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Quarterback, Carolina Panthers

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Draft: 2011 Round 1 (1)
College: Auburn
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 244 DOB: 1989-05-11 Age: 27
QB Rank Tier ADP-12
#5 2 2.07

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  PassingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Cmp Att Cmp% Yard TD INTAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2011 CAR 16 16 310 517 60.0 4,051 21 17 126 706 5.6 14 441.2 27.6
2012 CAR 16 0 280 485 57.7 3,869 19 12 127 741 5.8 8 391.6 24.5
2012 (Projected) CAR     310 508 61.0 3,756 19 16 115 667 5.8 8 378.5  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
After scoring just 16 touchdowns during the 2010 season, the Panthers used the 1st pick in the 2011 draft to acquire Newton. With Newton leading the offense from Week 1, Carolina scored 48 touchdowns despite him not having the benefit of a full off-season, easily justifying his selection as the top overall pick. Along the way, Newton became the first rookie to throw for over 400 yards in his first game, set the rookie record for passing yards in one game with 432, set the NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 14 and broke Peyton Manning’s record of 3,739 passing yards for a rookie, finishing the season with 4,051. He also threw for 21 touchdowns and amassed 706 rushing yards on his way to becoming the 4th ranked fantasy quarterback in 2011. By season’s end, Newton had put to rest any notion that he was not ready to lead a pro style offense. If you are looking for any reason to doubt Newton in 2012, here it is. He was held to under 200 yards passing in each of his last three games and over his last six games, he averaged just 194 passing yards per game. Of course, he more than made up for that by throwing for nine touchdowns and rushing for 295 yards and rushing for five touchdowns. At season’s end, Newton was the fourth ranked fantasy quarterback, with his 14 rushing touchdowns helping propel him to that spot. However, rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position can be volatile and as a precautionary tale, look no further than Michael Vick, whose rushing touchdowns plummeted from nine in 2010 to just one in 2011. Put another way – can we trust Newton to average one rushing touchdown every nine carries again in 2012? While Newton is a top five ranked fantasy quarterback for 2012, he carries far more risk than any of the other options surrounding him in the rankings.
Fan. Tm. Player
QB1QB1 Cam Newton
QB2QB2 Derek Anderson
QB3QB3 Joe Webb
Panthers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Newton expected to be ready for camp     -- Tue Mar 21 4:05 pm --

Shoulder surgery planned for March 30th
Cam Newton will have surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30 in Charlotte. Head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion told Panthers.com that Newton will begin a preliminary throwing program 12 weeks after the surgery. The team website maintained that he will be ready for the start of training camp, and Vermillion said Newton can throw with the team 16 weeks after surgery if everything goes as planned. (Charlotte Observer)

FF Today's Take: Newton originally injured his shoulder back in December and the team took a wait-and-see approach, hoping the injury would heal in the off-season with rehab. His timetable should allow him to throw at the end of July, right around the time training camp begins.

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