Reports throughout camp have cited Newton as outplaying a much improved Jimmy Clausen. In week one of preseason both QB’s posted solid numbers. Unfortunately for Clausen a tie would have to go to Cam.
Jimmy Clausen has taken a majority of the reps with the Number one offense. Rivera has made it known that his intention is to have a starter for Week One of the regular season announced before week three of the preseason. He will give Newton an opportunity to work with the ones and more importantly work against the Dolphins first team defense.
However this race plays out the winner will be the Carolina Panthers. A strong preseason from Jimmy Clausen could make him valuable to many teams around the league and they still have their franchise QB. At this point, it would be a stunner if Cam weren’t behind center in Week One.