Panthers quarterback Cam Newton flew just far enough to give his team a 24-7 lead
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton calls himself “Superman”. Lots of people disagree with that nickname and his constant Superman taunt. He might have just earned it tonight after taking flight to score from the one-yard line on third down to give his Panthers a 24-7 lead.
Cam Newton has been outstanding this season for the Panthers. One could make a very strong argument that he has been the most valuable player in the NFL as he has led his Panthers to the NFL’s best regular season record and at least an NFC Championship game appearance.
During the regular season, Newton threw for 35 touchdowns and rushed for 10 for a total of 45 touchdowns. He only threw 10 interceptions and lost just four fumbles during the regular season. He passed for 3,837 passing yards and rushing for 636 rushing yards during the regular season for a combined total of 4,473 yards. Cam Newton passed for 161 yards with a touchdown against the Seahawks. He added three rushing yards on 11 rushing attempts.
On January 24th, Cam officially earned the right to do that Superman taunt.