Last season at this time many so called “experts” were slamming the Panthers for proclaiming to take Cam Newton with the number one overall pick.
A year later, he’s the starting QB for the Cats, and is coming off a season where he threw for 4051 yards and completed 60 percent of his passes.
Last year Newton was unable to workout with the team and coaches until training camp due to the lockout, but is already talking like he’s ready for the 2012 season.
Newton feels his improvement going into his second season as an NFL quarterback “is through the roof” according to the Associated Press. The NFL’s Rookie of the Year says that with an offseason to review game film and work on areas in which he needs improvement, he’s grown.
He also says it will help his growth to have wide receiver Steve Smith around. The Panthers’ receiver recently signed a three-year contract extension.