Cam Newton is playing the best football of his career right now.
The Panthers won their third straight game on Monday night, and Newton was outstanding, throwing for 221 yards and two touchdowns and running for 50 yards and another touchdown. During this three-game winning streak, Newton has completed 58 of 74 passes for 667 yards, with six touchdowns and no interceptions, plus 106 yards and two touchdowns rushing without losing a fumble. When Newton can produce like that and avoid turnovers, the Panthers are going to be a tough team to beat.
But Newton said after the game that he doesn’t think he’s doing anything beyond playing within a good team.
“I feel as if my production is off a lot of people’s production as well,” Newton said. “If you want to solely say I’m playing great, it also means a lot of other guys are playing great. This is not a one-man show. I understand that, and I will not have that type of attitude.”
Newton is emerging not only as one of the NFL’s most talented young players, which he has been since he stepped onto the field in Week One of his rookie year, but as a leader of a good football team.