Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, looked pretty good in his first game action.
He went 8-for-19 for 134 yards.
Those aren't very eye-popping numbers, and he didn't have a touchdown pass, but it was an encouraging sign.
He avoided interceptions, which is a key to any QB's development.
His teammates also looked pretty good in the victory over the New York Giants.
Newton will have to rely pretty heavily on his teammates as he learns how to adjust to the NFL.
Here are five players on the Carolina Panthers who will help ease Newton's transition.