Cam Newton Voted NFL’s Best Player, Tom Brady Fans Freak Out

Bryan Brandom
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It's only been five months, but it feels like ages since Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers' magical season fell short thanks to the buzzsaw that was the Denver Broncos defense in the Super Bowl.

But just because they came 14 points shy of winning the Panthers' first NFL championship doesn't mean the league's players forgot what a beast Newton was in 2015.

He was awarded that league MVP and AP Offensive Player of the Year awards after throwing for 3,837 yards with a 59.8 percent completion percentage despite sorely lacking a consistent recieving threat outside of tight end Greg Olsen. Newton also rushed for 636 yards and 10 touchdowns, one shy of the league lead, en route to a 15-1 regular season record.

"I'm very proud," Newton said of his team's accomplishments. "We didn’t get in this position by happenstance. It took years of hard work and dedication."

So it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the league's players themselves voted Newton No. 1 in a list of the NFL's top 100 players.

One group of people it did shock: New England Patriots fans, who unsurprisingly thought Tom Brady, who finished second, deserved the honor.



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