Panthers QB Cam Newton is now planning to undergo surgery on his foot.
The timing is obviously very interesting as the news comes a day after the Panthers fired head coach Ron Rivera. Newton was also initially told injury didn’t need to be a possibility. This likely deals with him wanting to get healthy as quick as possible, especially considering the team and whoever the new head coach is could always choose to go in a different direction at the position in 2020. So Newton likely wants to show that he’ll be completely ready for 2020 to give Carolina one more run. A healthy Cam Newton is obviously a dangerous weapon for the Panthers offense.