Sport Panthers to start Kyle Allen over Cam Newton in Week 9
Cam Newton once again remains out, Kyle Allen to start vs. 49ers in Week 8
For what it’s worth, it remains to be seen if Newton even would be the starter if he were healthy enough to play. The Panthers lost both games Newton started this season, and Carolina is undefeated since Allen has taken over the offense. However, this next week provides a whole new challenge. The 49ers feature one of the NFL’s most dominant defenses — a unit that gets after the quarterback, creates turnovers and that has allowed a grand total of 10 points in its last three games combined.
Coming off a blowout 51-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, some figured that the Carolina Panthers would turn back to Cam Newton.
At least for one more week, that’s not going to be the case. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera announced on Monday that second-year quarterback Kyle Allen will start next week against the Tennessee Titans.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera announces Kyle Allen will start this week against the Titans.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer)
Allen has started each of the past five games, going 4-1 in the process. He had yet to throw an interception on the season prior to.
Luke DeCock: Thanks, Kyle Allen, but the Panthers are Cam Newton's team again — whenever he's ready
After this precipitous and calamitous end to the fun-while-it-lasted Kyle Allen Era, Cam Newton is going to come marching in like King George in "Hamilton," very possibly wearing the same regal robes if MADE, his fashion label, has a few extra yards of red satin lying around somewhere.
This is a clear indication that Newton simply is not ready to return. He’s been out since.
As it relates to Allen, Sunday’s game should be taken with a grain of salt. He was going up against an historical 49ers pass defense that became the first team since the 1970s to yield 100 or fewer net passing yards in four consecutive games.
Carolina has a much better matchup against the Titans this week.
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Report: Cam Newton considering surgery for injured foot .
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been placed on injured reserve. Now that he’s done for the season, it sounds like he may be reconsidering how he attacks his recovery. According to Ian Rapoport at NFL Network, Newton is now considering surgery for his left foot. “Almost certainly out for the season, Newton is now considering surgery to repair the Lisfranc injury in his foot, sources say. The procedure, which would come in the next week or two, has a recovery time of eight-to-10 weeks — three months at the most.”Surgery would end any change of Newton making a comeback for the playoffs this year, but that was a very slim hope in any case.
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