Cam Newton, quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, is downright a deadly weapon as he has a strong throwing arm and can also can take off and run at any time. It also helps that he’s built like a tank as he stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs 250 pounds. Newton has looked polished ever since being taken No. 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He’s nearly thrown for 4,000 yards in each of his first two seasons in the league, with over 700 yards rushing in each as well.
Newton has a good crop of targets to throw the ball to as well including Steve Smith, Greg Olsen and Brandon LaFell. He is the single best physical threat at quarterback that has came down the pike in a long time, and it’s likely he will only get better as he gets into the peak of his career and the Panthers years down the road.
The Buffalo Bills‘ defense will have to bring lots of pressure early and often against Newton to rattle him into having a horrible day from all different sides, so he doesn’t know where it’s coming from. Also, this will ideally mask an apparently weak secondary that the Bills have due to injuries. Two of the main men who need to hit Newton consistently are linebackers Kiko Alonso and Jerry Hughes as they can inflict the most impact on the third-year quarterback.
All in all, it will be interesting to see what the Bills do to stop Newton and his dual-threat ability.