Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton Named Top Player in 'Top 100'

In NFL Network's 'Top 100 Players of 2016', Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton grabbed the covet spot as the number one player in their rankings.

For the first time in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers will have a player atop the NFL Network's 'Top 100 Players' with quarterback Cam Newton being voted as the best player in the league.

The former first overall pick earned his first league MVP last season thanks to 3,837 passing yards, 636 rushing yards, 45 total touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. He helped lead the Panthers to a 15-1 regular season record and the franchise's second trip to the Super Bowl.

Newton has always been a dynamic player from the quarterback position because of his ability to make plays on the ground and he didn't lost that last year with 10 rushing touchdowns.

However, the reason he had the meteoric rise that he did last year was because of his development as a passer with a career high 35 touchdowns. More important than that was his ability to protect the ball with only 10 interceptions, which was a career low, and he only threw one over the final eight regular season games.

Cam Newton had a special season last year but he will be looking to surpass those numbers in 2016. If any player has the potential to do it, it would be Cam Newton.

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