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Cam Newton

28-Year-Old Quarterback – Carolina Panthers

2017 Pass/Rush Stats

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566

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2

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4

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46

TD

1

2017 Pass/Rush Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Few players saw as much regression last year as Newton. Never a highly accurate passer, his completion percentage plunged to the bottom of the league, the sixth lowest all-time for a quarterback with ...

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2017 ADP:  71.6

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (QB): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 5"   WT: 245   DOB: 5/11/1989  College: Auburn  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cam Newton Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $103.8 million extension with the Panthers in June of 2015.

September 24, 2017  –  Cam Newton News

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Newton (ankle/shoulder) completed 17 of 26 passes for 167 yards and three interceptions in Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Saints. He also rushed three times for 16 yards and a touchdown.

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Cam Newton NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2010 21 CFB 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - -
2011 22 CAR 16 310 517 60.0% 4051 21 17 7.8 64 8 3 3 2 126 706 5.6 14 5 2
2012 23 CAR 16 280 485 57.7% 3869 19 12 8.0 57 11 3 0 0 127 741 5.8 8 10 3
2013 24 CAR 16 292 473 61.7% 3379 24 13 7.1 32 6 1 0 0 111 585 5.3 6 3 1
2014 25 CAR 14 262 448 58.5% 3127 18 12 7.0 38 4 1 0 0 103 539 5.2 5 9 5
2015 26 CAR 16 296 495 59.8% 3837 35 10 7.8 52 10 3 0 0 132 636 4.8 10 5 4
2016 27 CAR 15 270 510 52.9% 3509 19 14 6.9 42 8 3 1 0 90 359 4.0 5 3 2
2017 28 CAR 3 51 83 61.4% 566 2 4 6.8 5 1 0 0 0 14 46 3.3 1 3 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cam Newton Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2010 21 CFB 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 - - - - - - -
2011 22 CAR 16 25.2 25.3 25.2 84.5 253 4.1 3.3 35 66 22 10 32 19 13
2012 23 CAR 16 22.1 22.1 22.1 86.2 242 3.9 2.5 36 59 31 10 26 20 10
2013 24 CAR 16 20.4 20.4 20.4 88.8 211 5.1 2.7 43 61 21 12 18 12 2
2014 25 CAR 14 20.1 20.1 20.1 82.1 223 4.0 2.7 38 44 15 3 17 8 4
2015 26 CAR 16 26.1 26.1 26.1 99.4 240 7.1 2.0 33 78 31 15 30 18 10
2016 27 CAR 15 18.8 18.8 18.8 75.8 234 3.7 2.7 36 59 18 8 19 11 8
2017 28 CAR 3 13.7 13.7 13.7 69.7 189 2.4 4.8 10 6 3 1 2 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cam Newton – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

135

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Cam Newton was on the field for 135 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Cam Newton was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 1077 0
2016 1023 0
2017 135 0
Cam Newton 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @SF 67 0 14 25 56.0% 171 2 1 6.8 2 1 6 3 0.5 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0
2 Buf 68 0 20 32 62.5% 228 0 0 7.1 3 0 5 27 5.4 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0
3 NO 0 0 17 26 65.4% 167 0 3 6.4 0 0 3 16 5.3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NE
5 @Det
6 Phi
7 @Chi
8 @TB
9 Atl
10 Mia
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYJ
13 @NO
14 Min
15 GB
16 TB
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Cam Newton  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   245 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.92 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   33.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   126 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
Doubtful
No players listed.
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Corn Elder  IR
OT
Dan France  IR
DT
WR
DB
Cole Luke  IR
TE
Greg Olsen  IR
WR
Fred Ross  IR
TE
CB
OG

Cam Newton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Newton (ankle/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Saints.

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Newton (ankle, shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against the Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Though Newton (ankle) was limited at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the quarterback will start Sunday's game against the Saints, ESPN.com's David Newton reports.

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Newton (shoulder, ankle) was a limited participant in the Panthers' practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Newton (shoulder/ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Newton (shoulder) completed 20 of 32 passes for 228 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Bills. He also gained 27 yards on five rushes.

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Newton (shoulder) returned to full participation at Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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Newton (shoulder) suited up for Friday's practice, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

It all came together for Newton in 2015, as he combined his usual domination on the ground with a career-high 35 passing TDs, just one short of Tom Brady's league-leading 36 - and also throwing a career-low 10 picks en route to his first MVP award. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider he accomplished them without wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who missed the season with a torn ACL. While accuracy remains a bit of an issue for Newton, he's got the arm strength to stretch the field and his ability to read defenses has improved noticeably with experience. His best asset remains his running, however, and he led all QBs in red-zone carries for the fifth straight season. That efficiency on the ground tends to limit how often the Panthers air it out from in close, however, and while his 78 red-zone passes set a career high, it still ranked him only 12th in the NFL. His 7.1 TD percentage is also likely to regress, and all together Newton seems unlikely to top 30 passing TDs again in 2016. His production on the ground gives him an excellent floor, but last season may have represented his ceiling.

