The Carolina Panthers seem to have made a decision at the quarterback position. Matt Rhule and company have thrown a lot of support behind Cam Newton and appear to be ready to move forward with him as their starter.
If that is the case, the Panthers are betting big on his ability to bounce back to 100 percent from injury issues. That is never a safe bet, but it is one that makes sense. Newton is still one of the most athletically talented quarterbacks in the NFL, although he has a lot of work to do to get back to receiving that recognition.
Last season with the Panthers, Newton ended up playing in just two games. Back in 2018, Newton played in 14 games, completing 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. In that season, he also picked up 488 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
At 30 years old, Newton still has a few years left in his prime. Sticking with him and hoping he overcomes his health issues makes sense.
All of that being said, here are three reasons the Panthers can still compete with Newton as their starting quarterback.