Don’t look now haters of Cam Newton because Cam can break NFL rookie records.
Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers has just broken the record for most passing yards in a week one debut held by none other than Peyton Manning.
The rookies’ performance has kept the Panthers ahead of the Cardinals and newly acquired quarterback Kevin Kolb.
Newton has rushed for one touchdown and thrown to his new found friend Steve Smith for a total of two touchdowns.
The Carolina Panthers knew since week 16 of the 2010 NFL season that they would be able to select Cam Newton with the first pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, but no one thought we would see the type of performance we have today by the former Heisman trophy winner.
The Panthers averaged an NFL-low 12.2 points under quarterbacks Matt Moore and 2010 NFL draft selection Jimmy Clausen, but by half-time Cam and the Panthers had already scored 14.
Did you know that Cam Newton actually entered the 2010 season with a shorter bio on the Auburn website than the teams’ long snapper? It’s amazing how one season can change things around and change everyone’s opinion on an athlete by his performance and hype.
Cam Newton became just the third player in major college football history to pass for 20 touchdowns and rush for 20 touchdowns in a single season. On December 11, 2010, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding college football player despite a major controversy concerning his eligibility that embroiled the second half of the season.
Newton’s production at the collegiate level was amazing, but there are significant concerns about his ability to translate his skills to the NFL. Reports stated Newton hasn’t demonstrated the consistent accuracy scouts would like, so much for that. His upside could be much higher than any other player in the NFL draft and he is sure to put butts in the seats for the Panthers. Now in week one he is already breaking records.