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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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Pro Football Talk reports Cam Newton (ankle) "feels good" and is "ready to go."
Newton appeared to tweak his ankle in the Week 3 loss to the Vikings, but it does not look like it will be a concern moving forward. The real concern is the number of hits Newton has taken through three weeks behind a shaky offensive line, but the unit should have a much better day with the inept Falcons' pass rush next up on the schedule. Sep 26 - 8:37 AM

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Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 262 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions in Carolina's 22-10, Week 3 loss to the Vikings, adding 7/26/1 as a rusher.

Newton got beaten to a pulp by Minnesota's swarming defense, taking eight sacks and tweaking his ankle. Time and again, the Vikings' pass rush was in Newton's face before he had time to so much as blink. On one of the only throws where Newton had time, he took a coverage sack in the end zone, resulting in a safety. His first quarter rushing score on a leisurely play fake was his only saving grace. Newton will have a much better day in Week 4 against the Falcons' shaky defense.
Sep 25 - 4:45 PM

Cam Newton completed 24-of-40 passes for 353 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Carolina's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Newton started off slow, throwing an interception on the opening drive. He lost a fumble and was checked for a minor hand injury, but didn’t miss any time. Newton connected with Kelvin Benjamin on two of his scores, and had deep TDs to Greg Olsen and Devin Funchess. He wasn't a huge factor in the run game, adding 37 yards on six carries. Newton passed Jake Delhomme as Carolina's all-time leader in pass touchdowns. Even in a tough matchup, Newton is a top-five quarterback play against Minnesota in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 4:55 PM

The NFL Players Association will conduct a compliance investigation into the Cam Newton incident from Thursday night.

Newton reportedly passed all four of his concussion tests, but he wasn't tested until after the game. That's been the source of some controversy this week and now the NFLPA will launch a formal investigation into the matter. The league will cooperate with the investigation and if the two sides can't agree on a resolution, a ruling will be handed down by a third party. Under new league rules, teams that don't follow the correct protocol for concussions could be subject to penalties including fines or even a loss of draft picks.
Sep 11 - 10:58 AM

Cam Newton is not in the league's concussion protocol.

Coach Ron Rivera said Newton has passed all four of his concussion tests. Newton generated some controversy Thursday night when he was allowed to keep playing after taking a brutal hit from Denver safety Darian Stewart early in the second half. The NFLPA is looking into the situation, though the Panthers and league officials insist that the proper protocol was used. Obviously Cam is in no danger of missing next week's home opener against the 49ers.
Sep 9 - 1:48 PM

The NFL Players Association is reviewing whether the Panthers followed proper concussion protocol with Cam Newton Thursday against the Broncos.

Newton was down on all fours after taking a monster helmet-to-helmet hit from Darian Stewart early in the second half but returned for the following series. Cam struggled after that, though he did lead Carolina down the field for a potential game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter. Under new league rules, teams that fail to follow the concussion protocol could be subject to heavy fines or even a loss of draft picks. For what it's worth, Newton should be fine for next week's tilt against San Francisco.
Sep 9 - 9:46 AM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-33 passes for 194 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while rushing for 54 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries in the Panthers' 21-20 loss to the Broncos Thursday night.

Newton started the game strong, completing 11 of his first 17 passes and converting five third downs in the first two quarters. He was 6-for-6 for 70 yards overall on third down in the first half. He was also utilized heavily on designed runs all game, and he quickly tucked the ball and sprinted for the pylon on his two-yard score in the second quarter, a run which broke the record for career rushing touchdowns (44) in just his 79th game in the NFL. His second half was considerably shakier. Cam took several big hits -- some of which should have been flagged -- in the second half, and it seemed to affect him down the stretch. Even so, he put the team in position to win the game, but Graham Gano ended up missing the kick. It was still an excellent fantasy performance from Newton, and he has proven himself as a must-start regardless of opponent. He should light the 49ers up at home next week.
Sep 9 - 12:08 AM

Cam Newton completed 13-of-29 passes for 100 yards and two interceptions Friday night against the Patriots.

Newton struggled all night, overthrowing Kelvin Benjamin badly twice and showing inconsistent accuracy despite little to no pressure. Both interceptions came on back-foot passes, the first of which was a terribly-thrown ball both short and too far infield. Newton was victimized by a few drops including a sure touchdown muffed by Ed Dickson, but Cam played his part in the first-team offense failing to find the end zone despite playing almost three full quarters. It was an ugly game, but ultimately not much of a concern for the reigning MVP. Newton is still safe to take as the overall QB1.
Aug 26 - 8:51 PM

Cam Newton "hasn't looked particularly sharp" at OTAs, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Newton might be a little fatigued after a busy offseason that included a trip to the White House and filming a children's show for Nickelodeon. He'll have a month of training camp to shake off the rust and get back to where he was last season. Cam outscored the next-best fantasy quarterback by 50 standard league points in 2015. Kelvin Benjamin returns to his arsenal this season.
Jun 14 - 10:30 AM

The Broncos will host the Panthers in this year's Thursday night opener on Sept. 8.

