As we head into week 10 of the NFL season there are two undefeated teams remaining the New England Patriots and my Carolina Panthers! Many people may think I am biased when I say Cam Newton is the NFL’s MVP this season easy! Why? He has proved it and the MVP is the most valuable player and this year Newton is that guy. He has led this team to the game winning drives, controlling this offense putting the team in the best plays possible keep in mind this is without the number one wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
He has accounted for 21 total touchdowns 15 passing and six rushing a dual threat quarterback that will do anything necessary to win a game. He has his fingerprints all over the game; a stat that I found mind-boggling is 46% of the time that he runs the ball it either result in a first down or a touchdown doing it multiple ways creating massive headaches for opponents so much fun to watch.
The reality is his stats are never going to match Tom Brady’s but there is no comparison to the personnel around Tom Brady and Cam Newton he has been able to take unheralded wide receivers and help them develop into solid wide receivers that you can trust. I understand Julian Edelman just one out with a broken foot and they lost Dion Lewis to an ACL injury now they have just Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola, those guys are still major names that have had great success at the NFL level. The Panthers do have one of the best tight ends and Greg Olsen, but after that there’s Ted Ginn JR, Philly Brown, and Devin Funchess nowhere near what Brady has had the opportunity to work with. Cam Newton has brought out the best in these young guys that keep developing and getting better every week. Newton’s stats to be as flashy as Brady’s, but if you take Cam off the Panthers we wouldn’t be where we are right now chasing that Lombardi trophy.
Also Newton game has matured greatly this year not sulking and pouting when games weren’t going our way, just shaking it off and cheering on the rest of his teammates. His accuracy is improving as well Sunday against the Titans completed a career-best 11 straight passes showing he can do it all to help this team win! Oh, I almost forgot he has 29 games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown just two from Hall of Famer Steve Young’s record of 31 if that alone doesn’t put you in the MVP conversation I don’t know what will. People may not like the Cam Newton swagger well get over it because unless you stop him you’re going to get it every time! His game isn’t modeled by stats it’s modeled by W’s and that’s all he cares about what he’s done with this depleted roster is absolutely amazing! A lot of the time the MVP is determined by stats, but this year looking at the entire package Cam Newton is clearly the MVP of the league.