The Panthers Just Officially Released Cam Newton After Failing To Find A Suitable Trade

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The Carolina Panthers just released their first and only MVP Quarterback Cam Newton after they were unable to find a suitable trade for him.

The release now frees up $2 million in dead money for the organization.

“Cam has meant a lot to this organization and the Carolinas,” general manager Marty Hurney said in a press release. “Everyone saw his performances on the field. I had the privilege of seeing how hard he worked off the field, and his commitment to this team when no one was watching. He’s the ultimate competitor and it physically hurts him to lose. He willed this team to victory on many occasions and will always be considered one of the greatest players in the history of this franchise. His contributions to this team, this community and the game of football will leave a lasting impact on our organization.”

Just 5 years ago, Cam became the first player in Panthers history to win the NFL’s Most Valuable Player designation after taking our team to Super Bowl 50. He was a 3-time Pro Bowler (2011, 2013, 2015), won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year after breaking a single-season NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (14), became the first player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a single season, and became the first player in NFL history with at least 30 passing touchdowns (35) and 10 rushing touchdowns (10) in a single season.

His release will go down in the history books as the third time any NFL team has released an MVP-winning QB.

What do you think about the Panthers’ decision to release Cam?

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