Cam Newton fans have been eagerly awaiting his return to the action ever since the injury to his foot forced the Carolina Panthers’ franchise quarterback out prior to Week Three. Since then, the team has seen Kyle Allen do an admirable job. But if you have a former MVP on the roster, you want him in the game.
However, it doesn’t look like he is going to be coming back anytime soon—and it’s time for the Panthers to realize that maybe it’s better if he never comes back at all.
The Curious Case of Cam Newton’s Injured Foot
When the injury occurred back during the preseason, it wasn’t believed to be a serious one. More than two months later, it’s clear that the initial diagnosis was mistaken.
After missing the bulk of the first two months of the season, Newton returned to practice following the Panther’s bye week (Week Seven). Given the shellacking the Panthers received at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, fans hoped his return was near. But it appears that he is not going to come back anytime soon and could even go on the IR.
He recently visited a renowned foot specialist in Green Bay, Dr. Robert Anderson, to see why his foot was taking so long to heal. Details of the visit have not been released. But according to reports, he will not need surgery—just more time off.
A decision on how Newton and the Panthers will proceed is expected today.
The Panthers Must Start Thinking About the Future Now
The NFL is all about money and winning games. Cam Newton costs a lot of money ($23.2 million this season; $21.1+ million next season), and he hasn’t been winning many games (he’s 24-24 the last three years).