Washington Trades 5th Round Pick To Panthers For Kyle Allen

Tanya Simon
March 24, 2020

However, we were treated to some drama prior to that decision, as the Panthers were reportedly planning on sticking with Kyle Allen even if Newton had been healthy enough to return and we suddenly had another quarterback storyline to keep an eye on once the offseason started.

Newton was drafted by the Panthers with the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Now, he is free to sign with any team, though there is not many need in need of a starting quarterback.

Cam Newton does not have to seek a trade any longer.

Newton denied that he desired a trade and wrote on Instagram that the Panthers "forced" him into this.

So now, the Cam Newton era is over.

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The Panthers fired longtime head coach Ron Rivera before last season was done.

This seems like an easy decision for the Redskins, as new coach Ron Rivera oversaw Allen's first two years in the National Football League last season with his former team.

Now the Panthers are moving forward without the face of the franchise, a player who elevated the status of the team more than any other in its 25-year existence.

After a remarkable nine-year stint with the Panthers, Newton will have a new place to call home next season.

Ironically, his ability and will to run may have ultimately spelled his demise in Charlotte.

But over the past two seasons, injuries have hindered the once-dominant quarterback, causing him to miss 16 games. But with a lack of teams looking for a starter, coupled with Newton still recovering from his foot injury, the market for the former MVP is pretty barren.

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