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Who could have foreseen the kind of success Cam Newton would be having in the NFL?
The Carolina Panthers, for one.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft is living up to the billing and looks to be an absolute force for years to come.
Not only has Newton been spectacular, he's also been steady. Only once has Newton failed to reach 200 yards passing (Week 3 against Jacksonville's fifth-ranked pass defense), and he has topped 250 yards five times, 300 yards three times (just barely missing a fourth in Week 8) and 400 yards twice.
Astoundingly, he is on pace to reach almost 4,800 yards passing. As if that weren't enough, he's projected to reach about 700 yards rushing as well. Those are MVP-type numbers coming from a guy who's still a little wet behind the ears.
Although he has been accurate (60.2 percent completions), he can show improvement by taking better care of the ball (10 interceptions) and improving his reads in the red zone.
But if those are his only detractions halfway through his rookie season, chances are you'll be seeing a lot more from Cam Newton.
Has there ever been a player quite like him?