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|
|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|