Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton has long established himself as one of the top talents at his position behind his ability to be a dual threat with both his arm and legs. This combined with his size and speed has made him arguably the most athletically gifted player under center that the league has today.
However, one area he has struggled in is with his accuracy throwing the ball at times as he holds a career 58.5 percent completion rate. This is something that new offensive coordinator Norv Turner believes that he can help Newton significantly improve in this facet of his game, according to David Newton of ESPN.
“I see Cam as a guy that can be in the mid- to high-60s in the completion percentage,” Turner said.
This would be a vast uptick for him as he has struggled in part of his overall throwing ability for much of his career as he's just one season removed from completing 52.9 percent of his passes in the 2016 campaign. In fact, he has only posted a completion percentage above 60 percent twice with his career high coming in 2013 where he held a 61.7 percent completion rate.
This could be a far more tangible thing that just putting him a better offensive system as some of it may purely come down to his mechanics. There has been a fair level of criticism toward the method in which he throws the ball that sometimes doesn't lend well his accuracy. He possesses a reasonably strong arm that at times masks his accuracy problems, but those issues certainly still persist.
That said, Turner is widely regarded as being one of the best offensive minds that the game has had, which could see Newton become a more effective option weapon. The significant uptick in the 29-year-old's throwing accuracy is something that only time will tell if he can achieve next season.