Panthers head coach Matt Rhule pulled quarterback Cam Newton in Sunday’s 33-10 loss to the Dolphins, but he isn’t planning on making a permanent change at the position.
Rhule told reporters at his post-game press conference that he plans to start Newton in Week 14 at home against the Falcons. The Panthers have a bye this week.
Rhule said he felt P.J. Walker had a better grasp of the team’s two-minute offense with Newton making his third appearance since signing with the team off the street. Rhule also said he thought the Panthers couldn’t protect Newton well enough.
Newton was 5-of-21 for 92 yards and two interceptions before getting the hook, so they’ll likely be hoping that a couple of weeks to focus on getting the offense down will result in a better performance for the quarterback.