The Eagles have warred against some formidable quarterbacks this season. All five (Kirk Cousins, Alex Smith, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and Carson Palmer) have a combined 16 Pro Bowl appearances on their résumés. But what separates Cam Newton from this prominent bunch is that he’s the only one with an MVP trophy which he won back in 2015.
That season, Newton carried the Panthers to a 15-1 regular-season record and a trip to the Super Bowl. After a down year plagued with nagging injuries in 2016, including shoulder surgery this past offseason, Newton looks like his former self in 2017.