Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen gave high praises, as well as an update on how former MVP Cam Newton is progressing through his latest injury, that has kept him out several games.
During the injury, the Panthers have started backup Kyle Allen. During this duration the Panthers have went 4-0 and sit only one game back to the division leading New Orleans Saints.
Much of the success has come from the Panthers controlling the run game, converting 3rd downs, and a solid defense.
Olsen who spoke with TMZ stated,
“Don’t bet against Cam. Once he gets himself right, he’ll be ready to go.”
On the subject of Cam’s foot Olsen also mentioned,
“I think he’s feeling good, “I think he’s feeling better.”
The subject all over sports radio, and broadcasting networks, specifically in Charlotte have been “Is Cam Newton tenure over in Charlotte”?
The talks will continue to heat up due to the fact the Panthers could cut ties with Cam after this season because his contract expires after the 2020 season. If Cam were to sign with the Panthers, it would be for 21.1 million dollars which would be 14th among QB’s in the league, according to the Charlotte Observer. If they wanted to cut ties with Cam they could do so and only face a cap hit of 2 million dollars.
If you are the Panthers what move do you make? Cam is only 30 years old and still a top tier, top 10 QB in the league. The knock on Cam has been his accuracy, and even though he is only 30 years of age, he’s taken a beating. Nevertheless he has the body of a 40 year old due to the injuries he’s suffered.
So consequently a franchise would be taking on a QB who has had durability issues in the past; but its worth the gamble if you are a franchise like the Steelers, Titans, Dolphins who have Qb’s that are a year or two from retiring or QB’s that have not been consistent , and are turnover prone.
Olsen went into depth about the possibility of Christian McCaffrey winning the MVP telling TMZ,
” if there’s any non-QB in the league that can win the NFL MVP award — it’s McCaffrey!!!
McCaffrey leads the NFL in rushing with 618 yards, and 305 yards receiving already in just week 7.
You could make a case for McCaffrey being the most dynamic dual threat running back in the league this season.
Flip the page to see Olsen give high praises for the former NFL MVP