What's next for Panthers QB Cam Newton? – Yardbarker

A Cam Newton exit from Charlotte appears imminent. Now on injured reserve, Newton has not been the same since his transcendent 2015 slate and has spent most of the late 2010s battling two significant injuries. The former MVP’s dual-threat game led to more hits than his peers absorbed over the past eight-plus seasons he’s been in the NFL, and the Panthers cutting bait on the top investment in franchise history would save them $19.1 million. Thus, a divorce seems logical on the surface given Cam’s recent history. Questions about Newton’s durability surfaced after shoulder trouble first intervened nearly three years ago. Judging by the results since Super Bowl 50, the once-elite weapon recapturing his 2015 dominance can be safely ruled out. After a Lisfranc issue, Newton merely returning to his early-2018 form cannot be assumed.  These factors aside, this should not be an easy decision. How the Panthers proceed will be one of the pivotal points on the franchise’s 25-year timeline. Newton is by far the most impo

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