FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Whatever the New England Patriots’ offense looks like in the aftermath of former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ departure, Bill Belichick is clear about one thing: Mac Jones will have a say in molding it.
Cam Newton still considers himself one of the top 32 quarterbacks in the NFL.
But Newton, who remains an unrestricted free agent while mandatory minicamps begin around the league, said people’s perception of him has changed largely because he put himself in bad situations the past two years with the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Ameer Abdullah, S Juston Burris, LB Jermaine Carter Jr., S Sean Chandler, P Lachlan Edwards, WR Alex Erickson, CB Stephon Gilmore, DE Marquis Haynes Sr., CB Donte Jackson, DT DaQuan Jones, CB Rashaan Melvin, G John Miller, QB Cam Newton, C Matt Paradis, OLB Haason Reddick, T Trent Scott, WR Brandon Zylstra.
Zac Taylor texted Sean McVay after the Los Angeles Rams acquired Von Miller from the Denver Broncos in a midseason trade.
Joe Burrow got to the Super Bowl faster than any other No. 1 pick quarterback. Matthew Stafford's journey from top pick to the title game has taken longer than any other quarterback.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers on Tuesday fired three assistant coaches, including special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn, offensive line coach Pat Meyer and defensive line coach Frank Okam.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Starting Sam Darnold in place of Cam Newton at quarterback provided only a brief spark for Carolina before the flailing Panthers reverted to form.
Darnold completed his first nine passes for the first time in his career while leading scoring drives on his first two series.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule says Sam Darnold will start at quarterback on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints instead of 2015 league MVP Cam Newton.
Newton is 0-5 as Carolina’s starting quarterback this year and has lost 13 straight starts as the Panthers starting QB dating back to the 2018 season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Rhule heard the “Fire Rhule” chants from fans during the game, as well as the boos as he left the field Sunday following the Carolina Panthers' sixth straight home loss and and 10th defeat in the last 12 games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton’s struggles have left Matt Rhule looking for answers at quarterback.
Rhule said Monday that he “can’t speculate” on who’ll be the team’s starting quarterback this Sunday when the Panthers host Tampa Bay.
CAROLINA (5-8) at BUFFALO (7-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Buffalo by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback situation took another turn on Wednesday as Sam Darnold was back at practice earlier than expected after being designated to return from injured reserve.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Barring an unforeseen turnaround, the Carolina Panthers appear destined to have a top 10 pick in next year’s NFL draft.
That means the Panthers have a potentially franchise-altering decision on the horizon: Do they try to find a young franchise quarterback with their first-round pick next April or take an offensive lineman to solidify the left tackle spot for the next decade?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Atlanta linebacker Mykal Walker has no explanation why the Falcons have played so well on the road this season and struggled at home.
“For me personally, I don’t see any difference between playing on the road or at home," Walker said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton said he feels partially responsible for the firing of Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady earlier this week — even though the QB has only been with Carolina for three games.
After Von Miller left his Russian sable hat and the tears behind in Denver following his trade from the Broncos to the Los Angeles Rams, he cracked, “I went to bed 4-4 and woke up 7-1.”
Talk about a Hollywood ending for the Super Bowl 50 MVP.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is beginning to experience the hardships of playing behind Carolina’s porous offensive line.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Cam Newton had just scored a rushing touchdown and was in a celebratory mood. He grabbed the football back from one of his teammates, headed over toward the stands and softly tossed it toward someone he spotted in the seats.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa was nearly flawless. Cam Newton endured his worst statistical day as a pro. A blocked punt was returned for a touchdown.
In all three phases, the Miami Dolphins had all the answers.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — There’s nothing that impressive about a 5-7 record.
That is, unless it comes after a 1-7 start.
This is the mission for the Miami Dolphins this week, to get to 5-7 after losing seven of their first eight games to start a season.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton re-energized the Carolina Panthers and the home crowd in his first start since returning to the franchise that drafted him No.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.”
It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday.
But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense, helping Washington spoil the 2015 MVP's return to Bank of America Stadium with a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Cam Newton will start Sunday at quarterback against the Washington Football Team.
Rhule said P.J. Walker, who started in Carolina’s 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals last week, could still see action as well since there are portions of the game plan that Newton is still learning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ron Rivera knew at some point he would have to prepare a game plan to face his former quarterback and longtime friend Cam Newton.
That time is here.
Newton is expected to start Sunday when the Panthers (5-5) host the Washington Football Team (3-6) in a game that pits a quarterback against his former coach of nine seasons in Carolina.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke had a cooler full of Bud Lights waiting for him after a big win against Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl champions.
Three days later, he shuffled through pizza boxes and walked away emptyhanded when veggie was the only option left.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton proved he can provide the Carolina Panthers with a jolt off the bench playing in certain goal-line and short-yard packages.
Now it becomes a matter of can Newton be as productive as an every-down quarterback when the Panthers return home on Sunday to face his former head coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team.
