderson did not find anything unexpected in the procedure and the surgery went well," read a statement from the Panthers medical staff. Newton's timeline has been set at four months, but he could be cleared to throw on a limited basis prior to that.
Mar 20 - 8:23 AM

Cam Newton will undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday and will be sidelined four months.

Newton battled an ankle injury at the end of the regular season and into the playoffs. Team doctor Robert Anderson is a renowned foot and ankle specialist and will perform the operation in Charlotte. Per beat writer Joe Person, the goal of the surgery is to "tighten up the ligaments" in Newton's ankle. Newton should be ready to roll for the start of training camp. With an entirely new receiving corps on tap for Carolina, he can't afford to miss much time.
Mar 18 - 3:41 PM

Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show Monday, Cam Newton said he's "absolutely not" considering a holdout heading into the final year of his rookie contract.

"Being the leader of this team, I don’t think that would be a good look for me," Newton said. "I’m not worried about contract discussions right now. My main focus is just becoming the better player I can become." This is the same Newton who was blasted for his leadership and maturity going into the 2011 draft. Whether it's via the franchise tag or a long-term deal, Newton will remain with the Panthers in 2015.
Feb 17 - 5:14 PM

The Charlotte Observer believes Panthers GM Dave Gettleman's first order of business this offseason will be to extend Cam Newton's contract.

Newton is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is coming off his best all-around season. When asked Tuesday, Gettleman declared Newton as the Panthers' franchise quarterback by saying, "Yes, no seven-second pause. Yes, he is. He proved it this year. He flat proved it." Beat writer Joe Person thinks the five-year, $76 million extension Matthew Stafford signed with the Lions this past year will be a starting point in negotiations from Newton's camp.
Jan 15 - 9:12 AM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-25 passes for 267 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions, and rushed 10 times for a team-high 54 yards in Carolina's Divisional Round loss to San Francisco.

Newton was intercepted on Carolina's second drive by 49ers coverage maven ILB Patrick Willis after forcing a flailed pass into the blitz. At the end of a promising late-first-quarter possession, Newton was buried on a fourth-down goal-line sneak by OLB Ahmad Brooks. Cam bounced back to give the Panthers a second-quarter 7-6 lead on an absolute dime to well-covered Steve Smith from 31 yards out. OC Mike Shula let Newton be his offensive centerpiece in this one, utilizing Cam heavily on designed runs and generally executing a pass-first attack. The Panthers simply left far too many points on the board near the goal line, and Newton's second pick in the fourth quarter to Donte Whitner sealed their fate. From a fantasy perspective, Cam has now finished as a top-four quarterback scorer in each of his first three NFL seasons. He was No. 3 behind only Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in 2013.
Jan 12 - 4:20 PM

Cam Newton completed 15-of-27 passes for 149 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 21-20 Week 17 win at Atlanta.

On a day the Panthers were very flat and fell behind 10-0 out of the gate, Newton willed his team to victory. He rushed 12 times for 72 yards, converting a fistful of critical third downs with his legs. With the win, the Panthers clinch both the NFC South and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Newton's third NFL season ends with a career-low in passing yards (3,379), rushing yards (585) and rushing TDs (6), but he set career-highs in completion percentage (61.7), passing touchdowns (24) and wins (12). Still just 24 years old, there are few quarterbacks we'd rather own in Dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:05:00 PM

Cam Newton doesn't expect his ankle injury to affect his mobility in Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Newton is listed on the Week 17 injury report, but is practicing in full. Newton would never publicly admit his ankle is an issue, but it did indeed appear to slightly limit his mobility in Sunday's win over the Saints. Either way, he's going to start, and likely be in for a big fantasy day against the Falcons' wounded defense.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said he's not concerned with Cam Newton's toe and ankle nicks.

Newton stubbed his toe against the Jets in Week 15 and was walking with a limp after tweaking his ankle against the Saints in Week 16. He's been getting treatment and is not expected to miss any practice time, but the nicks are a reason his rushing numbers have been down. Over the last two weeks, Newton has carried 11 times for just 18 yards with no touchdowns. The Panthers can clinch a first-round bye by winning at Atlanta Sunday.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Cam Newton completed 13-of-22 passes for 181 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Carolina's 17-13, Week 16 win over the Saints.

Newton added four rushes for six yards. With the victory, Carolina earns a playoff spot, and is in position to clinch both the NFC South and the NFC's No. 2 seed with a win over the moribund Falcons in Week 17. Newton had very little most of the game, missing throws high while making zero plays with his feet. He appeared to tweak his ankle, limiting his mobility in a game that was played in monsoon-like conditions for much of the second half. The pick was a tipped pass on a high throw. Newton got it together when it mattered most, however, sticking three huge passes on Carolina's game-winning, final drive. Newton totaled 65 yards on the series, 14 of which came on a game-sealing score to Domenik Hixon. It was perhaps the best drive of Newton's career, and a fitting capper to what's been a top-five fantasy season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:19:00 PM projects no rain in the Charlotte forecast for Sunday's Saints-Panthers game.

There is a 100 percent chance of rain in Charlotte today, but it's not expected to start until 4PM ET at the earliest, and the Saints and Panthers play at 1PM ET. Weather shouldn't be much of a factor in the game. The temperature will be in the 70s. Winds are expected at 16-17 MPH.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Cam Newton played through a toe injury in Carolina's Week 15 win over the Jets.

Coach Ron Rivera confirmed the injury is "not that big a deal" at his Monday press conference. Cam suffered the injury late in the second quarter against the Jets. There was some question at halftime whether he'd start the third quarter. He did and did not miss a snap. Newton did not even undergo X-rays on the toe, and Rivera confirmed Cam does not have turf toe.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Matt Blanchard
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Kenjon Barner
GLB1Mike Tolbert
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Mike Tolbert
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
3Michael Zordich
WR11Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
3Kealoha Pilares
4Toney Clemons
WR21Tiquan Underwood
2Tavarres King
3Marvin McNutt
4Brenton Bersin
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
4Mike McNeill
5D.C. Jefferson
K1Graham Gano