A day after the Carolina Panthers placed Cam Newton on injured reserve, coach Ron Rivera wasn’t in the mood to salvage into hypotheticals on the quarterback’s wretchedness or future.
Rivera referred to the crew’s assertion on Newton and tried to specialize in the upcoming game in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
“(GM) Marty (Hurney’s) assertion fairly important tells the chronicle of it all,” Rivera mentioned Wednesday. “As he mentioned in the assertion, Cam worked very onerous and used to be getting higher, and he went up and saw Dr. Anderson and he’s progressing. We felt honest now potentially the splendid thing used to be to effect him on IR and switch forward, and that is the effect we’re with it, guys. I in actuality produce esteem the total lot Cam does. I esteem the proven truth that he’s peaceable right here; that he desires to be spherical ,and he’s performed a mountainous job of doing that. So with that I’d take to commence talking about playing the Packers.”
Obviously, the coach wasn’t performed discussing the worn MVP who went on IR with a foot injure that has kept him out since Week 2.
Rivera mentioned it used to be a “collective” decision to conclude down Newton. The mark-caller is technically eligible to come lend a hand from IR in eight weeks. For that to happen, the Panthers would be in the playoffs. And for that to happen, modern starter Kyle Allen would must proceed to play properly for the balance of the season.
Rivera wasn’t brooding about dancing with that hypothetical scenario.
“Wonderful so everybody understands, that interrogate could no longer be addressed until it be time to tackle (it). OK?” he mentioned. “So, on the tip of the day, he’s on IR. Alright? Kyle Allen is our quarterback.”
Allen has received 5 of six video games began this season, helping the Panthers to 5-3, in the thick of the NFC playoff hunt. If the Panthers are compelled to plan a choice on Newton, it approach loads has long gone honest the final eight weeks of the season.
As for Newton, the quarterback used to be in the locker room during the portion inaugurate to the media Wednesday, but declined — playfully, in accordance with reporters — to discuss about his injure.
“Y’all bought your total answers anyway,” Newton quipped, through Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer, noting he hasn’t talked in “a month of Sundays,” because of injure and wouldn’t originate now with “peaceable a month of Sundays” left.
When those final Sundays of the 2019 season are up, the hypothesis about Newton’s future in Carolina will in actuality originate.