Russell Wilson was shut out for the first time in his career. Taylor Heinicke outplayed Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers had fewer touchdowns than Cam Newton.
Another Sunday was filled with upsets and unpredictability.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Curry wasn’t happy the Golden State Warriors lost in his home city of Charlotte to the Hornets on Sunday night.
But the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player was pretty excited that earlier in the day NFL quarterback Cam Newton returned in a big way to help the Carolina Panthers beat the first-place Cardinals 34-10 in Arizona.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cam Newton took the snap on third down and it was like he'd never left the Carolina Panthers. The quarterback got moving in a hurry in his blue, black and silver jersey, barreled into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown, ripped off his helmet and screamed “I'm back!” as his teammates celebrated around him.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton was back home in Atlanta enjoying being a father and about to partake in one of his new favorites “taco Tuesday” for dinner when he glanced at his phone and noticed he'd missed a call.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Superman has returned.
Whether or not Cam Newton can rescue the Carolina Panthers' sinking season remains to be seen.
The Panthers (4-5) announced they've signed Newton to a one-year contract, bringing him back to the franchise that drafted him No.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This past offseason was filled with atypical moves by the New England Patriots.
First, the normally frugal Bill Belichick went on a rare spending spree, committing lots of money to bring in free agents on both sides of the ball.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This was supposed to be the Cam Newton game.
It was to be Newton’s homecoming, and a chance for the Carolina Panthers’ 2011 No. 1 draft pick to face his former team after releasing him before the 2020 season.
From Mike White's memorable starting debut to Cooper Rush's prime-time comeback, as well as a rare win for Geno Smith and a comeback by Trevor Siemian to beat Tom Brady, backup quarterbacks took center stage this past week in the NFL.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The trade began to hit Von Miller as he toddled past the photo gallery of great moments that decorate the Denver Broncos headquarters.
The featured shot is the one of him knocking the ball and, in effect, the Lombardi Trophy, from Cam Newton's grasp five years and nine months ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — Not even the most optimistic New York Jets fans could have predicted Mike White having the game of a lifetime — in his first NFL start.
He threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 2-point conversion pass in a 34-31 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday in place of an injured Zach Wilson.
Cam Newton says he has been vaccinated against contracting COVID-19 and is ready to return to the NFL.
The quarterback who was cut by New England just before the season began published a video on his YouTube channel saying it's time to get back into pro football.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is going on injured reserve with a hip injury, and Washington is turning to Taylor Heinicke to start at quarterback against the New York Giants on Thursday night.
Cam Newton is not walking through that door, and Robert Griffin III is not walking through that door.
Mac Jones didn’t want to save the football from his first career NFL touchdown pass. He never got a second.
The New England Patriots rookie completed 29 of 39 passes for 281 yards and a TD on Sunday in his NFL debut.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Saturday elevated kicker Nick Folk and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer to the active roster from the practice squad.
Receiver Malcolm Perry was placed on injured reserve.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says he was caught by surprise by his release in New England and believes his weeklong absence near the end of training camp due to a mishap related to COVID-19 testing protocols contributed to coach Bill Belichick’s decision.
NEW YORK (AP) — They were once at the top of the NFL — league MVPs, All-Pros, Pro Bowlers and faces of franchises.
With the regular season about to kick off, they're now at the front of the unemployment line.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-9)
New faces: QB Mac Jones, TE Jonnu Smith, TE Hunter Henry, WR Nelson Agholor, WR Kendrick Bourne, DT Davon Godchaux, LB Matt Judon, DB Jalen Mills, DL Henry Anderson, LB Kyle Van Noy, DL Christian Barmore, DE Ronnie Perkins, special assistant Matt Patricia.
Cam Newton followed Mac Jones along the sideline, holding his right hand up, waiting for the rookie quarterback to slap it after the No.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Top two overall draft picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are set to step right in and become starting NFL quarterbacks in Week 1 of their rookie season.
Mac Jones will join them after beating out Cam Newton for the job in New England, which should make this year's draft class just the second since the merger with at least three Week 1 rookie starters at quarterback.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Mac Jones era in New England has begun.
The Patriots released Cam Newton on Tuesday, clearing the way for the rookie to open the season as New England's quarterback.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Emory Jones first landed on Dan Mullen’s recruiting radar seven years ago.
Jones was a high school freshman in LaGrange, Georgia, and Mullen was scouring the country for another spread quarterback at Mississippi State.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick still isn’t saying whether Cam Newton or rookie Mac Jones will be his Week 1 starter at quarterback.
But that’s just one of several intriguing decisions the Patriots coach must make before Tuesday’s 53-man roster cutdown.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mac Jones is really pushing Cam Newton for the New England Patriots' starting job at quarterback.
Jones, the first-round draft pick from Alabama, threw a touchdown pass and led three scoring drives as the Patriots capped a perfect preseason with a 22-20 victory over the winless New York Giants on Sunday night.