Owner says Panthers have not made decision on Cam Newton’s future

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The Panthers have not made a decision on Cam Newton‘s future, but owner David Tepper said the team is open to having the quarterback return, Alaina Getzenberg of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Tepper spoke to Charlotte media Monday, with Newton one of the biggest topics.

The Panthers placed Newton on injured reserve two weeks ago with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. Newton last played in Week Two.

Tepper said no decision has been made about whether Newton will undergo surgery, and the Panthers will make no decisions on Newton until he has fully healed.

With Newton owed $18.6 million plus a $2 million option bonus in 2020, the Panthers have a major decision to make on the former MVP. They could save $19 million on their salary cap if they cut Newton or trade him, according to Steve Reed of the Associated Press.

This marks the second consecutive season that Newton’s season has ended prematurely. He missed the final two games of 2018 before undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.

40 responses to “Owner says Panthers have not made decision on Cam Newton’s future

  1. If he’s saying they haven’t decided then they have definitely decided and it’s to not keep him around.

  2. So Kyle Allen has looked like a back up QB now that defenses have some film on him. Any trade offer on an injured QB is going to be not what a healthy Cam is worth.
    How would you feel if your team traded a 2nd or 1st rd pick for a QB who hasn’t been healthy the last two years with injuries to his foot and throwing shoulder? They are only going to get lowball offers
    You hold onto him with hopes you can get a top 15 or better season for 18-19 million which in today’s NFL is a bargain.
    I hope they give Will Grier the QB they drafted in the third round some time on the field.

  3. Just draft a QB next year. And shut down CMAC. This team isn’t going to the playoffs with Allen at QB and that defense that’s been shredded the last few weeks. His usage this year has been ridiculous.

  4. This happens to EVERY single running Quarterback, They have a great 2-5 years then injuries creep up on them then as a Quarterback they become very average. They spend so much time on the run game the advanced things a qb needs to learn aren’t a part of his skill set, it hasn’t needed to be. He will find a team that realizes his talent and make him become a pocket passer with just enough scrambling to get the team out of trouble once in awhile. Good luck Cam..I am pulling for you..

  5. Cam’s ineffectiveness makes complete sense to me now. When I was 21, I had a “Lisfranc fracture”. It has to be in the top 3 worst injuries an athlete can sustain. I’m 29 now, two plates and six screws in my foot, and it has never been the same. I remember watching Santonio Holmes crumble to the ground untouched, and saying “that’s a lisfranc. He’s done”. Check his stats. It was over for him after that. The injury takes away your “burst”, almost like replacing a bouncy ball with a tennis ball.

  6. Cam is better than an average QB even with his mileage.
    He needs time to get healthy and a change of scenery will probably do him good.
    I still like the idea of him in a Bears uniform, though I’m not sure if Cam could handle the media in that city.

  7. Never Seen a more UNLOYAL Fan Base in my Entire Life. Just last Season for the first 8 games the Panthers were 6-2 and Cam was Statistically having his BEST SEASON EVER. Then he became injured and tried to “play through it” and be a warrior for his team. He was injured to the point that “Super Cam” couldn’t toss Hail Mary Passes!!! So this is No “Mitch Trubisky Phantom 4th Quarter invisible Hip injury”. You do realize that Chase Daniel, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Finley, Trevor Simien, David Fales have Started games this Season and you wanna Real Play around with whether or not you wanna pay came 19 Million………. Pullllllleazzze !!! There will Teams lined up around the corner just for a Shot that he’s 80% of what he was. Would still be WORLDS ahead of any of those jokers.

  8. Washington would be a good place for Cam.
    With his interesting wardrobe, he could be Clinton Portis 2.0

  9. LIKEtheVIKE says:
    November 18, 2019 at 8:15 pm
    This happens to EVERY single running Quarterback, They have a great 2-5 years then injuries creep up on them then as a Quarterback they become very average. They spend so much time on the run game the advanced things a qb needs to learn aren’t a part of his skill set, it hasn’t needed to be. He will find a team that realizes his talent and make him become a pocket passer with just enough scrambling to get the team out of trouble once in awhile. Good luck Cam..I am pulling for you..
    ——
    Randall Cunningham disagrees. So does Donovan McNabb, Russell Wilson and Steve Young.

