Panthers QB Cam Newton has struggled getting onto (and staying on) the field in the preseason, but virtually guarantees he will be ready for the opener.
Panthers QB Cam Newton was ruled out of Thursday’s preseason finale against the Steelers after suffering a hairline fracture on multiple ribs against the New England Patriots. However, the Panthers QB is confident that he will be ready to go when the team takes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the September 7th season opener.
“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Newton said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “I’m just going to worry about things that I can control. I’m going to continue to come in and get as much treatment as possible so my body will be 100 percent.”
Newton underwent ankle surgery in the offseason and missed the preseason opener, then struggled when he returned for the following two games.
Newton led the Panthers to a 12-4 record and an NFC South division title, their first winning season since 2008. Newton was named to the Pro Bowl for his 2nd time after setting career highs in accuracy, passing TDs and game-winning drives.