Cam Newton is a physical specimen at the quarterback. The future of the position will look like Newton and all that his game represents, speed and power combined with a great arm.
However, it seems that Newton's physical style of play currently has its drawbacks for the Carolina Panthers, who has reportedly been told to make a change.
According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, people in the quarterback's inner circle have told Newton to start playing a bit more safely out on the gridiron.
"With Cam Newton sidelined for Monday night's game because of a concussion, multiple people in his inner circle have counseled the Carolina Panthers quarterback to play more carefully..." Schefter wrote earlier today.
Newton suffered that concussion last week against the Atlanta Falcons, as he dawdled towards the end-zone with ball in hand and paid for it with a shot to the head from Deion Jones.
That was the fourth hit to the helmet that Newton has suffered in this young NFL season and you can see why his people will want him to change his game.
More and more young football players are walking away from the game because of brain injuries that accumulate through concussions suffered on the field. Cam Newton doesn't want to follow in their footsteps and changing his game would be a good way to prevent it.
However, this is easier said than done. Newton is the reigning NFL MVP because of the threat that he poses in the run game. If you take that away from him, then Newton simply isn't as good. The big man has a big decision to make.