The Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton agreed to terms on Thursday, bringing the former No. 1 overall pick back to Charlotte.
Cam Newton, 32, brings experience to the position and offensive options that can only benefit the team.
P.J. Walker and newly acquired Matt Barkley were the Panthers’ only active quarterbacks with starter Sam Darnold out for four to six weeks due to a shoulder injury.
But it’s not just Newton’s 139 NFL starts that make him valuable; it’s his potential to help a defense that is near the top of the league, for a team with legitimate playoff hopes.
Cam Newton threw for 29,041 yards and 182 touchdowns in nine seasons with the Panthers, while also rushing for 58.
He leads the team in all three categories and ranks third on the team’s all-time rushing list with 4,806 yards, trailing only Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams.Broncos defeat Cowboys as 6-game Dallas win streak snapped
In 2011, Cam Newton was named NFL offensive rookie of the year, and in 2015, he was named league MVP after leading the Panthers to a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl berth.
He’s also the NFL’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, with 70, including 12 in 15 starts with the Patriots last season.Panthers News