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Cam Newton | Quarterback | #1

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / CAR
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton considers Cam Newton to be on the "hot seat" in Carolina.
"This is a big year for Newton with a new offensive coordinator and system," writes Newton. "If he doesn't show improvement after consecutive down years, there will be a lot of questions about his future." Newton remains one of the top fantasy players at his position, but he's strung together back-to-back down passing seasons after a trip to the Super Bowl in 2015. He's still only 29 and one of the most dynamic all-around quarterbacks, but his contract is relatively easy to get out of after 2018. Still, we would be completely shocked if it happened. Newton remains in the prime of his career and is under contract through 2020 at a bargain rate of $20.76 million annually. He's the league's 15th-highest-paid QB. Jul 11 - 10:52 AM

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New Panthers OC Norv Turner believes he can help Cam Newton become more efficient.

Newton is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but it is not because of his accuracy. Cam has completely 60 percent or more of his passes in just two seasons, and he has not managed the feat since 2013. Despite that, his new coordinator has high expectations. "I see Cam as a guy that can be in the mid- to high-60s in the completion percentage," Turner said. "We're working hard in terms of scheming and getting the ball out quick. ... We want a good mix of dropback, play-action." High-60s sounds like a pipe dream, but it would not be surprising to see Newton become a more efficient passer in a better system with better weapons around him.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 10:21 AM

Cam Newton was uninjured in a car accident Thursday in Atlanta.

Newton's Ferrari F12 was rear-ended by a dump truck at around 4 PM ET. Neither party chose to file a police report. Newton suffered broken bones in his back after flipping his car in 2014, causing him to miss a game against Tampa Bay in Week 15. Luckily this accident wasn't as serious.
Apr 6 - 4:19 PM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports the Panthers are "heavily interested" in adding a veteran quarterback.

Carolina is looking for an upgrade on backup Derek Anderson, who is headed for free agency. It's not a bad idea given Cam Newton's ultra-physical style of play. Josh McCown, Blaine Gabbert, Matt Moore, Mike Glennon and Geno Smith are a few backups the Panthers could consider.
Mar 11 - 10:33 AM

Panthers QBs coach Scott Turner said the team won't discourage Cam Newton from running the football.

Newton struggled as a passer in 2017, finishing among the league leaders in interceptions with 16. However, he led all quarterbacks with 754 rushing yards, which represented a new career-high for Newton. Previous coaching staffs have looked to limit Newton's rushing attempts to prevent injury, but instead, Turner has chosen to embrace that part of his game. "He's going to run," said Turner. "That's what makes him the dynamic player he is." Despite his infuriating inconsistency, Cam remains one of the league's best dual-threat options.
Feb 16 - 1:18 PM

Cam Newton suffered ligament and cartilage damage in his knee in the Panthers' Wild Card loss to the Saints.

An MRI revealed the injuries the day after the game when Newton's knee was experiencing major swelling. The Panthers say Newton doesn't need surgery, but this is something to keep in mind should Cam not be ready for OTAs. He's going to be learning a new offense under OC Norv Turner.
Jan 24 - 10:04 AM

Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns while rushing eight times for 37 yards in the Panthers' Wild Card loss to the Saints.

The Panthers could not pull it out in the end, but Newton has no reason to hang his head. On fire in the first half, Cam led several drives into Saints territory, but they all bogged down in part because of mistakes by his teammates including a bad end zone drop by Kaelin Clay. The offense did get going with two scores in the fourth quarter, but it ended up being too little too late. Coming off shoulder surgery, Newton had an up-and-down campaign as a passer, finishing with 3,302 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions, but he regained his dominance on the ground. Newton rushed for at least 40 yards or a touchdown in all but three games, and all three of those came in the first five weeks of the season. Even if the Panthers' passing game does not improve, Newton will be a solid QB1 next draft season based on that rushing ability alone.
Jan 7 - 7:56 PM

Cam Newton completed just 14-of-34 passes for 180 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions while adding 11 carries for 59 yards Sunday in the Panthers' Week 17 loss to the Falcons.

