In fact, it has been interesting to watch the two young quarterbacks display nearly a protectiveness around Newton as he has dealt with the anxiety and frustration of the very ambiguous injury, and the resulting.
Hurney said Newton is one of the fiercest competitors he's been around in his 20-plus years in the league.
Though Rivera didn't delve into any more than that, this information confirms reports that Newton will be out at least a couple more weeks, if not the rest of the season.
The meeting clearly went worse than everyone hoped and gave Hurney the definitive evidence to place the starting QB on injured reserve.
Overall, the Panthers are 5-3 this season, and in second place in the NFL South.
What do you think should be done at this point?
It remains uncertain what the Panthers' future plans are for the quarterback position. Acquiring would not be easy, but if Newton becomes available this offseason, the Chicago Bears have to make him their number one priority.
Newton initially injured his foot in August during Carolina's third preseason game against the New England Patriots. Considering Newton's current health situation and past injuries, it wouldn't be too shocking to see them move on next year.
Known as one of the best running quarterbacks of all time, Newton had a combined five carries for minus-2 rushing yards in those games.
Newton visited two foot specialists, and he was considering options during his slow recovery. Newton had lost eight straight games dating back to last season. He is scheduled to count $21.1 million against the 2020 salary cap. That includes only $2 million in dead cap and $19.1 million in cap savings if Carolina either cuts or trades him.
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