It seems people either love or loathe Cam Newton. Everyone can rest assured that the legion of Cam “haters” is overblown by mainstream sports media. It’s more likely Cam is a player people love to hate because he’s so dang good. If he played against your team this season, you loathe him. If he was your fantasy quarterback, you love him. If you’re a kid in the stands, you love him. If you’re a Seahawks fan with a #12 flag…yep. With a desire to state fact, here a few things you probably didn’t know about Cameron Jerrell Newton.
8. He Has Been Injured
Carolina Panthers fans really do believe this guy is Superman. Any football fan watching him play has to wonder how the guy can take such a beating, only occasionally grimace, then play on as if he hadn’t taken a hit all game. Is it possible to hurt this guy? In his five NFL seasons, there have only been two games he didn’t start. In 2014, a preseason hit caused a hairline fracture to his ribs—this, after he got into the preseason mix late. He also had an ankle surgery to clean up and tighten some soft tissue from a collegiate injury. That injury occurred his sophomore season at Florida (2008), forcing him to take a medical redshirt. There have been no chinks in his armor since the ankle cleanup and subsequent rib injury. It takes a lot of kryptonite to hurt a Cam.