Cam Newton Sets Panthers’ Franchise Record for Career Passing and Rushing TDs

January 17, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finished the 2016 season as the team's all-time leader in both passing (136) and rushing touchdowns (48), per NFL Communications.
Newton trailed just Jake Delhomme (120) in passing touchdowns entering 2016, but he added 19 more to his ledger to clear Delhomme by 16, per Pro-Football-Reference.com. He sat behind current Pittsburgh Steelers back DeAngelo Williams (2006-14 with Panthers) for the franchise record in rushing touchdowns, but Newton moved two ahead of Williams after notching five rushing scores this year.
Despite the franchise records falling in his favor, Newton didn't play particularly well under center. The sixth-year pro posted a career-low 75.8 quarterback rating, tossing 14 interceptions on the season while completing just 52.9 percent of his passes—also the worst mark of his career thus far.
The Panthers suffered as a result of Newton's play. A season after going 15-1 and making a trip to the Super Bowl...

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