Panthers’ Owner David Tepper Discusses Cam Newton’s Future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Tepper wants to keep the Panthers in Charlotte.  He wants a new stadium and he says he will not tolerate long-term mediocrity!

The Panthers’ owner won’t speculate about the future of his head coach, general manager or Cam Newton.

WCCB’s Kelli Bartik was invited to a very open discussion with Tepper.  He did set some ground rules before the discussion: we couldn’t ask about Ron Rivera or Marty Hurney and we could not record him.

While he is frustrated with the team’s performance, he understands there are unexpected circumstances.  The biggest one is not having Cam Newton on the field.

Despite speculation that the team would part ways with QB1 after the season, Tepper says no decision will be made until after they figure out if Cam’s foot has fully recovered.

Like many fans, Sunday’s loss to the Falcons kept Tepper up through the night.

Other highlights from the discussion:

Tepper hopes to have the new headquarters and practice facility in Rock Hill ready by August 2022.  He has until February to let Wofford College know if they will return for next year’s training camp but Bartik says it sounded like he was more interested in using his practice bubble here in Charlotte.