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Newton ranked 73rd in Top 100

Quarterback Cam Newton once again ranks among the NFL's top 100 players according to his peers.

Coming off a season filled with adversity, Newton checked in at No. 73 on the "Top 100 Players of 2015" list based on players' votes. Newton has made the list each of the four times he was eligible, ranking 40th following his rookie season, 46th in 2013 and 24th in 2014.

Last week on the NFL Network production, which reveals 10 names on the list each Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST, tight end Greg Olsen was revealed to be No. 89 on the list.

Newton missed the first two games of his four-year career last season, sitting out the season opener with a rib injury and missing Week 15 after a harrowing car accident resulted in two broken bones in his back.

Newton also was slowed by offseason ankle surgery, but through it all he managed to record a fourth consecutive season with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards – unprecedented in NFL history – while helping the Panthers become the first team to win back-to-back NFC South championships.

Newton also became the first player in NFL history to top 10,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards over his first four seasons, and his 33 rushing touchdowns are the most for a quarterback through four seasons in league history.

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