With a whole new coaching staff in place, some pundits and fans believe the Carolina Panthers are preparing to turn the page on the Cam Newton era.
He’s had serious injuries lately and hasn’t exactly been stellar on the field when he’e been healthy, losing his last eight starts under center.
Moving on from Newton is certainly in the realm of possibilities for Carolina this offseason. But, they don’t have a quarterback currently on their roster who is suitable enough to step up and become the franchise guy, or even be a bridge quarterback while they draft and develop one.
Kyle Allen had his opportunity to prove he’s more than just a backup this past season, but he failed to take advantage, going 5-7 as a starter while having just one more touchdown pass than interceptions.
One quarterback that did step up to the task when his team’s franchise guy went down, was New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
If the Panthers release Newton this offseason, Bridgewater would be a great short term fill-in at quarterback while they groom their next franchise QB.