Is It Time for Cam Newton to Be Named Captain of the Carolina Panthers?

May 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As a former No.1 overall pick who was selected to be the face of a franchise at the beginning stages of the unenviable rebuilding process, Cam Newton should be one of the Carolina Panthers' captains. 
It isn't an absolute necessity for Newton to be named a captain, as the Panthers attempt to take the necessary steps en route to their ultimate goal, but entering his third professional season as the full-time starter, now's the appropriate time to put the "C" on his uniform.
Per the Charlotte Observer, Newton said the following in regards to the possibility of being named a captain in 2013: 
I recognize—and everyone knows around the league—when you’re a team captain that’s not just a patch on the jersey. You’re holding yourself to a higher standard with being accountable. I’m going about it each and every day and trying to make that happen.
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