It’s becoming increasingly clear that Cam Newton played his final game for the Carolina Panthers in 2019 and it seems the two sides are on the verge of a split.
Charlotte Observer reporter Scott Fowler quoted Ernest Hemingway in writing the 2015 MVP and the Panthers split is coming “Two ways,” the guy said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”
Ron Rivera was fired in December and Matt Rhule was basically given the keys to the franchise in January to the tune of a seven-year, $62-million contract.
Cam Newton missed all but two games of the Carolina Panthers’ 2019 season with a pesky Lisfranc injury that wouldn’t heal, but he seems to be on schedule to be 100% well before the 2020 season. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Newton will resume some kind of football activities in March.
The Panthers expect him to pass a physical in March, which is key in order for them to trade him to his next destination.