Panthers open to Cam Newton reunion under two conditions

The Panthers haven’t closed the door on the potential of reuniting with free agent quarterback Cam Newton.

Carolina is “open” to bringing again Newton under the conditions that he wouldn’t enter coaching camp because the starter, and would have to agree to a smaller wage, in accordance to the Charlotte Observer.

Newton signed a one-year deal with the Panthers final November after Sam Darnold suffered a shoulder damage. He struggled, going 0-5 whereas ending with 684 passing yards, 4 touchdowns and 5 interceptions, together with 5 dashing touchdowns.

Darnold stays on the roster with a assured $18.9 million wage for 2022, in accordance to  Spotrac. The former Jets quarterback completed final season with 9 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

In March, Newton indicated that he was staying affected person amid the NFL quarterback carousel, telling ESPN, “I have teams that are interested in signing me. I am waiting on the best fit as it pertains to winning a championship and getting a fair chance to play.”

Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers watches from the sideline
Cam Newton says he has loads of suitors on the free agent market — the Panthers are amongst them.
Getty Images

That identical month, Panthers basic supervisor Scott Fitterer said the door is open for Newton to return to Carolina, the place he spent the primary 9 years of his NFL career. The Panthers chosen Newton with the primary total decide within the 2011 NFL draft.

At the time, Fitterer stated Newton “knows where we stand,” including the 33-year-old quarterback “has got to like the role, the situation. It’s really just a fit for both of us.”

The Panthers are nonetheless in want of assist on the quarterback position, regardless of taking Ole Miss product Matt Corral within the third spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft. Carolina completed final season 5-12 with the No. 29 scoring offense within the league.

Prior to rejoining the Panthers final season, Newton was a free agent for two months following his launch by the Patriots on the finish of coaching camp. He went 7-8 as a starter in 2020, his lone season in New England.

Back to top button