Carolina Panthers shutting down Cam Newton

Carolina Panthers shutting down Cam Newton

On Tuesday morning, oddsmakers opened the Panthers as 3-point favorites over the Falcons, with the game's over/under at 47.5.

Perhaps the fact that little-known backup Taylor Heinicke will likely start in Cam's place is playing into Newton's value, especially when attempting to predict how the betting public will perceive the drop off. That way, Newton could potentially play in Week 17 at New Orleans or in a playoff game if the Panthers' "slim glimmer" of postseason hope becomes. "He'll be on the 53-man all the way through", coach Ron Rivera reiterated. "This is one of those things that, you know, we had a great conversation with him and he understands going forward".

"It's not something that hasn't got worse over the weeks or hasn't got better over the weeks". The Falcons matchup starts at 1 pm ET, with all the gumdrops on the line.

Despite the rough finish to his 2018 season, Newton finishes the year with a completion percentage of 67.2, 24 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, 7.2 yards per pass attempt, and four rushing touchdowns on an average of about 35 rushing yards per game. "He's disappointed and he's frustrated".

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

"I think that is because of the frustration of it", Rivera said. None of these players really have anything left to demonstrate to secure their roles going forwards and exposing them to injuries would be foolish.

For Atlanta, this should be an obvious message it is time to shut down their own starting quarterback.

Cam Newton will be shut down for the remainder of the season. You know him; he wants to play.

Newton has been battling soreness in his right shoulder since throwing 22 passes in the fourth quarter of a comeback victory against Philadelphia on October 21. "Cam won't.' They've actually mentioned that multiple times". He also completed one pass for the Houston Texans last season. Three came at the end of either a first half or a game, when the Panthers attempted a Hail Mary.

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