The Carolina Panthers’ Quartet Orange Newton 1 practice only, and is expected to stay active for today’s game against the Cardinals in Arizona. Sources say, if he’s active, he might be able to play a small role with many plays. Active or not today, the goal is to help Newton learn all the books quickly with the expectation that he will be the centerpiece next week.
What led to Cam Newton’s return to Carolina?
The conversation began on Tuesday night when the Panthers knew for sure that starting quarterback Sam Darnold broken shoulder 4 to 6 weeks. The team’s front office responded quickly and began to explore all possible scenarios. They initially wanted to continue with midfielder PJ Walker as the warm-up midfielder and reserve midfielder Matt Barkley, but then the conversation turned to Newton.
The fact that the Panthers head coach Matt Rhule has heard what he wants in the former number one position is generally concerning. Initially, it was thought to be a two-year deal, but with a lot of financing in 2022, Darnold has turned into a one-year deal worth up to $10 million (base value). 6 million dollars). Newton did not return to play for the minimum tournament, largely because money was still being paid from the New England Patriots.
The Panthers owner, David Tepper, was present at the team meeting with Newton, as were general manager Scott Fitterer and deputy football executive Steven Drummond. Drummond formed a close relationship with Newton during his first term in Carolina and his appearance was very important. The breakup wasn’t a good first, with Newton taking care of many aspects of it. In the time of COVID-19, when all communications were online, some things could have been different.
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This time around, the all-time number one QB in the history of the Panthers franchise wants direct and responsible communication, a source said. If something isn’t right, he wants to be told directly. In the past, when frustration struck, the employee or coach didn’t always come to him that way. Newton enjoyed the direct communication he received from New England head coach Bill Belichick and wanted something similar from Rhule. They swore he would have it and Tepper told Newton that signing was the best football move for the franchise.
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