Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 245 lbsAge: 28College: AuburnDrafted: #1 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
3rd easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #83
Best / Worst #37 / #138
ADP #59


Cam Newton expected to run less and unload faster

Appearing on SiriusXM's NFL Radio, Ron Rivera, head coach of the Carolina Panthers, confirmed that the team will try and get the ball out of Cam Newton's hands quicker this season and will have him run less.

Fantasy Impact

The window for Cam Newton to return to his 2015 production is all but shut. With his injury history fresh in the minds of coaches and anyone watching, it's hard to imagine the team drawing up too many run plays for him moving forward. The additions of Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel also point to a potential shift in the number of big plays down the field. If the team sticks to what Rivera is saying, Newton's two greatest weapons are being taken away, his rushing opportunities and his ability to throw down the field. Instead, he may be forced to rely on his weakness, the short and accurate throws. Monitor his performance closely this preseason and draft with caution.

Cam Newton begins throwing

Carolina Panthers beat writer Jourdan Rodrigue is reporting quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) began throwing Monday for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery on March 20.

Fantasy Impact

Newton, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery on March 20, resumed throwing Monday for the first time exactly 14 weeks removed from the procedure. As a result, he remains on schedule in his recovery and should be a full-go for the start of training camp in late July. Barring a setback, Newton should be a fully healthy Week 1. Although he is coming off of the worst statistical season of his career in 2016, Newton should still be viewed a back-end QB1 with his usual boom upside for fantasy football purposes.

Cam Newton still not throwing at minicamp

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is still not throwing at minicamp.

Fantasy Impact

Although Newton is still not throwing at the start of Carolina's three-day mandatory minicamp Monday, Garafalo reports that the versatile signal caller did not suffer a setback and remains "on track" in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. Moreover, Newton has yet to be medically cleared to fully return to football activities which make me believe he'll be held back from throwing until July 22, exactly 12 weeks removed from his rotator cuff procedure. Still, Newton remains on track to be a full go at the start of training camp in late July.

Cam Newton could begin throwing next week

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera told the press quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) should begin throwing -- "likely off to the side" -- at week's minicamp.

Fantasy Impact

Newton, who underwent offseason shoulder surgery in late March, could return to the field in a limited capacity in time for next week's mandatory minicamp. However, the 28-year-old signal caller's availability for training camp remains up in the air. Despite the uplifting news -- Newton should begin throwing next week -- he could remain limited at the start of July's camp. Nevertheless, unless he suffers a setback in his recovery, Newton is still expected to be a full-go for Week 1.

Cam Newton 'on schedule' in his recovery

Carolina Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman told the media quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is "on schedule" to be ready for the start of training camp in late-July.

Fantasy Impact

Newton underwent offseason shoulder surgery on March 30 and is "on schedule" in his recovery, per Gettleman. Although he will miss offseason workouts, the 27-year-old signal caller is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in late-July. Barring a setback, Newton is not in danger of missing any regular season action.