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Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:20 pm
Edited on: December 24, 2011 1:25 pm
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Newton has more passing yards in a season than any NFL rookie in history. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The phrase "Cam Newton set a rookie record" isn't something that's brand new, because he's been doing it all year long. But on Carolina's first drive against Tampa Bay, Newton set his biggest record yet, breaking Peyton Manning's mark for passing yards in a single season by a rookie.

Manning threw for 3,739 yards in 1998 and with 20 passing yards on the Panthers first drive, Newton jumped him to put himself at 3,742 yards on the year.

Of course, Cam's still got three full quarters of action against the Buccaneers as well as a Week 17 matchup against the Saints, so it's likely the new record will be north of 4,000 yards.

The Panthers are sitting at just five wins (though they lead the Buccaneers early in the first quarter), but Newton's the reason why there's optimism all over Charlotte when it comes to the state of professional football.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this record, though, is how hotly debated the decision to draft Newton first in the 2011 NFL Draft was. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it's clear that there wasn't ever really a decision at all.

In fact, Newton's near the end of perhaps the greatest rookie season by a quarterback we've ever seen.

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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:53 am
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

Yesterday's performance by Cam just might be enough to push him slightly above Dalton as the front-runner for NFL Rookie of the Year,regardless of the Panthers not making it to the playoffs.



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: December 24, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

Well said No Joke Jonesy. I wish ALL of the Nay Sayers ESPN would fess up. Herbstreet, Jaws and Bayless just to name a few. SI reported killed this Kid on first take. Merry Christmas Mr. Newton....Cream rises to the top.

















Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

While this passing yardage record is impressive. I was more impressed with that leaping TD a few weeks back. He flew over his own Oline and the Dline.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

lol MVC - well said!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all as well!! 



Since: Feb 4, 2009
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

He will set a NFL rookie passing yards record and he is at 3,742 on the year.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All on CBSports.comSmile



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

 Hater here chiming in.....

step 1) mouth opened
step 2) foot inserted
step 3) place crow in crockpot
step 4) remove foot
step 5) enjoy crow


so lets see now...umm, well, Throw-livia Newton John   wont win the superbowl this year...yeah take that


ummm  His teeth are too white so it blinds DBs  and LBs thats why he can make plays....

I heard that one time he used the rest room and didnt wash his hands...

hahaha Newton.





I hope everyone had a merry christmas




goodmingto
Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:11 pm
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Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Cam Newton sets NFL rookie passing yards record

I never thought this young man could perform at this level. Congrat mister Newton.


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