The Oberlin Review

Cool or Drool: Cam Newton

Dan Bisno, Columnist

February 12, 2016

Coming off of a career-low quarterback-passer rating in the 2014 season, Cam Newton did not look ready for the big stage. Bandwagon jumpers might have had more fun following the Seattle Seahawks and young quarterback Russell Wilson’s thrilling relationship with R&B singer Ciara than root for Newton’s 7–8–1 Carolina Panthers. Nobody denied that Newton was an athletic anomaly, having won numerous accolades early in his career, such as 2011 NFL Rookie of the Year and the 2011 Heisman Trophy award, but his brand was starting to lose its appeal with the team’s lack of success. In 2015, that all changed. Newton recorded a career-high quarterback rating, threw for over 4,000 yards, rushed for over 700 yards,...

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