By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton underwent a surgical procedure on his right shoulder on Thursday. The operation was performed by team physician Dr. Pat Connor.
He will begin rehabilitation immediately. Newton missed the final two games of the season due to shoulder soreness.
New Panthers owner David Tepper said that Newton may miss the entire season. If that is the situation, the franchise would have to sign a stop-gap quarterback for the 2019 season.
The 29-year-old College Park, Georgia native made 14 starts in 2018. He guided the team to a 6-8 record.
He went 320 of 471 for 3,395 yards. He also had 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Newton last played on Dec. 17, 2018 against the New Orleans Saints. He went 16 of 29 for 131 yards. He also had an interception.
The Panthers lost the final six games of the season that Newton started. Their last win came in Week 9 with him as a starter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 4.
Newton had just three games, where he passed for 300 or more yards. His best game of the season came in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions, as he went 25 of 37 for 357 yards.
He also had three touchdowns and one interception in the game.
He also had 300 passing yards against the Buccaneers in Week 13. He also had 335 passing yards in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons.