Barring a last-minute setback, it will happen during next week's Tuesday-Thursday mandatory minicamp.
But the more immediate anticipation for the 2015 NFL MVP and folks in the Charlotte area is for Friday’s “Kicking it with Cam" celebrity kickball tournament at Memorial Stadium.
Heisman winner pitching to Heisman winner: Former Heisman Trophy winners Newton and Tebow were a big hit a year ago, but Tebow is now playing baseball for the Class A Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies. The quarterback turned outfielder has a game against Charleston at 7:05 p.m., so it’s doubtful he’ll make the 90-minute drive to Charlotte to play kickball or sign autographs.Denver Broncos cover on her cell phone. He still hadn't gotten over the loss to Denver in Super Bowl 50. After the career-worst season Newton had last year, the Broncos and cell phones probably are the last thing on his mind. But this was a cute moment that was interrupted by former Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.
My full video on Cam Newton, the woman with the Broncos cell phone case and Josh Norman. https://t.co/79u1oVpl6n— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) June 11, 2016
A Cam strikeout: Not Newton striking out an opposing kicker, but you could see Newton strike out at the plate. He did a year ago with a foul on his third strike. Yes, even superstars can be humbled in kickball.
A diving Cam: Newton did his best to beat a throw to home plate last year with an awkward dive that came up short. It's doubtful he'll get so aggressive for risk of a setback on his throwing shoulder.
Screaming Cam: Newton, of course, will do his usual amount of playful trash-talking to fellow competitors. That alone is worth the price of admission. You'll also see lots of fans screaming "CAM! CAM! CAM!'' for Newton's autograph. He typically obliges with as many as he can get to between his duties as the host.Kelvin Benjamin protested a call last year.