Cam Newton Reportedly May Not Get Starting Job Back When Healthy

The Carolina Panthers have not only survived through Cam Newton’s injury, they’ve thrived.

With the team having won four straight, it’s going to be a very interesting situation when Cam Newton returns from his foot injury he suffered during Week 2 of the season.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Carolina Panthers quarterback could be put on the bench when he’s 100 percent healthy because of the way that backup quarterback Kyle Allen is playing.

“Here is how one Panthers source broke it down: If the team wins, the status quo reigns, as Allen likely keeps his job as Newton makes a slow and steady return to the field from his mid-foot sprain. If Carolina loses to Tampa Bay, it’s up in the air, but potentially it paves the way for Newton to return to his starting post when healthy,” Rapoport wrote.

Allen, a former #1 ranked player coming out of high school, has been impressive through his first few games his career, completing 65% of his passes for 901 yards, 7 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the four games he’s started in relief. 

Newton has begun practicing and a timeline for his return will surely be set soon, that is, if Kyle Allen stops winning.