With Eli Manning now making a return trip to the Super Bowl, Cam Newton will get his very first Pro Bowl of his career during this, his rookie year. With most analysts all-but proclaiming Newton as the Offensive ROY, Newton will become only the 3rd player (and the only Quarterback) in NFL history to win both awards in the same year, joining Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson.
It's just one more notch for the record books. It'll be a bit longer before he can take a crack at some of the career-achievement records, but how long do you think some of those will take? Like Michael Vick's current 5,216 career rushing yards or maybe even Tom Brady's single season TD record of 50 in a year.
After the jump, I'll give a quick list of all the NFL records he's broken.
- Most passing yards by a quarterback in debut game (422)
- Most passing yards by a quarterback in first two games (854)
- Most passing yards by a rookie in a game, period (432)
- Most passing yards by a rookie in a season (4,051)
- Most rushing touchdowns in single season by a quarterback (14)
- Most total touchdowns by a rookie NFL player: 35 (21 pass, 14 rush)
- Fastest player to throw for 1,000 yards (First 3 games)
- Tied for most games with a passing and rushing touchdown (8)
- Tied for most consecutive games with 400+ yards passing (2)
- First quarterback to pass for more than 400 yards in first career start
- First quarterback to pass for more than 400 yards in first two career starts
- First rookie to pass for more than 400 yards in back to back games
- First player in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards and 10+ rush TDs in a season
- First player in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards and 500+ rush yards in a season
- First player in NFL history with at least five rushing touchdowns and five passing touchdowns in his first five games
- First rookie in NFL history to throw for 10 touchdowns and run for 10 touchdowns in a season
Carolina Panthers Franchise Records
- Rookie QB records: most completions (310), yards (4,051), and passing touchdowns (21) and highest completion percentage (60%) and passer rating (84.5)
- Highest rushing YPA (5.60)
- Longest offensive scoring play (91 yards to Brandon LaFell)