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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 speculates Cam Newton could sit out the entire 2019 season if he undergoes another shoulder operation.
It's pure speculation, and not particularly informed, though owner David Tepper also casually mentioned the possibility of Newton sitting out in 2019. "If you told me he took a year off and could recover and be fully recovered and everything else, and that's what it took, an extra year, why wouldn't you do that," Tapper asked rhetorically on Tuesday. At least as of January, that scenario does not seem particularly likely. Newton is opting for rest and rehab before deciding on his second operation in three years. Jan 15 - 7:37 PM

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Speaking Tuesday, Panthers owner David Tepper said he had "no idea" if Cam Newton would undergo offseason shoulder surgery.

Looking perhaps 60-70 percent healthy down the stretch because of his shoulder, Newton was held out for Weeks 16 and 17. Newton underwent shoulder surgery following the 2016 season and has not ruled out another operation. The time to decide will be soon, though rest and rehab is always the preferable course. The problem is it often fails.
Jan 15 - 5:23 PM

Cam Newton completed a career-best 67.9% of his passes for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 picks over 14 games, adding 101/488/4 rushing for the Panthers in 2018.

The Panthers and Newton came out the gates hot, rolling to a 6-2 record on the back of the play-caller’s swiss-army knife 1,893 passing yards and 15:4 TD:INT ratio (to go along with his 73/342/4 rushing). Newton’s season was a tale of two halves, though, as the former MVP’s ailing shoulder ultimately limited him to a downright miserable 1,502 and 9:9 with just 28 carries over his last six games (all losses). With the team’s playoff odds long gone, Cam was inevitably shut down in favor of Taylor Heinicke/Kyle Allen in Carolina’s final two contests, finishing the year with a career-high 67.9% completion rate. Entering 2019 surrounded by what will arguably be his most explosive receiving cast in his eight-year tenure with the Panthers, Newton will again be a high-floor QB1 worth plucking off boards in the middling rounds of fantasy drafts.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018 04:38:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) will not play the final two weeks of the season.

The Panthers got off to a roaring 6-2 start but have since dropped six in a row and tumbled out of the playoff picture. Cam was part of the MVP conversation heading into November but injured his shoulder again and has not looked right for some time. He's been held touchdown-less in back-to-back games. Newton does finish the year with a career-best 67.9% completion rate. He had 28 total touchdowns with 13 interceptions. Newton may need another surgery.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 01:51:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers are shutting down Cam Newton (shoulder) for the rest of the season.

Taylor Heinicke will apparently get the start this week against the Falcons and the finale against the Saints. Newton hasn't looked healthy for weeks now, and with the 6-8 Panthers circling the drain having lost six straight and virtually eliminated from the playoff hunt, it makes sense to sit their injured star quarterback. We'd guess Newton needs another surgery on his right shoulder.
Wed, Dec 19, 2018 01:31:00 PM

Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down Cam Newton (shoulder) for the season.

Newton is visibly playing through shoulder pain, and Rivera plans to meet with Newton later in the week to find out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state." Rivera declined to comment further, but it opens the door to a late trip to the Injured Reserve. The Panthers have put Newton on a practice pitch count and medication to try to mask the unknown shoulder injury, but Newton said his shoulder is not getting better. If he remains active, the Panthers will continue their dink-and-dunk attack. Newton didn't attempt a single pass more than 20 yards downfield on Monday.
Source: AP News
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 03:12:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-29 passes for 131 scoreless yards and an interception in the Panthers' 12-9, Week 15 loss to the Saints.

He did nothing as a runner with just 15 yards on five attempts. Newton has looked far from healthy for weeks, and his play has gone in the gutter with the Panthers dropping six straight games. He has just two touchdowns and six picks over the last three weeks and hasn't thrown a touchdown in two straight games. Newton's throws are wobbling out, and he can't challenge downfield at all with his bum throwing shoulder. It wouldn't be a surprise if he gets at least one of the final two games off. Carolina gets the Falcons at home in Week 16. The way he's playing right now, Cam is impossible to trust even in that great on-paper matchup.
Mon, Dec 17, 2018 11:35:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was left off the Week 15 injury report.

