The Panthers are anticipated to give lately signed quarterback Cam Newton an opportunity to grow to be the crew’s starter for the rest of this season and probably the 2022 season as effectively, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Per ESPN, if Newton performs effectively to shut the ’21 marketing campaign, he would grow to be the favourite to lead the franchise heading into subsequent 12 months.
Newton signed a one-year take care of the franchise earlier this week. He had spent final 12 months with the Patriots, however was launched by the franchise in August.
His take care of Carolina is price up to $10 million.
Newton’s signing comes as quarterback Sam Darnold was positioned on injured reserve after suffered a scapula harm in Week 9 vs. the Patriots. In accordance to ESPN, whereas the crew introduced Darnold is out 4 to six weeks with the harm, it’s working as if Darnold is not going to play towards this season.
P.J. Walker is slated to begin Sunday vs. the Cardinals. It’s unclear if Newton might be lively.
Newton, nonetheless, is anticipated to take over the starting position as soon as he has a greater understanding of the crew’s offense.
Darnold, who the Jets traded to Carolina this previous offseason, is below contract with the Panthers by means of subsequent 12 months.
The Panthers chosen Newton first total within the 2011 NFL draft. He spent 9 years in Carolina, changing into the franchise’s chief in passing yards, passing touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. He went 68-55-1 with the Panthers, successful MVP in 2015 earlier than dropping to the Broncos in Tremendous Bowl 50.
Carolina enters Week 10 4–5 on the season. Kickoff for Sunday’s contest towards the Cardinals is about for 4:05 p.m. ET.
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