Cam Newton is doing it with not much these days. While Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers grab most of the headlines, Newton is my MVP pick right now.
In the Panthers’ 27-22 win over the Saints in Charlotte on Sunday, Newton threw for 315 yards, two touchdowns and ran for another. All this while the controversy arose about Newton not getting a call from famous referee Eddie “Guns” Hochuli.
He’s 15th in the league in passer rating for those that qualify with an 86.5 rating. He has five touchdowns and two interceptions along with two rushing touchdowns. He’s only completing 56.6 percent of his passes. But it’s the cast that he’s doing this with that makes it special, and Carolina is 3-0 so far looking to move to 4-0 in the first quarter of the season with the Buccaneers on the schedule this Sunday.
In total QBR, he’s slightly higher ranking 13th overall with a 60.7 QBR rating.