The Carolina Panthers put an end to the Cam Newton era on Tuesday by releasing the former MVP. It’s a move that doesn’t come as that much of a surprise since the writing has been on the wall for months.
Carolina made a splash earlier this offseason by signing Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year deal. On Monday, it bolstered its depth chart by adding XFL star PJ Walker.
If the XFL season didn’t end up getting canceled, Walker probably would have won the league’s MVP award. He was a star for the Houston Roughnecks, making plays with both his arm and legs.
Earlier today, Walker appeared on ESPN’s NFL Live to discuss his recent move to the Panthers and the team’s decision to move on from Newton.
Here’s what Walker had to say on NFL Live, via 247Sports:
“It does (come as a surprise) but then again it doesn’t with the situation that’s going on with us signing Teddy (Bridgewater) as well,” Walker said. “I’m looking forward to seeing where Cam goes and I wish the best for him.”
Walker isn’t the only person interested to see where Newton lands this offseason.
Despite all the injuries that have plagued Newton in recent years, the Auburn product has a large following and is regarded as one of the best players in the NFL when healthy.
We’ll find out soon enough which team(s) want to take a chance on Newton.