It’s been a month since the surprise announcement that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton needs ankle surgery. So how’s he doing four-plus weeks after having the procedure?
Darin Gantt of PFT, who covered the Panthers 14 years before joining this establishment nearly two years ago, reported during Friday night’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that Newton remains in a boot — and that the team remains hopeful Newton will be back to 100 percent in time for training camp.
Newton's offseason has been worrisome. He lost all of his receivers in free agency and he'll miss OTAs due to the ankle injury, meaning he'll miss valuable reps with his new wideouts. Given these concerns and the excellent depth at QB, he's not currently worth an early round pick in fantasy drafts.