It's a Super Bowl 50 rematch, albeit without Peyton Manning. The stars had to align for this matchup to be possible, as the Broncos and Panthers only play once every four years. 2016 just happened to be the year the Panthers head to Denver. The NFL has made a new tradition of the defending Super Bowl champs hosting the season's opening game. The rest of the schedule will be announced Thursday evening at 8ET.
Apr 14 - 5:31 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-41 passes for 265 yards and an interception as the Panthers fell to the Broncos 24-10 in Super Bowl 50, adding six carries for 45 yards but also losing two fumbles.

Cam showed nerves right away, airmailing his first pass far above the head of a wide-open Corey Brown. The Broncos got to Newton on Carolina's second drive, as Von Miller strip sacked him in the end zone where DT Malik Jackson recovered for an early 10-0 lead. Cam finally got the offense going five drives in, hitting Brown for a 20-yard sideline catch before gaining 11 and 12 yards on consecutive scrambles. Another Brown catch set up Jonathan Stewart's one-yard touchdown. Cam's third-quarter interception deflected off Ted Ginn's hands and into the arms of Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan. Super Bowl MVP Miller tortured Carolina, recording a second strip sack of Cam in the fourth quarter at Carolina's four-yard line. The Broncos tied a Super Bowl record with seven team sacks, humbling Newton after his MVP season. Newton will turn 27 in May. He figures to be one of the first three quarterbacks off the board in 2016 fantasy drafts.
Feb 7 - 10:44 PM

Associated Press named Cam Newton its 2015 Most Valuable Player.

Newton was the clear MVP frontrunner, throwing for 3,837 yards and a 35:10 TD/INT ratio in the regular season. He rushed for 636 yards (4.8 YPC) and 10 touchdowns, making him the first player in NFL history to post 30-plus pass touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. Newton’s career highs came without top WR Kelvin Benjamin (ACL). His play elevated a middling cast to a 15-win season and Super Bowl appearance. Newton won MVP in a landslide, getting 48 first-place votes. He also beat Antonio Brown (10 votes) for Offensive Player of the Year.
Feb 6 - 9:48 PM

Cam Newton completed 19-of-28 passes for 335 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, and rushed ten times for 47 yards and two more touchdowns in the Panthers' rout of the Cardinals in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, 49-15.

Throwing darts out of the gate, Newton's first touchdown went to Corey Brown from 86 yards out on a poorly-covered pass deep down the middle. Cam was well protected as Arizona's blitzes failed to get home versus Carolina's dominant offensive line. Newton's first rushing score came from a half-yard out as Cam extended the ball just past the stripe late in the first half. His lone miscue was a late second-quarter interception on an errant throw intended for TE Ed Dickson, but Kurt Coleman returned the favor by picking off Carson Palmer on the very next play. Cam put the Cardinals away on back-to-back powerful QB keepers in the third frame, the first of which gained 11 yards on third-and-10, before the second put Carolina up 34-7 on a 12-yard score. Newton dropped the dagger to Devin Funchess with a fourth-quarter five-yard TD. The 49 points scored by Carolina set a new NFC Championship Game record. Newton will enter Super Bowl 50 having accounted for 50 TDs in the 2015-2016 season.
Jan 24 - 9:53 PM

Cam Newton completed 16-of-22 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers' 31-24, Divisional Round win over the Seahawks.

He rushed for just three yards on 11 attempts, which included three kneel-downs to close out the game. Newton's lone touchdown pass went to Greg Olsen. The Panthers looked like they were going to steamroll the Seahawks in this one, jumping out to a quick 14-0 lead and taking a 31-0 lead into halftime. But Carolina's offense did nothing after the break and almost choked this one away ad Russell Wilson was piling up points on the other side. If there were five quarters, Seattle likely would have pulled this one out. At the end of the day, Newton and the Panthers are headed to the NFC Championship game to host the Cardinals next Sunday.
Jan 17 - 4:18 PM

Cam Newton was one of six Panthers selected to the All-Pro team on Friday.

That list stretches to eight if you include Greg Olsen and Kawann Short, who were both on the second team. Newton edged out Tom Brady and Carson Palmer for the honor. Fellow Panthers Thomas Davis, Ryan Kalil, Luke Kuechly, Josh Norman and Mike Tolbert were also on the first team. Around the league, Adrian Peterson and J.J. Watt were both unanimous selections while Kuechly and Antonio Brown received 49-of-50 votes. Oakland's Khalil Mack made history by being named an All-Pro at both outside linebacker and defensive end.
Jan 8 - 2:21 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Corey Brown
3Brenton Bersin
WR21Ted Ginn
2Devin Funchess
3Damiere Byrd
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
LT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Trai Turner
RT1Mike Remmers
2Donald Hawkins
K1Graham Gano