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Cam Newton QB - CAR

Experience: 6 YRS   Height: 6'5"   Weight: 244  Bye: 7
Proj Pts.
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Panthers GM Dave Gettleman said QB Cam Newton is “on schedule” to participate in training camp. He played the final 4 games of last season with a partially torn rotator cuff and underwent surgery on his right shoulder on March 30. Per the Panthers, Newton should resume throwing around late June. We’ll track his progress throughout the summer as he tries to rebound from a disappointing 2016.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder on March 30, the team announced. The injury reportedly occurred in Carolina's Week 14 game against the Chargers. Newton completed just 10 of 27 passes for 160 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in that one. He played in the final 3 games, completing 50.9% of his passes and averaging 245 yards, 1.3 TDs and 1.7 INTs per game. It certainly seems like the injury impacted his play, but it doesn't explain Newton's struggles prior to Week 14. He completed only 54.7% of his passes and averaged 238 yards, 1.3 TDs and .7 INTs in 11 games before the injury. The Panthers hoped rest and rehab would heal Newton's shoulder, but he was still experiencing pain when he resumed throwing earlier this month. So he'll go under the knife. Newton will resume throwing 12 weeks after surgery (late June) and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. We'll track his recovery.

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Panthers HC Ron Rivera said at the Combine Thursday that he wants to scale back QB Cam Newton's rushing attempts. Rivera hinted at this earlier in the offseason, saying, " “our primary runner cannot be our QB." Newton already set career lows with 90 carries and 359 rushing yards last year. A further decline in volume would make it tough for him to score as better than a lower-end QB1. Newton hasn't hit 4,000 passing yards since his 2011 rookie campaign and has only once topped 24 passing TDs.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton completed just 10 of 27 passes for 160 yards and 1 TD in Sunday's win over the Chargers. He added 31 rushing yards on 8 attempts, as well as an INT. It was Newton's 4th straight game with fewer than 15 completions and a completion rate of less than 49%. Newton's not playing well. The rushing yards marked his highest total in 4 games, though. That aspect is the only thing keeping Newton in starting contention at all.

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Panthers QB Cam Newton has made his was through the concussion protocol and is cleared to play against the Saints tomorrow, according to insider Bill Voth. We'll see if Carolina scales back Newton's rushing workload after the head injury, but he's an elite QB1 for Week 6.

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Injury Predictor

You can find plenty of little reasons why Newton’s numbers might come down, but he finished last year well ahead of the rest of the position. The gap between him and #2 was larger than the difference between #2 and #6. Combine Newton’s 2015 ascension with the return of Kelvin Benjamin, and you get plenty of scoring potential. No QB has a higher ceiling than Newton. We almost never take the 1st QB off the board in any draft, but Newton could be that guy.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game Probablity of injury in the season
N/A 2.2% 29.6%
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Season Injury Analysis
2016 Head Newton took a heavy hit to the head during Week 4 action. Later determined a concussion.
2014 ankle Newton went under the knife during the offseason. The procedure was designed to tighten ligaments in his left ankle and give him more range of motion
2014 Ribs Newton fractured his ribs after absorbing a hit after a run in his week 3 preseason game
2008 Ankle Cam Newton hurt his ankle during the Hawaii game which caused him to miss 10 games more this season.
2008 Ankle In 2008, during his sophomore season, Newton played in the season opener against Hawaii but suffered an ankle injury and took a medical redshirt season

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