What has been expected over the past week came to light to today when the Carolina Panthers were expected to release Cam Newton.
Last week, the Panthers announced that they had given Newton’s agent permission to seek a trade. The team would sign Teddy Bridgewater in free agency as their QB of the future. They would then ink XFL QB P.J. Walker to a deal as well.
“One of the distinct pleasures of my career was selecting Cam with the first pick in the 2011 draft,” Panthers GM Marty Hurney said in a statement. “Every year difficult decisions are made and they are never easy. We have been working with Cam and his agent to find the best fit for him moving forward and he will always be a Carolina Panther in our hearts.”
Newton’s health was clearly a factor in the team not being able to trade him, so releasing him became their only option.
Because of an injury, the 30-year-old could only play in two games in 2019 and threw for just 572 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. He ended his campaign rushing five times for -2 yards.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.