The only problem for us is that Newton refused to give anyone a hint about what he might do.
Well, we didn't have to wait long to see Newton's new dance. During the second quarter of the NFL regular-season opener on Thursday, Newton scored a touchdown and immediately proceeded to show off his new dance.
I would call that the "Downward Dog" but I think the yoga people already stole that name. So basically, Newton's new dance needs a name.
Whatever we call it, it's fitting that Newton celebrated after the score, because the touchdown helped him set an NFL record. The two-yard run was the 44th rushing touchdown of Newton's career, which moved him past Steve Young into the No. 1 spot for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in NFL history.
To put some perspective on how dominant Newton has been, he broke the record in just 69 games. It took Young 169 games to reach 43 rushing touchdowns.
The touchdown record wasn't the only one that Newton broke, either. Newton's touchdown run capped an 18-play drive that just happened to be the most plays on one drive in Panthers history.
Newton setup his touchdown run a few plays earlier when he found Greg Olsen for an improbable conversion on a third-and-10.
Four plays later, Newton jogged into the end zone for his first touchdown of 2016.