Panthers put Cam Newton on injured reserve

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The Panthers have ended the weekly questions about Cam Newton‘s status, by shutting him down for the season.

The team announced the former MVP was being placed on IR because of the foot problem that has kept him on the sidelines since Week Two.

“For the past seven weeks, Cam has diligently followed a program of rest and rehab and still is experiencing pain in his foot,” General Manager Marty Hurney said in a statement. “He saw two foot specialists last week who agreed that he should continue that path prescribed by the team’s medical staff, and that it likely will take significant time for the injury to fully heal.

“We have said all along that it is impossible to put a timetable on this injury. Nobody is more frustrated with that fact than Cam. He’s one of the fiercest competitors I’ve been around during my 20-plus years in the league. At this time, we have decided that the best decision to reach the goal of bringing the foot back to 100 percent is to place Cam on injured reserve.”

While the timeline would potentially allow a playoff return, the Panthers are effectively in the hands of Kyle Allen for the rest of the year.

He’s 5-1 as the starter this year, playing efficiently except for the seal-beating he took in San Francisco.

The bigger question for the Panthers and Newton will be about his future, as he’ll be entering the final year of his contract in 2020, after two straight seasons which ended because of injury. That makes him just one of many questions about the future there, with little certainly about the future of Hurney or coach Ron Rivera either.

79 responses to “Panthers put Cam Newton on injured reserve

  1. Pass the physical in the Spring and get cut. Don’t pass and get paid.

    I wonder how hard he will work to get healthy. It will show if he wants to play, albeit for another team.

  2. Uh, “seal beating”? Doesn’t belong in the general lexicon, except to describe acts of actual seal slaughter. Insert the phrase “dog punching” in that sentence and maybe you’ll see what I mean.

  3. Honestly who cares. After not diving on the ball in the Super Bowl down by 6. He became worthless. His post game appearance just solidified how irrelevant he became after just 1 play. Nobody wants to have a sore loser who can dish it out but can’t take it endorse their product, do they CAM.

    Career over.

  4. His career could have been worse. Entertaining when things were going well. Maybe he’ll get a ring as a backup somewhere.

  5. Pretty harsh room today. Cam has been a great player, everyone knew his style of play would lead to a shortened career. This might not be the end, but it sure doesn’t look good.

  6. I felt like the bigger problem with Cam was that his arm was so bad last year. If his arm gets back to full strength then I think he could come back to form and play well for someone. If he’s healthy I could see a few teams willing to give it a shot. Chicago or Tennessee maybe. Both cannot really afford to start another young guy in the next couple years or they will miss an opportunity with their current rosters.

  7. Is this the same as his shoulder? Rehab rehab rehab and then oh he needs surgery? Not sure whos medical staff is more incompetent Carolina’s or Washington’s

  8. Cue the balding old white guys sitting behind a keyboard in sweat pants “Cams hair…Cams clothing…that one time he made a mistake as a teenager…that one play he couldn’t dive on the ball”. Cam will go down as an MVP and demonstrably one of the toughest players to ever play QB. He’s taken more head shots and dove into more pileups than most RBs. If he doesn’t stay in Carolina more than half of the league will be lining up to sign him.

  9. He is a big physical QB behind a pretty poor OL for many years and took some huge hits.

    It is what it is. It’s why I don’t buy this whole Lamar Jackson rage. Let’s see how Lamar is doing in 3-5 more years and if he similar to Cam.

  10. In other words.. Cam, we found your replacement and he’s not costing us very much.

    Good luck in Chicago or Miami or Denver or Minnesota or Cleveland or Cincinnati next year.

  11. Panthers need to fill the spot with an experienced QB right now. Next man up is Will Grier and he is absolutely not ready. Maybe some day, but not now.

