Cam Newton Breaks Silence After Panthers Place QB On Injured Reserve
CHARLOTTE, NC. — The season is over for Cam Newton. The Carolina Panthers have placed the veteran quarterback on Injured Reserved, according to the team.
Newton broke his silence on Instagram Tuesday night saying:
“Charlotte & Panthers will forever be in my heart! I will work my tail off to be stronger, faster, smarter and accurater for you guys! Until then I will continue to support the hell out of the panthers and for Kyle Allen & will Grier.”
Second-year undrafted quarterback Kyle Allen paying tribute to his predecessor on Instagram saying:
“Thank you for setting the example. We got you.”
Kyle Allen will continue to start at quarterback for the Panthers who are 5-3 on the season and play at Green Bay this Sunday.
Newton has been dealing with a lingering Lisfranc injury to his left foot and has not played since week 2. He recently traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to consult with Dr. Robert Anderson to get a second opinion about the injury.
Cam’s contract is up after the 2020 season. Joe Person with The Athletic thinks he will be playing somewhere else next season.
“If Cam Newton is healthy I think there’ll be a market for him. If it’s not in Charlotte it could be in another quarterback needy team,” says Person.
The number one overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Newton has 29,041 passing yards with 182 passing touchdowns and 108 interceptions in nine seasons with the Panthers. He has also rushed for 4,806 yards and 58 touchdowns.
Newton was recognized as the 2015 NFL MVP by the Associated Press and was the 2011 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year.