Panthers coach Ron Rivera has just announced that backup QB Kyle Allen will once again start as QB this coming Sunday when the Carolina Panthers face off against the Buccaneers in London.
Cam Newton has been spotted all around Uptown over the past week without a boot on, and yesterday and today he even traveled to Panthers practice riding his iconic scooter;
Second day in a row at practice for QB Cam Newton. pic.twitter.com/4S7lBFRCo0
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However, even though he’s been seen walking and scooter-riding around town throughout this week, according to coach Rivera, his foot isn’t yet healthy enough for long distance travel.
“Medically, it’s the best thing to keep him from being on an airplane for eight hours,” commented Rivera.
According to the coach, there’s still no specific timetable for Cam’s return as the leading QB, but many fans couldn’t be happier about this, and some are even speculating that Cam could technically return, but the coaches are choosing to keep him out due to Kyle Allen’s success.
. @frankgarcia65 on if you take Kyle Allen out if the team keeps winning and Cam Newton is healthy:
“You ABSOLUTELY leave Kyle Allen in. You have to keep riding the hot hand.”
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— WFNZ-AM/FM (@wfnz) October 9, 2019
The Panthers will now face off against the Bucs in England with Allen at the helm.
What do you think about Cam’s absence and Allen’s leadership?