Counting down the top-five performances of Cam Newton with the Carolina Panthers.
Quarterback Cam Newton entered the NFL as both a national champion and Heisman Trophy winner. After beginning his collegiate career at Florida, Newton transferred to Blinn College and won the 2009 NJCAA Championship before joining Auburn and coach Gene Chizik.
Starting and winning every game for the Tigers, Newton enjoyed one of the best collegiate seasons by a quarterback ever. Following Auburn’s first BCS National Championship, Newton declared for the NFL Draft.
Coming off a 2-14 season, the Carolina Panthers parted ways with coach John Fox and hired Ron Rivera. Holding the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, the Panthers knew they needed a franchise quarterback after cutting Jake Delhomme in lieu of Matt Moore and eventually, Jimmy Clausen, both of whom failed to generate success.
The pick was obvious and Newton burst onto the scene, setting rookie records and establishing himself as the franchise quarterback of the future. Along with Rivera, Newton and the Panthers have enjoyed their most successful stretch in history winning three divisional championships, making four playoffs and one Super Bowl appearance.
Continue to take a look back on the best five individual performances of Newton’s career.