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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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Cam Newton completed 25-of-39 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns and rushed seven times for 49 yards in the Panthers' Week 7 upset win over Philadelphia.
Newton shook off a dreadful first half to complete 21-of-30 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the final two quarters, finding Devin Funchess for an 18-yard score and Greg Olsen for the game winner at the goal line as Carolina overcame a 17-0 deficit for the 21-17 victory. Newton's second-half performance was truly heroic, particularly a fourth-down completion to Torrey Smith for 35 yards. Newton gets a tougher Week 8 matchup against Baltimore, but he has been a high-floor, high-ceiling fantasy quarterback all year regardless of opponents. Oct 21 - 4:07 PM

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Cam Newton completed 27-of-40 passes for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Panthers' 23-17, Week 6 loss to the Redskins, adding nine carries for 43 additional yards.

The Panthers struggled to get into a rhythm on an afternoon where the Redskins dominated time of possession. Newton didn't help with some inaccurate passes, though he was keeping drives alive with tough runs. Things might have been different if not for a pair of lost D.J. Moore fumbles. Newton found a returning Greg Olsen four times for 48 yards. Newton has an attackable Week 7 matchup in the Eagles' struggling secondary.
Oct 14 - 4:28 PM

Cam Newton completed 21-of-35 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while adding 29 yards on four carries Sunday in the Panthers’ Week 5 victory over the Giants.

He was sacked once for a loss of five. This game got all the way off the rails and Newton played a huge part in the insanity. Cam got off to a decent start, connecting with Curtis Samuel on a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter (Samuel deserves credit for breaking a number of tackles on his way to the end zone). Newton was mostly held in check after that, however, shooting the Panthers in the foot with a pair of second-half interceptions, both on passes intended for tight end Ian Thomas. He redeemed himself somewhat by leading a scoring drive on the game's final possession, setting up a miraculous, 63-yard, walk-off field goal by Graham Gano. Newton didn't look particularly sharp coming off the Panthers' bye week. Perhaps he'll fare better with Greg Olsen (foot) due back from injury next week at Washington.
Oct 7 - 4:48 PM

Cam Newton completed 15-of-24 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed 10 times for 36 yards and two additional scores in the Panthers' 31-21 win over the Bengals in Week 3.

Christian McCaffrey did the heavylifting with 194 yards from scrimmage, but Newton was the red-zone executioner with touchdowns to Devin Funchess and C.J. Anderson, one zone-read keeper, and another where Newton bootlegged around the left edge to pay dirt. Newton will head into Carolina's Week 4 bye hot with back-to-back top-seven weekly fantasy quarterback performances. The Panthers should get back stud RG Trai Turner (concussion) after the break.
Sep 23 - 4:20 PM

Cam Newton completed 32-of-45 passes for 335 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 31-24, Week 2 loss to the Falcons.

Newton added 42 yards on five carries to lead the Panthers in rushing. At the end of one of those runs, early in the first half, Newton was illegally helmet-to-helmet-ed by Falcons S Damontae Kazee. Kazee was ejected, and Cam looked to truly be concussed, and dazed at the very least. He supposedly quickly passed a concussion test and didn't miss a play. Newton still didn't miss a beat; his receivers merely let him down multiple times with drops. The scores went to Jarius Wright (five yards), Torrey Smith (three), and rookie D.J. Moore (51). A final heave from 26 yards out to Moore on the final play fell incomplete. Newton will get the Bengals next week.
Sep 16 - 4:35 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-26 passes for 161 yards and bulldozed his way to 58 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries in the Panthers' Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

Newton's 13 carries and 58 yards rushing were both team-highs. Dallas' defense did a tremendous job keeping Newton bottled up through the air, but the eight-year pro eventually took care of business on the ground, including a score inside the five-yard line. Cam averaged a career-high 8.6 rushing attempts per game last season, so perhaps more lines like Sunday's are in store for the 2015 MVP over the next 15 games. Carolina's backfield essentially split carries behind Newton as Christian McCaffrey handled 10 carries and C.J. Anderson mustered seven.
Sep 9 - 9:05 PM

Cam Newton completed 11-of-17 passes for 142 yards and rushed twice for 13 yards in the Panthers' third preseason game.

Newton caused an early scare when he landed awkwardly on his head/neck and was checked for a concussion, but he returned quickly to finish a scoring drive. Cam enters 2018 with top-five fantasy finishes in 5-of-7 NFL seasons and as one of a small handful of difference makers at the replaceable quarterback position. With Greg Olsen healthy, Devin Funchess and Christian McCaffrey returning, and first-round pick D.J. Moore flashing explosive potential, this has a chance to be one of Newton’s best-ever arsenals. His biggest obstacle is an offensive line that will badly miss RT Daryl Williams (knee, I.R.), lost stud LG Andrew Norwell in free agency, and will likely be without LT Matt Kalil for one or more games after arthroscopic knee surgery.
Aug 24 - 9:45 PM

Cam Newton reentered the Panthers' third preseason game after briefly being checked for a concussion.

He only lasted a minute or two in the Panthers' medical tent.
Aug 24 - 7:51 PM

Cam Newton is being checked for a concussion after falling awkwardly at the end of a scramble in the Panthers' third preseason game.

Newton was wincing as he made his way off the field following the landing. He went into the medical tent to be checked for a brain injury. Taylor Heinecke entered in Newton's place. We'll update when more information is known.
Aug 24 - 7:49 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Taylor Heinicke
RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3Cameron Artis-Payne
GLB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Christian McCaffrey
2C.J. Anderson
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
RT1Chris Clark
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano