Cam Newton appeared likely to return to the Carolina Panthers for at least one more season just a couple short weeks ago. When Matt Rhule and the franchise threw support behind him and talked about their pleasure with his recovery process, many fans were ready to welcome him back in 2020.
Unfortunately for the fans who wanted Newton back, the Panthers and their longtime quarterback are working together to find a trade partner.
In a press release from the Panthers, they have stated that they have given Newton permission to seek a trade. This could mean that Newton wants out of Carolina, or that it is a mutual decision.
Newton will always have a place in Panthers’ history. The former MVP quarterback led the Panthers to quite a bit of success during his tenure with the franchise. Injuries completely derailed his career and robbed us of one of the most elite athletes at quarterback of all-time.
Last season with the Panthers, Newton was only able to play in two games before going down with a season-ending injury. Back in 2018, he played in 14 games, completing 67.9 percent of his pass attempts for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He also picked up 488 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
There are quite a few teams around the league who could take a look at Newton. Among them are the Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At 30 years old, Newton still has some time to turn things around. If he can stay healthy, he will be a great addition for whoever acquires him.
Expect to hear more news and rumors about Newton in the coming hours. It appears his time with the Panthers is officially coming to an end.