Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expected to miss remainder of season

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton scrambles past New Orleans Saints' Tyeler Davison in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte N.C. Monday Dec. 17 2018

Taylor Heinicke to start in place of Cam Newton on Sunday

Second-string quarterback Taylor Heincke will start in his absence while third-striger Kyle Allen will be Heincke's backup.

Given this week's decision and the Panthers' record, it seems much likelier that Newton will remain out of action and make his next game appearance during the 2019 season. Head coach Ron Rivera said after Monday night's loss to the New Orleans Saints that Newton would continue to be evaluated on a weekly basis, but the team obviously feels there's no need to have him play hurt. "Crazy enough things can happen, and we'll see from there".

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte N.C. Monday Dec. 17 2018

"We had the opportunity to visit with the doctors, the trainers and Cam himself". From the range of motion, you work on the range of motion then come game time and you never know how the game can play out. "He understood our thinking behind this and he's disappointed, he's frustrated. We had a great conversation, he understands going forward what we have to do". He showed up to Wednesday's practice without a helmet and wearing sweats, while Heinicke took reps with the first-team offense, according to ESPN.

Newton was not made available for comment on Wednesday, but discussed how hard it's been with not knowing what is wrong with the shoulder after Monday night's loss to the Saints.


Prior to the start of the 2018-19 National Football League season, Newton was worth approximately four to five points to the spread, meaning today's adjustment suggests Newton is worth even more.

"They have actually mentioned that multiple times", Wright said.


Bad news for the Atlanta Falcons fans hoping for a better draft pick this season, Cam Newton has been shut down for the 2018 season. "Over the past couple of weeks, nothing has really changed". As noted by Panthers.com, his passer rating (52.5) and completion percentage (55.2) were both season lows.

During Carolina's six-game losing streak, Newton has thrown at least one interception in every game.


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