2011 NFL Predictions: 7 Remaining Records Cam Newton Will Shatter This Season
Cam is playing fantastic ball and is on pace to break more records. Here is a look at seven more records Cam can break by the end of the season.
Most Passing Yards in a Rookie Season
Cam is on pace to break Peyton Manning's record of most passing yards in a rookie season. The mark was set at 3,739 yards.
Cam is on pace to throw for 4,396 yards which would shatter the record.
First to Throw for 4,000 and Rush for 500 Yards
Cam Newton can become the first ever quarterback to throw for over 4,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a single season.
Newton has 518 rushing yards and has thrown for 3,297 yards to this date. If he continues to play consistently, Newton has a chance to set this record.
Most Passes Attempted in Rookie Season
Right now, Cam is at 414 attempts throughout this year. The record is being help by Sam Bradford with 590 attempts. This is going to be a tough record for Cam to catch up to, but it is attainable.
The Panthers have been throwing a good amount each game and they sure have enough talent to help Newton break this record as well.
Most Passes Completed in a Rookie Season
Sam Bradford holds this passing record for most completions in his rookie year. The mark that Bradford set was 354 completions.
Cam has 251 completions so far this year. Along with the attempts, this record is attainable for Newton because of the passing offense the Panthers have implemented.
Highest Completion Percentage in Rookie Season
The highest completion percentage in a rookie season record is held by Ben Roethlisberger. Marino set the mark at 66.44 percent.
Cam has completed 60.8 percent of his passes. If he continues to throw the ball like he has been all year long, he will break this record as well.
Most Rushing Touchdowns by a Rookie
The record for most rushing touchdowns in a rookie season is held by Eric Dickerson. Dickerson rushed for 18 touchdowns in his rookie year in 1983.
Newton has 13 total rushing touchdowns on the year. It is going to be exciting to watch to see if Newton will be able to surpass Eric Dickerson's mark of 18 rushing touchdowns.
Average Passing Yards Per Gain
The highest average passing gain in a rookie season is held by Greg Cook in 1969. The mark is at 9.411 yards per gain.
Cam is sitting at eight yards per gain. He will have to connect on a few more deep balls if he wants to keep up and pass Greg Cook.