1989Fan Posted January 23, 2012 Share Posted January 23, 2012 wow, what a slap in the face....especially to Matt Stafford who had an amazing season! The hype machine for Cam grows!http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8263f424/article/panthers-newton-headed-for-hawaii-after-giants-beat-niners?module=HP11_headline_stackCam Newton's historic rookie season will get one final act, as the Carolina Panthers quarterback will replace New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the NFC's Pro Bowl roster.Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers and New York Jets guard Brandon Moore have also been tabbed as replacements for Super Bowl-bound players. Newton was the first alternate among NFC quarterback after Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. The Giants overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game made Manning unavailable for next Sunday's Pro Bowl and opened a spot for Newton.Newton, the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, threw for 4,051 yards -- the most by a rookie in NFL history -- and 21 touchdowns with 17 interceptions this season to post an 84.5 quarterback rating. He added 706 rushing yards to become the first player in league history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for at least 500 yards in a single season. Newton also set an NFL for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single season with 14. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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