Cam Newton Won’t Last If Carolina Panthers, QB Don’t Adapt to a Better Game Plan

October 10, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The fear among some people around the NFL is that Carolina quarterback Cam Newton has already been subjected to the kind of punishment that could shorten or alter his career.
The daunting question is: Can the Panthers and Newton fix the problem? 
Following up on his NFL Most Valuable Player performance of a season ago, Newton is off to a career-worst start statistically with an 80.2 rating. He has been sacked at the highest rate of his career and is out for Carolina's Monday Night Football game against Tampa Bay.
The concussion came on a helmet-to-helmet hit against Atlanta, and Newton has taken several other shots to the head this season. Finally, Newton's ball-carrying mileage may be catching up to him.
Through each of his first five seasons, Newton has rushed at least 100 times and is on pace to do that again this year. Since 1961, no other quarterback has ever had more than three such seasons in a row. Moreover, there have been only 21 total seasons in...

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