The Carolina Panthers announced Week 10 inactives and Cam Newton is officially active for their matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Newton was signed just a few days ago, so it was a question if he’d be active for this game or not.
Newton won’t start this game, as P.J. Walker will get the start, but Newton could have a goal line package or something else to get the ball in his hands, especially if Walker gets in over his head against a good Cardinals defense.
Newton’s return to Carolina comes with their starter Sam Darnold going to I.R. with a fracture in his shoulder. Darnold has played poorly for much of the season and Newton could take over the job if he can at least be a game manager and not turn the ball over. We may get a glimpse of how the team would like to use him in this game, but he could end up just watching from the sidelines this week.