Cam Newton Ready for Year 2 After Shoulder Rehab

    By Connor Lynch

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is ready to kick on in his second season after rehabbing from shoulder surgery. That’s according to Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

    Turner said that Newton has been throwing for ‘the last month’ and will throw in all quarterback drills at minicamp.

    Cam Newton’s rookie season with the Panthers got off to a promising start last year. He had the offense firing on all cylinders before his shoulder injury ended his, and Carolina’s season.

    “He’s really attacked this rehab, and he’s done everything he could possibly do physically to get back to where he is with the shoulder,” Turner said.


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    “The rehab’s gone great. Obviously, part of it he did on his own, a big part of it, before we got back. But since April 20 or so, when we got back, he’s been totally engaged, both physically and mentally.

    “It’s been fun to watch him. He’s very serious about the rehab, but he’s been Cam. Everyone likes being around him. He brings energy every day, and he’s very helpful with the young quarterbacks.

    As well as that, Turner expects Cam Newton to improve in his second year, as all good young players do.


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    “His second year in a system, there was change for Cam last year, change for me,” Turner said.

    “With the young players, their second year, we should see some real growth — D.J. [Moore], and Curtis Samuel, and even Christian [McCaffrey]. I think that we can be a really, really explosive offense, and his ability to do so many things makes it really hard for defenses, and we’ll still mix some things in where he’s the featured ball carrier. We know it starts with him.”