It’s early in the off-season, and that means there isn’t much that fans can get excited about if your team isn’t one of the four still playing this weekend. Lately fans have passing time checking news sites and waiting for the other shoe to drop with the news that Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski has been hired to coach another team.
There are a few things we can get excited about, namely off-season awards. Which is something Panthers fans aren’t used to.
The Panthers rookie sensation Cam Newton won his first rookie award this week when the Professional Football Writers of America named Newton their 2011 winner.
After posting what is possibly the best rookie year a quarterback in the NFL has ever seen with over 4,000 yards passing and 700 yards rushing, this award was not surprising. It is widely assumed that when the NFL announces its annual awards at the 1st annual NFL Honors on February 4th Cam will take home ROY honors there as well.
And don’t forget, go here to add your vote to Cam’s total for Pepsi ROY.