Panthers’ Head Coach Rhule ” Unbelievably Excited” To Coach Cam As Carolina Reportedly Moving Forward With Newton As Quarterback For 2020 Season

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During a press conference at the 2020 NFL Combine in Indianapolis New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule says he’s “unbelievably excited” to coach Cam Newton.  Rhule described Cam as a “diligent guy” and said that Newton is “working hard in Atlanta and Carolina to get himself ready.”

Rhule made a it a point to say that he, “really wants him on the team and really wants him to be healthy.”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are planning to move forward under the assumption that Cam Newton will be their starting quarterback this season, according to reports.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was the first to break the news and adds that the Panthers new coaching staff has been encouraged with Newton’s work to rehab his injured foot.

According to Rapoport, Matt Rhule and and his staff are pleased that Newton has spent so much time in Charlotte.  Rapoport also says that the Panthers think the transition to the new coaching staff will be easier with a veteran quarterback in place.

Newton’s future in Carolina is still contingent on his health.   Rapoport says Newton’s foot is healing well but it will still be several months until he is “game-ready.”

According to overthecap.com, Newton has one year and $19,100,000 left on his contract.