Panthers QB Cam Newton Reportedly Takes Big Step in Recovery From Shoulder Surgery

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 30: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers talks with fans during the game against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 30, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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The Carolina Panthers entered the new league year with a big question mark at the quarterback position. But as of Thursday, they received huge news for the upcoming season.

Cam Newton, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder this past January, began throwing overhand with a regulation football in OTA's, according to Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Head coach Ron Rivera hinted last week that Newton was on the verge of throwing a football. As if this latest update wasn't enough, Newton is on track to take part in Panthers training camp this summer.

Newton's shoulder issues became evident during the second half of the season, as the quarterback had issues passing the ball deep downfield, which led to him being shut down for the final three games. Carolina even drafted an insurance policy in West Virginia quarterback Will Grier with their third-round pick.

Now, the former NFL MVP looks to be good to go for the start of the 2019 regular season on Sept. 8, but expect the Panthers to take it easy throughout the preseason.