The Carolina Panthers have had a lost season in 2019, and we can trace it in part back to Cam Newton’s foot injury. Newton injured his foot in the preseason and then aggravated it in Week 2. He tried to rehab back, but eventually landed on injured reserve and had surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury.
Newton has dealt with injuries off and on throughout his career, and the past two seasons have been particularly difficult. He had a career high completion percentage in 2018, but the critics have been prominent and suddenly a change could be in the offing.
Over the past three months, rumors have started to pick up steam that the Panthers will look for a way to move on from Newton in the 2020 offseason. He’s due a base salary of $18.6 million, which is not all that much for an NFL quarterback, and particularly one with the ceiling of Newton. However, the Panthers are expected to try and trade Newton in the coming offseason.
We’ll keep an eye on all the news as Cam Newton rehabs from his foot injury and figures out exactly where he’ll be situated when the 2020 season arrives.