Panthers Not Looking To Sign Veteran QB In Free Agency

INDIANAPOLIS, I.N. — As Cam Newton continues to rehab from offseason shoulder surgery, coach Ron Rivera says the team does not plan to sign a veteran quarterback in free agency.

Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday at the NFL Scoutin  Combine in Indianapolis that he’s happy with the depth the team has at quarterback with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen.

“Right now, we’re very pleased with where we are in terms of our quarterback position,” Rivera said. “We’re very satisfied in what we got at the end of the year in both Taylor and Kyle. Both guys showed their ability.

However, following Newton’s second shoulder surgery in three offseasons, the Panthers do have to plan for life after Cam.

“If we did do anything, it would probably be in the draft. Developing that guy is important. But we really do feel strongly about the guys we have.”

It’s apparent the organization feels good about Newton’s recovery and potential availability for the beginning of the regular season.

“From what I’ve gotten in reports, Cam’s progress has been very good,” Rivera said. “He’s been getting all his workouts in. Just knowing that gives you a little bit of confidence going forward.”