Cam Newton couldn’t be happier about his rehab process.
During a recent interview with ESPN, the Panthers quarterback provided an update on his recovery from shoulder surgery and revealed he could even start throwing before training camp.
“I’m feeling great now,” Newton said. “I feel like I do have full strength right now. But me telling the doctor, that is different than, you know, whatever the clearance process may be.”
Newton underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right shoulder in January after struggling last season. He has yet to receive a timetable for when he could be medically cleared to to throw but is hopeful he won’t suffer any setbacks like he did all last season.
“Just the rehab process,” Newron said. “…Being honest, that’s one of the main things on both sides. Not only with the training staff to me, but me with training staff, me letting them know how my body feels, coming up with a plan for practice to being on a pitch count, do I even need a pitch count, and staying on top of the signs before things kind of roll off the hinges.
“But through it all I feel like I’ve become better. I feel I’ve become stronger, mentally and physically, throughout that whole process.”
The 2011 first overall pick showed off his progress in March when he posted photos of himself on Instagram that showed him working out in the gym.
Newton, who turns 30 on May 11, completed a career-high 67.9 percent of his passes in 2018 for 3,385 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.