CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 05: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The last few days have been filed with different reports on Cam Newton’s status. But another report today signals that the Panthers may be headed for more of a rebuild than some initially thought.
Tepper’s Stance Hasn’t Changed
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 01: Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper looks on before their game against the Washington Redskins at Bank of America Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Cam’s status with the Panthers going into next season has been up in the air for a while now. Panthers owner David Tepper has consistently said: “When Newton is healthy, we’ll talk.”
Can Cam Stay Healthy?
CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 28: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Newton hasn’t been cleared yet but recent reports indicate he will be ready to be evaluated in March and at that point, who knows what will happen.
Reports have come out today that Carolina is in the midst of a full rebuild and that it’s likely’ Newton is not in those future plans. The 2015 MVP has had issues with injuries the past two seasons, so it’s fair to question whether or not Newton can return to form in 2020.
Where Will Burrow Land?
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 07: Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to Terrace Marshall Jr. #6 (not pictured) in the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
With reports of Joe Burrow potentially requesting the Bengals not draft him, would you like to see the Panthers move up to draft him?
What would you be willing to give up?