Newton got off to a late start this year after a longer than expected recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. He looked rusty early on but improved as the year went on. Newton didn’t have much to work with in the receiving corps but made do with Devin Funchess and a smattering of others including Damiere Byrd, Curtis Samuel and Russell Shepard. His 16 interceptions during the regular season were his most since his rookie year in 2011. Even when Newton wasn’t filling the stat sheet as a passer he remained relevant in fantasy with his career-high 754 rushing yards, which led all quarterbacks. Newton and the 11-5 Panthers will head to New Orleans for next week’s playoff opener.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-25 passes for 160 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 22-19, Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Newton added 14 carries for 52 yards and one touchdown on the ground, scoring on a keeper that he actually fumbled on and was fortunate enough to scoop it up and plow into the end zone with 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter. His interception as a passer wasn't his fault whatsoever and was actually a good downfield throw to Brenton Bersin that popped off Bersin and into the air. Carolina really didn't have much offense in the first half, going to the locker room with 71 total yards, but they were set up in great field position thanks to Jameis Winston losing three fumbles in this one. The 11-4 Panthers wrap up the regular season in Atlanta next Sunday.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 20-of-31 passes for 242 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Panthers' 31-24, Week 15 win over the Packers, adding 14 rushes for 58 additional yards.

It was the second time this season Newton posted four passing scores. Newton seemed revitalized by finally having a healthy Greg Olsen. 12 of Newton's 31 attempts were sent Olsen's way, with the tight end generating 116 yards. Newton also did an excellent job of moving the sticks with his legs, consistently finding the soft spots in Dom Capers' defense. He's cleared 50 yards rushing in three straight games. Newton has a Week 16 smash spot in the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:28:00 PM

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

Newton's shoulder hasn't looked right all year, but he should be fine for Sunday's game with the Packers. Newton has been held under 200 passing yards in three straight weeks.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 05:32:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 13-of-25 passes for 137 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Vikings, adding 70 rushing yards on 11 attempts.

Newton had a real quiet first half, throwing for just 57 yards and rushing for only six as the teams headed into the locker room. He got rolling a bit after the break, scrambling around and buying time on an 18-yard touchdown flick to Devin Funchess. Then, Newton's 62-yard run late in the fourth quarter set up Jonathan Stewart's game-winning touchdown from one yard out. Stewart scored three times on the day, stealing some fantasy action from Cam. Newton will remain a high-variance QB1 next week at home against the Packers.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-27 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' 31-21, Week 13 loss to the Saints, adding six rushes for 51 additional yards.

Fantasy owners will take it, but Newton could have had a much bigger day. He had a run called back by penalty, and repeatedly had Carolina's sorry cast of No. 3 and 4 receivers fail to make plays. Newton actually looked as good as he has all season throwing the deep ball, but none of them connected. The Panthers really need to find a field stretcher in the offseason. Newton will be a lower-end QB1 for next week's matchup with the Vikings' elite defense.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:35:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 11-of-28 passes for 168 yards while contributing 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries Sunday in the Panthers’ Week 12 win over the Jets.

He was sacked three times for a loss of 14 yards. Newton looked out of sync with his receivers for much of the day, though he did have success throwing to Devin Funchess, who finished with 108 yards on seven catches. The former MVP rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter and should have thrown for one later in the same period but missed a wide-open Greg Olsen in the back of the end zone. With Kelvin Benjamin in Buffalo, Curtis Samuel done for the year, and Olsen still struggling with a foot issue, Carolina’s pass-catching depth is becoming a real concern. That could be an issue for Newton next week against the Saints.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns in the Panthers' 45-21, Week 10 win over the Dolphins, adding 95 yards on five carries as a runner.

Newton played with tons of confidence despite starting slow against the poor Dolphins secondary. After nearly throwing a bad interception early in the game, the Panthers rattled off multiple scoring drives. The majority of Cam's rushing yards came from a 69-yard run on a read option, but the 95 yards set a new season-best, topping his 86 from last week. Always a threat to have huge fantasy games, Cam showed off his upside tonight. The Panthers have a bye in Week 11 but draw a favorable matchup against the Jets in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Garrett Gilbert
3Taylor Heinicke
4Kyle Allen
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3Cameron Artis-Payne
4Kenjon Barner
5Elijah Hood
GLB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Torrey Smith
3Rasheed Bailey
4Bug Howard
5Jamaal Jones
WR21D.J. Moore
2Curtis Samuel
3Jarius Wright
4Damiere Byrd
5Mose Frazier
WR31Torrey Smith
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Ian Thomas
4Evan Baylis
5Jason Reese
6Jason Vander Laan
LT1Matt Kalil
2Blaine Clausell
3Adam Bisnowaty
LG1Jeremiah Sirles
2Amini Silatolu
3Kyle Bosch
4Taylor Hearn
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
3Greg Van Roten
4Kyle Friend
RG1Trai Turner
2Dorian Johnson
3Norman Price
4Brendan Mahon
RT1Taylor Moton
2Daryl Williams
3Quinterrius Eatmon
K1Graham Gano