By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Carolina Panthers are expected to release quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday. This comes after failed attempted to trade the quarterback.
Newton was granted permission to seek a trade this off-season. However, he was not pleased when the team made their decision know.
The Panthers talked to the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Chargers about making a trade for Newton, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Yet, with his contract, it was tough to make a decision on his trade.
Now, once he he released, he’ll have slim pickings on finding a new home. Also, almost all of the starting jobs have been filed as well.
He is in the same boat as Jameis Winston, who may be forced to accept a one-year, prove-it deal this off-season. These two signal-callers may have to accept a backup role and then through the season, they may earn an opportunity to start.
Ryan Tannehill was in a similar boat last off-season. He was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Tennessee Titans, then signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Tennessee.
During the season, he took over the starting role from Marcus Mariota. Tannehill guided the team to 10-wins after he started the season on the bench.
This off-season, he signed a four-year, $118 million with the team after guiding the Titans to the AFC Championship game during the 2019 season.
Newton became expendable when the Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater to a free agent contract. He agreed to a three-year, $63 million deal.
Bridgewater has become the Panthers starting quarterback immediately.