It was only a matter of time before Newton got another opportunity in the NFL. It’s pretty remarkable the Panthers are giving him a second chance.
Olsen spoke about the Newton signing ahead of the Ravens-Dolphins game on FOX Thursday night. He couldn’t be happier for his former teammate.
“I’ve been clear on the impact [Cam Newton] has made on my career,” Olsen said. “He’s the best thing to ever happen to me, on and off the field. I am thrilled. I am jacked. Can’t wait to see what he does.”
"I've been clear on the impact [Cam Newton] has made on my career. He's the best thing to ever happen to me, on and off the field.
I am thrilled. I am jacked. I can't wait to see what he does."
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 12, 2021
There’s no doubt Greg Olsen is going to be paying close attention to the Carolina Panthers the rest of this season.
Newton is expected to be the starting quarterback in Carolina for the rest of the year. Sam Darnold is nursing a shoulder injury and will miss the next few weeks. The only other quarterback option for the Panthers is PJ Walker, who’s a great story but isn’t the quarterback Newton is.
The former NFL MVP is on a mission to prove he’s still capable of playing football at a high level, especially after he was beaten out by Mac Jones with the New England Patriots ahead of the 2021-22 season.
We’ll find out what Newton is still capable of in coming weeks. The Panthers take on the Cardinals this Sunday.