Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule refused to touch upon Cam Newton’s future with the membership, saying it’s too early to determine on the workforce’s quarterback scenario.
Rhule was launched because the Panthers’ new coach Wednesday after Ron Rivera’s sacking in December, and a focus rapidly turned to Newton.
Newton endured one other injury-marred season, with the 2015 NFL MVP making simply two appearances on account of a foot drawback because the Panthers completed 5-11.
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There are doubts in regards to the 30-year-old Newton — who can turn into a free agent in 2021 — however Rhule mentioned he wants time to review the Panthers’ roster.
“I most likely have not had an opportunity with reference to actually any participant to get to speak to [Panthers general manager] Marty [Hurney] and [team owner David] Tepper when it comes to long-term imaginative and prescient, so I might by no means need to converse out of faculty or uneducatedly,” mentioned first-time NFL coach Rhule, who arrived from Baylor.
“What I’ll say is that this: I had an opportunity to speak to Cam [on Tuesday], and I’ve the utmost respect for him and what he is executed, and I like the best way he talked to me, to be fairly trustworthy. He did not need to discuss in regards to the previous. He wished to speak in regards to the future.
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“However aside from that, I might a lot moderately discuss to these guys and sort of get a really feel for not simply Cam however all these gamers on the roster and actually have an excellent course of shifting ahead for your complete roster.”
Rhule added to NFL Community: “On the finish of the day I do know this: I do know it’s worthwhile to win with a quarterback. And I do know Cam’s executed quite a lot of profitable and so I sit up for working with him, however on the similar time I am going to discuss to our possession and GM and sort of actually set up all the blokes within the locker room — him [and backups] Kyle Allen and Will Grier as effectively.”