Newton has stretches all through a season the place he goes cold and hot. One recreation he throws for 300 yards and three touchdowns, the following he is a turnover machine with a below-average passer ranking.
New Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner is trying to change that a part of Newton’s recreation.
“He will get away with that as a result of he makes so many large performs within the working recreation,” Turner advised Alex Marvez and Invoice Polian on SiriusXM’s “Late Hits.” “However the one factor that I feel while you take a look at it that we’re going to work exhausting to assist him is, he has a lot of video games the place his quarterback ranking is as excessive as anybody’s is. It’s within the excessive 90s, low 100s.
“However in the course of that, of a 16-game season, he has 4 or 5 video games the place that ranking isn’t superb. And that, clearly, makes your common inferior to you’d like. So what we’re going to attempt to work exhausting for is eradicate the peaks and the valleys and attempt to, on a weekly foundation, make it extra constant. And I feel that’ll assist us, offensively, be extra constant and positively will assist him.”
Newton, the NFL’s Most Useful Participant in 2015, completed with passer scores of 75.eight and 80.7 the previous two seasons since posting a career-high 99.four passer ranking in the course of the Panthers magical run to Tremendous Bowl 50.
Turner is aware of the Panthers will solely go so far as Newton takes them. And in his thoughts consistency is essential.