Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play on Monday night.
The Panthers announced today that Newton, who suffered a concussion on Sunday, won’t play Monday against the Buccaneers. It’s just the third game in his career that Newton has missed, and all three have been against the Buccaneers.
That means Derek Anderson will be the Panthers’ starter on Monday. Anderson also started for the Panthers when Newton missed two games in 2014, leading the Panthers to victories over the Buccaneers in both games.
The Panthers will be shorthanded beyond just Newton on Monday: left tackle Michael Oher, cornerback James Bradberry, running back Jonathan Stewart and defensive tackle Vernon Butler are out on Monday night as well.