Cam Newton on pace to break his own QB record for rushing TDs in a season

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In his rookie season in 2011, Cam Newton ran for 14 touchdowns. No quarterback had ever rushed for that many touchdowns in a season before, and no quarterback has done it since. But Newton is on pace to surpass that total this year.

Newton ran for two touchdowns in today’s win over the Chargers, giving him 11 rushing touchdowns this season. Newton, who missed one game this season, is averaging a rushing touchdown a game.

That means if Newton continues at his current pace and plays the rest of the season, he’ll finish with 15 rushing touchdowns, breaking his own record for the most rushing touchdowns in a season for a quarterback in NFL history.

Newton, who also had 10 rushing touchdowns in 2015, is the first quarterback in NFL history with three different seasons of at least 10 rushing touchdowns.

Today was the fourth time this season that Newton scored two rushing touchdowns in a game, the most such games by a quarterback in a single season in NFL history. And Newton has 10 career games with at least two rushing touchdowns, the most by a quarterback in NFL history.

Newton’s 69 career rushing touchdowns are by far the most for a quarterback in NFL history. No quarterback has ever reached the end zone with his legs the way Newton has.

8 responses to “Cam Newton on pace to break his own QB record for rushing TDs in a season

  1. Cam is NOT the answer at QB…. it’s almost like watching a running back trying to morph into a QB, & a lousy one at that….
    We need a true passing first QB THAT IS MOBILE & can role out to keep plays alive or run for what the D gives him as a LAST RESORT….
    I’m STILL holding out for Stidham to get his chance either next year or the year after….. Bill MAY decide to keep Cam 1 more year to help in the further development of Stidham behind the scenes….makes most sense to me… franchise Cam, build the team up with players Thru FA & the draft for 1 more year then introduce Jarrett to the much improved offense & once again deep roster to run….
    Go Pats!!!

  2. If Stidham was the guy he would be starting. Him coming in as relief and throwing a TD pass in blow out game that is over isn’t the same as playing 4 quarters from start to finish.

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