Panthers plan to trade Cam Newton in offseason if price is right
The Carolina Panthers will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason and one of them includes figuring out what to do with Cam Newton. According to Ian Rapoport, Carolina plans to trade Newton during the offseason to the highest bidder.
Newton has been out since Week 2 with a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve as a result. The Panthers’ longtime quarterback has been replaced by Kyle Allen and the team seems prepared to move on from Newton.
Over the past two seasons, injuries have plagued Newton as he begins to enter his 30s. Last year, Newton sustained a shoulder injury that caused him to undergo surgery and rework his throwing motion in the offseason.
As for this year, the mobile quarterback suffered a foot injury during the preseason. Despite the injury, Newton forced himself to play through it to begin the regular season. But it was apparent that he was rushed back into action as he didn’t look healthy.
With Carolina’s playoff chances nullified, the Panthers saw it best that Newton sits out for the rest of the season and get himself ready for the 2020 season. It remains to be seen if he’ll be with the Panthers or another team next year.
Earlier this week, the Panthers fired Ron Rivera after he spent nine seasons with the organization. Rivera took the Panthers’ job when Newton was drafted by Carolina in 2011.
This offseason will be a hectic one for quarterbacks as Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, and others will have decisions to make in 2020. Depending on what teams are willing to give up for him, the Newton era in Carolina could be nearing its end.