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Cam Newton | Quarterback

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: Auburn
Contract: view contract details

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Cam Newton completed 11-of-22 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Carolina's 37-23 Week 4 shellacking of the Bucs, adding 12 rushes for 51 yards.
Newton had an easy afternoon against Lovie Smith's non-competitive football team, finding Ted Ginn for both his scores. Newton could have had a few more completions, but was hurt by drops, including one by Devin Funchess in the end zone. Newton has gotten off to a blazing hot start on the back of a soft schedule, but things will stiffen considerably after Carolina's Week 5 bye, as the Panthers must travel to Seattle. Oct 4 - 4:18 PM

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Cam Newton completed 20-of-31 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 7 times for 33 yards and a score Week 3 against the Saints.

Newton was comfortable as could be in this game. The Saints could not generate any pass rush, leaving Newton plenty of time to take several deep shots down the field. Newton hooked up with Greg Olsen for a pair of 11-yard scores on almost identical routes, and he found Ted Ginn on a 55-yard bomb on the first drive of the second half. He finished his day by going 13 yards untouched around the left end for his second rushing touchdown in as many games. Cam will be on the QB1 radar next week against the Bucs.
Sep 27 - 5:52 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-37 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Panthers' 24-17, Week 2 win over the Texans.

He added 76 yards and an additional touchdown on 10 carries as the Panthers' leading rusher. Newton started off pitifully as a passer, opening 4-of-10 for seven yards. He wasn't much better afterward, constantly missing high and wide, but was able to find Ted Ginn for a 25-yard touchdown on a double-move before later hooking up with Philly Brown for a 36-yard score over the deep middle. Newton went airborne on his touchdown scamper at the goal line, front-flipping into the end zone. He's highly inaccurate with a poor receiving corps, so it's going to be struggle most weeks. At least Newton makes up for it with his rushing ability. The Panthers will host the division-rival Saints in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 4:47 PM

Cam Newton completed 18-of-31 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and one interception Week 1 against the Jaguars.

The real story for Newton was usage in the running game. Newton rushed 14 times for 35 yards including at least eight attempts on option plays or draws. With the receiver corps drop-prone and not very good, the Panthers are apparently going to ride Newton and the running game this season. Though he struggled somewhat on the ground in this game, that should lead to some big fantasy performances this season. He will be in the streaming conversation next week against the Texans.
Sep 13 - 4:17 PM

Cam Newton completed 17-of-28 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in the Panthers' third preseason game.

He added just one carry for two yards. With Devin Funchess sitting out, Newton targeted Greg Olsen a team-high nine times. He was let down by two Corey Brown drops, including a would-be 30-yard score. Newton's touchdown was a goal-line pass to Mike Tolbert from two yards out. The Panthers aren't expected to run more read-option despite the loss of Kelvin Benjamin, and Newton's supporting cast makes him hard to trust as more than a low-end QB1. Newton should finish the preseason 26-of-48 for 284 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Aug 28 - 9:43 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said he does not expect to use the read option "any more than we've done in the past."

With Kelvin Benjamin done for the year, there was some thought Carolina would get Cam Newton more involved in the running game. Newton had more than 125 rushing attempts in each of his first two seasons, but he has seen his rushing totals fall each of the last two years. The Panthers might not want to use Newton more in the running game, but if Devin Funchess and company cannot pick up the slack, they may have no choice.
Aug 27 - 9:38 AM

Cam Newton completed 4-of-10 passes for 42 yards and an interception in Saturday's preseason game.

With Kelvin Benjamin out for the year and Devin Funchess sidelined, Corey Brown and Ted Ginn were Newton's top receivers. His interception came on a forced pass to Greg Olsen that should have been pick-sixed. Newton's supporting cast limits his upside, but his rushing makes him a mid-to-low QB1. Newton is 9-of-20 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and an interception through two preseason games.
Aug 22 - 8:44 PM

GM Dave Gettleman said the Panthers will continue to encourage Cam Newton to run with the football.

