Free-agent QB Cam Newton posted video on his Instagram of him going through a throwing session — another step in his return from foot surgery. On the left is QB coach Jeff Christensen, who we mentioned yesterday on @nflnetwork has been working with Newton and Tyrod Taylor.
The quarterback has earned three Pro Bowl selections and the 2015 NFL MVP award. He led the Panthers to the Super Bowl that season after going 15-1.
At his best, the 30-year-old was a dynamic player who topped 3,000 passing yards in each of his first eight seasons while averaging 601 rushing yards per year in this stretch. However, injuries have derailed his career.
The quarterback was sidelined at the end of 2018 with a shoulder injury, which also limited him throughout the ensuing offseason. He then played just two games in 2019 because of a foot injury.
While Carolina has moved on with the addition of Teddy Bridgewater, Newton hopes to land a new opportunity.
He’s posted several workout videos to his Instagram, but moving to the field and throwing puts him one step closer to being game ready.