All eyes were on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for his first regular season game in the NFL. He didn’t disappoint.
He threw a 77-yard bomb to WR Steve Smith for his first career touchdown pass against the Arizona Cardinals.
Some people doubted whether Newton could make it in the NFL, but he’s well on his way with passes like this one. Check it out:
Newton connected with Smith for his second touchdown pass of the game —a 26-yarder with six seconds remaining—to give Carolina a 14-7 halftime lead.
Newton led Auburn University to an undefeated 2010 season and a BCS National Championship. He also won the Heisman Trophy.
So you have to wonder why his father shopped him to Mississippi State back in 2009—jeopardizing Auburn’s national championship and Newton’s Heisman—when he has so much talent.
Meantime, the NCAA is continuing its investigation into Newton’s college recruitment.