  10. I wouldn’t want Cam on my team under any circumstances, and any fan whos serious about winning shouldn’t want him either. Who wants a quarterback who thinks it’s a good idea to live stream fashion shows from the locker room on game day? I mean really come on man

  11. They will make sure he goes to AFC if they can. And he will make them regret it for the next decade.

    Never been a fan of Cam, always felt he was never 100% all-in on doing the work to be “great.” But he also strikes me as the wrong guy to put a chip on his shoulder, because that could actually motivate him for once.

    Bills, Jags, Colts, Steelers (assuming Ben eyes retirement), Broncos will all likely want to kick his tires.

  12. If they can trade him they save big bucks, get picks and will be in a position to acquire their future via the draft. It’s a no brainer. You know they are shopping him.

  13. I could imagine a scenario where Newton is the Chargers QB in 2020, and Rivers is the Panthers QB. Chargers get a (temporary) mobile QB fix for that awful offensive line, and Rivers gets to finish his career in the North Carolina where he went to college.

  14. I could imagine a scenario where Newton is the Chargers QB in 2020, and Rivers is the Panthers QB. Chargers get a (temporary) mobile QB fix for that awful offensive line, and Rivers gets to finish his career in the North Carolina where he went to college.

  15. Before anyone expresses opinions, positive or negative, about Cam Newton’s role on the team, I would highly suggest watching the All or Nothing from this summer. It offers a lot of information.

  16. NFL not for long league a few weeks ago Kyle Allen was the dude running Cam outta town…if Carolina continues to play the way they have been Tepp will clean house he’s know Jerry Richardson.

  17. Panthers fan here. Anyone who watched that game Sunday (and if you were there like myself then I feel bad for you) can agree that the panthers would be foolish to not at least consider Cam at 19 million next season. Idk what Tepper’s vision for the panthers is long-term but I do know that losing by 26 to a 2-7 team doesn’t exactly line up with all the flashy bells and whistles that are going to come with the team’s new HQ in South Carolina. At this point I think Rivera’s job is gone (along with the GM Marty Hurney), it wouldn’t be a complete shock if they want to get a young QB after Tepper’s “we aren’t in the market for a Veteran QB” comment.

  18. Doesn’t matter how good he is, I don’t want him on my team. And I suspect there are more than a few owners who feel the same way. Do I expect he’ll get a job if he wants? Yes. But I don’t want him. And I think he’s good for the NFL, the dude is beyond bizarre. But I’m into winning, not inflammatory pressers, amazingly childish behavior on the field, and wild fashion shows.

  19. You complain about his fashionista tendencies, but watch a league where dudes prance around in tight unis and wear hair extensions, when they make a tackle.

  20. So their choice is to pay Cam $20m and hope he’s healthy so they can go 6-10 next year or trade him, get a pick or 2, save $20m and go 5-11? If the owner isn’t saying he’s keeping him, then he’s looking at that $20m and thinking about their next QB.

  21. I was gonna say he’s done in carolina but $20 mill for next year is pretty decent deal… I know allen is much cheaper than that but is he the real deal going forward?….It’s a coin flip to me and if it’s a coin flip I gotta lean towards the younger cheaper guy

  22. Carolina if they want to have a consistent winning team. Need to get rid of Scam as soon as possible.Scam has never been a accurate NFL passer , Never been able to read NFL style defense, an has happy feet. Carolina has NEVER had to winning season back to back with Scam.This is Carolina W-L record with Scam as the QB; W-L 6-10,7-9,12-4,7-8-1,15-1,6-10,11-5,7-9. The best thing for the owner to do for his team. Which it is His team, is to move on from the Failed Scam experiment.Draft a NFL caliper QB and be successful. GM, and Rivera also need to go.Owner need to clean house starting with getting rid of the useless 20 million $ Scam.

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