Newton hasn't looked right playing through shoulder issues the last few weeks. The Panthers continued to manage his practice reps, but his status was never in doubt. Newton is our 12th-ranked quarterback for Week 15.
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 01:21:00 PM

Cam Newton (shoulder) was officially "limited" on Thursday.

We know Newton is going to be out there on Monday night against the Saints, but he has looked severely limited in recent weeks. His shoulder has jumped to the level of real concern. That, coupled with a tough matchup in the Saints makes him a borderline QB1 for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 04:58:00 PM

Cam Newton completed 26-of-42 passes for 265 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Panthers' 26-20, Week 14 loss to the Browns.

Looking nowhere close to healthy as he battled through his shoulder issue, Newton struggled mightily. OC Norv Turner was reluctant to dial up down-field shots, and Newton was lucky to escape with only one turnover. He had a fumble narrowly overturned on review, and a second pick called back by defensive holding. The INT that did stand was a disastrous throw in the area of Devin Funchess in the dying moments of the game. Most everything was short to intermediate. A rare deep ball that could have been a long Curtis Samuel score was instead a PBU. Last but not least, backup Taylor Heinicke was again called on to attempt a first half Hail Mary. A physically-diminished Newton will be a risky QB1 for Week 15 against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 04:22:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Panthers are not concerned about Cam Newton's shoulder injury.

Newton was replaced by Taylor Heinicke on a Hail Mary attempt in Week 13, raising concerns over his surgically-repaired shoulder. Newton is reportedly dealing with "general soreness," though the Panthers still believe he can "make all the throws." Rapsheet added that Newton's injury will not require offseason surgery. Cam didn't throw much at practice early in the week, but was upgraded to full participation at Friday's session, prompting his removal from the injury report.
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 09:17:00 AM

Cam Newton (shoulder) wasn't listed on the Panthers' final injury report for Week 14 against the Browns.

Newton's status was never in question. He finished out the week with a full practice on Friday. Cam and the slumping Panthers will try to halt a four-game losing streak Sunday at Cleveland.
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 01:26:00 PM

Panthers OC Norv Turner expects Cam Newton (shoulder) to play Week 14 against the Browns.

Newton wasn't throwing at the open portion of Thursday's practice, though his status for Sunday's game has never been in doubt. Even at less than 100 percent, Cam will be a top-tier QB1 in what equates to a must-win for the struggling Panthers.
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 01:51:00 PM

ESPN's David Newton reports Cam Newton (shoulder) did not throw during the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday.

Newton's practice attempts have been limited most of the season, but he usually throws on Thursday. That has not always been the case, however, and Newton said he is "healthy enough to play." Even so, this is a situation to watch on Friday.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 12:22:00 PM

Cam Newton did not rule out another offseason surgery on his throwing shoulder.

The shoulder, surgically repaired a year and a half ago, is once again a story after Newton was pulled in favor of Taylor Heinicke for a Hail Mary late in last week's loss. Newton says he is "healthy enough to play," but coach Ron Rivera said the team is "ready to do something different if we have to." It would be a shock if Newton sits while the Panthers are still in the playoff hunt, but perhaps that changes if they are knocked out of contention. Even with a bad shoulder, Cam is the overall QB3 so far this season.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 09:28:00 AM

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QB1Cam Newton
2Taylor Heinicke
3Kyle Allen
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Travaris Cadet
3Cameron Artis-Payne
4Kenjon Barner
GLB1Christian McCaffrey
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2Travaris Cadet
FB1Alex Armah
WR11Devin Funchess
2Jarius Wright
3Damiere Byrd
WR21Torrey Smith
2D.J. Moore
3Curtis Samuel
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Greg Olsen
2Chris Manhertz
3Ian Thomas
LT1Taylor Moton
2Matt Kalil
LG1Greg Van Roten
2Marshall Newhouse
C1Ryan Kalil
2Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Landon Turner
RT1Chris Clark
2Daryl Williams
3Isaiah Battle
4Ian Silberman
K1Graham Gano
2Chandler Catanzaro