Cam Newton is one of the most physically imposing quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen, and he often uses his athletic prowess to go full “Superman” on opposing teams.
However, the Carolina Panthers quarterback recently said he realizes that there is enough talent on his team to succeed without him going the “Superman” route and taking the offense over.
When asked about Newton’s “Superman” comment, offensive coordinator Norv Turner seemed skeptical that his quarterback will actually be able to turn off that urge:
“Are you believing that?” Turner said, per David Newton of ESPN. “Wait till it’s third-and-goal on the 5 and he dives over about five guys. We know the way he can play. “
Turner did say he hopes he can help Newton succeed so “he doesn’t get put in that situation as often and he’ll use all our guys.”
Newton’s long-term health likely depends on his ability to distribute the ball more to his playmakers, rather than trying to make plays on his own. He’s struggled with injuries in recent years and underwent surgery on his throwing shoulder for the second time in as many years this past offseason.
Carolina certainly has the talent to take off offensively if Newton can continue to evolve as a pocket passer within Turner’s offense. This year will be telling, indeed.