Carolina Panthers’ MVP quarterback Cam Newton has been ranked as the #1 NFL player according to the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2016” list.
The rankings also included Luke Kuechly at #7. This marks the first time that any Panther player has landed inside the top-10 for this particular ranking (which started in 2011). The rankings are based on votes from all of the current players around the NFL.
This also marks one of the biggest ranking improvements as Cam was ranked #73 last year after battling through broken ribs and a surgically repaired ankle. This past year Cam truly dominated, becoming the first player in NFL history to score at least 30 passing touchdowns (35) and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season. He’s also now the first player to ever pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in five different seasons – and beating the record in his first five seasons.
Now, with the return of Kelvin Benjamin, the Panthers are stronger than ever.
Superbowl 51 here we come!