One AFC GM says there would be “10 or more teams interested in Cam Newton.” The only obvious question is if he can get healthy and stay healthy.
We all know the story. Drew Bledsoe gets knocked out of the game in 2001 after a brutal hit by Jets’ Mo Lewis, enter Tom Brady. Bledsoe never saw the field again for the Pats. It’s an uncomfortable reality for QBs, Father Time is undefeated. A star QB starts to decline or get knocked out of the game altogether, and the unknown backup comes in and does everything he needs to do. There’s been more in recent years, Nick Foles taking over for Carson Wentz and winning a Super Bowl. Now Foles potentially faces the same fate with Gardner Minshew II playing so well.
Kyle Allen has done just about everything you can ask a QB to do. Especially filling in for an NFL MVP, he’s exceeded expectations. 9 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in 5 starts. He’s 5-0 in those starts. I’m not saying Kyle Allen won the Panthers those games but he sure made some plays that Cam could not make unless 100% healthy. I don’t think there’s any arguing when Cam Newton is healthy he is a generational talent. But that’s the problem, can Cam stay healthy?
With the “rumors” swirling about the number of teams interested in Cam via trade, would you rather the Panthers trade him, get what they can for him and move on to Kyle Allen/another QB? Or would you rather the Panthers wait for Cam to get healthy and see if he can regain his 2015 form?