  12. ncarolinabluze says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Cue the balding old white guys sitting behind a keyboard in sweat pants “Cams hair…Cams clothing…that one time he made a mistake as a teenager…that one play he couldn’t dive on the ball”. Cam will go down as an MVP and demonstrably one of the toughest players to ever play QB. He’s taken more head shots and dove into more pileups than most RBs. If he doesn’t stay in Carolina more than half of the league will be lining up to sign him.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Typical, turn a football discussion into race/politics. Why does the balding old guy have to be of a certain color? Go away… Please

  13. 667s650w says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm
    He is a big physical QB behind a pretty poor OL for many years and took some huge hits.
    It is what it is. It’s why I don’t buy this whole Lamar Jackson rage. Let’s see how Lamar is doing in 3-5 more years and if he similar to Cam.
    ==

    You very well could be right.
    The big difference between the two is that Lamar Jackson is much faster and quicker and generally tries to elude big hits. Cam Newton merely tries to run over people, or he stands in the pocket and won’t get rid of the ball, resulting in some brutal hits.
    Any player can suffer any injury on any play — even sans contact. But of the two, Newton’s size and overall style of play make him far more likely to take a career-shortening pounding.

  14. As a Panthers fan (that is, one who doesn’t hate on any player on the team, especially the only MVP in franchise history), I do hope he’s given a chance to prove his worth once healthy. If he’s dealt elsewhere without that opportunity, I hope he sh*ts on all his haters, as well as the Panthers, laughing and pointing while wearing a scarf, a skirt, a blouse, or any other garment that’s totally irrelevant to the game of football.

  15. Off to Denver!…or Chicago!….or Miami!…or New York!…or Tennessee!…or nevermind, its Denver…

  16. Based on the comments you would thing some of you folks had a stellar career in the NFL. Anybody that makes it there and doesn’t embarrass himself shouldn’t be denigrated

  17. We are behind you Cam. All these naysayers are just hoping you won’t come back. They wish they could have a quarterback like you. Here hoping you come back to Carolina full strength.

  18. ridusofreid says:
    Qb who make lots of plays with their legs. no matter how big they, wear down (out)
    ==

    The quick-twitch muscle set is one of the first things to go with age, let alone when you take a pounding, so there is much truth in what you say.
    But Russell Wilson ran continually in his early years — partly by read-option design, and partly for his life. He’s older and not as quick today, and doesn’t run nearly as much by design, but he’s still a threat on the ground. More importantly, he has learned to slide and take care of himself, and has improved mightily as a passer.
    My point was that a guy like Lamar Jackson, who is a better passer than I gave him credit for, can be like Wilson and become a smarter runner and evolve as a passer, leading to a potentially long career.
    Cam Newton hasn’t evolved all that much as a player today from when he started, only he’s much less effective due to injuries resulting from the pounding and the stresses he puts on his very large frame.

  19. Its a shame but Cam may be done as a Panther. It may be time for Carolina to suck it up and draft a franchise qb next seaon regardless of Neckbeard II who has not even seen the field this year.

  20. Cam was no different than krapernick. Poor passer, cant read defenses, has terrible accuracy and timing, he’s a diva and a whiny clown, and he’s soft. The only thing cam will be known for is fumbling in the superbowl down 6 points in the fourth quarter and afraid to grab his own fumble. He basically quit in that game. Terrible performance by a so called “mvp”. Lol.😬
    Hes the worst qb to ever win the mvp. What a joke. He’s a bottom tier qb. Krapernick 2.0 😂

  21. Panthers should just cut him immediately. He’s become worthless for the past 4 years. Every year hes,gotten worse.

  22. ncarolinabluze says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm
    Cue the balding old white guys sitting behind a keyboard in sweat pants “Cams hair…Cams clothing…that one time he made a mistake as a teenager…that one play he couldn’t dive on the ball”. Cam will go down as an MVP and demonstrably one of the toughest players to ever play QB. He’s taken more head shots and dove into more pileups than most RBs. If he doesn’t stay in Carolina more than half of the league will be lining up to sign him.

