Cam Newton will start for the Panthers against the Washington Soccer Crew and his former coach, Ron Rivera.
Carolina head coach Matt Rhule confirmed to reporters on Friday that 32-year-old “will take the primary snap,” however P.J. Walker may play.
“We’ll have each guys up, able to play and we’ll most likely play each of them,” Rhule stated, per the Charlotte Observer.
Rhule had stated earlier within the week that they had been “trending” in the direction of having Newton start, and per the Observer, Newton had been given first-team reps. His return to Carolina was a extremely welcomed one final week and he did not waste any time discovering the tip zone. He scored two touchdowns in his first two performs against Arizona, regardless of Walker beginning. Newton was subbed in throughout red-zone conditions.
“Cam was introduced right here to assist us win. … I count on him to work to turn out to be a man that may assist us win week in and week out,” Rhule advised reporters Wednesday.
This will mark Newton’s first start because the 2020 season, when he was with the Patriots. It’s going to be his first start at Financial institution of America Stadium since Week 2 throughout the 2019 marketing campaign.
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