FantasySP / NFL / Cam Newton FantasySP / NFL / Cam Newton Copyright 2019 5415245 <![CDATA[7 free agent offensive line options for the Panthers in 2019]]> Cam Newton was put on the sidelines due to shoulder soreness, the team lost two backup quarterbacks in as many weeks thanks in part to breakdowns in pass protection. This only underscores the unit’s dire needs heading into 2019.

Thanks to center Ryan Kalil’s pending retirement, Carolina has needs at every position up front, so double dipping into the NFL draft and this year’s free agency class is probably a good idea. Here’s seven players who are about to hit the market that could help]]> 5415245 Sun, 20 Jan 2019 8:36:01 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[Panthers Highlights: Watch Cam Newton's top plays of 2018]]> Cam Newton’s throwing shoulder is the great question mark for the Carolina Panthers this year. If the 2018 season taught us anything, it’s that when Newton is healthy he’s a legitimate top 10 quarterback from year to year and his winning MVP was no freak accident.

Before the soreness began to affect Newton’s power, velocity and ability to practice, he was having a standout season. In the end, he finished with a career best 67.9 completion percentage to go with 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. As always, he was a factor in the run game, posting 488 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Let’s take a few minutes to appreciate Newton’s best work from this past year]]> 5413631 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:12:02 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[4 potential QB options for the Panthers in the 2019 NFL draft]]> Cam Newton was shut down with a shoulder injury following Carolina’s Week 15 loss to New Orleans, backup Taylor Heinicke stepped in as starter against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16. After Heinicke was placed on injured reserve later that week, rookie Kyle Allen got his first start in Week 17 against the Saints and played pretty well before he suffered an injury, leading to Garrett Gilbert finishing the season under center]]> 5413375 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 9:12:01 EDT Panthers Wire <![CDATA[Panthers owner David Tepper comments on Cam Newton's shoulder]]>
Among the wide range of topics that Tepper touched on included a bubble for the team’s practice facility, at least one more year of training camp in Spartanburg and coach Ron Rivera’s taking over defensive play-calling duties. The one that really mattered was the subject of Cam Newton’s throwing shoulder]]> 5412760 Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:06:02 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[Panthers owner still waiting for word on Cam Newton’s shoulder]]> Cam Newton‘s shoulder is they both need it to be right. The Panthers owner said multiple times during an interview Tuesday that he didn’t know any of the specific details of Newton’s progress from the shoulder injury which torpedoed the 2018 season. But he also emphasized that the [more]]]> 5412507 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 21:27:01 EDT <![CDATA[ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton speculates Cam Newton could]]> Cam Newton could sit out the entire 2019 season if he undergoes another shoulder operation. It's pure speculation, and not particularly informed, though owner David Tepper also casually mentioned the possibility of Newton sitting out in 2019. [...]]]> 5412465 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:45:25 EDT <![CDATA[Panthers | Surgery for Cam Newton?]]> Cam Newton's (shoulder) offseason recovery remains unclear as team owner David Tepper admitted he has 'no idea' if Newton will have surgery.]]> 5412416 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:33:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Shoulder surgery may be considered]]> Owner David Tepper admitted Tuesday that a decision hasn't been made regarding surgery on Newton's right throwing shoulder, David Newton of reports. "We have to recognize we may have to do things through the year if it doesn't [get better]," Tepper said. "We have to make sure we have our options in all ways possible."

Upon first glance at his game log from the 2018 season, Newton was more or less himself for most of it, accounting for at least two touchdown passes in each game from Week 2 through Week 13. On top of that impressive run, he posted a career-high 67.9 completion percentage, averaged 4.8 yards per carry and scored four TDs on the ground. After Week 7, he regularly was rested in practice due to lingering soreness in his right shoulder, and the lack of reps seemed to catch up to him in his final two appearances Weeks 14 and 15, the latter of which was a 131-yard performance with no touchdowns and one interception on 16-for-29 passing. The Panthers opted to shut down Newton thereafter, leading to Taylor Heinicke (elbow) and Kyle Allen (shoulder) getting starts down the stretch. The initial remedy for Newton appears to be rest, but Tepper's comments indicate a procedure will be considered if his condition doesn't improve in a timely manner.