2015

Ankle, rib and back injuries and an inferior supporting cast last year conspired to keep Newton out of the top 5 of QB fantasy scoring for the first time. He missed two games, which contributed to a fourth consecutive decline in passing yards — nearly 1,000 yards fewer than his rookie season — and a career-low 18 touchdown passes. He was sacked nearly three times per game behind an offensive line that started four undrafted players at one point. His best receivers were a tight end, Greg Olsen, and a rookie, Kelvin Benjamin. Both had 1,000 yards, but they combined for just 10 receptions of 25-plus yards, fewer than all but five of the league's 21 other 1,000-yard receivers. And Newton completed only 20.4 percent of his passes of 21-plus yards, posting a career-low 6.98 YPA. The Panthers made some changes on the offensive line, but it's not clear that Michael Oher, Jonathan Martin or fourth-round draft pick Daryl Williams are actually upgrades. As for the receivers, they traded up in the draft to select WR/TE Devin Funchess, who gives Newton another big target at 6-4. He'll be needed out of the gate, with Benjamin having suffered a torn ACL in August. That's a huge hit to the team's passing attack, with the likes of Jerricho Cotchery, Ted Ginn, Philly Brown and Jarrett Boykin now vying for expanded roles in the wake of Benjamin's injury. It was thought that Newton, whose rushing scores have declined every year to five in 2014, might not run as much this season, but the questions surrounding the team's wideout corps may now supersede such an outcome. He has taken 531 hits since 2011, 259 more than any quarterback in that span, and keeping him healthy is paramount. He still has plenty of promise in the red zone, though — he accounted for 29.8 percent of Carolina's red-zone carries last season, second among quarterbacks.

2014

Newton is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league, so it's been frustrating to see Carolina do such a poor job of surrounding him with playmakers at the receiver position. That frustration only worsened this offseason, as Carolina cut Steve Smith and lost left tackle Jordan Gross to retirement, somehow leaving Newton with significantly less help than he had a year ago, when he was already shouldering a large portion of the offensive workload. Although he upped his touchdown percentage to 5.1 in 2013, Newton's passing yardage totals have dropped in each of his three seasons, starting at 4,051 as a rookie before posting just 3,379 last year. As Newton's past fantasy owners are undoubtedly aware, his rushing production declined each year, too, with his rushing touchdowns decreasing from 14, to eight, to six. As one of the best players at his position and the league's premier rushing threat at quarterback, however, Newton will likely provide high fantasy value even if he struggles in real-life terms, so it's not all doom and gloom. Plus, the Panthers drafted 6-foot-5, 241-pound Kelvin Benjamin in the first round of the draft, a physical receiver who should be a terror in the red zone.

2013

Newton has been such a controversial and oft-discussed quarterback it's easy to forget he's been in the NFL for only two years. Newton failed to improve upon his stellar rookie year, compiling fewer passing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns in 2012. As a result, he scored 88 fewer fantasy points, leading many to claim he was a bust. Nonetheless, he still threw for nearly 4,000 yards, turned in improved efficiency at 8.0 YPA, decreased his interceptions to 12 and managed to run for more than 700 yards and eight scores. No matter how you slice it, that's one heck of a season for any passer, especially one in his second year in the league. We shouldn't let Newton's abnormal rookie stats cloud our judgment of just how productive he was in his sophomore campaign. One of the easiest ways for Newton's fantasy performance to improve is simply by throwing the ball more often – something that could very well happen this year. Newton's 485 passing attempts ranked him only 19th in the NFL last year. If that total jumps to around 550, you're looking at a player who could easily lead the league in fantasy points. On top of all that, you can expect Newton's rushing totals to remain steady. Quarterback rushing totals are the most consistent of all fantasy football stats – one reason Newton was actually able to improve upon his 706 rushing yards as a rookie. Newton also had 14 carries inside the opponent's five-yard line in 2012 and converted seven for scores, so you can expect the Panthers will keep calling his number from in close.

2012

After he completed just 42.1 percent of his passes and averaged just 5.3 yards per attempt in the preseason, Newton’s total of 854 yards and three touchdowns passing and 71 yards and two touchdowns rushing in Weeks 1 and 2 couldn’t have been much more shocking. If there were something more shocking, it was that he hardly slowed down. Newton was too big, fast and strong to be contained as a runner, and he showed surprising accuracy and instincts as a passer, nearly becoming an NFL offense unto himself. By season’s end he threw for 4,051 yards (7.8 YPA), 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, while running for 706 yards (5.6 YPC) and 14 touchdowns. It wouldn’t surprise us if Newton were to regress slightly as a fantasy option, particularly due to a drop in rushing scores, but it’s also reasonable to expect some improvement from him as a passer in Year 2. Consider that Newton’s No. 2 WR from last year was Legedu Naanee, who finished 2011 with just 44 catches for 467 yards and a touchdown. The development of young wideouts Brandon LaFell and David Gettis could help Newton’s passing numbers improve, as could the addition of fourth-round wide receiver pick Joe Adams.

2011

With a huge arm, a big build and 4.59 speed, Newton’s potential is off the charts. But his one starting season in Division I was in Auburn’s one-read option offense, meaning Newton has next to no familiarity with the NFL tasks ahead of him. For that reason, it’s tough to see him winning the starting spot this year. But it’s also tough to see Jimmy Clausen going a full season without getting benched. Newton's only other competition is veteran Derek Anderson and it would be very surprising to see Anderson get the call before Newton. If he does get an extended run of playing time, he’s worth a look thanks to his running ability.