Panthers are expected to release Cam Newton Tuesday

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Cam Newton‘s run with the Panthers is set to end on Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, Newton is expected to be released before the day is out. That comes a week after the team announced they had given Newton permission to seek a trade to another team and the “expected” part of those reports may be an effort to get something for him before officially cutting the cord.

Given the uncertainty about Newton’s physical condition after missing 14 games with a Lisfranc injury last season and the impossibility of bringing him into a team facility for a medical check, it will be no surprise if the trade talk continues to be quiet.

There was word of potential interest from the Bears and Chargers in Newton last week, but the Bears have since traded for Nick Foles. Barring an unknown entry for Newton’s services, that makes it even less likely that the Chargers would offer up anything in a trade for a player they could sign a short time later without surrendering any compensation.

The Panthers would clear $19.1 million in cap space by releasing Newton. They have signed quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and P.J. Walker in recent days.

53 responses to “Panthers are expected to release Cam Newton Tuesday

  1. Crazy he might be out of a job already. If he’s willing to take backup money, he can probably find a gig. He’s better than what the Patriots are working with that’s for sure.

  2. Part of me feels bad for the guy but then I remember the self inflected wounds that have caused his stock to plummet and I thunk it’s a classic case of massive ego, immaturity and lack of leadership in his life. No one taught him how to act like a man.
    Sad because at one time he showed tremendous physical gifts.
    He’ll never be a QB 1 again. He’s a QB 2 for the duration.

  3. In the end, the CV19 pandemic may be what preserves any legacy Cam may have remaining. The spin will be he couldn’t get a physical so no team would trade for him. Better reason than the truth, he is no longer an NFL caliber QB and few if any teams want to deal with his attitude.

  4. Thanks, Captain Obvious. No team has the stomach for that contract without a physical. Lisfranc injuries are very tricky as far as recovery. If his mobility is gone and he has to become a pocket passer, he’s going to struggle.

  5. Good QB, but he never really could replicate the Super Bowl season even before the injury bug set in.

    Solid QB and if healthy a nice pickup, but needs to work on his accuracy. Some of the ugliest and most consistently overthrown footballs I’ve ever seen.

  6. Chargers or bust. With all due respect to Tyrod Taylor, he’s not starter caliber and he won’t sell tickets.

  7. Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson this is your future if you dont care of your body and think taking hits is no Big Deal especially taking hits when trying to run an extra yard or two

  8. Ryan Dubose says:
    March 24, 2020 at 11:03 am
    Says alot of how much the rest of the nfl thinks of him

    Or maybe they new he’d be released and decided to wait instead of giving up draft picks.

  9. Maybe he can continue his sponsorship deal with Oikos Yogurt and…oh wait…sorry, never mind.

  10. “Says alot of how much the rest of the nfl thinks of him”
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    If you know he’s going to be released there is no reason to trade for him. He’s going to get interest but coming back from a tricky injury that frequently doesn’t heal completely teams are going to be wary. If he can run again anywhere close to like how he used to he’ll be a viable starter. But if he’s just a pocket passer he’s a backup at best. He’s going to get some sort of prove-it deal.

  11. Cam was special in 2015 and looked like he had a bright future. After that, he looked distracted and more interested in dressing up for his brand.

    It’s difficult to gage his dedication to the sport. I suspect he played through injuries, while claiming to be fine. I’d sign him to a one or two year deal if he could pass a physical… maybe after eating a portion of humble pie.

  12. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Nobody was going to give up anything and pay him $19.1M. My guess is the best he’ll get is something like a one year deal for about one-tenth of that.

  13. NE has been waiting for this, look for a heavily incentivized team friendly signing of Newton to take over for Brady. Classic BB move to retread and mazimize another team’s cast off, we will wait to see if the experiment works.

  14. Not a Panthers or cam newton fan. He is actually a good person, quietly helps the community. Wants to win at all costs, does whatever it takes. He gets hit after the whistle blows but no flags. Hate to say it its cause of his color. Look at the whiney Aaron Rodgers, people love him, he gets hit he goes to the refs they throw a flag, white QB. People call. him traitor, for what caring about people of color and low social class. Sucks that football is played by minorities but the many of the fans are republican, racist, nascar loving bigots. Sorry had to call you all out. Why don’t you talk small about the family hating, bum Aaron Rodgers like this? Why don’t you talk bout that cheating Tom Brady like this. Or Drew Brees who had bounty gate on his resume, with out Greg Williams there would be no Super Bowl for the AInts. You see this hate in posts about the LA Rams, no matter what the city and team is mocked but I never hard anything when they were in racist StLouis. Pathetic white fans, needing coloreds to win but not caring about them as equals. If your gonna call me a racist and liberal, go ahead..I still love you Allan treat you equally.

  15. His ego wont allow it, but he could still be a solid back up. Saints should go after him. Billicheat wont want it he brings to much “fashion” to the blue collar working class.

  16. Part of me feels bad for the guy but then I remember the self inflected wounds that have caused his stock to plummet and I thunk it’s a classic case of massive ego, immaturity and lack of leadership in his life. No one taught him how to act like a man.
    Sad because at one time he showed tremendous physical gifts.
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    Act like a man? Gimme a break! You guys go way too far with this stuff. Cam is a sore loser. So, what? Doesn’t make him less of a man. We all have different character traits. He isn’t breaking any laws here. Let’s keep things in perspective. How many guys can say they were MVP and led their team to the superbowl? Not many. This guy has battled serious injuries the last few years, trying to make a comeback and all you do is assassinate his character. Makes no sense. You guys crack me up with this desire for a cookie-cutter NFL where everybody shuts up and hands the football to the referee. Well, the real world ain’t that way and neither is the NFL.

