Cam Newton is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL today, yet some seasons, he doesn't receive the appreciation that he deserves because of his personality and the way in which he sometimes deals with situations.
The quarterback has positioned the Carolina Panthers in touching distance of another playoff run, as the team currently sits in second in the NFC South with a 10-4, needing to win all of their remaining games as well as having the New Orleans Saints lose at least one game to claim the divisional title.
Newton has been one of the main reasons why the Panthers find themselves in their current position, as on the season so far, the 28-year-old has completed 60.3% of his passes for 2,962 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 85.4.
However, it's once again on the ground where Cam has been a game changer, living up to the recognition he receives by many fans of the NFL as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league today.
Over the duration of 14 games, Newton has managed to achieve 643 rushing yards on 114 attempts, as well as score five touchdowns. According to Reddit user Economy_Cactus, this is only nine rushing yards fewer than Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara, who has rushed for 652 yards on the season so far.
Reddit users JCash1313 and SickReferenceGuy broke this statistic down further to take into account the yards lost from Cam taking a knee during games, which count as rushing attempts. In total, the Panthers quarterback has kneeled 14 times for negative 21 yards.
Take these attempts away and it means Newton has had 100 carries for 664 yards, averaging 6.64 yards per each carry, and has scored five times. His longest run was for 69 yards, and he has also had five 20+ yard runs, two 40+ yard runs, 39 runs for 1st downs, and a 39 1st down percentage.
Kamara, on the other hand, has had 99 carries for 652 yards, averaging 6.59 yards per each carry, and has scored seven touchdowns. His longest run was for 74 yards, and he has also had five 20+ yard runs, one 40+ yard runs, 35 runs for 1st downs, and a 35.4 1st down percentage.
This just goes to show that Cam Newton is just an absolute beast and that if he ever decides that playing quarterback isn't his thing anymore, he could always just take a couple steps back from the line of scrimmage and play running back instead.
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