The 2017 season rests on a repaired shoulder.
Carolina hopes to get back to that Super Bowl 50 level of play on the field!
The 2015 Carolina Panthers made the Super Bowl by trusting the legs and arm of Cam Newton. The 2016 Panthers fell apart when Newton’s legs and arm did the same.
So far, Cam Newton has not thrown a pass in practice since being pulled from drills on Sunday according to ESPN writer David Newton. He was held out of throwing for the third straight practice with backup Derek Anderson filling in for him. The question becomes, when should this start to worry Carolina’s coaching staff.
Today’s injury update: Quarterback Cam Newton now hasn’t thrown a pass in practice since being pulled from the… https://t.co/qcMq6Rd5UY
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) August 3, 2017
Carolina hopes that rest helps with getting Newton back to the Cam of old!
Doctors are reportedly advising head coach Ron Rivera to rest the surgically repaired shoulder and Rivera made no announcements on when Newton would resume throwing. Without Newton, this season will look more like 2016 than 2015, and the added excitement of having Christian McCaffrey on the offense will die down as well. Newton needs to show up in a big way to get the team back to the playoffs, and that will not happen unless his shoulder is where it should be. Rivera has to balance Newton’s health with the needs of the team, which is never easy.
Should Carolina be worried about Newton’s shoulder, or is it too early to get scared?