- Height / Weight
- 6'5" / 244 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- May 11, 1989 (30)
- 9th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 1 (CAR)
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that there is still no timetable on quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder), but he is "very optimistic" that Newton will be ready by training camp. Newton didn't throw at organized team activities on Wednesday as the team continues to play it safe with him after he had offseason surgery for the second straight year. Shoulder issues will make Newton less desirable in fantasy in 2019, but he still has high upside as a QB1 if he can finally put his arm issues behind him once and for all.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) said his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery is going "unbelievable" and he hopes to throw before training camp. "I'm feeling great now," Newton told ESPN. "I feel like I do have full strength right now. But me telling the doctor, that is different than, you know, whatever the clearance process may be." Newton was shut down for the final two games in 2018, and scar tissue that remained from his 2017 surgery was removed from his rotator cuff. There is no timetable for when he'll be cleared, but he's confident he won't have any setbacks like he did last year. Newton is on a vegan diet in hopes of getting to the 237-pound range, which would be the lowest of his career. He also hired a personal trainer that works with him daily. While Newton's fantasy value might fall a tad based on his shoulder concerns, he can still make plays with his legs and should remain a QB1 heading into the 2019 season.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said that quarterback Cam Newton (shoulder) is getting close to throwing again. There remains no timetable for Newton to return to action, however. It's the second straight offseason that Newton has had shoulder surgery. The 29-year-old remains one of the best dual-threat QBs in the league, but his shoulder woes have really capped his fantasy ceiling the last two seasons. His arm was extremely compromised late last year and he was unable to make a lot of the necessary throws. Newton finished with 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while also rushing 101 times for 488 yards and four more scores. If his shoulder bounces back nicely in training camp, owners should feel comfortable taking him as their QB1.