Cam Newton to throw at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday
Cam Newton wants to show teams that he still has what it takes to be an NFL quarterback. The Auburn legend announced that he will be throwing during the Tigers’ Pro Day on Tuesday.
Newton has been away from the NFL for more than a year.
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A No. 1 overall pick after winning the Hesiman Trophy and BCS national championship in 2010, Newton played in the NFL for 11 seasons. He is best remembered for his first stint with the Carolina Panthers as the team’s quarterback from 2011-to-2019. Newton, who has dealt with injuries, played only 2 games in the 2019 season.
In 2020, Newton signed a 1-year deal with the New England Patriots. He re-signed with the Patriots for 2021 but was released in August after the club named Mac Jones its starter.
Newton missed the first half of the 2021 season but returned to the Panthers in November 2021 after an injury to QB Sam Darnold. Newton was with Carolina for 8 games the second time around, making 5 starts. In the 2021 season he completed 54.8% of his passes with 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Newton ran for 5 TDs, averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Newton is a 3-time Pro Bowl selection. He was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year for the 2011 season. In 2015, Newton was named MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Pro.
Newton turns 34 in May.