Cam Newton to start against Washington Football Team??? Are the Panthers moving too fast with this plan???/Should Cam Newton now be the full-time starter for the Carolina Panthers?????

Cam Newton to start for Panthers against Washington?
from Zac Wassink, with

With quarterback Sam Darnold out for at least a month due to a shoulder injury, the Carolina Panthers brought 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player Cam Newton back last week ahead of Sunday’s matchup at the Arizona Cardinals and teased Newton could make appearances in that contest even though he’d only participated in a single practice with the club. Newton made a significant impact in what became a 34-10 win that improved the Panthers to 5-5 on the season. He notched a pair of touchdowns in his first two plays and announced to the football world: “I’m back!

According to David Newton of ESPN, Carolina’s Newton will get the majority of first-team practice reps during the week. This will put the 32-year-old on track to start for Sunday’s matchup against the 3-6 Washington Football Team ahead of former XFL star P.J. Walker.

“He did a great job [Sunday] having 10 plays that he was kind of ready for,” Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said of Newton. “We’ll start getting him ready. If he’s ready to start, great. If he’s not quite ready to do everything, obviously P.J.’s available. It’s kind of that plan right now.”

In total, Newton completed three of four passes for eight yards with a touchdown and also added a rushing score at Arizona. It was speculated Newton would become Carolina’s QB1 following the Cardinals game.

“Obviously, we brought Cam because of who he is at quarterback, and we brought him here to play,” Rhule told reporters last week.

Washington, meanwhile, will be without young star defensive end Chase Young, who suffered a season-ending leg injury on Sunday.


  1. No, it’s called making adjustments to put your football team in the best position to get the W, as a COACH!!

  2. Would it not be better to start PJ Walker and then bring in Cam in situations like they did last week??? Maybe play Cam more each week, and bring him in as you need him before you make him the full-time starter…..Bring him along gradually and put him in charge of the big plays….If you start Walker, you always bring in Cam and it should go good…If you start Cam and then bring in Walker, you may be going backwards…Or bassakwards….I am one of those who wanted them to bring Cam back, anything to spark this team and he has done that so far…I hope he gets a chance to do more of what he did last week, this week…..
    Should Cam Newton now be the full-time starter for the Carolina Panthers?????

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