Cam Newton will start for the Panthers Sunday

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Cam Newton is once again the starting quarterback for the Panthers.

Newton spent the first nine years of his career in that role and head coach Matt Rhule announced on Friday that he would be back in it against the Washington Football Team this Sunday. Newton returned to the Panthers last week after spending the 2020 season with the Patriots and he contributed two touchdowns to their win over the Cardinals.

P.J. Walker started that game and Rhule suggested he’ll be in the mix this weekend as well. Rhule said that Newton will take the first offensive snap of the game and that Walker will probably see some action.

Newton in the starting lineup won’t be the only blast from the past in Charlotte Sunday. Former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will be calling the shots for Washington in the game.

9 responses to “Cam Newton will start for the Panthers Sunday

  1. As a Pats fan I wish him nothing but the best. Regardless of how he played last year, he was a great teammate and gave it his all.

  2. Lost in all of this is how well PJ Walker has played for the Panthers, both this year and last year. For a guy who is essentially an NFL “rookie”, he was terrific. Very efficient and accurate. Hopefully, he’ll one day get a chance to start in the league. Temple tough. Nice to see Cam back too. Quietly rooting for him from afar.

  3. Happy for him. For whatever reason, though Cam always struck me as kind of a loopy, space-cadet kind of guy, he also struck me as a pretty cool and nice dude.

  4. Do you suppose Coach Rivera knows any defensive plans that work against Cam’s abilities? HTTWFT!

  5. I don’t doubt Covid had some of the wind taken out of Cam last year. He should be good now.

  6. As a Pat’s fan, I was disappointed he couldn’t have had a better showing, but we just weren’t a complete and efficient team last season. He was the ideal teammate and he did everything asked of him by the coaches. He even got a bit candid during some interviews where he said how humbled he felt having to learn such a system after never even meeting to know how to identify the Mike his entire season. Cam has been nothing but a good teammate, despite all the gate he gets.

    With that said, I was sad to see him go, but l was happy to have started a new chapter with Mac Jones, who surprisingly fell into the Patriots lap at 15 and has been everything we needed in a QB this season and more. The coaches did the right thing in moving on from Cam and starting Mac. I can’t even begin to explain how annoyed I would be right now if the Panthers drafted Mac and we stayed with Cam and the opposite of what we’re seeing right now played out. Panthers and Cam are a good match, and we are happy to have Mac.

    Best of luck Cam!

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