Cam Newton has reached an impressive milestone.
The former Auburn quarterback, now with the Carolina Panthers, reached 20,000 career passing yards in the first quarter of Carolina’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. He entered the day with 19,996 career passing yards.
Cam Newton just went over 20,000 passing yards for his career.
He’s the first Panther to reach that mark. pic.twitter.com/dm2fiJevtL
— ESPN (@espn) November 13, 2016
Since being drafted first overall in 2011, Newton has matured into one of the most consistent passers in the NFL. He’s a three-time Pro Bowl player. He also was named MVP, a first-team All-Pro and the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year last season. In 2011, he was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
However, this season has been somewhat disappointing for Newton and the Panthers. Carolina entered the day with a 3-5 record, a far cry from the dominance the Panthers showed during their run to the NFC title last year. But Carolina has won two straight, which suggests a recovery is underway.
Newton should remain a central part of the Panthers’ plans for years to come.