In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game in Atlanta. Newton's spectacular season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game in Atlanta. Newton's spectacular season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
In this Dec. 27, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during an NFL football game in Atlanta. Newton's spectacular season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)