  17. Watching the show on TV with the Panthers, he seemed more concerned about his outfits and appearance than his play on the field.

  18. I hate the Pats but would love to see what Belicheck could do with him. I really just want to watch the world burn at this point. Brady in Tampa? Heck yeah! Cam in NE? Heck yeah!

  19. The “LA” Chargers are desperate after their mismanagement by prematurely dumping Philip Rivers assuming they were signing Tom Brady. The blunders keep coming from Spanos and Telesco…Spanos’s lap dog. Now they’re talking Cam Newton? He’s a head case with long term injuries that won’t go away. They’re saying that Cam Newton is better than Philip Rivers? Are they serious?

  20. He got paid six figures while under the table at Auburn, and while he was a special talent, he showed it was all about him when it mattered most – fumble at his feet in the Super Bowl, with his team trailing, and he couldn’t be bothered to make an effort to at least fall on the ball. Panthers are better off with Teddy.

    Let him stay home and rearrange his hat collection and count his millions.

  21. If he’s healthy I can see giving him an incentive-laden deal based on productivity.
    Make is a 1 year prove it deal to be fair to both sides.
    If he plays well, the team gets good value, and Cam gets to seek a new contract.
    If not it doesn’t cost the team much.

  22. footballinla says:
    March 24, 2020 at 11:55 am
    Not a Panthers or cam newton fan. He is actually a good person, quietly helps the community. Wants to win at all costs, does whatever it takes. He gets hit after the whistle blows but no flags. Hate to say it its cause of his color. Look at the whiney Aaron Rodgers, people love him, he gets hit he goes to the refs they throw a flag, white QB. People call. him traitor, for what caring about people of color and low social class. Sucks that football is played by minorities but the many of the fans are republican, racist, nascar loving bigots. Sorry had to call you all out. Why don’t you talk small about the family hating, bum Aaron Rodgers like this? Why don’t you talk bout that cheating Tom Brady like this. Or Drew Brees who had bounty gate on his resume, with out Greg Williams there would be no Super Bowl for the AInts. You see this hate in posts about the LA Rams, no matter what the city and team is mocked but I never hard anything when they were in racist StLouis. Pathetic white fans, needing coloreds to win but not caring about them as equals. If your gonna call me a racist and liberal, go ahead..I still love you Allan treat you equally.

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    Is your little tantrum over?

  23. Count this NE fan as saying hell no to Cam in a Pats uni. No way,no how. I am totally fine with Stidham. Add that the Pats offense does not and will not work for Newton.

  24. Offhand I can’t think of a player whose “offenses” are so out of balance from the amount of vitriol he gets online. The way people talk about him in every comment section, you would think he burned all of your houses down.

    I don’t see any reason to wish him ill. Panthers have never been my team but I wish him well.

    For those who didn’t like him not trying to recover that fumbled ball, please provide an example of another QB who dove into the middle of a scrum for a loose ball on the ground. I eagerly await your replies.

  25. Ryan Dubose says:
    March 24, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Says alot of how much the rest of the nfl thinks of him.
    _________________________________________________

    No it doesn’t. There’s this thing going around the world right now called Corona virus that prevents teams from having their medical staff check Newton’s physical condition. Wake up you moron

  26. Cam was hurt more than anybody by the CV-19 crisis – he needs to have a physical by the teams to be signed to show he’s healthy (or not)

  27. I have one kevpft … Joe Namath

    Back in the 71 preseason, after his running back fumbled, Namath dove after the ball and got speared by a Detroit Lion linebacker on a cheap shot … Namath damaged his left knee and missed the season. Newton made a business decision in that SB …

  28. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    March 24, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    I have one kevpft … Joe Namath

    Back in the 71 preseason, after his running back fumbled, Namath dove after the ball and got speared by a Detroit Lion linebacker on a cheap shot … Namath damaged his left knee and missed the season. Newton made a business decision in that SB …

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    Thanks! And I would say you deserve your screen name! That’s a good history lesson.

  29. Everyone knows Cam was a one year rental if they had picked up his contract in a trade. Now Cam needs to be realistic in his contract demands because nobody is going to pay him the stupid money he wants. I look for him to sign a two year “show me” contract.

  30. You know, when he’s healthy (big if), he doesn’t suck. Certainly has more upside than Foles, Dalton or Winston at likely a fraction of the price, not to mention no need to give up draft capital.

  31. I don’t discount Beane & McDermott sniffing around to possibly sign Newton at a bargain if they can. As committed as they are to Josh Allen, Newton signing will only make the Bills that much better. They love Panthers players, both being previous Carolina employees….your Buffalo Panthers!

  32. kevpft says:
    March 24, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    Offhand I can’t think of a player whose “offenses” are so out of balance from the amount of vitriol he gets online. The way people talk about him in every comment section, you would think he burned all of your houses down.

    I don’t see any reason to wish him ill. Panthers have never been my team but I wish him well.

    For those who didn’t like him not trying to recover that fumbled ball, please provide an example of another QB who dove into the middle of a scrum for a loose ball on the ground. I eagerly await your replies.

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    All QBs instincts have them go after the football when they fumble it. Cam ran away from it like it was an angry hornet’s nest!

  33. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more physically gifted QB than Cam Newton. I’m also not sure if I’ve ever seen a less physically gifted QB than Tom Brady. Many of the defensive players are super physically gifted too, so you have to out-think them. I don’t think you need to be super mentally gifted to understand that. Does that make sense?

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