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<![CDATA[Panthers owner: Team needs contingency plan behind QB Newton]]> Cam Newton's bothersome right shoulder. Newton struggled most of the season throwing the ball more than 15 yards ...]]> 5412403 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:09:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Speaking Tuesday, Panthers owner David Tepper said he had "no]]> Cam Newton would undergo offseason shoulder surgery. Looking perhaps 60-70 percent healthy down the stretch because of his shoulder, Newton was held out for Weeks 16 and 17. [...]]]> 5412368 Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:30:11 EDT <![CDATA[Alex Smith among NFL's most underrated, Kirk Cousins most overrated in NFL players poll]]> Alex Smith while throwing some criticism at Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

The Athletic polled 85 defensive players over 25 different teams recently to get a consensus about the quarterback position. Impressively, when asked about the most underrated quarterbacks in the league, Smith received eight percent of the vote — third behind (Cam Newton 14 percent) and Philip Rivers (11).

Unfortunately for Cousins, he was the runaway winner in the most overrated poll, winning 13 percent of the vote for first place ahead of Eli Manning]]> 5410697 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:03:01 EDT Redskins Wire
<![CDATA[Cam Newton taking Ravens QB Lamar Jackson under his wing]]> Joe Flacco was still starting for Baltimore at quarterback. Eventually, a hip injury forced him on the sidelines and gave an opportunity for rookie Lamar Jackson to start. Even though he had a rough outing in his first NFL playoff game, the future is still bright for Jackson and other quarterbacks like him. The example set by Panthers QB Cam Newton is no small factor, and he’s helping to pay it forward for the next generation.

According to William Rhoden at the Undefeated, Newton went out of his way to help Jackson by giving his number to general manager Ozzie Newsome to pass on]]> 5409586 Fri, 11 Jan 2019 16:42:01 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[Cam Newton polls as NFL's most underrated QB by defensive players]]> Cam Newton may never get the respect of certain talk show personalities. People in the know recognize that he’s one of the league’s top talents, though. Specifically, the guys who are tasked with stopping him.

According to an anonymous poll conducted by writers at the Athletic, 14 percent of defensive players think Newton is the NFL’s most underrated quarterback, more than any other QB. The poll included answers from 85 defensive players from 25 teams. The always criminally overlooked Philip Rivers came in next with 11 percent of the vote, followed by Alex Smith at eight percent. Apparently, Russell Wilson, Mitch Trubisky, Lamar Jackson and oddly enough even Drew Brees got a share of the vote]]> 5408525 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:18:01 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[Ranking 6 free agent bridge QB options for the Panthers in 2019]]> Cam Newton is a top 10 quarterback in the NFL when he’s healthy. The trouble is, the Carolina Panthers don’t know how (or if) he will perform in 2019 given his throwing shoulder issues. The team needs to prepare for the possibility that Newton will need to sit out some or all of the season so he can fully recover.

Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen and Garrett Gilbert are options, but they all lack experience and the front office needs to consider all possibilities. In that spirit, let’s take a look at a few free agent quarterbacks for 2019 who could serve as a bridge until Newton is himself again]]> 5407854 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:12:01 EDT Panthers Wire
<![CDATA[Panthers Wire 2018 end of season awards: Donte Jackson wins best rookie]]>
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Christian McCaffrey had an incredible second-year in the NFL and that isn’t up for debate. He is the picture-perfect running back for today’s game and he proved it this year as a runner and receiver — he even produced as a quarterback. While being the one weapon that Cam Newton could rely on, he racked up 1,098 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns with five yards per carry. He also accumulated 107 receptions with 867 receiving yards and six touchdown catches]]> 5407066 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 8:12:01 EDT Panthers Wire