The Carolina Panthers are allowing quarterback Cam Newton to seek a trade, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The team issued a statement shortly via Twitter:

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the two sides are apparently heading for a parting of ways, but the fact that the Panthers are essentially letting Newton pick his destination is a nice gesture on their part.

Newton has spent his entire career with Carolina, having originally been drafted by the franchise with the first overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

It didn’t take long for Newton to cement himself as one of the league’s most exciting young stars, as he made the Pro Bowl in his rookie campaign.

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Overall, Newton has made three Pro Bowls during his time with the Panthers, with his best season coming in 2015 when he threw for 3,837 yards, 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 59.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 99.4. In addition, Newton rushed for 636 yards and 10 scores and earned a First-Team All-Pro selection while also taking home NFL MVP honors.

Most importantly, Newton led the Panthers to a 15-1 record and a Super Bowl appearance that year.

Since then, however, it has been rough sailing for Newton.

The 30-year-old has played just one full season since 2015 and has undergone a pair of shoulder surgeries since the end of 2016, as well as a procedure to repair his injured foot earlier this offseason.

Newton played in just two games in 2019 before bowing out due to the foot issue.

With Carolina entering rebuilding mode, it appears that Newton’s time is up.