The Carolina Panthers announced Saturday that Cam Newton will throw in all QB drills during minicamp next week.
“This is all part of the rehab process,” head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion said. “Cam has worked extremely hard this offseason with his rehabilitation and his preparation.
“He’s going to continue the throwing program Tuesday and we’ll advance it as we monitor his progress. He’s achieved every milestone we’ve set out for him so far in preparation for this.”
This is a big step forward for Newton and his recovery from an arthroscopic procedure on his throwing shoulder.
According to the Panthers, the for Newton is to have him execute a limited number of throws to stationary targets during the three-day minicamp.
Carolina elected to shut Newton down in December of last year after he noticeably lost arm strength and the Panthers were all but eliminated from the playoffs.
Newton, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2011. He entering the fifth year of his six-year, $118.47 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $16.2 million and $18.6 million over the final two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Newton appeared in 14 games for the Panthers threw for 3,395 yards while completing 67.9 percent of his passes to go along with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 488 yards and four touchdowns.