    —————-

    That’s some funny stuff there. But Cam showed his true colors when in the biggest game of his career he fled his fumble like it was an angry hornets nest….. Nobody is lining up to sign that

  23. footballpat says:
    Based on the comments you would thing some of you folks had a stellar career in the NFL. Anybody that makes it there and doesn’t embarrass himself shouldn’t be denigrated
    ==

    Ever been an elected politician, footballpat? If not, then by your silly logic you can never criticize one. A professional actor? Policeman? Attorney? If not, well, you get the picture.
    Regardless, I’ve seen you take shots at players on this very site, and we both know YOU never had so much as a cup of coffee in the NFL, let alone a stellar career there.
    When a man is more concerned with protecting his body than selling out for his team in the biggest game of his life; when he continually plays the “look at me” game when things are going his way, but pouts, hides under towels and walks out of press conferences when they aren’t; if he lives more to make wild fashion statements than improving his game, then he brings criticism on himself.

  24. terrystown says:
    November 5, 2019 at 3:46 pm
    Who’s going to trade for him in the off-season? Washington?

    Minnesota has a thing for other teams cast off quarterbacks. After another collapse by
    Cousins they might be ready to move on.

  25. This old, balding, fat white guy knows and has told his friends since the Super Bowl play that Cam made a split second decision to wait for the ball to pop out of the scrum so he could make one of his MVP level “Superman” plays. He knew he could fall on the ball and wrestle it away from any man, but there wasn’t enough time or downs left to make a play afterward.
    Cam is a great player.

  26. Give the guy a little respect

    In his prime he was a force and could win any ball game

    He’s just never progressed as a passer and his personality is not ideal for a franchise QB

    Much better career than I thought he’d have and I think it will be best for both parties to move on

  27. If Cam retires today, he will be 2-0 against Brady in his career. That’s a solid career.

  28. Cam’s career has been fantastic so far.

    Keep in mind, he had the best rookie year a qb has ever had. And this was after a lockout; where he couldn’t even meet with the team. ROTY

    2015 MVP

    68-55-1 Pretty decent record I’d say.

    182 TD’s to 108 Int’s

    58 rushing TD’s

    Hate to say it haters, dude’s a HOFer.

    Love,
    Pilot

  29. “He’s 5-1 as the starter this year, playing efficiently except for the seal-beating he took in San Francisco.”

    Oh lord, PETA is NOT going to be happy with PFT

  30. tqaztec says:
    November 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm
    Considering how long it always took him to get up after the huddle, I thought he was always hurt.

    ———————————-

    Yea, seems like he always waits for the rest of the offense to line up first before he gets out of the huddle. Probably just another one of his “look at me” antics.

  31. tajuara says:
    November 5, 2019 at 1:44 pm
    He has not been the same since SB 50. For some reason I think that losing against the Broncos mentally decimated him.
    =====

    Yeah and then the first regular-season game the next year Denver finished the job. They physically punished Cam that game.

  32. When Carolina had a great defense Cam didn’t look so bad. He has never been a accurate passer, sure he had a strong arm but he was never able to read a defense or go through the passing progression. Now that the D isn’t as good as it was in the past Scam Newton is in full view. If you stack the box against them and force them to beat you through the air you can own them like my Saints. I personally hope they extend Cam for another decade. WHO DAT!!!

  33. Next year is contract year for Cam. He is going to try to get a contract extension with huge guaranteed money. I would wait and try to trade him if he’s healthy and take whatever I could get for him but I would not extend him. His numbers over the last few ears do not warrant the kind of money he’s going to want.

  34. tylawspick6 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 2:17 pm
    That should do it. An all time loser. If I am a Panthers fan, I am breathing a huge sigh of relief.

    _____________________________________

    More like Bill and Brady would be sighing in relief seeing how they’ve never beaten Cam.

  35. His bigger problem: he wasnt all that good before he got hurt. Downhill freddy for sure. Dont know who would want him.
    For sure if the new guy stays decent the rest of the year its over for him in Carolina. Cant afford two big salaries.

  36. pilot2011 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm
    Cam’s career has been fantastic so far.

    Keep in mind, he had the best rookie year a qb has ever had. And this was after a lockout; where he couldn’t even meet with the team. ROTY

    2015 MVP

    68-55-1 Pretty decent record I’d say.

    182 TD’s to 108 Int’s

    58 rushing TD’s

    Hate to say it haters, dude’s a HOFer.

    Love,
    Pilot

    ———

    54% winning percentage
    Less than a 2:1 TD -> Int ratio

    No chance these are HoF numbers. Not even close

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