Cam Newton in concussion protocol from hit during loss to Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 02: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 2, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton has been placed in the concussion protocol being taken out of Sunday’s 48-33 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback was hit by Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones as he reached the goal line.

Derek Anderson came in for Newton and finished the game.