It looks like there is a strong possibility that NFL Quarterback Cam Newton could be moving to Los Angeles to join the Chargers this offseason.
Bleacher Report’s NFL Insider Matt Miller reported today that a new team could be in play if the Carolina Panther’s decide to move on this offseason.
“All signs from league sources indicate the team will draft a signal-caller—either Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa—in the first round, but within the last three days there have been a number of unsolicited calls and texts about a trade for Cam Newton.”
Now couple that along with the fact that the Panthers general manager Marty Hurney was pretty evasive when asked about Cam Newton’s future in the NFL moving forward.
“He’s rehabbing, that’s all I can say,” Hurney told The Associated Press in reference to the foot injury that caused Newton to miss the final 14 games last season.
While Newton has spoke glowingly of the organization that drafted him and his intentions to return for his ninth season, the team has given a modicum of a response to the media. Owner David Tepper has previously said that team would wait to see how Newton responds to rehabilitation before making any decisions about the QB, and Hurney has recently declined to speak on how the rehab is going.
I personally think that it’s time for the Panthers and Newton to split ways. Plus seeing Newton in Los Angeles with the Chargers would be way better than seeing another crappy year of Newton’s talents wasted on a team that frankly isn’t very good right now, mostly because they are in a rebuilding stage, after losing perennial Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuenchly to retirement, and releasing veteran tight end Greg Olsen.