The Panthers just gave Newton a $118 million contract with $60 million guaranteed. But they know they won't get a return on that investment unless he uses his unique athletic skill set to make plays. "He’s got to be Cam. You don’t hold back a thoroughbred, you don’t," Gettleman said. Once Newton got healthy late last year, he started piling up the rushing stats once again. Over his final six games (including playoffs), he averaged 9.5 carries for 53.0 yards and 0.5 TDs.
Jun 22 - 8:20 AM

Panthers signed QB Cam Newton to a five-year, $103.8 million contract extension.

The deal includes $60 million guaranteed, and $67.6 million over the first three years. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, that's a record for a three-year period. They're massive numbers, but we'll see how "guaranteed" Newton's $60 million truly is. Either way, it's a huge vote of confidence in a quarterback who hasn't always been the most consistent. Like the Panthers, however, we still believe in Newton's dual-threat upside. He's arguably the league's most-unique threat at quarterback, and has overseen back-to-back division winners. Newton has taken a ton of hits through four NFL seasons, but is still only 26. The Panthers were right to lock him up.
Jun 2 - 4:33 PM

The Panthers are closing in on a contract extension with Cam Newton.

The deal, which could be done as soon as Monday afternoon, is expected to keep Newton in Carolina through the 2020 season. It will likely be announced as something similar to the six-year, $95 million Ryan Tannehill contract -- but will contain more guaranteed money at signing. Newton has gone 30-31-1 in four years since the Panthers took him No. 1 overall, winning the NFC South twice.
Jun 1 - 9:52 AM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes Cam Newton will not sign an extension before the summer.

Reporter Newton believes quarterback Newton will let Russell Wilson set the market first. Entering the final year of his contract, Cam may be in no rush, but the Panthers would be smart to get something finished before the season begins. It is likely to the two sides work something out this summer.
Mar 14 - 9:38 AM

The Charlotte Observer reports the Panthers have opened extension talks with Cam Newton.

The Panthers met with Newton's agent at the Combine, but there isn't any rush to get a deal done. Newton is expected to let Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck reset the market for quarterbacks before his next contract. Carolina has Newton signed through 2015 after exercising his fifth-year option.
Feb 21 - 8:03 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said at the Combine that he recently met with Cam Newton, and he's "as healthy as he's been for a long time."

The list of injuries Cam dealt with in 2014 is almost too long to document, but his health should be of little or no concern for 2015. A top-five fantasy quarterback in each of his first three NFL seasons, Newton dipped to 17th last year, but did rank eighth in per-game scoring. He could be a value pick in 2015 fantasy drafts. Newton turns 26 years old this May.
Feb 19 - 2:53 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman reiterated that he sees Cam Newton as his franchise quarterback.

The Panthers will exercise their fifth-year option on Newton, which will pay him $14.667 million in 2015. After that, they have the franchise tag available. But ideally, Gettleman wants to lock up his quarterback with a long-term deal that will obviously eclipse draft-class mates Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick. "[Newton] is a franchise quarterback and the contract will get done when it gets done," Gettleman said.
Jan 22 - 10:38 AM

Cam Newton completed 23-of-36 passes for 246 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's Divisional Round loss at Seattle.

Newton added 11 rushes for 37 yards and despite a back-breaking pick-six late, he handled himself very well in this impossible spot. It caps a season that was hampered early by ankle and rib injuries and was halted by a car wreck ahead of Week 14, but was also encouraging late. Newton posted a 10:5 TD-to-INT ratio over the final six games (including playoffs) and also rushed 57 times for 318 yards with three more scores during that span. His unique running ability coupled with a cannon arm and Kelvin Benjamin will always make him a high-ceiling fantasy player. The Panthers would do well to get Newton a real No. 2 wideout and make upgrades along the offensive line.
Jan 11 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3Fozzy Whittaker
4Brandon Wegher
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
FB1Mike Tolbert
2Richie Brockel
WR11Corey Brown
2Devin Funchess
3Kevin Norwood
WR21Ted Ginn
2Jerricho Cotchery
3Brenton Bersin
WR31Devin Funchess
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
LT1Michael Oher
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Amini Silatolu
C1Ryan Kalil
RG1Trai Turner
2Chris Scott
RT1Mike Remmers
2Daryl Williams
K1Graham Gano