Report: Panthers parking Cam Newton

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Apparently after Ron Rivera met with team doctors and athletic training staff and Cam Newton himself, he changed his mind.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Panthers plan is to sit their ailing quarterback, who is not practicing today.

Newton’s shoulder has been an issue most of the season, and his ability to throw deep effectively never really came all the way back after his March 2017 shoulder surgery.

That means Taylor Heinicke will start this week against the Falcons, since he’s the only other quarterback on their 53-man roster. They have Kyle Allen on their practice squad, but they haven’t made a roster move yet.

43 responses to “Report: Panthers parking Cam Newton

  1. This means Saints will definitely be the #1 seed and the favorites to represent the NFC in SB. If the Saints beat the Steelers this week they can rest their starters in week 17.

  2. It must be nice to not work and still get paid. It’s like that year that Peyton sat out all season. I was always taught that you don’t get paid if you don’t do the work.

  3. Heineke doesn’t have it in him, trust me I know, I saw him for a few years. He has the physical talent but not the brain for it. Over under on picks for this game should be 1.5 and I think it’s gonna be over.

  4. Cam Newton doesn’t ‘suck’. Over the course of his career, he’s been a slightly above average QB overall. Remains to be seen whether he ever fully recovers the arm strength for the deep ball?

  5. If you go into an NFL game with only 1 QB on the roster you are begging for a car crash. (when it gets so ugly you can’t look away). When a WR [who hasn’t played QB since high school] lines up under center it’s clown time. They have to make a roster move.

  6. This is really the only smart move to make – and if he’s going to need surgery on that shoulder, they need to do it NOW so that he’ll be ready for next year.

  7. Ever wonder why exactly certain people want QBs such as Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, Colin Kaepernick, Donovan McNabb, etc to fail, and revel in all of their failures? I wonder about that.

  8. “Most overrated QB next to Matthew Stafford in the NFL. Cam Sucks!”

    That’s an insult to Cam. His teams have actually done things.

    Stafford’s signature win came against the Chargers on Christmas Eve in 2011 to get us in the playoffs for the first time since the 90s. After and before that, crickets.

  9. Cam can hang out with Aaron Rodgers the last couple of weeks. I would love for someone to calculate for me how much money gets parked on the bench in the last two weeks of December.

  10. Wow…from 6-2 to potentially dead last in the NFC South. Talk about a free fall. The season changed when Rivera went for two and the win and lost in Detroit…Talk about sucking all the air out of the balloon.

  11. Alotta Cam hate.. yikes.. Not really fair, but what the hell.

    Also I think he will not be in the active roster so he will not collect a game check, which is usually a decent amount of money.

    Regardless he should have been shut down about two games ago, you could tell he wasn’t able to manage the pain and get the velocity on his throws or get it down field.

  12. He sure didn’t show much Monday night! It’s time! Maybe draft a QB inApril because his back up is obviously not the answer either!

  13. yetipro says:
    December 19, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Ever wonder why exactly certain people want QBs such as Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, Colin Kaepernick, Donovan McNabb, etc to fail, and revel in all of their failures? I wonder about that.
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    I revel in Cam’s failure because he such an arrogant person. His attitude and demeanor is that of a spoiled child and the ONLY thing to shut him down is a LARGE humble pie.

    There, now you don’t have to wonder anymore.

  14. Panthers screed this up bad. He’s been injured. Easy to see. They may have been able to sit him a month, gone 0-4, and had a chance at playoffs if he came back. Hindsight and all, but 0-6?! Ouch.

  15. Cam showed a lot of heart playing thru that injury. Color me a fan of his. That shoulder injury took away one of his best attributes as a quarterback in throwing the deep ball. Hope they get that shoulder figured out so Cam is fully healthy to open the season next year.

  16. Cam Newton doesn’t ‘suck’. Over the course of his career, he’s been a slightly above average QB overall. Remains to be seen whether he ever fully recovers the arm strength for the deep ball?
    =====

    Career passer rating of 86.4… 18th among active QBs.

    Andy Dalton and Ryan Tannehill have higher career ratings…..

  17. aarons444 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Cam Newton doesn’t ‘suck’. Over the course of his career, he’s been a slightly above average QB overall. Remains to be seen whether he ever fully recovers the arm strength for the deep ball?
    =====

    Career passer rating of 86.4… 18th among active QBs.

    Andy Dalton and Ryan Tannehill have higher career ratings…..

    ——————————-

    Cam puts up 273 yards a game and accounts for 2 touchdowns a game for his career.

  18. They were 6+2!

    Then along came Eric Reed.

    I don’t believe they have won since they acquired Reed…

    Coincidence???? I don’t think so…

  19. xenova1 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    It must be nice to not work and still get paid. It’s like that year that Peyton sat out all season. I was always taught that you don’t get paid if you don’t do the work.

    —–
    I guess you’ve never worked then. If you had you’d have noticed deductions on your check for things like disability and workmans comp.

  20. patriots123456 says:
    December 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    They were 6+2!

    Then along came Eric Reed.

    I don’t believe they have won since they acquired Reed…

    Coincidence???? I don’t think so…

    ———–

    The season started September 6th. Reid was signed September 27th. Panthers signed him three weeks into the season. 6-2 means that the Panthers played eight weeks worth of games.

    “Coincidence?” No, not even close.

  21. That aside, the Panthers really messed this one up and should of sat him weeks ago. Cam wasn’t even throwing the ball fluidly anymore, he was literally pushing it with all his might just to barely get it out and flatly. No zip or anything, wounded ducks. I get that the state of QB play in the NFL is really bad to where half the starters aren’t good, and the drop from franchise QB to back up is really steep, but Cam Newton is your asset. Rest him and maybe can make a late playoff push. Instead now have done damage that hopefully is repairable by next season and won’t get re-tweaked.

  22. Ole Pouty can take a seat…Superdome would have been too much for him anyway…somethings never change.

  23. It has been obvious that Cam is not 100% healthy. I suppose the staff thought a 80% Cam is better than the next man up. Looks like they were wrong. I don’t expect to see a roster move. Both back-ups looked OK in preseason.

  24. Shoulder surgery is no joke! I had a “minor” shoulder surgery and I have never been the same. 50% better. Not completely fixed like my other shoulder. Doctor friend told me that it rarely is 100% when a shoulder is operated on. She is right.

  25. As much as I dislike Newton, the panthers are doing the right thing for their team, they should put him on IR, and bring up their deveipmental QB. Gives Atlanta a better chance of improving their record too. It’s a win-win for the Saints.

  26. People here are talking bout his ego….they now will watch panthers games…dang…some take it way too personal

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