Super Cam Newton has returned to the Carolina Panthers, and he is letting the entire NFL know with this iconic celebration.
Something different happens to Cam Newton when he puts on the blue of the Carolina Panthers. His energy, his play, his swagger, everything just gets elevated a little bit more when he plays in Charlotte.
After scoring his second rushing touchdown in only his second week with the Panthers, Newton was pumped up. Despite having already run 24 yards for the score, Newton decided he needed to add 50 more yards to that total, making his way to the Panthers’ logo at midfield. He then put the ball down, stood up, and hit the pose that Panthers’ fans know means one thing:
Cam Newton has come to Carolina just in time for a playoff push
The Carolina Panthers started the season with an impressive 3-0 record, rallying behind an elite rush defense and a resurgent Sam Darnold to get wins. Since then, they are 2-5, seeing both that elite defense and quarterback fall apart. The Panthers’ season was on the brink of collapsing and being over until they made the decision to bring back Newton.
While Week 11 is Newton’s first official start with the team since returning, he was used as a red-zone gadget player in the Panthers’ Week 10 stomping of the Arizona Cardinals. He grabbed an exciting rushing touchdown and passing touchdown in that game, earning him the starting job this week.
If the Panthers can continue to rally behind Newton, they have an easy ride to a wildcard spot in the playoffs. However, if this team can elevate back to their early season competitiveness, the two remaining games against the division-leading Buccaneers give the Panthers a legitimate shot at ending the season on top of the NFC South.